The Andrew Goussaert
Memorial Scholarship


Applications are currently open.

Andrew Goussaert

dedicated his life to working alongside Indigenous communities to build the Arctic
Co-operative network across the NWT and Nunavut. He supported Arctic peoples in the
development of the strongest and most diverse group of Indigenous-owned businesses in Canada. To learn more about the life’s work of Andrew Goussaert, click here.

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It starts with you.

You are destined for great things, and Arctic Co-op wants to help.

We know you are ready to take that big step to go to school, and we believe in supporting and investing in the communities we serve.

Applications are currently open!

Closing June 30th, 2024 at Midnight CST

  • Must be affiliated (either live within or are from) with a community from the Arctic Co-ops network (Arctic Bay, Arviat, Baker Lake, Cambridge Bay, Kinngait, Chesterfield Inlet, Colville Lake, Coral Harbour, Île-à-la-Crosse, Deline, Ft. Good Hope, Fort McPherson, Gjoa Haven, Grise Fiord, Hall Beach, Igloolik, Kimmirut, Kugaaruk, Kugluktuk, Lutsel K’e, Naujaat, Old Crow, Pangnirtung, Pond Inlet, Qikiqtarjuaq, Rankin Inlet, Resolute Bay, Sachs Harbour, Sanikiluaq, Taloyoak, Uluhaktok, Whale Cove, Yellowknife).

  • Must complete a high school education (or equivalent) by July 1st, 2023

  • Must be enrolled (or have intent to enroll) in a Post-Secondary program within the year 2023 (programs include any university or college institution, any trade or certification, and includes any programs provided by Nunavut College, Aurora College, or Yukon University).

  • Preference to students studying full-time within Canada

Arctic Co-operatives will award scholarships up to five new recipients each year, with a goal of awarding one student in each of the following regions: North Baffin, South Baffin, Kivalliq, Kitikmeot, and MacKenzie.
Each student scholarship recipient will receive an annual payment for three years, as long as the student is actively enrolled in Post-Secondary education/training in the current year and has communicated intent to register for courses in the upcoming year, as follows: 
 
Student is Co-op Affiliated*
Student is not Affiliated with Co-op
Year 1
$3000
$2000
Year 2
$3000
$2000
Year 3
$3000
$2000
Total             
$9000                                              
$6000
 
*To be considered Co-op affiliated, you should meet one or more of the following:
  • You are a member of your local co-op
  • You currently work or volunteer at your local co-op
  • Your parent or guardian is an employee or Member/Owner of your local co-op

Applications open Monday, June 3, and close Sunday, June 30, 2024 at Midnight CST.

We get a large amount of applications for this scholarship each year and to help us in the selection process, all applicants will be scored based on the following criteria:

  1. Did the applicant answer the question posed in the assignment?
  2. How creative was the applicant’s approach to the assignment?
  3. Did the applicant’s assignment display post-secondary school readiness?
  4. Financial Need

Scholarship winners will be announced in August, 2024.

Need help with your application? Contact scholarships@arctic.coop

Please note that our offices are open from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm CST. We may take up to 24 business hours to respond to your inquiry.