Eugène Roach Memorial Fund
About the Eugène Roach Memorial Fund
The purpose of the Eugène Roach Memorial Fund is to support residents of the Northwest Territories pursuing post-secondary or trades studies in any field.
Applicants must exemplify a strong love for their community through leadership, strong work ethic and involvement in sport.
Individuals interested in applying must create a profile on our application portal. Once your profile is created, you will need to complete our eligibility quiz and then submit a scholarship application to the Eugène Roach Memorial Fund.
2023 key dates
1 April, 12.01am
Scholarship application portal opens.
15 May, 11.59pm
Scholarship application portal closes. Late applications not accepted.
Mid- to late July
Funding distributed to scholarship recipients.
Please find the application process below, including some frequently asked questions.
The Eugene Roach Memorial Fund was created by Eugene’s family in memory of his legacy in education, coaching and supporting sports and recreation in the North. Eugene was a physical educations teacher at Ecole Saint Joseph School for 18 years, where his time was spent organizing, coaching or traveling to sports tournaments with students. His involvement as coach for the NWT Archery Team at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games and the 2019 Canada Winter Games brought the first NWT athletes to the sport in those Games. Eugene also highly valued community connection, spending 16 years with the Yellowknife WIMPS Hockey Association, and creating/performing music to honour his Acadian culture. His relentless work ethic to his passions, commitment to the community and steadfast dedication are values and traits that this Fund hopes to uphold.
In order to be eligible to apply for the Eugene Roach Memorial Fund, you must be:
- A resident of the Northwest Territories for at least 12 consecutive months
- Pursuing post-secondary studies in any field
All of our scholarship application forms and additional materials need to be submitted on our scholarship application portal.
For students that are applying to the Eugene Roach Memorial Fund, here are some things that you will be including in your application:
- A personal essay describing your involvement in sport and recreation, your community involvement, your work ethic and community leadership
- One letter of reference from a teacher, guidance counsellor or somebody that can speak to your work ethic and academic commitment
Please keep in mind that all applications to YKCF scholarships require the applicant to submit a proof of residency affidavit (which you will be able to find when you create an account on our application portal), and a confirmation of acceptance (or a letter of admission) to a post-secondary institution.
You can apply through our scholarship application portal!
Please note you will need to create an account, and complete our eligibility quiz to see which Fund you are eligible to apply.
If you have more questions, check back to our FAQs on our scholarship page!
The Eugene Roach Memorial Fund was formally established in 2022, therefore there are not yet any past recipients.
For more information
If you require assistance or have questions about the Eugene Roach Memorial Fund, please do hesitate to contact the Yellowknife Community Foundation office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +1-867 446 4527.
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