The Yukon Retired Teachers’ Alumni Scholarship

The Yukon Retired Teachers’ Alumni (YRTA) would like to encourage young Yukoners to return and teach in the Yukon. To this end, the YRTA offers a student entering, or already in, education, one $500.00 scholarship.

The recipients must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. The award will be made on the basis of scholarship. A minimum standard will be deemed to be an overall average of 75% with 66% as the lowest acceptable subject mark.

  2. The award will be made to a student who is entering or has entered the faculty of education.

  3. Where more than two candidates are judged of equal worth, financial need may be taken into consideration.

  4. Preference in awarding the scholarship will be given to graduates who have completed the major portion of their education in the Yukon system and who are in, or entering, the field of education.

  5. Applications must be received at the YTA Office no later than August 31st

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YTA 50th Anniversary Bursary

The Yukon Teachers' Association, commemorating its 50th anniversary in 2005, established a bursary of $500.00 with the intention of supporting one student pursuing a post-secondary education opportunity. This bursary amount will be sent to the registrar of the institution of the successful candidate. The recipient of this bursary will be determined by the Scholarship Selection Committee as follows:

1. Applicants must already be accepted to a formal post-secondary program that will lead to the granting of a trades ticket, diploma or degree.

2. Regardless of an applicant's possible post-secondary academic achievements or credits earned to date, it will only be the applicant's grade 12 marks on a Yukon high school transcript that will be considered (high school graduation within last 5 years). The applicant with the highest average will be awarded the scholarship. In the unlikely event of candidates having equal averages, the names of the tied candidates will be placed in a container and the winner will be drawn randomly.

3. Winners of the other 3 YTA scholarships on offer (Doris Stenbraten Scholarship, Mary Gartside Scholarship, Elijah Smith Scholarship) are ineligible for this bursary.

3. Applications must be received at the YTA Office no later than August 31st.

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Mary Gartside Scholarship

Mary Gartside led a group of Whitehorse teachers in the formation of the professional organization, in the spring of 1955. This organization ultimately came to be called the Yukon Teachers’ Association.

The Yukon Teachers' Association offers this $750.00 scholarship to one outstanding recent Dogwood recipient from a Yukon high school (graduated within the past 5 years). This scholarship amount will be sent to the registrar of the institution of the successful candidate. The recipient of this scholarship will be determined by the Scholarship Selection Committee as follows:

1. The applicant must already be accepted to an undergraduate program that leads to eligibility for teacher certification.

2. The successful applicant for the Doris Stenbraten Scholarship of $750 will be automatically disqualified from consideration for this scholarship. All other applicants for the Doris Stenbraten Scholarship remain eligible for this scholarship.

3. Regardless of an applicant's possible post-secondary academic achievements or credits earned to date, it will only be the applicant's grade 12 marks on a Yukon high school transcript that will be considered. The applicant's grade 12 average mark from a Yukon high school transcript must be at least 75%, with no mark below 66%. The applicant with the highest average (provided no mark is below 66%) will be awarded the scholarship. In the unlikely event of candidates having equal averages, the names of the tied candidates will be placed in a container and the winner will be drawn randomly.

3. Applications must be received at the YTA Office no later than August 31st

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Elijah Smith Scholarship

Elijah Smith was a highly-respected leader of Yukon First Nations. As an Elder, he taught many Yukoners about the traditional ways of living of Yukon First Nations. Elijah Smith tabled the first land claim in Ottawa on behalf of Yukon First Nations.

The Yukon Teachers' Association offers this $750.00 scholarship to one outstanding recent Dogwood recipient from a Yukon high school (graduated within the past 5 years). This scholarship amount will be sent to the registrar of the institution of the successful candidate. The recipient of this scholarship will be determined by the Scholarship Selection Committee as follows:

1. Applicants of Yukon First Nations ancestry will be considered first. Applicants are requested to indicate their Yukon First Nations ancestry.

If there are no Yukon First Nations applicants (as indicated on the applications) who also meet the criteria listed below, selection will be open to other applicants who meet the listed criteria.

2. Applicants who have already been accepted to a First Nations Studies program, or an undergraduate program that leads to eligibility for teacher certification will be considered first.

If there are no applicants who have already been accepted to a First Nations Studies program, or an undergraduate program that leads to eligibility for teacher certification, who also meet the criteria listed below, selection will be open to other applicants who meet the listed criteria.

3. The successful applicant for either the Doris Stenbraten Scholarship or the Mary Gartside Scholarship of $750 will be automatically disqualified from consideration for this scholarship. All other applicants for the Doris Stenbraten Scholarship and the Mary Gartside Scholarship remain eligible for this scholarship.

4. Applicants must already be accepted to an undergraduate degree program.

5. Regardless of an applicant's possible post-secondary academic achievements or credits earned to date, it will only be the applicant's grade 12 marks on a Yukon high school transcript that will be considered. The applicant's grade 12 average mark from a Yukon high school transcript must be at least 75%, with no mark below 66%. The applicant with the highest average (provided no mark is below 66%) will be awarded the

scholarship. In the unlikely event of candidates having equal averages, the names of the tied candidates will be placed in a container and the winner will be drawn randomly.

6. Applications must be received at the YTA Office no later than August 31st

Full Information and Application Form

Doris Stenbraten Scholarship

Doris Stenbraten was an English teacher at F. H. Collins and a former President of the Yukon Teachers’ Association.


The Yukon Teachers' Association offers this $750.00 scholarship to one outstanding recent Dogwood recipient from a Yukon high school (graduated within the past 5 years). This scholarship amount will be sent to the registrar of the institution of the successful candidate. The recipient of this scholarship will be determined by the Scholarship Selection Committee as follows:

  1. The applicant must already be accepted to an undergraduate program that leads to eligibility for teacher certification.
  2. Regardless of an applicant's possible post-secondary academic achievements or credits earned to date, it will only be the applicant's grade 12 marks on a Yukon high school transcript that will be considered. The applicant's grade 12 average mark from a Yukon high school transcript must be at least 80%, with no mark below 75%. The applicant with the highest average (provided no mark is below 75%) will be awarded the scholarship. In the unlikely event of candidates having equal averages, the names of the tied candidates will be placed in a container and the winner will be drawn randomly.
  3. Applications must be received at the YTA Office no later than August 31st

Full information and Application Form