Awards at Western Maritime Institute (WMI)

Captain Joachim Ruether was in hand at WMI in Ladysmith to present students Nicolas Cote and Ryan Winger.

Ryan was a winner of one of this year’s NPESC/Supercargoes Bursary awards. He is working on his 150 ton ticket and plans to work on a 500 ton ticket at s later date.

Nicolas was the successful recipient of an NPESC Book Award and has been successful in his Master 150ton /Watchkeeping Mate studies.

ISSC Accepting Bursary Applications

ISSC

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.

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.

2016 Bursary Applications

Applications for our 2016 bursary awards are now being accepted.

This year there will be a total of 5 bursaries, each worth C$1,000, awarded to applicants enrolled in Nautical Science or Marine Engineering courses of a minimum length of 250 hours at a training institution approved by Transport Canada and registered with the British Columbia government.

Four of these bursaries are made possible by a generous contribution from the BC Supercargoes Association

Copies of the Application Form and the Budget Worksheet can be found here:

NPESC Bursary Application Form

NPESC 2016 Bursary Budget Worksheet

For those of you that would prefer to complete your application on line you can fill in your application electronically by clicking here and upload the required documentation

The successful candidates are required to write to the Trustees after one year, to inform them of their progress and how the award was used.  Such letters may be used in the Society’s newsletter or website.

If you require further information, kindly contact our secretary/treasurer directly by email at ruether@shaw.ca or by mail at 3648 Glenview Crescent, North Vancouver, BC V7R 3E8

Please note that the deadline for applications is: October 14th 2016