Scholarship Awards

Dehcho First Nation Memorial Awards & Scholarships were established in 1995 by the Dehcho First Nation Leadership. It was the vision then, and continues today, that Dehcho Dene descendants confidently pursue post-secondary education. The Dehcho First Nation’s goal is for our Dehcho descendants to take advantage of post-secondary education and achieve equitable representation in post-secondary institutions.

These Memorial Awards and Scholarships provides support for advancement of Dehcho Dene. The goals for Dehcho descendants are self-reliance, self-determination and well-being. This goal is achieved by supporting the education and training of our Dehcho descendants in post-secondary education. It is the hope these individuals will come home to the Dehcho to help build capacity and lead our First Nation into a healthy future.

The deadline for all Awards & Scholarships is July 31 annually

Amount

$12,000 Multi-Year

Overview

This prestigious award was established to honour a young Dene woman. Phoebe was born in a bush camp outside Jean Marie River in 1947. Phoebe was raised in a traditional Dene lifestyle with a strong relationship and connection to her family, land, Dene Zhatie and culture. She advocated self-determination for all First Nations people. She was also a tireless advocate to promote Crown and First Nations relationship. Phoebe was involved in the establishment of the Indian Brotherhood and was an original signatory to the Dehcho Declaration (1993).

Phoebe was the first Dene Woman from the Dehcho to acquire a Master’s Degree at McGill University in geography and also earned her Bachelor of Arts (University of Waterloo) all the while raising a family and addressing Native rights and issues in Canada.

“Every spring I watch the formation of geese honking as they gracefully fly northward – and I long to follow them. You see, I am one of the Aboriginal Dene people. Now I live in Montreal, but my roots are in the North where I was born in a bush camp many years ago. And, like the geese, I am compelled to go back every year to my homeland.” (Phoebe Nahanni: New Internationalist Issue 226-December 1991)

$12,000 will be awarded annually, to be paid over a three or four year period (recipients choice) to a Dehcho Dene descendant who pursues a Master Degree or Doctorate Degree in Natural Sciences, Law and/or Political Science.

Application Deadline information

July 31 annually

Failure to submit a complete application package will result in a delay of the application process.

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Amount

$3,000 x 2

Overview

This award was established to honour Mary Cazon, a well-respected Elder of the Dehcho. Mary was born in Fort Providence in 1939 and was raised in the Dehcho Territory. She lived a very traditional life and raised her children within the values of the Dene lifestyle. Her traditional knowledge expertise was comprised of tanning animal hides, medicinal remedies, and traditional sewing. Mary was passionate about instilling traditional knowledge and values to the new generations. She provided political advice to the Dehcho Leadership and had the highest priority for land protection as she believed that the land defines you as Dene.

$3,000 each will be awarded annually to two Dehcho Dene post-secondary students pursuing studies in Environmental Sciences, Health & Wellness and/or Naturopathy.

Application Deadline information

July 31 annually

Failure to submit a complete application package will result in a delay of the application process.

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Amount

$3,000 x 2

Overview

This award was established to honour Mitch Landry (Corbeau), a well-respected Elder of the Dehcho. Mitch was born in Fort Providence in 1930 and was raised traditionally in the Dehcho Territory. Mitch attended the Indian Residential School where he learned to speak French and English. Mitch served on various councils, boards and committees. In his political career, Mitch was very passionate about the land and the future of our youth. Mitch opened many meetings and gatherings with strong prayers. He held the highest regard for the land and respect for the Dene.

$3,000 each will be awarded annually to two Dehcho Dene post-secondary students pursuing studies in Environment & Resource Management, Humanities/Social Sciences, Aboriginal Languages and/or Linguistics.

Application Deadline information

July 31 annually

Failure to submit a complete application package will result in a delay of the application process.

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Amount

$3,000 x 2

Overview

This award was established to honour Albertine Rodh, a well-respected Metis Elder of the Dehcho. Albertine was born in Fort Providence in 1931 and was raised in the Dehcho Territory. She was raised in a French speaking household and later became fluent in Dene Zhatie and English. Albertine was very active in many political organizations and aboriginal leadership in the Northwest Territories. In recognition of her achievements and contributions, she was awarded the Metis Nation’s Order of the Shawl and the Wise Women Award for the Dehcho Region. She valued education and equality for everyone in order for future success and security for all.

$3,000 each will be awarded annually to two Dehcho Dene post-secondary students pursuing studies in Native Studies, Women/Gender Studies, Political Science and/or Education. Dene Traditional Knowledge.

Application Deadline information

July 31 annually

Failure to submit a complete application package will result in a delay of the application process.

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Amount

$2,000

Overview

$2,000 awarded annually for related certificate, diploma or degree programs.

Application Deadline information

July 31 annually

Failure to submit a complete application package will result in a delay of the application process.

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Amount

$3,000 x 2

Overview

$2,000 awarded annually for Early Childhood Education Program and/or any related diploma/degree program.

Application Deadline information

July 31 annually

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Amount

$2,000

Overview

$2,000 awarded annually for Teacher Education Program and/or any Education diploma or degree

Application Deadline information

July 31 annually

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Amount

$2,000

Overview

$2,000 awarded annually for medical related diploma programs and/or degrees.

Application Deadline information

July 31 annually

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Amount

$2,000

Overview

$2,000 awarded annually for business for any diploma programs and/or degrees.

Application Deadline information

July 31 annually

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Amount

$2,000

Overview

$2,000 awarded annually for engineering/computer science related certificate, diploma and/or degrees.

Application Deadline information

July 31 annually

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Amount

$2,000

Overview

$2,000 awarded annually for fine arts/performing & visual arts related certificate, diploma and/or degree program.

Application Deadline information

July 31 annually

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Amount

$2,000

Overview

$2,000 awarded annually for social work related any certificate, diploma and/or degree program.

Application Deadline information

July 31 annually

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Amount

$2,000

Overview

$2,000 awarded annually for aboriginal language related certificate, diploma and/or degree program.

Application Deadline information

July 31 annually

Failure to submit a complete application package will result in a delay of the application process.

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Amount

$2,000

Overview

$2,000 awarded annually for fine arts/performing & visual arts related certificate, diploma and/or degree program.

Application Deadline information

July 31 annually

Failure to submit a complete application package will result in a delay of the application process.

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Amount

$2,000

Overview

$1,000 awarded annually for short term courses (3 months – 6 months)

Application Deadline information

July 31 annually

Failure to submit a complete application package will result in a delay of the application process.

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