"One of the biggest challenges as a graduate student is the uncertainty of funding during the degree. A master's degree in engineering requires a 2-3 year commitment to research and studies at the university, with the majority of the financial support coming from scholarships. The NAPEG graduate student scholarship helps me immensely with living expenses, and their support allows me to fully focus on my work and alleviates much of the pressure associated with funding. Knowing that the Northwest Territories and Nunavut support and encourage graduate degrees in engineering is very motivating and I truly hope that this support encourages other northern engineers to pursue similar levels of education." Alexander Hunt
General Information on the NAPEG Education Foundation Scholarship for Graduate Studies
The Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (NAPEG) Education Foundation may award up to two scholarships per year in the amount of seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500.00) each. The purpose is to provide financial assistance to Northwest Territories or Nunavut resident member engineers and geoscientists who are furthering their studies in engineering or geoscience.
NAPEG encourages the achievement of excellence in the engineering and geosciences professions through the promotion of advanced studies and research programs by providing financial assistance to engineers and geoscientists returning to university for further study in a Masters or PhD program.
The objectives of the scholarships are to:
promote the professions of Engineering and Geoscience to the Northwest Territories and Nunavut residents as established and respected careers;
recognize and financially assist NAPEG members enrolled in a recognized program leading to a post-graduate university degree in engineering or geoscience; and
increase public awareness of NAPEG as an organization actively concerned about encouraging all people in the engineering and geoscience professions, present and future community leadership through its membership, and the continued growth of the professions in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.