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NWCC Awards, Bursaries & Scholorships

The NIRS was founded to promote, encourage and advance the awareness, knowledge and appreciation of economic development in B.C., particularly in the northern area of the province. Through a donation to our Endowment Fund, the Institute provides four $250 bursaries for students enrolled in Business Administration, University Transfer (pre-Commerce and Sciences), Tourism and Entrepreneurial related programs. Funds are provided to help students continue their education, recipients must re-enrol in the Fall semester to redeem the award. Enrolment can be with any recognized institution. Instructors will submit nominations to the Financial Awards Committee for final selection.

$250.00
Deadline:
April 1

The NIRS was founded to promote, encourage and advance the awareness, knowledge and appreciation of economic development in B.C., particularly in the northern area of the province. Through a donation to our Endowment Fund, the Institute provides two $500 scholarships for students enrolled in Business Administration, University Transfer (pre-Commerce and Sciences), Tourism and Entrepreneurial related programs. As funds are provided to help students continue their education, recipients must re-enrol in the Fall semester to redeem the award. Enrolment can be with any recognized institution. Instructors will submit nominations to the Financial Awards Committee for final selection.

$500.00
Deadline:
April 1

Northern Savings Credit Union will sponsor four awards annually each valued at $1000. The purpose of the awards is to assist students who are furthering their education at Northwest Community College (NWCC). Northern Savings recognizes NWCC’s contributions to sustained economic and social development in British Columbia through its creation of innovative programs that are unique to northwest B.C., distinctive in design, and which are shaped to fit economic, social, environmental, and cultural needs of people and communities in the northwest region. 

Currently, Northern Savings is offering awards for students enrolled in the Applied Coastal Ecology Program  and the Professional Cook program. Graduates of these unique, community-based programs will be well positioned to live and work in the northwest.

$1 000.00
Deadline:
November 15

Northwest Community College offers 11 annual Entrance Scholarships of $2000 to applicants from publicly funded schools within the region served by Northwest Community College . Scholarships will be designated for the communities of Haida Gwaii, Hazelton, Houston , Kitimat, the Nass Valley , Prince Rupert (2) Smithers, Stewart and Terrace (2). 

Selection will be based on the highest GPA's obtained by Entrance Scholarship applicants from each of the above communities. The applicants' school and community contributions will be considered. 

To apply, submit an NWCC Entrance Scholarship Application form and a transcript of grade 11 and 12 grades. Applicants who are still completing their final high school semester must submit an Interim Transcript issued by their high school. Sealed Official Transcripts must follow one final grades are posted. Submit applications to: 

The Financial Awards Committee 
Northwest Community College 
5331 McConnell Avenue 
Terrace , BC V8G 4X2 

$2 000.00
Deadline:
May 31

This award is for students enrolled in a NWCC Trades Foundation program.

  • 4 awards of $750 will be awarded after October 1
  • 4 awards of $750 will be awarded after February 15

 

$750.00
Deadline:
October 1 & February 15

Open Shop Construction Industry Education Bursary will go to any Trades Foundation students currently enrolled in one of the following foundation trades programs at NWCC: Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing.

$500.00

Patrick J. Hayes was a Career and College Preparation instructor, employed with Northwest Community College for 23+ years. He worked in the Terrace-Kitimat area from 1975 to 1978 until he moved to Hazelton where he worked at the campus there from 1978 to 1999. Pat encouraged many students over the years to pursue their education goals. He would always say, “Focus – you are a winner, and I know you can do it!” 
A $500 award is available each year to a student who has completed Career and College Preparation and is pursing higher educational goals at any recognized post secondary institution. To receive the award you must submit proof of enrolment to this office by September 30. Preference will be given to Career and College Preperation students from the Hazelton campus.

$500.00
Deadline:
Jun 30

This $500 scholarship was created to provide a continuing memorial to Peter’s continual striving for opportunities for academic education and excellence in this region among the many students he taught. The scholarship will be awarded to the student who achieves the highest grade point average in full-time, first-year University Credit Arts studies at NWCC.
 

$500.00
Deadline:
May 1

The Rotary Club of Prince Rupert, through a donation to Northwest Community College Endowment Fund, has established an ongoing bursary fund of $250 per year. The first priority for awarding this money will be to full-time credit students attending class at the Prince Rupert campus or to Prince Rupert students attending programs in Terrace. Students from other areas would be eligible if the award was not made in the first semester to a Prince Rupert student.

$250.00
Deadline:
October 1

Rhena Gardiner was an Early Childhood Education (ECE) faculty member who passed away several years ago. In her memory, AWU presents an award to a student who demonstrates maturity and commitment to their studies and who has a particular interest in supporting children with special needs. 

Deadline:
May 1

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