July 13, 2017
Through a donation to, and matching funds from, Northwest Community College, the Minerva Foundation provides two $2,500 awards for Aboriginal women during each academic year.
Two $500 awards are available to NWCC Millwright and Welding students who demonstrate financial need.
Bursary Program for Houston Area Residents
In 2000/2001 the Morice Community Skills Centre (MCSC) based in Houston, BC, formally integrated its operations with NWCC. The MCSC created a Legacy Fund Bursary program through NWCC. Each year NWCC, through the Morice Community Skills Center Legacy Fund offers bursaries to Houston area adults. The purpose of the MCSC Legacy Fund is to encourage and financially assist adult access and participation in formal learning and skill development. Value of individual awards will be determined on an annual basis.
The Aboriginal Health Department of Northern Health and the First Nations Health Authority, Northern Region, have donated four awards valued at $500 each to Aboriginal or First Nations students studying at Northwest Community College in a health or health-related discipline. The donors are dedicated to their work with the Northern First Nations Health Partnership Committee and as such, provide these awards to illustrate their commitment to implementing the Northern First Nations Health and Wellness Plan, and their wish to support individuals who are also interested in this goal. Successful applicants of the Northern First Nations Health Partnership Committee Health and Wellness Award will be invited to a reception with the donors to celebrate their achievement.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.