Indigenous Languages and Education Secretariat

Indigenous Language Revitalization Scholarship Program

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) is committed to developing community capacity in Indigenous language revitalization across the Northwest Territories (NWT).

The Indigenous Language Revitalization (ILR) scholarship program offers scholarships of $5,000 to eligible applicants.  The ILR scholarships will be awarded to NWT students to help students offset the costs of attending programs offered by accredited post-secondary institutions targeted towards Indigenous languages revitalization. Students taking certificate, diploma, or degree programs with a direct focus in Indigenous Language Revitalization studies are eligible for this scholarship, which will be awarded only once for each program. 

Applications will be judged according to criteria outlined below:

  • Applicants that have indicated they plan to return to the NWT to pursue a career in Indigenous language revitalization; and
  • Applicants that can already demonstrate a commitment to Indigenous language revitalization.

Applicants must ensure all information is complete and accurate and all requirements listed in the Part I of the application are submitted to the Department of ECE by the deadline.

Deadlines:  April 1 and November 1 of each calendar year.

Scholarship Application Form