NVIT Internal Awards:
Most internal NVIT awards are automatically determined by the NVIT Awards Selection Committee. All full-time students are considered for each award determined by the set criteria. These awards are presented at our annual NVIT Awards Ceremony in October of each year. Any awards listed below that display an orange highlighted area, these particular awards require the student to fill in an application package. Click on their corresponding links to upload the application packages. The listing of internal NVIT awards are as follows:
Awarded to a full-time student in the College Readiness program at the Merritt campus who displays citizenship qualities and demonstrates high academic achievement. This award is sponsored by Faye Ahdemar, surviving daughter of Catharine and George Adhemar. Students do not need to apply; departments will automatically determine the recipient.
Eldon Nast Memorial Scholarship $250 R E N E W E D F O R 2 0 1 5!
BC Bursary $500 R E N E W E D F O R 2 0 1 5 !
This bursary is open to all students of self-declared, Aboriginal ancestry in the NVIT Environmental Resources Technology program. Students must declare a financial need and obtain high overall grades in three courses: Aboriginal People and the Land (ENRT 141), Ethnoscience (SCIE 140), and Environmental Planning (ENRT 240). Students must also write a short paragraph on how traditional ecological knowledge may be or has been applied to environmental resources management in their territory, community or Band decision-making. The deadline to submit the application package is April 17, 2015. Click the link to open the application package.
Helen Meilleur Memorial Scholarship $500 R E N E W E D F O R 2 0 1 5 !
Awarded to a full-time student in the Aboriginal Early Childhood Education program, at the Merritt campus, who demonstrates financial need, shows strong academic achievement and excelled in the practicum experience. This award is sponsored by NVIT. The deadline to submit the application package is April 17, 2015. Click the link to open the application package.
NVIT Academic Achievement Award $400 R E N E W E D F O R 2 0 1 5 !
Awarded to a full-time student who demonstrates the highest GPA in the current academic year enrolled in a minimum 80% course load in both semesters. This award is sponsored by NVIT. Students do not need to apply; departments will automatically determine the recipient.
One award is available in each of the following program areas:
The NVIT Elders’ Council Bursary is awarded to a student in any program from the Merritt campus based on demonstrated financial need, academic achievement and performed community service. The recipient must meet their respective program’s minimum grade point average. The recipient will also be required to attend the first Elders’ Council meeting the following October and/or November to introduce himself/herself to the NVIT Elders’ Council. The NVIT Elders’ Council will disburse one (02) bursaries valued at $250.00 each per academic year.
Students will complete an application form and submit a 500-word essay (maximum) on the following:
1. who you are;
2. why you are going to school;
3. what program you would like to graduate from (what you would like to become after graduation [career]);
4. demonstrated financial need; and
5. performed community service.
Please include a title page named, “NVIT Elders’ Council Bursary”; include the date and year of the essay submission including your full name. The deadline to submit the application package and essay is April 17, 2015 by 4:30pm to the Registrar's Office.
Pat Brownlee-Baker Memorial Scholarship [Two scholarships will be awarded each academic year] $500
R E N E W E D F O R 2 0 1 5 !
Pearl Clayton Memorial Student Committment Scholarship $1000 R E N E W E D F O R 2 0 1 5 !
Awarded to a full-time Aboriginal female from either campus who achieved a minimum 3.0 grade point average and who demonstrated leadership skills while attending NVIT. This award was donated by the NVIT Board of Governors who recognizes the consistent excellence in teaching by Sharon McIvor and her significant impact on the personal and academic growth of our students. Sharon officially received national recognition by accepting her own teaching award of excellence from the Association of Canadian Community Colleges.
Student Society Emergency Aid Bursary up to $500, twice per year in Fall and Spring terms