Scholarship supports First Nations

Urban Systems is supporting Okanagan First Nations youth with a $10,000 scholarship fund.

Kelowna’s Urban Systems is supporting Okanagan First Nations youth with a $10,000 scholarship fund aimed at promoting community development as a career choice.

The scholarship is specifically for Okanagan First Nation students entering civil engineering, urban planning, environmental studies or landscape architecture degree programs in a Canadian post-secondary institution. To be eligible, applicants must be a member of the Okanagan Nation, and be registered or currently attending an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution.

The Building Communities Scholarship Fund will not only offer successful candidates financial awards, but also education and career guidance, mentoring support and opportunities for paid work experience by Urban Systems.

“The 2012 Building Communities Scholarship Fund is one way that Urban Systems helps to support aboriginal education and capacity building in local first nations communities,” said Ken Gauthier, principal at Urban Systems.

The deadline for applications is midnight on July 30. More information about the scholarship, visit www.urban-systems.com/bcsf.htm.