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

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