Kivalliq Inuit student scholarships approaching deadline

Applications close for five scholarships on Aug. 31

The Kivalliq Inuit Association is offering five post-secondary education scholarships. (Screenshot of the KIA website)

By Nunatsiaq News

Inuit students from the Kivalliq region have until Saturday, Aug. 31, to apply for five post-secondary scholarships offered by the Kivalliq Inuit Association.

The deadline for applications for the Whale Tail Scholarship, Meliadine Scholarship, Sakku Scholarship, Ukkusiksalik Scholarship and President’s Scholarship is 5 p.m. CST at the end of the month.

The Whale Tail Scholarship and Meliadine Scholarship are offered by Angico Eagle Mines Ltd. and KIA, and both give preference to students studying in mine-related fields. Each of these scholarships amounts to $30 000.

The Sakku Scholarship comes from the Sakku Investments Corp., the development corporation belonging to KIA. The Sakku Scholarship is offered to students pursuing administration, business, financial and management studies. It’s worth $10,000.

The Ukkusiksalik Scholarship comes from the Kivalliq National Parks Scholarship Trust, offering $12 000.

Students can apply to the Ukkusiksalik Scholarship if they’re studying traditional ecological knowledge; social sciences like archeology, anthropology, history and sociology; natural sciences like biology, geography and geology; renewable resource management, wildlife management, geographic information systems, remote sensing and environmental technology; or administration, business management, financial management, accounting, bookkeeping and human resource management.

The President’s Scholarship offers $10 000 to students who “strive to their fullest potential in school as well as set an example within their community and amongst their peers to highlight IQ Principles in their life,” as said on the application form. The scholarship rewards academic, social and cultural achievements.

For each of these scholarships, students must have a cumulative average of 70 per cent or higher, be enrolled in their studies full-time with a full class load and be enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement in the Kivalliq region. Applications must include a letter of intent, copies of recent academic transcripts and a copy of an NTI enrollment card. Mature students will need two letters of reference from previous instructors or teachers.

Scholarships will be awarded in September.

For more information and for application forms, see KIA’s website.

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