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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 $250,000 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 $2000 cash. 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.

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 2016 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 leave site.

Applications must be submitted online by Monday, February 29, 2016 at 5 pm.

If you would like additional information about these scholarships, please email Doris Funk, Financial Aid Officer, Comox Valley campus.

Ike Barber Transfer Scholarships

The Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship Program Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship is open to students who, after completing one or two years of study at an eligible sending institution, will transfer their credits into full-time studies at another public post-secondary institution in BC to complete their degree, and:

  • have completed one year of full-time studies with a minimum of 30 transferable credits at a BC public post-secondary institution (regardless of whether the particular credits transfer into their specific program) and who must transfer in order to complete their degrees
  • or, have completed two years of full-time studies with a minimum of 54 transferable credits at a BC public post-secondary institution (regardless of whether the particular credits transfer into their specific program) and who elect to transfer in order to complete their degrees

and:

  • have at least a B+ GPA on the best 30 credits, if transferring after one year, or on the best 54 credits, if transferring after two years.
  • are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, convention refugees, or protected persons living in Canada;
  • are residents of British Columbia, defined as having a primary residency at an address in BC for at least the past 12 consecutive months as of the application deadline;
  • have clearly demonstrated significant volunteer community/school involvement, supported by two references submitted with the application; and
  • are beginning full-time studies at a new school between May 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017. (Full time is defined as 60% of a full course load.)

Successful applicants must clearly demonstrate academic merit as well as significant involvement in their community and/or school. The award is valued at $5,000 and is open to students who: The 2016 transfer scholarship program is now open. The deadline is February 15, 2016. If you would like additional information about these scholarships, please email Doris Funk, Financial Aid Officer, Comox Valley campus.

Irving K Barber International Scholarships

The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society leave site, 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;

The 2016 application deadline is February 15, 2016. 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 leave site.

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 2016 application deadline is April 1, 2016. If you would like additional information about these scholarships, please email Doris Funk, Financial Aid Officer, Comox Valley campus.

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