The Yellowknife Community Foundation, along with Rob Butler and Tannis Hushagen, will be announcing the establishment of a new scholarship, the Butler-Hushagen Health Education Fund, on Saturday, February 8 at the Foundation’s Annual fundraising gala. The scholarship will be open to students from the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon pursuing a post-secondary education in a health related field.
“We came to Yellowknife for two years in 1981 and stayed for more than two decades,” said Rob Butler. “It was our home for many years and continues to be a big part of our lives; a piece of our hearts will always remain in the North. This scholarship is an opportunity for us to give back to a community that has been so good to us as individuals and a family. ”
Tannis Hushagen continues “As a graduate of the Registered Nursing Program at Aurora College, I have seen the benefits that supporting northern students can have. This was a contributing factor to inspire us to set up a fund to assist Northerners striving to help others by furthering their education in health related fields.”
Robin Greig, President of the Yellowknife Community Foundation added “We are so very pleased that Rob and Tannis chose the Yellowknife Community Foundation as a way to give back to the North. This new scholarship will be an important contribution to the success of many students over many years to come.”
Scholarship applications will be accepted for the Butler-Hushagen Health Education Fund beginning in March.
The Yellowknife Community Foundation was formed in 1993 to provide interested individuals and organizations with a means of supporting projects in our community for the enduring future. The Foundation is not singularly dedicated to any specific area of support. It embodies a simple concept – that people working together can make a difference.
For more information contact:
Yellowknife Community Foundation
Rosella Stoesz / Phone: (867) 446 4527
Rob Butler and Tannis Hushagen
Phone: (403) 816 4519