Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie announced that the Jose Amaujaq Kusugak Scholarship application period is now open. NTI will award two Inuit students each with a $5,000 scholarship to pursue studies at accredited post-secondary institutions in the areas of education and Inuit language, or in other areas if winning applicants show that there is a link between their studies and the promotion of Inuit rights.
Eligible post-secondary institutions include Nunavut Arctic College or academic institutions in southern Canada. An NTI jury reviews the applications and selects students based on their fields of study, written essay, and references.
Jose Kusugak dedicated his life to Nunavut and the advancement of Inuit rights. His passion and dedication to education and the promotion and preservation of Inuit language enabled Inuit to make many strides. NTI developed the scholarship in cooperation with Jose Kusugak’s family after he passed away to ensure his legacy continues to inspire Inuit. A member of his family continues to hold a seat on the jury each year.
Additional information and application forms are available on the NTI website. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is July 9, 2016.