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 outstanding student from any program at the Merritt campus who can demonstrate his or her contribution in student life at NVIT through direct involvement in at least 2 of the following areas:
The student must reside in a residence managed by Campus Living Centres. The student must have maintained a C+ (65%) average or better in the year in which they apply. Students who are employed by Campus Living Centres are not eligible. This award is sponsored by Campus Living Centres. Students do not need to apply; the Awards Adjudication Committee will automatically determine the recipient.
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 7 !
The deadline to submit the application for the Dr. Sharon D. McIvor Scholarship for Advancing Aboriginal Women’s Equality is March 31, 2017 by 4:30pm to the Registration Office. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Click on 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 7 !
FORED BC Bursary $500 R E N E W E D F O R 2 0 1 7 !
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 31, 2017 at 4:30pm. Click the link to open the application package. The Awards Adjudication Committee will determine the recipient.
Helen Meilleur Memorial Scholarship $500
Heléw’u’ Child Care Society Bursary $300 R E N E W E D F O R 2 0 1 7 !
Awarded to a full-time student in the Aboriginal Early Childhood Education program, at the Merritt campus, who excels in the practicum experience, shows strong academic achievement, and who demonstrates financial need. This award is sponsored by the Heléw’u’ Child Care Society. The deadline to submit the application package is April 28, 2017 by 4:30pm. 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 7 !
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 31, 2017 by 4:30pm to the Registrar's Office.
Awarded to six (6) full-time students who demonstrate dedication while being active leaders in both, the NVIT internal and external communities. The students must actively participate in their learning environments and be recognized for their efforts to assist in the development of the communities. The students must also maintain 60% course loads with minimum 3.0 grade point averages during the last twelve (12) months of study. The students will be nominated by NVIT faculty and staff. Once nominated, the students will be required to write 150-200 word typed, double-spaced essays on the detail of their dedication to the NVIT and external communities and the participation of their learning environments. This award is sponsored by NVIT. The deadline to submit the NVIT staff/faculty nomination is April 21, 2017 by 4:30pm. Once received, the students will be expected to sign the nomination form and to submit the essay by April 28, 2017 by 4:30pm
Memorial Scholarship (x2) $500 R E N E W E D F O R 2 0 1 7 !
Pearl Clayton Memorial Student Committment
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 R E N E W E D F O R 2 0 1 7 !