Scholarships

Scholarships

Kivalliq Inuit Association has allocated $92,000 in scholarships annually; for Inuit students from the Kivalliq region pursuing a post-secondary education. Scholarships are awarded in September of each year:

President’s Scholarship

$10,000.00 Fund
The Kivalliq Inuit Association President’s Scholarship Fund awards the academic and social accomplishments of Inuit students. The recipients of the President’s Scholarship Fund strive to their fullest potential in school as well as set an example within their community and amongst their peers to highlight IQ Principals in their life.

The President’s Scholarship Fund will reward students’ academic, cultural and social achievements within their community. Students must be enrolled in full-time studies for both September and January semesters. The period for applications is July 1 to August 31, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (CST). Students who do not complete the academic year for which they receive the scholarship will be required to pay back the amount received in full from KIA.

Ukkusiksalik Scholarship

$12,000.00 Fund

The Kivalliq National Parks Scholarship Trust was established under the terms and conditions of the Inuit Impact Benefits Agreement (IIBA) negotiated between the Government of Canada and the Kivalliq Inuit Association with respect to establishment of the Ukkusiksalik National Park. The Ukkusiksalik National Parks Scholarship Trust will award Inuit students who pursue post-secondary education or training at an accredited post-secondary institution, in the
field of:

-traditional ecological knowledge;
-archaeology, anthropology, history, sociology and other
social sciences;
-Biology geography and other natural sciences;
-renewable resource management, wildlife management,
geographic information systems, remote sending,
environmental technology; and/or
-administration, business management, financial
management, accounting, bookkeeping, human resource
management.

The period for applications is July 1 to August 31, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (CST). Students must be enrolled in full-time studies for both September and January semesters. Students who do not complete the academic year for which they receive the scholarship will be required to pay back the amount received in full from KIA.

Sakku Scholarship

$10,000.00 Fund

Sakku Investments Corporation (Sakku) is the ‘Business Arm’ of the Kivalliq Inuit Association deemed an Inuit Birthright Corporation with the mandate of developing sustainable wealth for Inuit of the Kivalliq Region. Sakku’s vision is to build a viable and healthy economy for Inuit in the Kivalliq. The Sakku Scholarship Fund builds upon this vision and mandate by assisting Inuit students pursue post-secondary education in the fields of Administration, Business, Financial and Management Studies.

The scholarship applications close September 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (CST).

The Sakku Scholarship Program is administered by Sakku Investments Corporation. The information for this scholarship can be found on their website, located here.

 

Meliadine Scholarship

$30,000.00 Fund

The Kivalliq Inuit Association and Agnico Eagle believe that investing in students is an investment in the future of Nunavut and in creating diverse, educated and vibrant communities in Nunavut. The Whale Tail Scholarship will award Inuit students from the Kivalliq region who pursue post-secondary education
or training at an accredited post-secondary institution or participate in a High School Abroad program. Preference shall be given to students who express an
interest in education or training for positions in a minerelated field. The period for applications is July 1 to August 31, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (CST). Students must be enrolled in full-time studies for both September and January semesters. Students who do not complete the academic year for which
they receive the scholarship will be required to pay back the amount received in full from KIA

Whale Tail Scholarship

$30,000.00 Fund

The Kivalliq Inuit Association and Agnico Eagle believe that investing in students is an investment in the future of Nunavut and in creating diverse, educated and vibrant communities in Nunavut. The Whale Tail Scholarship will award Inuit students from the Kivalliq region who pursue post-secondary education
or training at an accredited post-secondary institution or participate in a High School Abroad program. Preference shall be given to students who express an
interest in education or training for positions in a minerelated field. The period for applications is July 1 to August 31, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (CST). Students must be enrolled in full-time studies for both September and January semesters. Students who do not complete the academic year for which they receive the scholarship will be required to pay back the amount received in full from KIA.

Canadian Heritage Rivers (CHR) Scholarship Application

The Kivalliq Inuit Association’s Canadian Heritage Rivers Scholarship was established under the terms and conditions of the Inuit Impact Benefits Agreement (IIBA) signed on July 9, 2019 by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, CrownIndigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and the Government of Nunavut.
With respect to the Kazan (Sarvaqtuuq) and the Thelon (Akillinik) Heritage Rivers, the Kivalliq Inuit Association will award scholarships to Inuit students of Baker Lake, Nunavut who pursue post-secondary education or training at an accredited post-secondary institution, in the field of:

-traditional ecological knowledge;
-archaeology, anthropology, history, sociology and other
social sciences;
-Biology geography and other natural sciences;
-renewable resource management, wildlife management,
geographic information systems, remote sensing,
environmental technology; and/or
-administration, business management, financial
management, accounting, bookkeeping, human resource
management.

The period for applications is July 1 to August 31, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (CST). Students must be enrolled in full-time studies for both September and January semesters. Students who do not complete the academic year for which they receive the scholarship will be required to pay back a prorated amount absent a valid reason.

How to Apply

How do I apply?
Read the application guidelines, application form and eligibility rules Above carefully. Make sure to include all required documents. The application form is now available on-line at the following address http://www.kivalliqinuit.ca/kivalliq-inuit-association-scholarship-application-form/

  • Enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement;
  • Enrolled in full-time post secondary studies at an accredited post secondary institution and maintain a full class load as defined by the program, entering second year or higher;
  • Maintain a cumulative average of 70% or higher;
  • Applicants applying directly upon High School graduation must provide Official Transcripts of High School grades;
  • Mature applicants, i.e. individuals who have been out of school for 12 months or longer, must provide copies of the latest academic program grades PLUS 2 letters of reference from previous instructors or teachers (immediate family members cannot be used for reference letter purposes).

Criteria

  • Applicants must fill out the On-Line application form in full;
  • A copy of your admission letter or confirmation of enrollment;
  • Copies of your most recent academic transcripts, including your final cumulative average;
  • A letter of intention detailing applicants goals, dreams and aspirations; and
  • A copy of your NTI enrollment card.

Selection Committee
The scholarship selection committee reviews all applications, with final approval from the Inuit Programs and Services Department. All decisions are final and there is no appeal process. When accessing applications the scholarship selection committee uses the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated academic merit;
  • Evidence of suitability and commitment to field of study;
  • Quality and content of letter of intent; and
  • Community involvement

 

https://www.kivalliqinuit.ca/kivalliq-inuit-association-scholarship-application-form/