October 2, 2018
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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.
Patti was a community activist who dedicated 28 years to the College, Library, students, and the Academic Workers’ Union. Over the years, Patti was always known for her help to others. She was kind-hearted, and positively influenced and changed the lives of many people. Patti was a friend to many, and dedicated herself to community organizations, and to improving the world. Patti’s spirit of helping people will carry on with this award.
This awards value consists of two parts; $1000.00 cheque from the AWU, and a $1000.00 tuition credit to be used at Coast Mountain College for a student intending to enroll in their second year of studies in an CMTN academic program.
This award is intended to apply to a student engaged in, and committed to, community and/or international work empowering under-represented groups. For example, but not limited to: working in literacy, women’s issues, human rights, student advocacy, labour, First Nations, poverty, and multiculturalism.
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.
Three (3) $500.00 awards will be presented to students enrolled in Trades training programs at NWCC.
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.
The Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia (REFBC) is a philanthropic organization, working to build a healthy, sustainable future for our province. The Foundation’s overall aim is to transform land use attitudes and practices, thus contributing to resilient, healthy communities and natural environments. Our grant programs support progressive initiatives that address current challenges and plan for the future. Four bursaries of $500 each, two (2) in the Fall semester and two (2) in the Winter sesmester, will be made available to students enrolled in the University Credit program at NWCC.
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.
Two scholarships of $750 will be availble for students in the Business Administration program.
Rio Tinto Alcan has established an ongoing bursary fund of $500 per year. This fund is the result of a donation to the Northwest Community College Endowment Fund. Applicants for the Rio Tinto Alcan Bursary must be enrolled in full-time credit programs and must have demonstrated financial need.
For more than 10 years the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Coast Mountain College (CMTN) to offer a unique mentoring program to local students called Rising Stars. Students are matched with Chamber members who have volunteered to become mentors. Mentors and the Chamber introduce students to the local world of business. These valuable opportunities support students’ growth professionally and personally, gaining valuable business contacts and developing self-confidence. Students gain a clear understanding of the viable options for establishing careers or starting a business without leaving the North Coast or for returning after completing post-secondary education elsewhere.
Through the generous support of donors, the CMTN Foundation and the Chamber are able offer the Rising Stars Award to a student who has successfully completed the Rising Stars program. The total value of the award is $1,000. The CMTN Foundation and the Chamber issue $500 each to the recipient.
For more information about the program and how to apply, visit the Prince Rupert & District Chamber of Commerce website.