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$290,000 in NIC scholarships and bursaries now available

Don’t miss your opportunity to apply for $290,000 in scholarships and bursaries available now at NIC
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Campbell River students can now apply for their share of $290

Campbell River students can now apply for their share of $290,000 in NIC scholarships and bursaries.

The online award application process closes April 30, 2017.

With one online application, students could be eligible for awards based on their academic performance, financial need, career interests or community involvement.

“When we support the dreams of our students, we give them a chance to build a solid future for themselves and their families,” said Robert Buckley, NIC Foundation Board Chair and donor. “In turn, they become our nurses, accountants, teachers, electricians, artists, business owners and so on, supporting the strength and growth of our communities.”

The money represents a significant investment in North Island students and communities and addresses a tangible need.

“NIC students have tremendous talent and potential,” Buckley added. “Helping them achieve their goals is a great honour.”

Since 1991, the NIC Foundation has provided $1.95 million to more than 3,750 students throughout the college region. For many of the students, attending college would not have been possible were it not for this generosity.

A number of Campbell River contributors have demonstrated tremendous ongoing support over the years, including the Campbell River Altrusa Club, Campbell River Dragon Boat Society, Campbell River ElderCollege, Campbell River Hospital Auxiliary, Carl O., Margaret, Carl A.,”Tubby” and Florence Thulin Memorial, Daniel Portmann Memorial, Frame & Co. Injury Law, Grieg Seafood BC Ltd, Lyndon Cross Memorial, Michael Pallan Memorial, Nyrstar Mining Myra Falls Operations, Sealand Aerospace and Sealand Aviation, TL’axsam Memorial Award and Women for Women.

Randall Heidt, NIC’s Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, thanks the growing number of families and organizations for their support.

“These awards help many deserving students each year,” he said. “They are available to students in all programming areas at every NIC campus. Whether you are coming to NIC directly from high school or are retraining for a new career, there’s something for everyone.”

The award application deadline is April 30, 2017. Visit for an awards list and online application form. To assist NIC students or for more information, contact the NIC Foundation at 250-334-5074, visit or email

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