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NIC Foundation Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarships and Bursaries

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, North Island College Foundation is able to offer students in excess of $250,000 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.

2015 NIC Foundation Awards

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

Click here to get started on your NIC Foundation bursary and scholarship application.

The Awards application deadline is April 30, 2015. You must be a registered NIC student to apply.

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

Other Scholarships and Bursaries

Irving K Barber International Scholarships 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.

The 2015 application deadline has now passed. If you would like additional information about these scholarships, please email Doris Funk, Financial Aid Officer, Comox Valley campus.

BC Aboriginal Student Award & Aboriginal Teacher Education Award

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 residents of Aboriginal ancestry who have been active in their school or community and are planning to study in:

  • An approved trades training or apprenticeship program,
  • A certificate or diploma program,
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree program, or
  • A teacher education program, leading to certification by the BC Teachers’ Council.

Apply before March 31st, 2015. Details are available at: leave site

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, 2015. Exact date to be announced.

The application form is available from the Financial Aid office.

Erin Petersen
Development Officer
250-334-5000 ext: 4039
Jolean Finnerty
Development Assistant
250-334-5000 ext 4017

NIC Foundation 2015 Scholarships & Bursaries
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