Northern Futures Scholarship

Northern Futures Scholarship

Northwestel is investing in the future of the North by supporting northern students attending post-secondary institutions.  Each year, the Northern Futures Scholarship program offers six (6) $4000.00 scholarships to students from communities across the North, along with summer employment opportunities and the potential to be hired at Northwestel for a career upon graduation. Our goal is to award at least half of the scholarships to Indigenous students every year.

We are currently accepting applications for 2020/2021.  

Click here to download the Application Guidelines

Click here to complete the Application

  • Submission Checklist
    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. drivers license, utility bill, health card, proof of vehicle insurance (must include address).
    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


  • Deadline
    The 2020/2021 submission deadline is August 15, 2020.
  • How to Apply

    Please send in one email digital copies/scans of all supporting documents in the checklist along with your application to

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

    1. Fax to: 867-668-3236 or
    2. Or, mail completed package to:

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


Meet last year’s scholarship recipients.

Photo of Brandon Hardisty
Photo of Chantel Kablutsiak
Photo of Emma Buttler
Photo of Niva Stephenson
Photo of Spencer Panter
Photo of Tamara Voudrach