A Scholarship and Bursary Guide

Northern Futures Scholarship Program

All northern graduates should have the opportunity to make their dreams come alive. Northwestel's Northern Futures Scholarship Program can help make those dreams a reality.

Every year, Northwestel awards up to ten scholarships worth $2,500 each to Northern residents across our Operating Area (Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Alberta and British Columbia). As part of our commitment to being a leader in diversity employment practices, we promote the awarding of scholarships to Aboriginal students when applications of equal standing are considered.


Deadline (may be subject to change) 


  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student in one of the following programs: Telecommunications, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Business/Commerce.
  • Must be planning a career in the North in your field of study.
  • Must submit a fully completed Scholarship application form.
  • Must have participated in extracurricular and community organizations, clubs or charities and/or has demonstrated significant leadership in organizations, clubs or charities.
  • Must write a minimum 500 word essay (up to a maximum of 1,000 words) on a topic chosen by the Northwestel Scholarship Committee.
  • Must provide current official transcripts from High School (if not yet attending University) or from current year of University.
  • Must provide two (2) letters of support/recommendation.