QIA Accepting 2021-2022 Scholarship applications

QIA Accepting 2021-2022 Scholarship applications

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Iqaluit, Nunavut – August 10, 2021 – The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is accepting applications for both of our 2021-2022 post-secondary scholarships. Students can now apply using our unified online application form.

This is the fifth year QIA is offering $200,000 in scholarships to students from the Qikiqtani Region pursuing post-secondary education. There are eighty (80) $2500 scholarships each year, awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The $5,000 John Amagoalik Scholarship honours John Amagoalik’s efforts towards the betterment of Inuit in Nunavut. QIA will prioritize applications from post-secondary students entering a field that promotes Inuit language and culture.

“The QIA scholarships are helping more Qikiqtani students access post-secondary education,” says Acting QIA president Olayuk Akesuk. “These scholarships enable Qikiqtani Inuit students to lessen the burden of their educational expenses.”

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

QIA invites students to use the online scholarship application to apply for one or both scholarships. Please note, to submit your application all supporting documents are required.

Criteria for both Scholarships:

  • Applicants must have a valid Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. card and be Inuit under the Nunavut Agreement in the Qikiqtani Region
  • Students must be permanent residents in one of the 13 Qikiqtani communities – exceptions are made for students living in other locations while enrolled as a full-time post-secondary student
  • Proof of enrollment in a post-secondary academic institution
  • Social Insurance Number

Additional criteria for the John Amagoalik Scholarship:

  • Students must be enrolled in a post-secondary academic institution, preferably in a field that promotes Inuit language and culture for the September and January semesters
  • A 500-word essay on how you feel your aspirations are influenced by John Amagoalik and the Nunavut Agreement
  • A recent resume
  • Copies of most recent transcripts
  • Two reference letters preferably from a teacher, professor or employer who has closely worked with you
  • Students must maintain a full course load and a passing grade point average to receive the scholarships

The online application can be accessed here: https://www.qia.ca/scholarship-application/

If students need assistance with the completion of the QIA scholarships application, they can contact their local QIA Community Liaison Officer.

For more information, please contact:

Will Hopkins,
Acting Director of Communications,
Qikiqtani Inuit Association
867.975.8413 or

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