Edets’seèhdzà Studentship

The Edets’seèhdzà studentship supports an Aurora College student to be involved in health research during their studies. The award provides a $20,000 stipend for students interested in participating in a health research project over the summer months (full-time) or during the school year (part-time). 

Edets’seèhdzà means stepping forward to challenge yourself in the Tlicho language. 

How to Apply

The application package is made up of the following:

  • Completed application form
  • Letter of intent (one page) describing how you meet each of the eligibility requirements (listed below)
  • Essay (two pages maximum) describing your goals and how participating in a research project would help you meet your goal and contribute to health and wellness priorities of Indigenous people in the NWT
  • Two letters of reference from current or former instructors or supervisors that you have worked with in the last three years.

Deadline: March 15, 2019
Notice of Decision: April 2019
Start date: Flexible, depending on the project and the student schedule

Download the application form: 

Interested eligible applicants may submit a completed application via e-mail, subject: Edets'seèhdzà Studentship Award, to Bambi Amos at Bambi.Amos@auroracollege.nt.ca by the application deadline.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be a student in good-standing at Aurora College (any program of study eligible) and returning to school in September 2019, and should have an academic average of 75% or higher;
  • Interest in health and wellness careers and / or Indigenous health research in the Northwest Territories;
  • Identify ability to travel within the NWT including any personal circumstances restricting travel. Such circumstances will not be a detriment to competitiveness in the application process, but would be required to determine project placement;
  • Demonstrated superior interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills;
  • Current or proposed involvement in an NWT Indigenous health-research project OR willingness to be matched with an existing Indigenous health-research project in the NWT.

For questions about the studentship or application process please contact Amanda Chaulk, Manager, Capacity and Training for Hotıì ts’eeda, at Amanda.Chaulk@gwichintribal.ca.