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Students enrolling in NIC could get $30,000 to support their education

Freshman North Island College students could get up to $30,000 in bursaries.

According to the college, members of their board will present the Dr. Allan Duncan Pritchard Legacy Bursary awards in award ceremonies at secondary schools on Vancouver Island.

The bursary is named after Pritchard, who was a writer, historian, expert on architecture, and philanthropist known for donating to the Courtenay Museum and University of Toronto.

They say the goal is to financially support students enrolling into the college.

Executive director of the North Island College foundation Diane Naugler says as the cost of living rises, bursaries are more important than ever for students.

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“Receiving a scholarship or bursary at the start of a student’s journey tells them that their community is behind them and is confident about their future achievements.”

The college adds the money will be spread out to help students for several years, with students able to get $1,000 for enrolling.

Eligible schools for these awards include Courtenay, Campbell River, Powell River, Parksville, Port Hardy, Ucluelet, and Zeballos.

For the full list of schools, click here.

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