ElderCollege donates $20,000 to support NIC students

NICF Board Chair Ilona Horgen (right) receives a cheque for $20,000 from Comox Valley ElderCollege at its recent 20th Anniversary celebration.

Comox Valley ElderCollege has marked its 20th anniversary with a $20,000 donation to the North Island College Foundation to support NIC students.

The new bursary will provide $1,000 each year to an NIC student at the Comox Valley campus who is pursuing studies in a health care field working with older adults, with preference for students in the Health Care Assistant certificate program.

“We’re so pleased to be able to support NIC students through this new bursary,” said Michael Syer, chair of Comox Valley ElderCollege. “Our members believe in giving back and supporting young people as they pursue their studies.”

The new CVEC 20th Anniversary Bursary is the third endowed award created by Comox Valley ElderCollege. The Betty Emery Founders Bursary and the Elizabeth Smith Founders Bursary are named after the founders of Comox Valley ElderCollege and support students continuing their studies in a field that relates to working with older adults.

“These awards make a huge difference in the lives of NIC students,” said Ilona Horgen, Chair of the NIC Foundation. “We’re grateful to the Comox Valley ElderCollege members for their continued support of NIC students through these bursaries.”

The NIC Foundation has been advancing student success, education and community growth through NIC for more than 26 years. It supports NIC students through scholarships and bursaries, equips classrooms with current technology and ensures the best possible learning facilities are accessible on the Central and North Island. It envisions a future where every student has the opportunity to pursue post‐secondary education, train for a new career or develop employable skills to support themselves and their families.

To support the NIC Foundation and make a difference in the lives of post‐secondary students, call 250-334-5074 or visit https://foundation.nic.bc.ca.

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