On Friday January 25th Captain Stan Bowles and Captain Joachim Ruether attended at Western Maritime Institute in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island and were pleased to be able to present a bursary award to Ryan Karakai and book awards to Aaron Farr and Cody Sutherland.
Captains Bowles and Ruether also took the opportunity to speak to the assembled students and instructors and encouraged them all to keep an eye out for next year’s bursary award notifications and advertisements.
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.
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:
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 email@example.com or by mail at 3648 Glenview Crescent, North Vancouver, BC V7R 3E8
Please note that the deadline for applications is: October 14th 2016