Students in the NIC welding program are only some of many who are supported through the NIC Foundation scholarships. The deadline to apply for these awards is April 25 this year.

Deadline approches for NIC scholarship applications

Record number of awards available for Campbell River students interested in attending NIC next year

Campbell River students interested in attending North Island College (NIC) next year have one week left to apply for a record number of scholarships and bursaries that could help ease the financial burden significantly.

The school has more than 415 awards available this year, valued at up to $5,000 each. The total – coming in at more than $375,000 is up significantly from last year’s $290,000 award total, but the online award application process closes April 25, so anyone interested in aquiring a piece of it should apply sooner rather than later, because the online award application process closes April 25, 2018.

“This is the second year in a row we have more funds available to students than ever before,” says Randall Heidt, NIC vice president of strategic initiatives. “We can’t thank our amazing donors enough for providing these life-changing awards.”

The awards are available to students coming directly from high school, students retraining for a new career as well as those who are in the middle of programs or graduating. With one online application, students become eligible for hundreds of awards based on their academic performance, financial need, career interests or community involvement.

Lisa Moyes, NIC Foundation board chair and donor, knows the difference the awards can make to students and communities.

“When we support our students’ dreams, we give them a chance to build a solid future for themselves and their families,” Moyes says. “In turn, they become our nurses, accountants, teachers, electricians, artists and business owners, supporting the strength and growth of our communities.”

Since 1991, the NIC Foundation has provided almost $3 million to more than 4,000 students throughout the region. For many students, attending college would not have been possible were it not for this generosity.

This year’s awards include four new $1,000 Galaxy Motors bursaries for students entering the Automotive Technician program at the Campbell River campus. In addition, two $1,250 BC Salmon Farmers awards with preference to tourism, hospitality and culinary art students and many other awards to benefit students in almost every program area.

Students can visit foundation.nic.bc.ca/students for an awards list and online application form.

To learn how you can assist NIC students or for more information, contact the NIC Foundation at 250-334-5040 or 250-334-5249.

Just Posted

Let the chips fly!

22nd annual Transformations on the Shore underway at Frank James Park

Campbell River 7-11 robbed at knifepoint

Police are looking for a man after the Dogwood Street 7-11 was… Continue reading

Marine trail planned for Discovery Islands

Agreements with First Nations vital for passage through traditional territories

Marijuana to be legal in Canada Oct. 17: Trudeau

Prime Minister made the announcement during question period in the House of Commons

Conservationists, industry react to fish farm provisions

New provincial regulations to take effect by 2022

In reversal, Trump signs executive order to stop family separation

President had been wrongly insisting he had no choice but to separate families apprehended at border

Trudeau says he can’t imagine Trump damaging U.S. by imposing auto tariffs

New tariffs on Canadian autos entering the U.S. would amount to a self-inflicted wound on the U.S. economy

B.C. inmate gets 2 years in prison for assault on guard

Union rep said inmate sucker punched correctional officer, continued assault after officer fell

Temperature records broken across B.C., again

The first heat wave of the season went out with a bang across the province

Canada’s first national accessibility law tabled in Ottawa

The introduction of the Accessible Canada Act marked a key step towards greater inclusion

Police chief calls for mass casualty plan in Saskatchewan after Broncos crash

Former Saskatoon police chief Clive Weighill said the office was tasked with creating such a plan 13 years ago but none exists

U.S. schools mum on ties to doc in sex abuse inquiry

A now-dead doctor accused of sexual misconduct acted as a team physician at other universities

Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog

Allegedly the team’s mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, rolled out his hot dog launcher

New Jersey forward Taylor Hall wins Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

Vancouver’s Sedin brothers share King Clancy Award for humanitarian efforts

Most Read