College students win scholarships

A NUMBER of Northwest Community College students have been awarded 2012 Ike Barber Transfer Scholarships.

A NUMBER of Northwest Community College students have been awarded 2012 Ike Barber Transfer Scholarships.

Six students from Terrace and one from Nelson who is attending the college will receive the scholarships, awarded annually, from the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society.

The awards are worth $5000 a piece and are given to B.C. undergraduate students who have completed two years of post-secondary and are transferring on to another institution.

Students must demonstrate volunteer service to their school and community and have strong grades in order to qualify for the scholarship.

Out of the 89 scholarships handed out, seven were from Northwest Community College.

Caitlyn Eide of Terrace who is transferring to SFU; Rodney Brown of Terrace who is transferring to Thompson Rivers University; Corinna Bergeron of Nelson who is transferring to University of Northern British Columbia; and Alice MacGregor, Marianne Palahicky, Laura Smith and Barbara Turner, all of Terrace and all transferring to UNBC.

The money comes from return on investment of a $15 million endowment established by the province in 2006.

The fund is named after Irving K Barber, a strong supporter of public education and research projects in B.C., who died earlier this year at the age of 89.