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

Full Information and Application Form