Scholarships for Law Students From the Northwest Territories

The NWT Law Foundation/Graeme Garson Scholarship Fund offers grants to NWT students attending Law School and will financially assist those students with debt reduction or supplement their income when they return to the NWT to work during articles and to continue to practice in the NWT for a total of 2 years after law school.

For qualified applicants the NWT Law Foundation/Graeme Garson Scholarship Fund will award $2000.00 per year for three years while attending law school and is not repayable.

When the student secures an articling position in the NWT and if they continue to work in the area of law in the NWT for an additional year after articles the Fund will assist them in the amount of $7000.00 per year for two years, for an overall commitment of $20,000 per student.

The Fund is open to those able to demonstrate some distinct and valuable commitment or dedication to the NWT and its people. This may be accomplished by any one or more of the following:

  • Residency in the NWT for at least 3 years
  • Attendance at a secondary school in the NWT
  • Intention to return to the NWT after their education is complete
  • Involvement in community activities
  • Leadership qualities
  • Other criteria as determined by the Law Foundation’s Board of Directors
  • Academic standing

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