A Scholarship and Bursary Guide

Inuit Heritage Trusts’ - Alain Maktar Scholarship

Inuit Heritage Trust is pleased to announce the creation of a new scholarship program for beneficiaries taking post-secondary courses focused in heritage. We do this to honour a past IHT board member Alain Maktar who was an active member who was passionate about archaeology in and around Pond Inlet. We also would like to encourage Inuit to enter into heritage careers. This scholarship program is being launched in the spirit of Nunavut’s 10th Anniversary – celebrating where we’ve come from as well as where we are going. William Beveridge, IHT’s Executive Directors feels that IHT has a role in encouraging “Inuit to be empowered to explore and present their history in increasingly professional ways”.

“Alain Maktar from Pond Inlet has contributed his special knowledge on Inuit culture and traditions to Inuit Heritage Trust and Inuit of Nunavut. He approached larger territorial issues with the same enthusiasm as he approached the archaeology and heritage of his home town.” says Luke Suluk, President of IHT.


Deadline (may be subject to change)  


  • One scholarship, valued at $5,000, is meant for students who are taking over 60% of their courses in heritage and heritage-related fields. Courses include archaeology, museum studies, object conservation, anthropology, Inuit/aboriginal studies.