Athabasca Student Scholarships

Posted on September 22, 2021 in Giving Back. Tags: Explorer Newsletter Fall 2021 |

QM Points provided $42,000 in student scholarships to students from the Athabasca region. This is the second year of the program. Congratulations to this year’s recipients! Each will receive $3,500:


Kendal Merasty
Michelle Zink
Vanessa Rennie
Keesha Martin
Shanelle Echodh
Terri Anne Randhile
Darlene Sandypoint
Myra Ann McKenzie
Darian Joseyounen
Rebecca Strong
Allison Strong
Cherilyn Joseyounen

Ya’thi Néné Land and Resource Office has offered scholarships for Athabasca students since 2017. Applications are due on July 31 each year. To qualify, students must be enrolled as a full-time student and can be in any type of post-secondary program. $60,000 in scholarships were awarded in 2021 to 23 recipients, with Cameco/Orano, Ya’thi Néné, and Athabasca Basin Development providing contributions.

“We are pleased to offer scholarships to post-secondary students from the Athabasca region,” says Garrett Schmidt, Executive Director for Ya’thi Néné Land and Resource Office. “This is the fifth year for scholarships and we are excited to award scholarships to so many bright and deserving young students from the Athabasca region.”

Scholarship winners were determined by the Ya’thi Néné Scholarship Committee. Athabasca Basin Development is proud to support this initiative in the amount of $10,000 in 2021 and has been a sponsor for the past four years. Winners are announced on www.yathinene.ca.