News June 6, 2014

Legislative Assembly Announces Scholarship Recipients

YELLOWKNIFE (June 6, 2014) – The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, Honourable Jackie Jacobson, and the Yellowknife Community Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly Scholarship.

Tunchai Redvers, of Yellowknife, is currently enrolled in the University of Guelph where she is in a Bachelor of Arts program with a Major in International Development. Ms. Redvers has been involved in various international and community volunteering opportunities. Most recently, she volunteered at an after-school program in Guelph focused on low-income families. This winter, Ms. Redvers will be spending a semester in Guatemala in a program on international and community development.

Trisa Ngo, of Yellowknife, is completing Grade 12 and will graduate from École Sir John Franklin High School this year. She has been accepted into the University of Victoria, where she will work towards her Political Science and Sociology degrees. Ms. Ngo volunteers much of her time to the Salvation Army, the Yellowknife Food Bank, the Relay of Life Foundation, and also coaches youth volleyball.

The scholarship is awarded annually and is intended to assist individuals pursuing post-secondary studies in political science or a related field. 

“This scholarship was designed to support and encourage our students to pursue their academic interest in government and politics, particularly as it pertains to the Northwest Territories. I am pleased to announce the recipients of this scholarship, these young ladies are a benefit to the North and are much deserving of this scholarship,” said Speaker Jacobson.

“We were pleased with the response to our call for applications for this Fund, and look forward to following the careers of Ms. Redvers and Ms. Ngo,” said Charles Dent, President of the Yellowknife Community Foundation. 

The Yellowknife Community Foundation is the leading philanthropic organization in Yellowknife. A registered charity, the Foundation was formed in 1993 to provide residents (and former residents) with a means of supporting projects in our community for the enduring future. The Foundation is not singularly dedicated to any specific area of support. It embodies a simple concept – that people working together can make a difference. Donations to the Foundation are eligible deductions for income tax purposes. The money, invested over time, will continue to have an impact long after the original gift is made. 

For more information, please contact:

Jackie Jacobson, Speaker
Legislative Assembly of the NWT
Phone: 867-669-2234

Charles Dent, President
Yellowknife Community Foundation
Phone: 867-445-3368
E-mail:, or

Colette Langlois, Clerk
Legislative Assembly of the NWT
Phone: 867-669-2299