+1 867 446 4527 5007 - 50 Avenue (W.H. Bromley Building)
P.O. Box 1620
Yellowknife, NT
X1A 2P2
CRA # 88910 1978 RR 0001

Elaine (Sweet) Whitford Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of Elaine (Sweet) Whitford

The Elaine (Sweet) Whitford Scholarship Fund was established to support NWT residents pursuing post secondary studies in social work or nursing.

Prerequisites

Applications for the scholarship are open to individuals resident in the Northwest Territories for at least two years. To be eligible, an individual must be entering their second or subsequent year of post secondary studies in social work or nursing at a recognized College or University.

Review

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

  1. An understanding of the important role they play in community development as a professional social worker or nurse,
  2. Community involvement,
  3. Commitment to social work or nursing, and
  4. Economic need.

First priority will be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry who have lived in the Northwest Territories for at least one half of their lives; second priority will be given to other individuals who have lived in the Northwest Territories for at least one half of their lives.

Applications

The deadline for applications is May 15 of each year. Applications must include a written essay of at least 500 words on why they are applying for the grant. Applications must also include written confirmation of acceptance in a second year of post secondary studies in social work and nursing and documentation confirming residency. 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 Caroline Yukon
2016 Jennifer Pitt
2015 Kathleen Sullivan
2014 Rebecca Robertson
2013 Amelia Debogorski
2012 Amelia Blondin
2011 No award
2010 Bianca Kotchea