The North Island College Foundation awarded $25,170—the most money distributed in many years—to 42 students at the Port Alberni Campus during an awards ceremony on Wednesday evening.
The NIC Foundation Awards on Wednesday, Sept. 14 saw $8,000 more in awards for students than last year.
For second-year Practical Nursing student Jenna White, the awards made a significant difference to her daily life.
“Going back to school for nursing at North Island College was probably one of the best decisions I’ll ever make,” she said in an NIC press release.
The NIC Foundation is a non-profit organization that actively seeks donations for the College. The Foundation’s primary objective is to raise funds to support scholarships and bursaries, as well as to fundraise for needed educational resources. This year, the organization will provide $285,000 to 375 NIC students across the region.
To learn more about giving opportunities in Port Alberni, visit firstname.lastname@example.org call 250-334-5085.