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Scholarships and Bursaries

NIC Foundation Scholarships and Bursaries

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.

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, North Island College Foundation offers students over $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 based on both academic performance and financial need.

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

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

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

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 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 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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