NWT SPCA Scholarships

Scholarship Value: $500
Awards Available: 2
Award Deadline: Jun 30, 2023

The NWT SPCA funds one $500 scholarship annually to recognize and reward an individual who contributes both in their education and extracurricular activities to the betterment of animals. To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must:

  • Be a high school graduate,
  • Be a current or former Northern Resident,
  • Be accepted to, or currently attending, a post-secondary, educational institution in a program relating to the betterment of animals,
  • Be involved in the community, such as volunteering,
  • Have at least an average academic standing.

There are 2 scholarships available through the NWT SPCA. One is funded by the Northwest Territories Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NWT SPCA) for recognizing and rewarding individuals who contribute both in their education and extracurricular activities to the betterment of Animals.

The second is the Maureen Goldsmith Memorial Scholarship, for those individuals pursuing an education in and who are passionate about animal welfare, nature and conservation.

Both scholarships are Five Hundred Dollars ($500) each.


To be chosen for this bursary, there are various eligibility requirements that need to be met. They include:

  1. Must be a High School Graduate
  2. Applicant must be planning to attend a post-secondary educational institution or enrolled in a program relating to the betterment of animals.
  3. Must have some involvement in the community, such as volunteering. Must be a well-rounded individual and able to balance social life and extracurricular activities with academic commitments.
  4. Successful candidate will have at least an average academic standing.

Application Requirements:

  1. Students must apply for the scholarship on or before June 30.
  2. Students must list on their application form their contribution to the betterment of animals. This can include, but is not limited to volunteering with the SPCA, helping animals in distress, etc. Students should indicate the frequency of these contributions.
  3. Students must submit a 500-word essay. The essay should be double spaced and typed, if possible, with an attached cover page. The cover page must include the applicant’s name, title of essay, and date the essay is submitted to the office with the application form.
  4. The essay must be the original work of the applicant submitting it.
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