Aboriginal students receive scholarships

NANAIMO – Four central Island aboriginal students continue to purse their post-secondary education goals thanks in part to scholarships.

Four central Island aboriginal students continue to purse their post-secondary education goals thanks in part to a scholarship from the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society.

Ann Seaweed of Lantzville, Nanaimo’s  Frank Broz and Jamie Coutts of Nanoose Bay attend Vancouver Island University

Nanoose Bay’s  Natasha Wawrykow is going to school at the University of British Columbia.

The four are among 167  aboriginal students in B.C. to receive between $1,000 and $5,500 each to support studies in B.C. colleges and universities.

The society works with the Victoria Foundation to provide scholarships to students.

For more on the society,  please go to www.bcscholarship.ca or call the Victoria Foundation at 250-381-5532.