July 4, 2019

The 2019 Graduation Scholarship/Bursary/Award application deadline for submissions is Sunday, July 14, 2019 at midnight PST.  Any applications submitted incomplete or past the deadline date will NOT be considered.

Please read the package carefully before starting your application.

Applications can be downloaded here.

 

2019 NEC Graduation Scholarship/Bursary/Award List:

Andre Dufour Bursary 

This award is named after André Dufour, an advocate for Indigenous education. The recipient will have demonstrated commitment in the pursuit of academic achievement and be enrolled as a full- time student at the Native Education College, or at a recognized post-secondary school for the following academic year. 

 

Bernie Agg Scholarship 

This award was established in 1993 to honour the founder of Canada’s first intensive one-to-one youth justice program, established in Vancouver in 1973. NEC awards this scholarship, which is funded by the Pacific Legal Education Association, to an Aboriginal Justice Studies graduate who has overcome odds to continue their education. 

 

Brenda Forsyth Memorial Award 

This award is dedicated to the memory of a former NEC student. The recipient of this award will have graduated from first or second year of the Family and Community Counselling program, have shown academic achievement, and demonstrated student support and volunteerism. 

 

Ernie McDonald Award 

This award is dedicated to the memory of a former NEC student who was involved in numerous activities around the college. Ernie was an enthusiastic, dedicated and active student. The recipient will have shown outstanding commitment to NEC and how they have positively influenced staff and students by providing examples. 

 

Founding Members Community Involvement Award 

This award is in recognition and honour of the founding members of the Urban Native Indian Education Society, which was incorporated in 1979 and renamed NEC Native Education College in 2006. The recipient will have been actively involved in the community demonstrating outstanding citizenship and will be continuing with post-secondary education in the next academic year. (Applications may include reference letters from the community.) 

 

Friendship Awards 

Sponsored by the Ahmadiyya Mulsim Jama’at and the Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Executive Council, this award is donated in the spirit of cross-cultural friendship and reconciliation. The recipient(s) will demonstrate positive relations with the NEC community and financial need. 

 

Grace Mirehouse Memorial Award 

This memorial award is dedicated to the memory of Grace Mirehouse a former President of NEC who was a dedicated, compassionate, inspirational, competent, diligent, creative, and much loved warrior for Aboriginal education. The recipient will have demonstrated commitment to Aboriginal Education and be enrolled as a full-time student at a recognized post-secondary institute the following academic year in a program that relates to their long term goal of pursuing a career in Aboriginal Education. (Aboriginal Education can include: early childhood; elementary; secondary; post-secondary; and adult education; and/or management in an Aboriginal Education organization.) 

 

Howard Green Award 

This award is for an Aboriginal Adult Basic Education program graduate who intends to pursue post-secondary studies at NEC. This award is given in honour of Howard Green, past administrator, who worked for the Society for nine years during the 1980’s when the NEC experienced rapid growth and development. The recipient of this award will have shown commitment to studies, outstanding academic achievement & will continue their studies at NEC in the next academic year. 

 

Jason Wong Indigenous Business Leadership Award 

This award was donated to encourage students to become strong Indigenous business leaders while remaining connected and grounded in their Indigenous culture and traditions. The recipient of this award will have demonstrated leadership qualities, and a connection to culture/First Nations education. 

 

Karen Lidkea Office Administration Award 

This award is in recognition of Karen Lidkea’s exemplary commitment to NEC’s Department of Finance and her 20+ years of meeting the needs of its staff. This award will be given to a graduate student who has found similar employment in office administration, and who has demonstrated perseverance in overcoming obstacles personally and financially. 

 

Klahanie R. Rorick Memorial Award This memorial award is dedicated to the memory of Klahanie R. Rorick who was an NEC alumni, employee and board member. She passed in 2017, but her laugh will continue to be heard throughout our longhouse. The recipient will have good attendance, show commitment to furthering their education, demonstrate community involvement and has endured personal hardship. 

 

Margaret Mitchell Fund for Women Bursary 

In November 2001 the Van City Community Foundation established a bursary program in the name of Margaret Mitchell which will be awarded to female graduating students. The recipient will have demonstrated academic excellence while facing financial pressure during the academic year and is continuing education at the post-secondary level in the next academic year. (copy of letter of acceptance required) 

 

NEC Student Association Award 

The recipient of the NEC Student Association award will be a current graduate with a strong interest and commitment in NEC activities to increase awareness of NEC. Please provide details and examples that show this interest and commitment. 

 

Patrick Delorme Eagle Spirit Warrior Memorial Award 

This memorial award in honour of Patrick Delorme, Eagle Spirit Warrior, is sponsored by Vancouver’s Mosaic Church community. The recipient will have modelled a warrior spirit by demonstrating truth-speaking leadership and is committed to connecting cultures. Preference will be given to a student who was previously in foster care or ward of the court. 

 

Ray Collins Scholarship 

This award is in honour and memory of Ray Collins, founder of NEC. The recipient will be a graduating student from any NEC program who demonstrated academic achievement and has intentions of pursing post-secondary education in the next academic year. 

 

Staff/Faculty Award 

This award sponsored by the staff and faculty of NEC. The recipient will be a graduating student who has shown marked improvement in areas such as academics, attendance, personal growth, etc., and has demonstrated financial need. 

 

Urban Spirit Foundation Male Bursary 

Starting in 2010, the Urban Spirit Foundation donated these awards to recognize the effort and commitment required to successfully pursue post-secondary education. The recipient(s) will be male graduating student(s) that have demonstrated academic excellence under adverse financial pressure, and plan to continue education at the post-secondary level in the next academic year. 

 

Urban Spirit Foundation Single Parent Bursary 

Starting in 2010 the Urban Spirit Foundation donated these awards to recognize the effort and commitment required to successfully pursue post-secondary education. The recipient will an accomplished student with good attendance and academic performance, who is a single parent with children in a childcare setting and who has demonstrated financial need and will also be continuing their education at the post-secondary level in the next academic year. 

 

Wanda Bolton Memorial Award 

This memorial award is in honour of Wanda Bolton who served as the Coordinator of the Early Childhood Education Program at NEC for six years. The recipient will graduate from the Early Childhood Education Program in the current academic year and has shown strong leadership capabilities, commitment and dedication to First Nations education, as well as knowledge of and pride in cultural heritage.