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Nursing bursary program

First introduced in 1999, the Yukon nursing education bursary is intended to support people who live or have lived in the Yukon to attend nursing school.

The bursary will be made available to up to four new students per year and the maximum amount available will be $5,000/year for up to four years of nursing school. Applicants will be selected by a bursary committee made up of representatives from the Yukon Registered Nurses Association, Council of Yukon First Nations, Whitehorse General Hospital, Community Nursing and Continuing Care.

Application Deadline – On or before June 30th by 5:00pm.

Decisions will be made by the Bursary Committee no later than September 30. All applicants shall be notified once the decision has been made. Applicants who are denied funding in one year may reapply in any subsequent year.


Complete applications must be received on or before June 30th by 5:00 p.m.

Applications shall include the following information:

  1. Proof of Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status maintained throughout the period of the bursary. (e.g. copy of birth certificate, passport or citizenship certificate to demonstrate Canadian citizenship).
  2. Proof of Yukon residency for 3 consecutive years of the past 5 years. (i.e. letter from Yukon Health Insurance Service, employer’s note, school principal’s note.)
  3. A letter of acceptance or proof of enrolment in a designated college or university including contact information. A letter of conditional acceptance may be submitted if final acceptance has not been received
  4. A detailed letter indicating intent to pursue basic baccalaureate education; indication of whether studies will be fulltime or part-time; and interest in and/or commitment to health care services through personal, employment, education and volunteer history. The letter should also indicate intention / commitment to work in Yukon on completion of nursing education
  5. A resume of personal, employment, education and volunteer experience. Reference names and contact information that can be used to verify experience should be included.
  6. Yukon First Nations applicants who wish to have this factor considered in their selection must provide proof of First Nation citizenship. (i.e. copy of Certificate of Indian Status, verification from First Nation)

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Send Applications to

Complete applications with copies of all required documents, must be received at the following address on or before June 30th:

   Nursing Education Bursary Committee
   Department of Health and Social Services
   Attn: Karla Scott
   Box 2703 (H-1)
   Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

Applications may be delivered to:

   Nursing Education Bursary Committee
   Department of Health and Social Services
   Attn: Karla Scott
   #1 Hospital Road, 2nd Floor
   Whitehorse, Yukon


The Bursary Committee will make their decisions by no later than September 30.

Successful applicants will be notified in writing.

Successful applicants will be asked to provide their Social Insurance Number. The Department of Finance requires that you provide your Social Insurance Number (SIN) so that they will be able to issue payment and T4A slips for this bursary. This information is being collected under the authority of the (Federal) Income Tax Act and will be used solely for the issuing of T4A slips.

Applicants who are denied funding in one year may reapply in any subsequent year, and will be subject to the same eligibility/selection criteria.

A priority list will be compiled from the unsuccessful candidates who meet the bursary program requirements. In the event that a successful candidate decides not to accept, or becomes ineligible for the bursary, the next candidate will be given the opportunity to receive the bursary. This priority list will be valid for the current academic year. Decisions by the Bursary Committee are final.

There is no appeal process.


Contact info

Nursing bursary program

Phone: 867-667-5689

Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT); 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8449

Fax: 867-667-3096


Mailing Address:

Nursing bursary program (H-1)
Health & Social Services, Government of Yukon
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon  Y1A 2C6

Location: #1 Hospital Road, 2nd Floor | Whitehorse, Yukon [map]


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