We provide financial assistance for northerners pursuing their education goals through a variety of scholarship programs.
We support a scholarship fund (with three annual scholarships) at the Yellowknife Community Foundation and, in 2018, funded a new scholarship for women in the NWT and Kitikmeot region to pursue post-secondary education in science, technology, engineering and math programs.
We also support scholarships for students nominated by P.W Kaeser, Diamond Jenness Secondary School, St. Patrick High School, and Ecole Sir John Franklin High School who are entering post-secondary studies. And there are two Diavik scholarships available at Aurora College, with a focus on the Environment and Natural Resources Technology Program.
Applications for our two scholarship programs, Children of Diavik Employees and Post-secondary Scholarships, are accepted annually in August.
Additionally, through our Participation Agreements (PA), we are providing scholarship funds to our PA partners to administer for their members.
In response to COVID-19 and the increased financial pressures on post-secondary students, we have doubled the scholarship amounts for successful recipients in 2020.