The Inuvialuit Education Foundation (IEF) is a registered charitable organization that was established in 1990 that works to accomplish three specific goals.
- To increase the number of beneficiaries accessing and completing post-secondary education.
- To support the overall goals of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement, enabling beneficiaries to be equal and meaningful participants in the northern economy.
- To establish specific educational assistance goals and programs linked to beneficiary recruitment and career development within Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC), Inuvialuit Development Corporation and subsidiaries.
Education & Training staff visit each community at least once a year to meet with beneficiaries during career fairs, graduations, corporate tours, as well as specific visits for post-secondary education application assistance.
The foundation provides educational assistance and encouragement to Inuvialuit students through a number of available programs.
A financial assistance program for Inuvialuit beneficiaries pursuing full-time post-secondary education in diploma or degree programs. To receive funding, Inuvialuit students must achieve and maintain a 70 per cent or better average.
Mature students who do not have transcripts available within the previous five years are eligible for one semester, after which they must present a transcript.
Multiple scholarship opportunities that promote beneficiaries to further their education at the post-secondary level are available. The main focus of the scholarships is to offer encouragement and financial rewards to Inuvialuit students who achieve a 75 per cent or higher average.
IEF offers funding to schools, communities and individuals student for group After School Tutoring programs. Tutors for students at all levels (including upgrading and post-secondary) are available. Tutoring availability is dependant on need, instructor recommendations and the availability of qualified tutors.
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