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Scholarships and Financial Assistance


2014 scholarship recipients, Izzy Burgwin and Haylie Griffiths,  with SOVA Director, Curtis Collins, and Yukon College President, Karen Barnes.

Awards & Scholarships


The Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA) offers a scholarship of $1,000 each year to a full-time student registered in the Visual Arts Program. The scholarship is handed out in January.

To apply, you must:

  • Be registered full-time in Yukon College’s School of Visual Arts program
  • Maintain a B Average in the fall term
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Write a brief essay (200 words) describing how the arts contribute to a healthy community and describe how you have contributed to the community through extracurricular activities or community service. Examples of community involvement could include: volunteering for local arts-related activities, contributing time or skills to youth or youth programming, or attending events that support artists and the arts & culture community.

Documents you need to submit:

Application deadline: January 31st, 2019

Amount: $1000 total


GEOEY SHAW BURSARY FUND (for Yukon First Nations applicants)

Sally Webber wishes to make a $500 bursary available to a Yukon First Nation student entering into the School of Visual Arts program.  This bursary was established in memory of Norman George Shaw, the late partner of Yukon College President, Sally Webber. Geoey, as he preferred to be called, spent many years working in First Nations and Inuit communities in Canada. He was especially committed to fostering indigenous artists and traditional art forms. He believed that the inter-generational transfer of traditional art forms and techniques was essential to the building and maintenance of healthy people and communities.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a current Yukon resident
  • Be registered full-time in Yukon College’s School of Visual Arts program
  • Be a member of a Yukon First Nation
  • Demonstrate financial need

Documents you need to submit:

Application deadline: September 29, 2017
Amount: $500



As part of their commitment to Yukon and Yukoners, Whitehorse Motors would like to provide a $1,000 award to a Yukon student enrolled full-time in a visual arts program at Yukon College.

Whitehorse Motors is the official Ford Dealership serving Whitehorse and area. They are locally owned and operated and are active sponsors and volunteers in the community.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be registered full-time in a Yukon College visual arts or visual arts business program
  • Have resided in the Yukon for a minimum of two years as of the date of award application
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Write an essay (200 words) describing your goals and career plans, and how your program of choice will help you meet these goals

Documents you need to submit:

NOTE: If no eligible Yukon students, other applicants may be considered upon consultation with Whitehorse Motors.

Application deadline: January 31, 2018
Amount: $1000


*For a full list of Awards and Scholarship opportunities, please visit the Yukon College Money Matters page:  Yukon College Money Matters

Financial Assistance

*You can find up-to-date information for financial assistance on the Yukon College Money Matters page:  Yukon College Money Matters

If you have any questions  please call SOVA at (867) 993-6390 or email us.


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