Northern Futures Scholarship

Northern Futures Scholarship

Northwestel wants to Invest in Future Northern Employees by offering six (6) $4000.00 scholarships to Northern Students, to provide summer employment opportunities and to hire after Graduation. Our goal is to have 50% of these scholarships awarded to Indigenous students every year.

Currently we are accepting applications for 2019/2020.  

Click here to download the Scholarship Guidelines

Click here to submit your application online

Click here to download a printable form

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  • Eligibility
    • Enrolled in full-time post secondary studies in a two year diploma program or a four year degree program with your major declared. Pursuing an education in Engineering, Commerce/Business, Computer Science or Electrical/Telecommunications
    • Northern resident –residing within Northwestel’s Operating Area
  • What you will need to submit
    1. Proof of Ancestry (i.e. photocopy of status card, beneficiary identification or letter) - only if applying to be considered for one of the scholarships designated for Indigenous students
    2. Proof of northern residency (i.e. photocopy of health card)
    3. Copy of acceptance letter from post-secondary or educational institute
    4. Copy of most recent transcript (i.e. High School, College or University)
    5. Letter of personal introduction (min 500 words, max 1000 words) or Video (4-8  minutes) – see below for more details
    6. Current photo for media release (if chosen) - in JPEG format (i.e. a headshot  such as a school or passport photo)
    7. Complete and submit your application

    Click Here to Submit Your Application Online

    To print off the application to submit through email, mail, or fax: Download the Form Here.

  • Deadline
    The 2019/2020 submission deadline is July 31, 2019.
  • How to Apply

    If you have scans, or digital copies of all your supporting documents, please Submit Online.

    If you are unable to submit your application online please send your completed form and all required documents by:

    1. Email to: or
    2. By fax to: 867-668-3236 or
    3. Or, mail completed package to:

      Northern Futures Scholarship Program
      PO Box 2727
      Whitehorse, YT
      Y1A 4Y4