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Kitasoo Community School

Stewart Wallis Scholarship - $1000

The scholarship shall be awarded annually to the top academic student graduating from Grade 12 from Kitasoo Community School, located in Klemtu, BC. To be eligible, the student must be proceeding to post-secondary education at either North Island College or any other post-secondary institution in B.C. Upon demonstration of registration at either North Island College or the post-secondary institution of their choice, the recipient will be issued a cheque for the amount of the scholarship.

Stewart was proud of his aboriginal heritage and his most recent achievement of obtaining his learners' driver's license. He loved camping, basketball, playing the drums, scuba diving, displaying his magical tricks and impersonations. Most of all ‘Stewie' loved to make people laugh.

For more information about the Stewart Wallis Scholarship, please call Kitasoo Community School at (250) 839-2300.

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North Island College Bursary

Bob Minkler Memorial Bursary - $2100

This entrance award, named in memory of Bob Minkler, was created through the generosity of Marine Harvest (formerly Stolt Sea Farm Inc), Ewos Canada Ltd, and Moore-Clark. The award is available to a full-time student enrolling at North Island College and living within the geographic area encompassing the Comox Valley through to the northern end of Vancouver Island (including adjacent islands). The student must have demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given a student pursuing an educational goal within Salmon Farming, Aquaculture, Marine Biology, or an Associate degree in the Sciences.

Bob Minkler lived his life with great enjoyment and never took the little things for granted. He took pride in his work and was a caring man who treated people with respect and consideration. "Bob was a special man," says Ellie. "He lived his life with high standards whether it was the way he was romantic with me, how he cared for friends and family or his dedicated approach to his work. If Bob could give one message to a student receiving this entrance award," says Ellie, "it would be to enjoy your life and your job, keep high standards and never take the every day things for granted."

For more information about the Bob Minkler Memorial Bursary, or North Island College Foundation, call (250) 334-5267.

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North Island Secondary School Scholarship (Port McNeill)

Marine Harvest Aquaculture Scholarship - $500

The scholarship shall be awarded annually to a Grade 12 graduate from North Island Secondary School with a keen interest in environmental science, biology or aquaculture studies. To be eligible, the student must be enrolled in post-secondary education within two years of graduation. Proof of enrolment and acceptance to an accredited Post Secondary School is required. Interested students must submit applications directly to North Island Secondary School administration. For more information, please contact North Island Secondary School in Port McNeill at (250) 956-3394.


Port Hardy Secondary Scholarship

Marine Harvest Environmental Stewardship Award - $500

The scholarship shall be awarded annually to a Grade 12 graduate from Port Hardy Secondary School. To be eligible, the student must be proceeding to post-secondary education and enrolled in environmental or biological sciences. Proof of enrollment and acceptance to an accredited Post Secondary School is required. Interested students must submit application directly to Port Hardy Secondary School administration. For more information, please contact Port Hardy Secondary School at (250) 949-7443.


Vancouver Island University Scholarship

Marine Harvest Salmon Aquaculture Scholarship - $1500

This award valued at $1,500 will be awarded to a student returning for second year in Fisheries and Aquaculture program who has demonstrated academic achievement, applied skills and a career interest in finfish aquaculture. Based on recommendation of faculty. No application necessary. Funds awarded as a tuition credit for the fall term. For more information about the Marine Harvest Salmon Aquaculture Scholarship visit http://www.viu.ca/fisheries/scholarships.asp

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Corey Brown Scholarship

The scholarship was created in memory of a Marine Harvest employee, Corey Brown who graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science. He worked in the aquaculture industry for almost 20 years. As a registered biologist, RPBio, he held positions managing farm sites as well as doing geographic survey work. He had a deep passion for the ocean and all its creatures.

This scholarship was for post-secondary students studying an undergraduate degree with a focus or intention of specializing in marine sciences or aquaculture. A decision was made to change the focus of the scholarship to one of sustainable funding for those already selected. As a result, applications are no longer being taken for this scholarship.

Prior recipients of the scholarship who continue their studies with determination and dedication are now receiving annual scholarships. Those students have all identified a long term goal of completing a PhD's in marine sciences and the scholarship's contribution is helping to stabilize funding for their long term plans.