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YITIS IT Student Scholarship, 2nd Round January 06, 2016 at 11:25 am

The Yukon Information Technology Industry Society (YITIS) is currently offering financial support, in the form of a scholarship, to Yukon students under the age of 25 who are currently studying at, or have received a notice of acceptance from, any recognized university, college or technical institute, an engaged in a course of study in an information technology field.

This program is now entering its second round for the period of January through June. Up to three candidates will be selected for a scholarship of up to $1,000 each. The purpose, requirements and application procedure for this scholarship are described below. Please note that students who successfully applied for assistance in the previous round are not elegable to apply for this second round. They will be elegable to apply for further assistance in the third round, currently slated to open in July of 2016.

If you have any questions please contact us at executivedirector@yitis.ca, or call 867-689-1116.

YITIS Information Technology Student Scholarship

What it is: The Yukon Information Technology Industry Society (YITIS) student scholarship is for Yukon residents who take up a university level course of study in the field of information technology. The society wishes to encourage local youth to pursue careers in the IT industry, and to bring back the skills they acquire in the South to establish those careers in the Yukon. Scholarship Amount:​Between $500 to $1,000 annually, based on number of successful applicants and available funding. Applicants may reapply annually for not more than three years. Who Qualifies: ​To qualify for this scholarship, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

-Be a high school graduate Have been a Yukon resident for not less than 12 months
-Be currently enrolled in a university undergraduate program or technology institute with a significant information technology component.
-Be not older than 25 years of age.
-Have an expressed interest in returning to the Yukon during and after his/her course of study to follow a professional career.


Application Requirements
: ​Applicants may apply by ­email or regular mail to YITIS, providing the following information:

-Evidence of acceptance by the relevant university or technology institute.
-List of IT-related courses currently being studied or to be studied.
-Applicant’s Yukon residential addresses over the past 12 months.
-At least one reference from a previous teacher, employer, or IT professional known to the applicant.
-A brief description of the applicant’s areas of interest in the IT industry, and career ambitions.

When to Apply: Applications must be submitted to YITIS not later than 5:00 pm, January 31, 20016.

How to Apply: ​Applicants can email their applications and scanned or photographed documents and references to executivedirector@yitis.ca. They may also physically mail applications to:

Yukon Information Technology Industry Society
Attention: Executive Director
300­-309 Strickland Street Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2J9

Decision Process: ​A YITIS-­appointed management board will assess all applications and award up to three scholarships to applicants whose backgrounds, interests and career ambitions appear to them to offer the best chances of advancing the interests of the information technology industry in the Yukon. Applicants will be notified of the board’s decisions not later than then end of February, 2016.

 

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