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.

Application process

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.

2024 key dates

2 April, 12.01am

Scholarship application portal opens. 

31 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.


Please note that award amounts vary year by year.

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

  • You will complete a questionnaire describing your past, current, and future community contributions and your goals related to your field.
  • You will write a brief statement describing your academic achievement
  • You will provide the email address of a reference to describe your academic achievement. Your reference can be a teacher, mentor, employer, etc. We will email your reference a recommendation form to fill out.

You must be an eligible resident to apply for a scholarship.
As such, YKCF requires you to make a residency declaration and have a witness sign off.
However, you do not need to print out any forms!
Each residency declaration is a one-click question embedded within the application process.
You just need to provide the email address of your residency witness, and they will be emailed directly.

You can only apply through our online application portal. In 2024, the application portal opens on April 2nd.

Access it here: https://www.grantinterface.ca/Home/Logon?urlkey=yellowknifescholarship

Mailed and emailed applications will not be accepted barring extreme circumstances.

If you have more questions, check back to our FAQs on our scholarship page!

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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 grants@ykcf.ca or by phone at +1-867 446 4527.

Yellowknife Community Foundation


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