The College of New Caledonia is setting aside $100,000 for 94 student entrance awards for the 2019/2020 academic year on the occasion of its 50th anniversary celebrations. (Blair McBride photo).

The College of New Caledonia is setting aside $100,000 for 94 student entrance awards for the 2019/2020 academic year on the occasion of its 50th anniversary celebrations. (Blair McBride photo).

CNC earmarks $100,000 towards 94 student entrance awards

The College of New Caledonia (CNC) is dedicating $100,000 towards 94 student entrance awards for the 2019/2020 academic year as part of the school’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

The move marks the first time the CNC has offered entrance rewards, the college said.

“This is the first in a series of initiatives celebrating CNC’s 50th anniversary during the 2019/2020 academic year,” said CNC President Henry Reiser. “We strive to better serve the communities in our region and these entrance awards will help more students access post-secondary education.”

Canadian students who apply to credentialed programs at any of the college’s six campuses, which includes the Lakes District campus, during the fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters will automatically be entered for a chance to receive an award.

There are 79 different awards across CNC’s programs including health sciences, community and continuing education, business, trades, human services and university transfer.

In addition, there are 15 general entrance awards, five for Indigenous students, five for non-Indigenous and five for international students.

“What better way to celebrate 50 years of CNC than by thanking our students and making it easier for them to attend college,” said CNC Vice President Academic Chad Thompson. “These entrance awards were designed to recognize the diversity of our students, our programs, and our communities.”

CNC opened its first campus in Prince George in 1969.

The deadline to apply for an entrance award is 11:59 p.m. on March 17, 2019.

Students who have already applied for the fall 2019 or spring 2020 semesters are automatically entered for a chance to receive an award.

For more information about the entrance awards, visit cnc.bc.ca/entranceawards.

To apply to CNC online, visit https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/