Municipal Scholarship Award

The Association of Yukon Communities offers two annual scholarships in the amount of $500.00 each for Yukon students studying towards a career in Municipal Government. Other eligible candidates are Municipal Staff and Elected Officials who are currently working for a Municipality or Local Advisory Council.

- 2023 Scholarship Application -

Applications are being accepted for 2023

Previous Scholarship Recipients: 

2022 Shelly Musyj and Denis Bento

2021 Denis Bento

| Not awarded

| Kari Johnston and Lis Csoma



  •  Applications will be accepted from Yukoners who are students of post secondary institutions or are municipal employees or elected officials of local governments who are taking a course of studies toward a career in municipal government and management.

  •  Applications will be received until September 29, 2023.

  •  Preference will be given to those that have not received other financial assistance.

Apply to:

Association of Yukon Communities
140 - 2237 2nd Avenue
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 0K7
Tel: (867) 668 - 4388
Fax: (867) 668 - 7574
Email: [email protected]

June 16, 2008 (Whitehorse, Yukon):

The Association of Yukon Communities will award two scholarships annually for municipal studies.

At its Annual General Meeting in April, the membership of the Association directed the establishment of two scholarships of $500 each for students of post secondary institutions who are studying towards a career in a municipal setting. Other eligible candidates are municipal staff and elected officials who are currently working for a municipality or an local advisory council.

The Past President of the Association and Mayor of Whitehorse, Bev Buckway, said: “We believe that the scholarships will promote the study of municipal affairs and benefit Yukon communities. The Association is already involved in partnership programs with the Department of Education to increase the capacity of local governments to provide for their residents and these scholarships will complement that effort”.

Currently the Association administers the Community Training Trust, which subsidizes training for elected officials and staff of First Nations and local governments, and manages a Northern Strategy Trust project, which is designed to develop capacity in First Nation and local governments. Partners in these programs are the Community Training Trust Society and the Department of Education.