This year's award recipients were announced in the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut on October 29 by the Hon. Tom Sammurtok, Minister of Community and Government Services.
The award-winning students this year from ETP are (from left to right starting in the front row): Keenan Lindell, Lisa Bachelier, Tony Lee, and Sean Noble-Nowdluk. And (back row): Emma Kreuger, Joefrey Okalik, Peter Aqqaq, and William Autut.
The Technical Professional Studies Scholarships are awarded each year by the Department of Community and Government Services to full-time students from Nunavut attending university, college or technical school for programs in Engineering, Informatics, Community Planning, Business Studies, Land Administration, Fire Fighting, Training and Prevention.
"Our government understands the importance of investing in our students," said Minister Sammurtok. "Providing support for students to pursue educational opportunities and training is key to building a highly-skilled workforce in Nunavut, and is a priority of our government in our Sivumut Abluqta plan."
The Technical Professional Studies scholarships are awarded to Nunavut Land Claim Agreement Beneficiaries and non-Beneficiary students from Nunavut for four years of continuous full-time study, beginning with a scholarship of $2,500 in their first year, $3,000 in their second year, $4000 in their third year, and $5,000 in their fourth year.
Sammurtok said the scholarships will assist Nunavummiut in pursuing a post-secondary education in technical and professional programs – skills they can put to work here in Nunavut.