Northern Lights College Awards

Tumbler Ridge students Amanda Kruse and Tracy Davis were among the more than 60 students to be awarded a scholarship or bursary from Northern Lights College at a ceremony on April 8.

“I’m very thankful to have been chosen for the awards I received. It goes a long way when you’re a full-time student working hard at school,” says Kruse.

More than $32,000 in awards, scholarships and bursaries were presented to Northern Lights College students during the annual awards ceremony. The awards were presented to students enrolled at NLC’s Dawson Creek and South Peace campuses at the ceremony, held in the gymnasium at the Dawson Creek Campus.

Kruse for Amanda, received the Northern Institute for Resource Studies (NIRS) Award and Vancouver Foundation Bursary. According to NLC, “the NIRS Award was founded to promote, encourage, and generally advance the awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of economic development in BC, particularly in the northern area of the province.”

The Vancouver Foundation Bursary Program “assists students who have identified vocational or academic objectives and have demonstrated the ability to reach those goals.” Davis, on the other hand, took home the $1500 Talisman Trades Award for Aboriginal students enrolled full-time in any Trades program at NLC. Many of the awards are memorial awards, while other awards are sponsored by community groups, businesses, and individuals. The awards are administered by the NLC Foundation.