There are many scholarships for Yellowknife students. If you are searching for scholarships for a particular high school located in Yellowknife, please select the appropriate school from the list below. The scholarship database contains scholarships for Yellowknife students in the following categories:

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Loran Scholars

Deadline: Oct 11, 2023
The Loran Award supports promising young Canadians who show strength of character and a commitment to service in their communities, challenging them to fully realize their leadership potential. In 2023-24, the Loran Scholars Foundation will offer up to 160 financial awards funding studies on Canadian campuses at the following three levels:LORAN AWARDSWith the support of a national network, up to...

Since 1995, TD has awarded millions in TD Scholarships for Community Leadership to recognize students who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community leadership. TD Scholarships for Community Leadership recipients receive up to $70,000 for tuition and living expenses as well as opportunities for paid summer employment, peer networking and mentorship. Supporting young community leaders is one way TD is...

SME Education Foundation has awarded $18 million to over 5,000 students since 2005. Graduating high school seniors as well as students pursuing two-year, four-year or graduate degrees in manufacturing or engineering are eligible to apply for scholarships. In the past two years, the Foundation awarded a record number of scholarships to women and minorities as part of a new Diversity,...

Apprenticeship Service Program

Deadline: Mar 01, 2024
With a shortage of skilled workers across the trade industry, the Apprenticeship Service Program makes it easier for small to medium-sized enterprises to hire first-year apprentices in specific Red Seal trades across Canada through financial incentives funded by the Government of Canada’s Apprenticeship Service, and in partnership with EHRC (Electricity Human Resources Canada).The Apprenticeship Service Program is designed to incentivize...

Young Heritage Leaders Scholarship

Deadline: Sep 30, 2023
Canada Life is proud to sponsor Young Heritage Leaders, a program that fosters a sense of local pride, community involvement and volunteerism. Along with the Ontario Heritage Trust, they reward the young person whose leadership in preserving, protecting and promoting heritage is deemed to be the most exceptional with a $3,500 scholarship for post-secondary education. Note: Only individual nominees are...

Steel Intern Scholarship

Deadline: Oct 02, 2023
Steel Intern Scholarship – PAID Summer internship followed by a US$7,500 one-year scholarship.These awards are preceded by a PAID summer internship at a North American steel producing or steel-related company.Up to 40 one-year awards.Premier Intern Scholarship – The top-scoring applicant of all received will be awarded the Premier Scholarship, a one-year scholarship of US$12,000 with a paid summer internship (summer...

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Yellowknife, North West Territories is located on the northern coast of Great Slave Lake and serves as the capital city. The city is located south of the Arctic Circle by 400 km. Referred to as the 'Copper Indians', the Dene Tribe of the area named the city and the waters surrounding the city of Yellowknife. The population in Yellowknife is culturally diverse. There are 11 official languages within the Northwest Territories, but only approximately five are spoken in Yellowknife. These five comprise Dene suline, Dogrib, South and North Slavery, French and English.

The original settlers arrived in 1935, drawn by the gold that had been recently discovered within the area. By the year 1967, the city of Yellowknife had established itself as the capital of the Northwest Territories. The city was bustling with economic activity that was mainly centered around gold production until 1980, when the city shifted towards being a centre of government services. Because of the decreased price of gold and the increased operating costs the last gold mine within the city was closed during the year 2004.

The city of Yellowknife is the central hub for some of the main industries within the territory, including mining, education, tourism, health, commerce, and government activity. Nevertheless, the economy in the city of Yellowknife is still recovering after the closure of several gold mines during the 1990's and the downsizing of the government workforce during the year 1999. The diamond boom, that started in 1991 when a diamond mine was discovered just north of the city, has played a major part in the recovery of the city. BHP Billiton operates and owns the Ekati Diamond Mine which opened during 1998 and in 2003 a secondary mine, Diavik Diamond Mine, was opened. In 2004 Yellowknife was ranked 3rd within Canada with a production value of roughly C$2.1 billion and 6th within Canada by weight, coming out with 2,524 kg. In the year 2007 De Beer's Lake Diamond Mine, a third mine, went into production. Construction of a forth mine, also owned by De Beers, began in the year 2010 and is expected to begin production in 2012.

The city's top businesses consist of Diavik Diamond Mines Incorporated, Territorial and Federal Governments, First Air, Harry Winston Diamond Corporation, the city of Yellowknife, RTL Robinson Trucking, Northwest Tel and BHP Billiton. Around 7,633 jobs are in the Government sector.