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Six students benefit from Encana Aboriginal Entrance awards

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Shawna Badine with Jeff BealeDAWSON CREEK – Six students at Northern Lights College are the beneficiaries of Aboriginal Entrance Awards provided by Encana Corporation.

The awards, valued at $1,000 each, are available to any northeastern British Columbia Aboriginal learner residing in the Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John or Fort Nelson areas. Applicants must be enrolled in full time studies at NLC, and submit a one-page essay detailing their need for the award and describing their career aspirations.

Award recipients are: Shawna Badine, Fort Nelson First Nation (Social Services Worker Diploma); Cody Clark, Metis (Business Management); Trevor Hoffman, Kelly Lake (Wind Turbine Maintenance); Lisa Hotte, Blueberry First Nation (Social Services Worker Diploma); Kole Norris, Saulteau First Nation (Power Engineering and Gas Processing); and Laurette Wallington, Metis (Esthetics and Nail Care Technology).

“Encana Corporation is very pleased to award six new NLC Entrance Scholarships to Aboriginal students pursuing post-secondary education in the north,” said Jeff Beale, Encana’s Aboriginal Relations Advisor. “It is exciting to see the increasing student interest across a range of training opportunities that will greatly enhance personal, business
and community capacity to grow within the dynamic
economy of northeastern British Columbia.”

Kole Norris with Jeff BealeStudent awards are administered by the NLC Foundation. For more information on the NLC Foundation, check the NLC website at or contact Donna Kane at 250-784-7613 or email