The Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship brings together young northerners, aged 25 to 35, who want to build a strong North that benefits northerners. If you are interested in becoming a candidate for the next cohort, we encourage you to browse through our website and download the program brochure to learn more about the Fellowship.
To be eligible for the Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship, candidates must be:
The Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship requires a substantial time commitment from participants. At a minimum, applicants should be prepared to commit to the following:
Participants may be employed, unemployed, full- or part-time students. Applicants will be required to provide proof of employer or educational institution support of their participation in the Fellowship as a professional development opportunity, and acceptance of the applicant’s commitment to meet Fellowship requirements. Successful candidates will be requested to participate in in-person interviews.
Ideal candidates will demonstrate a commitment to the North and to Arctic issues through a combination of life experience, education, work, and volunteer activities. Specifically, candidates are evaluated and selected on the basis of the following criteria, which are weighted equally by the selection committees:
A history of community engagement as demonstrated through volunteering, engagement with aboriginal governments, bands, or non-profit organizations, etc
An interest in public policy and activism as an effective means to positive change
Knowledge of issues facing the North
Demonstration of leadership potential
Ability to fulfill the program requirements and stay engaged in the program for years to come
Overall quality of the application