Upcoming Awards and Application Forms

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Award applications will only be accepted starting two (2) months before the specific award deadline.
Applications received prior to this will not be considered.

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

Application form for all awards

(except BC Hydro BC Hydro Trades & Skilled Training Awards TransCanada Pathway to Pipeline Readiness Trades Bursary).

2018/19 Entrance and New Student Awards

Deadlines vary

Award applications will only be accepted starting two (2) months before the specific award deadline.
Applications received prior to this will not be considered.

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Deadline: June 30, 2018

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

BC Hydro Trades Award Application

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

Regular Awards with Continuous Deadlines

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 November 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.

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

Deadline: 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

More Information: http://www.bceia.com/wp/bceia-student-scholarships-program-2/

Student Leadership Scholarship – StartProud

Start Proud, formerly known as Out On Bay Street, is committed to recognizing excellence in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ+) student communities across Canada in order to help students excel in their career.

Award Value: 2 @ $2,500

Deadline: The deadline for applications is May 25th, 2018.

Student Eligibility: Scholarships are available to LGBTQ+ post-secondary students who are enrolled for the Fall 2018 academic term in an accredited Canadian post-secondary program of study. One award will be reserved for students in their first undergraduate program and the other for students pursuing post-graduate studies.

Recipients must:

  • Exemplify leadership through significant professional or community impact

  • Demonstrate personal and/or academic success

  • Clearly articulate plans for future involvement in the LGBTQ+ community and career or academic goals

  • Demonstrate alignment with Start Proud’s Mission, Vision & Values

For complete details and application instructions on the 2018 Start Proud Student Leadership Scholarship, please visit our website at startproud.org/award/#scholarship

If you have questions, please contact scholarship@startproud.org

Canadian Mental Health Association Scholarships and Bursaries

The Lorne Fraser Educational Fund provides financial assistance to post-secondary students living with mental illness or addiction to help further their pursuit of higher education. Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 and $1,000 are awarded to two post-secondary students whose educational and career goals are related to mental health promotion. Several $700 bursaries are available to individuals aged 20 or over who are currently enrolled in or have applied to post-secondary education or job training.

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The $1,000 LGM Continuous Learning Bursary recognizes the importance of health and wellness in the workplace, as well as removing the stigma of mental illness. This Bursary aims to empower BC residents at least 19-years-old who live with a mental illness or addiction to achieve their education and career goals through distance learning.

The $1,000 Fine Arts Bursary (FAB) Award was created to assist individuals aged 18 and over who may not be able to obtain the funds needed to support their studies because of challenges related to mental illness. The FAB Award also recognizes the efforts of individuals who can use their skills in the fine arts to support those experiencing mental illness.

The Janice Lee Blue Wave Youth Bursary honours the legacy of Janice Lee, an 18-year-old who struggled with depression and anxiety and took her own life in 2006. The vision of the Bursary program is to invest in the resilience, wisdom, and potential of young people, and to reduce some of the barriers during the major transition from high school to higher education by offering three $700 bursaries.


Irving K. Barber —
British Columbia Scholarship Society



For information, visit www.ikbbc.ca