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NEWS: Nunavut September 11, 2017 - 10:00 am

Nunavut law school student wins QIA’s Amagoalik scholarship

"Education will give young people the tools they need to be tomorrow’s leaders"

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Nastania Mullin is this year's recipient of the 2017-2018 John Amagoalik Scholarship which honours the efforts of Amagoalik towards the betterment of Inuit in Nunavut.
Nastania Mullin is this year's recipient of the 2017-2018 John Amagoalik Scholarship which honours the efforts of Amagoalik towards the betterment of Inuit in Nunavut.

A student entering the Akitsiraq Nunavut law school program this month, Nastania Mullin of Resolute Bay, is this year’s recipient of the of the 2017-18 John Amagoalik Scholarship.

The scholarship, awarded by the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, honours the efforts that longtime politician Amagoalik made towards the betterment of Inuit in Nunavut.

“I am pleased to see that young students, like Nastania Mullin, are continuing the legacy of the work started by my generation to build Nunavut as a strong, independent and prosperous region,” Amagoalik said in a QIA release.
. “Education will give young people the tools they need to be tomorrow’s leaders and with this QIA scholarship we’re giving students like Nastania Mullin assistance to pursue their dreams.”

The annual scholarship, announced by the QIA Sept. 6, will provide Mullin with $5,000 towards his studies in the Juris Doctor Program at the University of Saskatchewan offered at Nunavut Arctic College this September.

“This scholarship is going to be a big help to me as I transition from full-time work to law school, especially because I’m a single father,” said Mullin, speaking about the scholarship in this video.

Mullin, the father of three children, now lives in Iqaluit, where, before starting his law studies, he served as a manager in the Government of Nunavut’s devolution secretariat.

In Mullin’s winning essay, part of his scholarship application, Mullin made the connection between his work on devolution and Amagoalik’s work on the negotiating team that created Nunavut.

“Devolution is the next step in the process,” Mullin wrote.

The John Amagoalik Scholarship is available to Inuit students from the Qikiqtani region pursuing post-secondary education, with the QIA prioritizing applications from post-secondary students entering a field that promotes Inuit language and culture.

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(6) Comments:

#1. Posted by Someone on September 11, 2017

Congrats to Nastania on winning this scholarship, but I wonder how they come across this choice.  I believe there are other people in need of this money to go towards their schooling more, perhaps other people with less financial stability.  Anyways, congrats.

#2. Posted by Free on September 11, 2017

To Someone (#1)

I think Scholarships are also used to recognize excellence, not just to accommodate “people in need of this money… more”... so maybe that’s why?  Maybe the selection committee thought he was “the best”

#3. Posted by Diana on September 11, 2017

Congratulations Nastan! I’m proud of you, keep up the hard work!
#1 Your comment is heartless, selfish & rude! How can you think someone is more deserving, just be happy for one and other. You don’t come across funding, You apply for it. You say “congrats” but really, your trying to rain on his parade!

#4. Posted by Definitions are Important on September 11, 2017

To Poster #1:

Scholarships are money awards you get for your academic performance (high grades) or other achievements.

Grants are money awards you get based on high grades or financial need. You can also receive a grant when you carry out academic research projects.

Bursaries are money awards you get based on your financial needs.

#5. Posted by Proud of you on September 12, 2017

Great job Nastan,

You always have helping other Inuit in mind and you’ve always been oriented on results. That’s what the support in the form of this scholarship is for.

#6. Posted by inumarii on September 12, 2017

Congratulations Nastania!!!well deserved, good luck, keep up the hard work!

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