Students encouraged to apply for awards

NANAIMO – More than 400 awards, bursaries and scholarships available to students.

Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation Awards booklet and application for Nanaimo school district secondary students is now available online.

This year there are 410 awards, bursaries and scholarships, totaling close to $300,000 for students of all interests, abilities and academic levels.

“The foundation, with the support of our amazing donors, has been helping local students succeed with scholarships, bursaries and awards for over 30 years,” said Erin van Steen, foundation executive director. “Every year there are wide variety of awards to apply for. There are opportunities for students who are active in the community, excel in sports, have a specific study area they are pursuing or who have a financial need. We encourage students to apply for as many opportunities that are appropriate for them.”

Applications and further information can be found at www.nlsf.ca under the ‘programs’ tab under ‘awards’. The deadline to apply is Feb.15.

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