Early Learning and Child Care Scholarships

Northwest Territories
September 15, 2024

Early Learning and Child Care Scholarships are awarded to Northwest Territories (NWT) part-time and full-time post-secondary students enrolled in a diploma or degree program in early childhood development to assist with costs associated with pursuing their education.

Available funding:

  • Part-time students can apply for up to $500 per course, to a maximum of up to $2,500 per school year.
  • Full-time students can apply for $5,000 per school year.

How to Apply

  • Be an NWT resident.
  • Be a part-time or full-time student attending an accredited post-secondary institution in-person or online.
  • Enrolled in a diploma or degree program with a direct focus in early childhood development.

To apply:

  1. Complete the application and prepare your supporting documents.
  2. Submit your completed application before the deadline to earlylearning@gov.nt.ca.

Questions about applying for a scholarship can be emailed to earlylearning@gov.nt.ca.

Preference may be given to those:

  • Are enrolled in their first year of study.
  • Who have not received an Early Learning and Child Care Scholarship before.
  • From a small NWT community (any community other then Hay River, Fort Smith, Fort Simpson, Inuvik, Norman Wells, or Yellowknife).
  • Planning on returning to the NWT after graduation to pursue a career in early childhood development.
  • Part-time applicants currently working in licensed early learning and child care programs.