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It’s COTR scholarship time

Financial Assistance and Awards Advisor, Lois Murray, looks to give away thousands of dollars in scholarships and awards to College of the Rockies students. - Photo submitted
Financial Assistance and Awards Advisor, Lois Murray, looks to give away thousands of dollars in scholarships and awards to College of the Rockies students.
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Students looking to attend, or who are currently attending, College of the Rockies can now apply for over $150,000 in scholarships, bursaries, and awards.

For those students currently attending the College, the deadline to apply online for awards is February 28.  Awards amounts range from $250 to $2,000.  Scholarships and bursaries are available for students in a variety of program areas, for Aboriginal students, for those who achieve academic excellence as well as those who demonstrate economic need. Specific eligibility requirements for each award are available on the College’s Financial Aid website.

College of the Rockies Financial Assistance and Awards Advisor, Lois Murray says, “We have simplified the application process for scholarships and bursaries, making it even easier for our students to access these financial awards.  I strongly encourage all students to take the time to fill out an application before the deadline.”

Students looking to attend the College in September have until March 31 to apply for a variety of Entrance Awards.  With awards values ranging from $500 to two-year full tuition scholarships valued at approximately $7000, this is an excellent opportunity for new College students to get assistance with the cost of their post-secondary education.

“Over $50,000 in Entrance Awards are available to applicants entering full-time programs at the College.  Some awards are granted based on scholastic achievement while others are based on a demonstrated financial need.  Anyone who is looking to attend the College this fall should definitely be applying for an Entrance Award,” Murray continues.

For a complete list of scholarships, bursaries and awards as well as specific eligibility requirements for each go to: www.cotr.bc.ca/financialaid.

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