Baffinland has announced the offer of five $5,000 scholarships, set to be awarded for the first time this Fall, to encourage local Inuit who are Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries to pursue a higher education.

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The scholarships, which are provided through the Mary River Inuit Impact Benefit Agreement (IIBA) between Baffinland and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) will be awarded each year to full-time students enrolled in post-secondary programs related to Adult and General Education, Apprenticeship and Trades, Inuit Cultural Studies, Management Studies, and Marine and Environmental Studies.

Baffinland has chosen the Kakivak Association, an association that is committed to facilitating employment and training activities in the Qikiqtani communities, to administer the scholarships, which are non-renewable and must be applied for each year.

The scholarship application deadline for the 2015-16 academic year is Aug. 15, and the application form can soon be found and applied for through the Kakivak Association website here.

All applications should be sent by mail or email to Kakivak Association.

For additional information on each available scholarship, click on the below links.

Adult and General Education Scholarship

Apprenticeship and Trades Scholarship

Inuit Cultural Studies Scholarship

Management Studies Scholarship

Marine and Environmental Studies Scholarship