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Indigenous Student Awards application deadline Apr. 4 – East Kootenay News Online Weekly

February 1, 2024

Rebecca White is a First Nations student with her sights set on becoming a nurse.  She has moved closer to achieving that goal courtesy of a $3,000 Indigenous Student Award she received from the BC Scholarship Society.

White is one of 326 Indigenous students to receive more than $1.4 million in awards from the Society in support of their studies at public post-secondary institutions throughout the province.

White shared that the Award she received will help her and her son through the coming school year. “I have been gifted with the ability to solely focus on school without worrying about how to cover the bills.”

The Society’s Indigenous Student Awards program is funded from the returns on a $10 million endowment fund established by the Province of British Columbia in 2007.  It was created to assist in removing barriers to higher education for Indigenous peoples.

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