jonas Konge Memorial Fund

About the Jonas Konge Memorial Fund

Established in 2010, the purpose of the Jonas Konge Memorial Fund is to:

  1. Support NWT residents pursuing post secondary studies in medicine or nursing, and
  2. Provide support to the Stanton Territorial Hospital Foundation to fund the purchase of new capital equipment or programs (approved and identified by the Department of Health of the GNWT) in the area of Pediatrics or Neo-natal care. Grants will be designed to support new initiatives for the Stanton Territorial Hospital and or Government approved clinic settings and not to replace existing capital equipment.

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 Jonas Konge Memorial Fund.

Applications will be made available during our scholarship intake season, in April/May 2024.

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. 

Established in 2010 in memory of Jonas Konge.


Please note that award amounts vary year by year.

In order to be eligible to apply for the Jonas Konge Memorial Fund, you must be:

  • A resident of the Northwest Territories for at least five years
  • Entering your second or subsequent year of post-secondary studies in medicine or nursing at a recognized College or University and be planning to practice in the Northwest Territories after you graduate.

All of our scholarship application forms and additional materials need to be submitted on our scholarship application portal

  • You will complete a questionnaire describing the qualities you exhibit in your chosen field, and how the scholarship will contribute to achieving your goals.

  • You will provide proof of acceptance / enrolment in a second year or subsequent of post-secondary studies in medicine or nursing.

  • You will write a brief statement describing of 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!

  • 2023 Amber Gau
  • 2022 Lauren Eggenberger
  • 2021 Nora McNaughton
  • 2020 Alexander Affleck and Elycia Monaghan
  • 2019 Bethany Giovanetto
  • 2018 Laura Giovanetto
  • 2017 Shania Clark
  • 2017 Sarah Cannell
  • 2016 Cassandra Mooney
  • 2016 Jennifer Pitt
  • 2015 Ashley Debogorski
  • 2014 Stanton Territorial Hospital Foundation & Ashley Debogorski
  • 2013 Daniel Stewart & Amelia Debogorski
  • 2012 Stanton Territorial Hospital Foundation
  • 2011 Breanne Graysto

For more information

If you require assistance or have questions about the Jonas Konge Memorial Fund, please do hesitate to contact the Yellowknife Community Foundation office at grants@ykcf.ca or by phone at +1-867 446 4527.