More NIC awards available in the Comox Valley this year

North Island College has more than 400 awards, valued at up to $5,000 each, available this year

Comox Valley students have one week left to apply for a record number of scholarships and bursaries available to students interested in attending North Island College next year.

NIC has more than 415 awards, valued at up to $5,000 each, available to students this year. The total – coming in at more than $375,000 is up significantly from last year’s $290,000 award total.

The awards are available to students coming directly from high school, students retraining for a new career as well as those who are in the middle of programs or graduating.

With one online application, students become eligible for hundreds of awards based on their academic performance, financial need, career interests or community involvement.

Lisa Moyes, NIC Foundation board chair and donor knows the difference the awards can make to students and communities.

“When we support our students’ dreams, we give them a chance to build a solid future for themselves and their families,” Moyes said. “In turn, they become our nurses, accountants, teachers, electricians, artists and business owners, supporting the strength and growth of our communities.”

The money represents a significant investment in North Island students and communities and addresses a tangible need.

Since 1991, the NIC Foundation has provided almost $3 million to more than 4,000 students throughout the region. For many students, attending college would not have been possible were it not for this generosity.

The award application deadline is April 25. Visit foundation.nic.bc.ca/students for an awards list and online application form.

To learn how you can assist NIC students or for more information, contact the NIC Foundation at 250-334-5040 or 250-334-5249.

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