Upcoming Awards and Application Forms

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Below is a list of entrance awards available to students:

The deadline for our General Awards (available to all currently registered students) is January 25th of each year.

Those applying for an entrance award must fill out a separate General Entrance Award Application form (link below) for each award they are applying for.


2017/2018 Entrance and New Student Awards

Deadlines vary

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Deadline: June 30, 2017

BC Hydro Trades & Skilled Training Award 

Deadline: March 31, June 30, August 31, November 30th

Award Value: Varies (up to $5,000)

Student Eligibility: Any student enrolling in one of the following programs:

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
  • Automotive Service Technician Foundation and Apprenticeship
  • Carpentry Foundation Level 1 & 2 and Apprenticeship
  • Commercial Transport Technician Apprenticeship
  • Cook Professional Level 1 & 2
  • Early Childhood Education and Care Diploma (Part-time students are eligible)
  • Electrician Foundation and Apprenticeship
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship
  • Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation and Level 1 & 2
  • Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic Foundation and Apprenticeship
  • Millwright Foundation and Apprenticeship
  • Plumber Foundation and Apprenticeship
  • Practical Nursing
  • Social Services Worker Diploma
  • Welding Foundation and Apprenticeship


  • Enrolling full-time in an eligible Trades program (see list above) at one of the Northeast BC campuses of Northern Lights College in the September or January/February intake
  • Financial need
  • On a separate piece of paper, applicants must also provide the following information:

    i)   Demonstration of residency in northeast British Columbia, including current place of residence

    ii)  Demonstration of financial need (please fill out budget form on page 3 as well)

    iii) Cover letter including a description of education and work experience, financial need, career and educational goals and any volunteer/community            involvement (150 – 200 words).

Application Procedure:

BC Hydro Trades Award (Aboriginal) Application 2016

BC Hydro Trades Award Application 2016


Deadline: July 13, 2017

Summer 2017 ECE Bursary

Applications and further information can be gained at http://www.ecebc.ca/programs/files/Summer2017_BursAppForm.pdf

Note that priority criteria has expanded as follows:

  • Aboriginal students
  • Students attending early childhood educational programs with an Aboriginal focus
  • Students working to achieve an infant/toddler education designation, and
  • Students working to achieve a special needs educator designation


Deadline: August 30th, 2017


MNP New Student Award

Deadline: August 30th, 2017

Award Value: $2,500


- Any student entering a new program or continuing on to the next level of their program at Northern Lights College

- Financial Need

- Permanent Resident of Fort St. John

- Essay (300 words) describing community involvement and commitment to the Fort St. John area



International One World Scholarship

Deadline: Continuous

Award Value: Up to $3,000

Student Eligibility: Any NLC student planning to participate in an academic or work-related program outside Canada.

Criteria: Visit International One World Scholarship for more details.

NLC Career and College Preparation Bursary Fund

Deadline: Continuous

Award Value: 100% of program costs and 100% of books (award will be applied to the student's account)

Student Eligibility: Any student enrolling in part-time or full-time studies in NLC's CCP program


  • student must have exhausted all other sources of funding for their program costs (e.g. AUG)
  • a student who has previously received this Bursary Funding may apply for continued support, but must have demonstrated successful completion and/or satisfactory progress in their previous course(s) as outlined in the adult upgrading grant guidelines.
  • student must demonstration financial need

Application Process: General Entrance Award Application Form


Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) Award

Deadline: Continuous (Applications are reviewed in May and December of each year)

Award Value: 4 @ $1,500

Student Eligibility: Any student enrolled in an eligible program (see list below)


  • enrolled full-time in any of the following programs:

    - Commercial Transport Technician

    - Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

    - Heavy Mechanical Trades

    - Millwright

    - Welding
  • applicants must include in their application a description of their career plan, their interest in working in the service, supply and manufacturing sector of the petroleum industry and any prior knowledge of the petroleum industry
  • successful in their program

Application Procedure: Please contact the Financial Aid Officer at your campus of study for further information and application forms or click on the link below.

General Award Application.pdf

TransCanada Pathway to Pipeline Readiness Trades Bursary

Deadline: Continuous

Award Value: Varies depending on level of need ($500 - $750)

Student Eligibility: Any Northern BC resident

Program Eligibility:

  • Carpentry
  • Commercial Transport Technician
  • Electrician
  • Heavy Mechanical Trades
  • Industrial Instrumentation
  • Millwright; Plumbing
  • Professional Cook
  • Welding


  • Enrolled or enrolling in one of the eligible programs (listed above)
  • Resident of Northern BC
  • Financial need
  • Letter outlining educational and career goals

Application Procedure: Please contact the Financial Aid Officer at your campus of study for further information and application forms or click on the link below.

TransCanada Pathway to Pipeline Readiness Trades Bursary Application Form.pdf


External Awards


BCEIA Student Scholarships Program

The BCEIA Student Scholarship Program will award scholarships to one secondary student and one post-secondary student pursuing Environmental Studies.

To recognize exceptional academic achievement and encourage outstanding students to continue their post-secondary studies.

Completed scholarship applications must be received via email to scholarship@bceia.com by March 15, 2018. Scholarships will be awarded in May 2018.

Student Eligibility:
Applicants must be residents of British Columbia and either attend or plan to enroll at BC universities, colleges or technical institutes.

Program Eligibility:
Environmental Studies

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