Scholarships and Bursaries
NIC Foundation Scholarships and Bursaries
Every year, as a new, continuing or graduating NIC student, you are eligible to apply for more than $290,000 in scholarships and bursaries to help pay for college. These generous financial awards are made possible through the NIC Foundation by friends of North Island College who believe in the importance of education, and who want to ensure that finances don’t stand between you and your career goals.
Only one application is required to be considered for more than 350 NIC Foundation awards, which range in value from $100 to more than $3000. Scholarships are awarded for outstanding achievement while bursaries are based on financial need.
Search all the awards available through our online Scholarships & Bursaries booklet. Award descriptions are sorted by student type and program area to help you quickly find out which awards you may be eligible to receive.
You can apply for NIC Foundation scholarships and bursaries between March and April 30th each year.
Visit NIC Foundation website to learn more about our awards program.
External Scholarships and Bursaries
BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) Scholarships
Students who are related to BCGEU members and are entering recognized programs in post-secondary institutions in 2017 are eligible for scholarships. The BCGEU is open to both full and part-time students with a total of $45,000 being awarded. $3,000 will be awarded to full-time students and $2,000 to part-time students.
Please note the BCGEU recognizes students with an IEP (Individual Education Plan) may want to enter post-secondary programs but find it difficult to write the answers to the two essay questions provided in the applications. As such, students are allowed to submit their answers using an audio format.
Details of the scholarship program, including eligibility requirements and application information, can be found at the BCGEU website .
Applications must be submitted online by Sunday March 12, 2017.
Irving K Barber International Scholarships
The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society , in partnership with the Victoria Foundation, hosts a suite of international scholarships designed to support students from BC who:
are enrolled in an academic program at a public BC post-secondary institution leading to a credential that requires at least one year of full-time study and have been accepted into an eligible study or work abroad program;
have demonstrated extracurricular community involvement and academic standing suitable to an overseas study/work program;
are residents of British Columbia, defined as having had a primary residence at an address in the province for at least the past 12 consecutive months prior to application deadline;
If you would like additional information about these scholarships, please email Doris Funk, Financial Aid Officer, Comox Valley campus.
BC Aboriginal Student Award Scholarship
Open doors and go places with a BC Aboriginal Student Award or Aboriginal Teacher Education Award .
The Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society is offering awards of $1,000 - $5,000 for Aboriginal learners. The program is open to BC students of Aboriginal ancestry who:
plan to study in a program with a minimum length of 9 weeks leading to a post-secondary credential;
are First Nations, Inuit or Metis;
are residents of British Columbia, defined as having had a primary residence at an address in the province for at least the past 12 consecutive months prior to application deadline.
The 2017 application deadline is May 31, 2017. If you would like additional information about these scholarships, please email Doris Funk, Financial Aid Officer, Comox Valley campus.
NIC Foundation 2017 Scholarships & Bursaries
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