More NIC awards available in Campbell River this year

Campbell River students can now apply for their share of $375,000 in NIC scholarships and bursaries. The online award application process closes April 25, 2018.

Campbell River students have one week left to apply for a record number of scholarships and bursaries available to students interested in attending North Island College next year.

NIC has more than 415 awards, valued at up to $5,000 each to students, available this year.  The total – coming in at more than $375,000 is up significantly from last year’s $290,000 award total.

“This is the second year in a row we have more funds available to students than ever before,” said Randall Heidt, NIC vice president of strategic initiatives. “We can’t thank our amazing donors enough for providing these life-changing awards.”

The awards are available to students coming directly from high school, students retraining for a new career as well as those who are in the middle of programs or graduating. 

With one online application, students become eligible for hundreds of awards based on their academic performance, financial need, career interests or community involvement.

Lisa Moyes, NIC Foundation board chair and donor knows the difference the awards can make to students and communities.

“When we support our students’ dreams, we give them a chance to build a solid future for themselves and their families,” Moyes said. “In turn, they become our nurses, accountants, teachers, electricians, artists and business owners, supporting the strength and growth of our communities.”

The money represents a significant investment in North Island students and communities and addresses a tangible need.

Since 1991, the NIC Foundation has provided almost $3 million to more than 4,000 students throughout the region. For many students, attending college would not have been possible were it not for this generosity.

This year’s awards include four new $1,000 Galaxy Motors bursaries for students entering the Automotive Technician program at the Campbell River campus. In addition, two $1,250 BC Salmon Farmers awards with preference to tourism, hospitality and culinary art students and many other awards to benefit students in almost every program area.

The award application deadline is April 25, 2018. Visit foundation.nic.bc.ca/students for an awards list and online application form.

To learn how you can assist NIC students or for more information, contact the NIC Foundation at 250-334-5040 or 250-334-5249.

Media Contact
Christiana Wiens
Media Liaison, North Island College
O. 250-334-5280 | M. 250-218-4097
christiana.wiens@nic.bc.ca

Media Contact
Christiana Wiens
Media Liaison, North Island College
O. 250-334-5280 | M. 250-218-4097

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