NIC scholarships and bursaries up for grabs

The NIC Foundation have begun accepting applications for $270,000 in scholarships and bursaries from new, continuing and graduating students.

There are 350 awards of up to $3,000 each available in 2016 to help these students achieve their academic and career goals, according to NIC Foundation executive director Susan Auchterlonie. With one online application, students could be eligible for awards based on their academic performance, financial need, career interests or community involvement.

New awards this year include the Sealand Aviation and Sealand Aerospace Awards, the Rodgers Family Excellence in Nursing Scholarship, the North Island Employment Foundation Society Award, the Kelly John Memorial Bursary, the Dorothy & Ralph Scott Memorial Bursary and a number of new Business Excellence Awards, created by NIC business administration alumni and the community’s business leaders.

The award application deadline is April 30, 2016. For an awards list and online application form visit

Workshops to assist applicants are being held at the Campbell River, Port Alberni and Comox Valley campuses, starting with one on March 10 in Campbell River from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m (use the C-Wing entrance). Students unable to make the workshop, or want more information should contact Jane Hay at 250-334-5074 or visit