Jerry & Monica Loomis Sahtu Education Legacy Fund
About the Jerry & Monica Loomis Sahtu Education Legacy Fund
Established in 2022, the purpose of the Jerry & Monica Loomis Sahtu Education Legacy Fund is to support residents of the Northwest Territories who are Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated beneficiaries pursuing post-secondary studies in the fields of health or education.
A priority will be given to applicants pursuing post-secondary studies in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry or teacher education.
Individuals interested in applying must create a profile on our scholarship application portal. Once your profile is created, you will need to complete our eligibility quiz and then submit a scholarship application to the Jerry & Monica Loomis Sahtu Education Legacy 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 Jerry and Monica Loomis Sahtu Education Legacy Fund was established in 2022.
Jerry arrived in Norman Wells for two days to do an audit with Imperial Oil in the 1960s. Two days eventually turned to 51 years in the Sahtu. Monica found her way to Norman Wells also in the early 1960s where she met and married Jerry. Monica worked as a nurse for Imperial Oil in the company’s nursing station until a more modern nursing station was built in the 1970s where she continued until her retirement. It was only fitting that the nursing station in Norman Wells was named Monica Loomis Health Centre as tribute to her long-standing contributions to the people and the community. Monica increasingly became a prominent figure in Norman Wells while reaching and touching the lives of many in outlying communities and into larger Northern centers. Monica loved the north, its land and its people.
In order to be eligible to apply for the Jerry and Monica Loomis Sahtu Education Legacy Fund, you must be:
- A resident of the Northwest Territories for at least 12 consecutive months and a member of the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated
- Pursuing post-secondary studies health or teacher education
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 Jerry and Monica Loomis Sahtu Education Legacy Fund, here are some things that you will be including in your application:
- A personal essay describing your past, current and future community contributions and your goals related to your field
- A description of your academic achievement
- One letter of reference related to your academic achievement
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 Jerry and Monica Loomis Sahtu Education Legacy Fund was established in 2022, therefore there are not yet any past recipients.
For more information
If you require assistance or have questions about the Jerry & Monica Loomis Sahtu Education Legacy Fund, please do hesitate to contact the Yellowknife Community Foundation office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +1-867 446 4527.
Yellowknife Community Foundation
Our newsletter shares highlights from our community involvement, ways you can get involved with the Foundation and when our grants and scholarships are open for application. Subscribe today (don’t worry, we won’t share your email with anyone and you can remove yourself at any time)!