BCIT Marine Engineering Cadet Andrew Lehman was the recipient of the First Year Achievement bursary for 2015 and was presented with his award at a ceremony held at the North Vancouver Marine Campus of BCIT on Monday afternoon.
An endowment was established in 1999 with matching funds from the Government of British Columbia. The annual interest is awarded to a student in the Marine Engineering or Nautical Sciences programs of BCIT.
The program instructors at the Marine Campus select the recipient of this award based upon the student’s performance after the first year of the course.
The award alternates between the Nautical Science and the Marine Engineering students. In “even numbered” years a Nautical Science student is eligible. A Marine Engineering student is eligible in “odd numbered” years.
The endowment with the BCIT Foundation generates insufficient income at this time to provide an award worth $1,000. So, the Society issues its own cheque to cover the balance.