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; the Awards Adjudication Committee will automatically determine the recipient.
Sharon D. McIvor Scholarship for Advancing Aboriginal Women's
Equality $1000 N E W F O R 2 0 1 6 !
The following internal NVIT award requires students to complete an application package to be considered in the selection. Follow the instructions to complete and submit the application by the appropriate deadlines.
Awarded to a full-time Aboriginal Canadian student in a 100% course-load, who has completed a post-secondary diploma or associate degree program, who achieves academic excellence by obtaining a minimum 3.0 grade point average. The student must promote advancing women’s equality rights as demonstrated by published writings, speeches, and/or advocacy on behalf of Aboriginal women and girls. The deadline to submit the application package is August 15, 2016. Click the link to open the application package. The Awards Adjudication Committee will determine the recipient.
Eldon Nast Memorial Scholarship $250 R E N E W E D F O R 2 0 1 6!
FORED BC Bursary $500 R E N E W E D F O R 2 0 1 6 !
This bursary is open to all students of self-declared, Aboriginal ancestry in the NVIT Environmental Resources Technology program. Students must demonstrate a financial need and obtain high grades in at least one of the following 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 March 25, 2016. Click the link to open the application package. The Awards Adjudication Committee will determine the recipient.
Helen Meilleur Memorial Scholarship $500 R E N E W E D F O R 2 0 1 6 !
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 March 25, 2016. Click the link to open the application package.
NVIT Academic Achievement Award $400 (x12) R E N E W E D F O R 2 0 1 6 !
Awarded to twelve (12) full-time students who demonstrate the highest GPA in the current academic year in their respective programs enrolled in a minimum 80% course load in both semesters. This award is sponsored by NVIT. Students do not need to apply; the Awards Adjudication Committee will automatically determine the recipient.
One award is available in each of the following program areas:
Awarded to two (2) full-time students in any program; one from the Merritt campus and one from the Vancouver campus, based on demonstrated financial need, academic achievement and performed community service. The recipients must meet their respective program’s minimum grade point averages. The recipients will also be required to attend the first Elders’ Council meeting the following October and/or November to introduce themselves to the NVIT Elders’ Council.
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 March 25, 2016 by 4:30pm to the Registrar's Office.
Memorial Scholarship (x2) $500
R E N E W E D F O R 2 0 1 6 !
Pearl Clayton Memorial Student Committment
Scholarship $1000 R E N E W E D F O R 2 0 1 6 !
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. Students do not need to apply; the Awards Adjudication Committee will automatically determine the recipient
Student Society Emergency Aid Bursary up to $500, twice per year in Fall and Spring terms