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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: March 31, 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: May 1, 2017

Ike Barber Premier's International Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2017
Award Value: $5,000


Approximately 30 individual scholarships valued at $6-10K each are available to students from all across BC.

If you are a student who has excelled both academically, and at the community level, and who may be planning to complete some of their education outside of Canada, visit the following website to apply www.ikbbc.ca





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

2017 BC Aboriginal Student Awards and BC Aboriginal Teacher Education Awards

Deadline: March 31, 2017
Student Award Value: $1000-$2000 (multi-year)


  • for students pursuing trades training, apprenticeships, diplomas, certificates or undergraduate degrees

Visit Ike Barber Aboriginal Awards for further information on eligibility and application guidelines.


TransCanada Empower Communities Scholarships

Deadline: January 15 to April 15
Award Value: See allocations below

Three scholarships are available to students who live in communities where TransCanada conducts business across Canada and the US (this includes northeast BC):

  • TransCanada Trades Scholarship (Value: $1,000)
  • TransCanada Indigenous Legacy Scholarship (Value: $5,000)
  • TransCanada Community Leaders Scholarship (Value: $1,000)

 Criteria: Visit www.tcscholarships.com for full criteria and information on the program and to apply for scholarships.



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