Municipal Scholarship Award

Association of Yukon Communities’ Scholarships for Municipal Studies

2019 Scholarship Application

2018 Scholarship Recipients: Michael MacLean and Clare Huffman

Dear Tara Wheeler and the Association of Yukon Communities,

I want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for support in my studies towards my

Masters of Environmental Design Studies - Design Build. Your financial aid is helping me

pay my tuition and in turn, give me the skills and opportunity I need to work opening a design

firm that can help develop northern communities in a collaborative community-focused way. I

thank you for seeing how my education can potentially benefit Yukon communities and


Further to my master's coursework, this scholarship is indirectly supporting my thesis

projects taking place in Dawson City January - February 2019. These projects focus on

designing and building for and with the community to create place-sensitive and locally

relevant work. The goal is to create a design-build process that allows the community to

better directly and indirectly influence end project outcomes.


Michael MacLean, BFA

MEDS - Design-Build Candidate | Dalhousie University
​Dear Tara& all of AYC,

Thank you kindly for selecting me as a recipient of the 2018 municipal scholarship.  I am humbled that my work at Royal Roads is seen as beneficial to Dawson & the Yukon.  I have used this scholarship to pay a portion of my year 1 tuition.

Best wishes in the holiday season

Clare Huffman


Association of Yukon Communities 2019 Scholarships in Municipal Studies


The Association of Yukon Communities offers two annual scholarships in the amount of $500.00 each for Yukon students studying towards a career in Municipal Government. Other eligible candidates are Municipal Staff and Elected Officials who are currently working for a Municipality or Local Advisory Council.


  • Applications will be accepted from Yukoners who are students of post secondary institutions or are municipal employees or elected officials of local governments who are taking a course of studies toward a career in municipal government and management.
  • Applications will be received until September 30, 2019.
  • preference will be given to those that have not received other financial assistance

Apply to:

Association of Yukon Communities
#140 – 2237 2nd Avenue
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 0K7
Phone - 867-668-4388
Fax - 867-668-7574

June 16, 2008 (Whitehorse, Yukon) – The Association of Yukon Communities will award two scholarships annually for municipal studies.

At its Annual General Meeting in April, the membership of the Association directed the establishment of two scholarships of $500 each for students of post secondary institutions who are studying towards a career in a municipal setting. Other eligible candidates are municipal staff and elected officials who are currently working for a municipality or an local advisory council.

The Past President of the Association and Mayor of Whitehorse, Bev Buckway, said: “We believe that the scholarships will promote the study of municipal affairs and benefit Yukon communities. The Association is already involved in partnership programs with the Department of Education to increase the capacity of local governments to provide for their residents and these scholarships will complement that effort”.

Currently the Association administers the Community Training Trust, which subsidizes training for elected officials and staff of First Nations and local governments, and manages a Northern Strategy Trust project, which is designed to develop capacity in First Nation and local governments. Partners in these programs are the Community Training Trust Society and the Department of Education.