Cash awards for grads

Okanagan College Kalamalka campus financial awards boosted for local secondary students

Secondary school students graduating from the Vernon and North Okanagan-Shuswap school districts this year will have access to $5,250 in new financial awards at Okanagan College.

The college is offering seven new awards, each valued at $750, for students who enroll at the Kalamalka campus this September.

“We are encouraging all students who are considering attending Okanagan College in September to visit our financial aid website for complete award criteria. The deadline for applying is May 31,” said Jane Lister, regional dean.

Four of the $750 awards are dedicated to Continuing Studies programs – two for students entering the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) certificate and two for students in the esthetician certificate program. Each of the awards will be granted as a tuition credit toward the program.

Students applying for the GIS award must be 2012 high school graduates who intend to register in the GIS certificate program in August at the Vernon Campus. Consideration will be given to students who demonstrate financial need, present career research in GIS occupations, and have community service contributions.

Students applying for the esthetician award must also be 2012 high school graduates who intend to register in the esthetician certificate program in September at the Vernon campus.

Two entrance awards are available for specialty arts diploma programs – one for the environmental studies diploma and one for the writing and publishing diploma.

The aboriginal student entrance award of $750 is available to non-status or Métis aboriginal students.

 

For details about the awards and their criteria, visit: www.okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid.