Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. today opened the application period for the Jose Amaujaq Kusugak Scholarship.
Applicants must write a 500-word essay that discusses in detail how they will use their education to promote Inuit rights, identity, language and culture. All essays must be original and must not plagiarize work already published by other writers. It is preferable that applicants be enrolled in education or Inuit language studies, although exceptions can be made if the applicant clearly illustrates how his or her studies and work will contribute to the advancement of Inuit rights.
The scholarship awards two Inuit each with $5,000 to pursue studies at accredited post-secondary institutions. An NTI jury reviews the applications and selects the students based on their fields of study, written essay, and references. Extra points are awarded to students who submit their essays in Inuktitut or Inuinnaqtun.
Applications are due July 9, 2014, Nunavut Day. Students who are enrolled or eligible to enroll under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Application forms are available on NTI’s website.