In 2015, Catherine (Mamie) Aitken created a permanent community legacy by establishing the Catherine Mary Aitken and Elizabeth Cherry Aitken Fund with the Comox Valley Community Foundation. Her $6 million gift to the foundation has generated $57,500 for scholarships and bursaries for students wishing to attend North Island College in the fall of 2018. These awards are available to students who attended high school in the Comox Valley and are entering or continuing their studies at North Island college on a full time basis.
In two years, this permanent legacy has resulted in almost $100,000 in scholarships and bursaries for local students. Through the power of endowment, this gift will continue to grow, creating a lasting tribute that will benefit students for generations to come.
Students can apply for this award now. Applications can be filled out using the North Island College application process and are open until April 25, 2018 https://www.nic.bc.ca/financial-support/
For more information about the Comox Valley Community Foundation, please visit www.cvcfoundation.org