ISSC Accepting Bursary Applications

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The International Sailors Society is now accepting applications for its Maritime Bursary created in honour of its long-serving director and corporate secretary, Sue Hanby.  The bursary is open to students who are enrolling in marine related studies with a recognized educational institution, however, please note that preference will be given to students who are preparing for a sea-going career.  For more information, visit: www.sailorssociety.ca.

Congratulations to our 2016 Bursary Winners

Congratulations to the successful applicants for our 2016 bursary awards.

Our awards committee had a very tough task this year in choosing the winners from an outstanding group of applicants. From the total of 19 applicants the following 5 winners were chosen:

Jashanreet Singh Bains, Jeremy Botel, Matthew Clarke, Cody Goliath and Allison McKellar.

Thank you to all that applied.

VTF Scholarship awarded to BCIT Cadet

It was with great pleasure that Richard Smith attended at the Marine Campus of BCIT in North Vancouver, as a director of the BC Branch of The Nautical Institute, on June 16th to make a presentation to 3rd year Deck Cadet Jeremy Botel.

Jeremy Botel Capt Smith VTF.NIBC Scholarship Award June 2016 (2)

Jeremy is one of three recipients of Vancouver Transportation Foundation (VTF) Scholarships in 2016.

These scholarships are vetted and awarded by the BC Branch of The Nautical Institute on behalf of the VTF. In addition to this award Jeremy was also offered a complimentary year of membership in The Nautical Institute.

Our congratulations to Jeremy and thanks to the students and staff at the campus for permitting us the opportunity to make this presentation.

Book Award at Western Maritime Institute

We were pleased to be able to present a copy of The Marine Firefighting manual to Rene Tomljenovic (centre), a student enrolled in the Watch-keeping Mate program at WMI. On hand to make the presentation from NPESC was Captain Joachim Reuther (right) along with WMI President, Captain Bob Kitching (left).

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2015 First Year Achievement Bursary Awarded

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.

2015 First Year Achievement Award winner, Cadet Andrew Lehman
2015 First Year Achievement Award winner, Cadet Andrew Lehman

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.