NLC students should get their application for entrance awards before the month end deadline

The B.C. Hydro Trades & Skilled Training Award of up to $5,000 is presented by B.C. Hydro, working to financially support students with their payment of tuition and other expenses for a trades program. Students must demonstrate they’re residing in northeast British Columbia and provide a cover letter including a description of education and work experience, financial need, career and education goals and any volunteer or community involvement (150 – 200 words).

The Minerva Foundation for B.C. Women Award (Aboriginal) has 4 awards valued at $1,200 available for Aboriginal females enrolled in any program at Northern Lights College who are in need financial assistance.


Newcomers planning to enroll in any program at Northern Lights College have the potential of being 1 of 15 students who receive $1,000 as part of the NLC Foundation Entrance Award. The May deadline for high school students has passed, but you can re-apply for the January/February intake. Mature students are still encouraged to apply for the September intake.

 The Career and College Prep course at Northern Lights College has $1,000 to hand out for those in financial need. Half the money is given out at the beginning of the term and the other half mid-way through the semester.   You’re asked to prepare approximately 300 words detailing your planned program and financial need.

The Petroleum Services Association of Canada wants to give 4 lucky students $1,500 dollars as part of their award program. You must be a full time student in one of the following programs.

  • Heavy Duty/Commercial Transport Technician Foundation
  • Millwright Foundation Trades Training
  • Welding Level C

Two of the awards are reserved for programs beginning in January/February (December 15 deadline) while the other two are for those registered in September. You’re asked to include a description of your career plan, interest in working the service and any prior knowledge of the petroleum industry.  

Finally, the Shell Canada Entrance Award will be presented to 2 students enrolled in the Oil and Gas Operations or Power Engineering and Gas Processing program, at a value of $2,000. This award is in preference to high school students who are residents of Northeast B.C. You must explain how the award will benefit your educational goals and continue to show success in your program before the award is handed out.

To receive an application form and apply for any of these awards, or to learn more information, visit a Financial Aid Officer at any NLC campus.

They can be reached at 1 866 463 6652 or at