Law students receive scholarships

Law students receive scholarships The Yukon Law Foundation is providing $12,800 to eight students for the 2009-10 academic year. Each year, the foundation offers funding for Yukon students to pursue law or law-related studies. The board considers a stud

The Yukon Law Foundation is providing $12,800 to eight students for the 2009-10 academic year.

Each year, the foundation offers funding for Yukon students to pursue law or law-related studies. The board considers a student’s marks, residency, community involvement and financial need when considering applications.

This year, recipients include Nataschaa Chatterton, Breagh Dabbs, Monica Fras, Evan Kelly, Kelly McGill, Sue Kemmett, Kirsten MacDonald and E. Joe Quarton.

The foundation also provides grant funding to organizations for projects related to legal education and research, legal aid services, law reform and the law library.

This year, eight grants were approved to Yukon grantees for a total of almost $110,000.

Funding for grants and scholarships is provided by the Law Foundation through interest it receives on Yukon lawyers’ general trust accounts.

The foundation makes a call for grants twice a year Ð in the spring and fall.

Scholarship applications are received annually in late August or early September for the upcoming academic year.

Yukon Law Foundation

Whitehorse

See more letters page 10.