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Yellowknife, NT
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CRA # 88910 1978 RR 0001

Diavik Community Scholarship Fund

Established in 2013 by Diavik Diamond Mines Inc., this Fund was established to assist individuals pursuing a career in mining or resource development. Two scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded provided suitable applicants are selected.

  1. The first scholarship (Mining) will be available for students whose area of study has a focus on mining, mineral, geological or geomatics engineering and/or mining related trades.
  2. The second scholarship (Mining Support) will be available for students whose area of study has a focus on geology, environmental or earth sciences, communities, communications, finance or procurement.

Eligibility/Prerequisites

To be eligible, applicants:

  1. Must be NWT or West Kitikmeot students enrolled in or accepted to a college diploma or University degree in a mining or resource development programme or trade certification in a related field. Preference may be given to Aboriginal applicants; however non-Aboriginal NWT and West Kitikmeot residents are encouraged to apply.
    1. Indigenous Aboriginal persons are those who are descendants of Dene, Inuit or Metis people, indigenous to the present borders of the Northwest Territories and West Kitikmeot region of the Nunavut Territory.
    2. Non-Aboriginal residents of the Northwest Territories and West Kitikmeot region are considered to be residents if they have lived in those areas for at least 50% of their lives.
  2. Are eligible to reapply for the scholarship in successive years; however previous receipt does not guarantee future awards.
  3. For the mining scholarship must be enrolled in or accepted to a post-secondary course in mining or resource development or a trade-related field. Courses include, but are not limited to, Mine Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geomatics, Metallurgy, or a mining-related trade.

For the mining support scholarship must be enrolled in or accepted to a post-secondary course in geology, environmental or earth sciences, communities, communications, finance or procurement program with an interest in seeking employment in the mining sector. 

Review

Factors taken into consideration in reviewing grant applications from individuals include:

  1. Academic achievement;
  2. Community involvement, volunteering and other activities; and
  3. The factors outlined in the essay requirement below.

The scholarship may be awarded more than once to the same applicant, but prior receipt does not guarantee a future award.

Applications

The deadline for applications is May 15 of each year. Applications must include a written essay (maximum 200 words) on:

  1. The benefit they will obtain from the scholarship,
  2. Community involvement and contribution,
  3. Willingness to be involved in promotional activities in relation to this scholarship,
  4. Genuine desire to work in the mining and resource industry, and
    How their chosen field is related to mining or resource development or a mining related trade.

The recipient must provide proof of acceptance or conditional acceptance or proof of enrolment for that year in a recognized post secondary institution or a recognized trades program. Aboriginal status may be confirmed through acceptable government or Inuit, Dene or Metis identification documents. The residency requirement may be confirmed through a letter of reference from a Mayor, Chief or other official acceptable to the Yellowknife Community Foundation.

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Past recipients

2017 Sabrina Lakhani
2017 Monique Chapman
2016 Julianna Neudorf
2016 Jessica Norris
2015 Jessica Norris, Stephen Giovanetto
2014 Martha Hamre, Monique Chapman, Bryana Matthews, Sydney Friesen
2013 Jeff Rosnawski