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Scholarships and Bursaries

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, North Island College Foundation is able to offer students in excess of $230,000 in scholarships and bursaries each year.

  • Scholarships are based on academic standing*
  • Bursaries are funds designed to assist students who demonstrate financial need.**
  • Some awards are a combination of both academic performance and financial need.

*Unless otherwise noted, scholarships are awarded to full-time students taking a minimum of 24 credits.

**Students must meet specific eligibility criteria and must submit an application.

The criteria for each award are different depending on the wishes of the donor and the program or campus to which it relates.

Applying is easier than ever! One online application form automatically enters students for every eligible award.

Scholarships and Bursaries are awarded in the summer and students will be notified by email or by letter mail.

2015 Awards

The updated bursary and scholarship guide and the online application form will be available on February 18, 2015. You must be a registered NIC student to apply.


The North Island College Foundation is pleased to announce funding in the amount of $25,000 to support students participating in study abroad experiences (e.g. field schools, exchange, practicum, etc.). In this first round of funding, a student will be eligible for up to $1500, dependent upon the number of students applying.


  • Student approved through the NIC International Risk Management process to participate in a NIC sanctioned field school or exchange program.
  • Student registered in study abroad experience and have paid deposit.
  • For students learning on an exchange, have a letter of acceptance from the receiving institution.
  • Student required to attend pre-departure seminar with NIC International.

Once awarded, the student will be notified and the funds will be deposited to the student NIC account to support tuition and related costs.

An application form PDF is attached and the deadline for submission is Friday, February 13, 2015.


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 in studying abroad. Successful applicants must clearly demonstrate academic merit as well as significant involvement in their community and/or school.

Scholarships are available to students pursuing study or work abroad programs that are either:

  • A formal part of a BC credential program and/or carry academic credit recognized at a BC educational institution, or;
  • Offer experiential learning opportunities involving language acquisition and/or cultural training.

North Island College has $7,000 remaining to distribute.

Application Deadline: January 30, 2015

The application form leave site is available for print online or from the Financial Aid office.

Submit all applications via email to Doris Funk, , Financial Aid Officer, Comox Valley campus.

Medal Awards

Every academic year, two prestigious medal awards are given to exceptional NIC students.

  • The Governor General’s Collegiate Bronze Academic Medal Leave site goes to the student with the highest academic standing in a University Studies program. No application is required.
  • The Lieutenant-Governor’s Silver Medal is awarded to students in vocational or career programs less than two years long who have excelled in their studies and have contributed in a positive way to the life of the college or of the community.

Application Deadline: April 12, 2014

The application form pdf icon is available for print online or from the Financial Aid office.


Erin Petersen
Development Officer
250-334-5000 ext: 4039

Jolean Finnerty
Development Assistant
250-334-5000 ext 5233