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New Relationship Trust Announces 2015-2016 Scholarships & Bursaries

New Relationship Trust Announces 2015-2016 Scholarships & Bursaries

Vancouver – The New Relationship Trust Foundation (NRT Foundation) is pleased to announce dates for Scholarships and Bursaries for 2015-2016. Scholarship applications will be available on Tuesday, April 21st.  Bursary applications will be available on Tuesday, April 14th.

New Relationship Trust (NRT), the founding partner of the NRT Foundation, has committed $350,000 again this year to provide the following grants:

Scholarships

Open Date

Close Date

Amount

Undergraduate

April 21st

June 4th

$5,000

Master

April 21st

June 4th

$10,000

Doctorate

April 21st

June 4th

$20,000

Bursaries

Open Date

Close Date

Amount

Certificates,

Diplomas,

Trades

1st call : April 14th

2nd call : August 13th

1st call : June 11th

2nd call : Sept 17th

$2,000

NRT launched in 2006 with $100 million from the BC Government to support the New Relationship envisioned between the BC Government and First Nations in BC.  NRT continues to support capacity building initiatives, which include First Nations Scholarships and Bursaries.

Since 2010, 1,268 Scholarship and Bursary awards totaling $5,868,500 have been given to students from First Nations in BC.  This achievement is the result of the continued support of NRT and from key funding partners that include the First Nations Health Authority, Provincial Health Services Authority, Peace Hills Trust and CANFOR.

The NRT Foundation was created to ensure First Nations education awards continue in perpetuity through the establishment of an endowment fund. “Our ultimate goal is to grow the endowment so that the NRT Foundation is self-sustaining, and students have funding options to turn to for many generations to come.  By supporting post secondary education, we see that we are also supporting families and helping to strengthen our First Nations communities,” explains Judith Sayers, Chair of the NRT Foundation.

“Education and skills training are priorities for this province,” said John Rustad, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. “I am pleased the New Relationship Trust is supporting scholarships and bursaries, which help First Nations students pursue their dreams, and reach their goals throughout British Columbia.”

REMINDER – on Thursday, July 30, 2015, the 5th Annual NRT Foundation Charity Golf Tournament will take place at the UBC Golf Course in Vancouver. To sign up, go to NRT Golf website – we hope to see you there!!

For more information, please contact:

Miranda Stirling, Senior Project Officer
Telephone: 604-925-3338 or 1-877-922-3338
Email: mstirling@nrtf.ca

Suite 1008 – 100 Park Royal South, West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2
Tel: 604 925 3338 Toll free: 1 877 922 3338 Fax: 604 925 3348
www.newrelationshiptrust.ca