The Nunavut Wildlife Management Board (NWMB) initiated the Jorgen Bolt Memorial Award in 2021 to recognize Jorgen's contributions to wildlife management in Nunavut. Jorgen was appointed to the Board by the Government of Nunavut-Department of Environment in 2017. During his time with the Board, Jorgen served with dedication and earnestness to ensure that future generations will be able to experience the land as he did.

The annual $10,000 award is split between two (2) successful applicants ($5,000 each) and is designed to assist students from Nunavut in obtaining an education in wildlife, wildlife management or the application of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit in wildlife management, which will then be applied to future work in Nunavut.

The deadline for submitting the application for 2022 is September 20, 2022.

Questions? Email or call us at 867-975-7300


You can download the application forms below:

Jorgen Bolt Award Application Form (Inuktitut)

Jorgen Bolt Award Application Form (English)


Criteria for Eligibility:

1. Applicant must be entering or continuing with post-secondary education that goes towards a degree, diploma or certificate in wildlife, wildlife management or the application of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit in wildlife management in Nunavut.

2. Applicant must currently be a resident of Nunavut and have resided in the territory for at least the past two (2) years.

3. The applicant must demonstrate a minimum academic achievement of 65% overall academic record.


2021 Recipients of the Jorgen Bolt Memorial Award

Brandon Ipkarnek

Danielle Adjun

Sharlyne Umphrey




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