Applicants have just over a week left to submit their applications for the Jose Amaujaq Kusugak Scholarship next week. The deadline is Nunavut Day, July 9, 2013.
The forms are available on NTI’s website, and information packages were distributed to all schools, Nunavut Arctic College campuses, hamlet offices and Community Liaison Officers.
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. 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 will award two Inuit each with $5,000 to pursue studies at accredited post-secondary institutions. An NTI jury will review the applications and select the students based on their fields of study, written essay, and references.
Students who are enrolled or eligible to enroll as Beneficiaries of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement are eligible for the scholarship.