Applications for $5,000 Inuit org scholarship close July 9

Student applicants must write 500-word essay


Inuit beneficiary students in Nunavut who want to apply for the $5,000 Jose Amaujaq Kusugak Scholarship should get cracking — the deadline for applications is coming up fast, on July 9.

The program, set up to honour the memory of the late Jose Kusugak, a former NTI president who died in January 2011, each year provides two Inuit students with $5,000 scholarships to help pay for studies at accredited post-secondary schools.

To apply, students must write a 500-word essay that “discusses in detail how they will use their education to promote Inuit rights, identity, language and culture,” NTI said.

NTI said it is “preferable” that students be enrolled in education or Inuit language studies, but they will consider exceptions.

Students who are enrolled, or eligible to be enrolled, as Nunavut land claim beneficiaries are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

More information is available from NTI at this link.

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