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. 


2019 Studentship

The 2019 Edets’seèhdzà studentship was awarded to Allison Forbes, fourth-year nursing student at Aurora College. Read more about Allison.

Allison's reflections on her summer of field research.


How to Apply

The deadline for the next competition will be announced in winter 2020. 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.

Download the application form: 

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 please contact Lianne Mantla-Look at liannemantlalook@tlicho.com.