Around $97,000 in bursaries available for LSS students this year

The 2015 awards booklet and application form are available online at

One hundred and seven awards and bursaries adding up to around $97,000 are available for Ladysmith Secondary School graduates in 2015.

Grade 12 students are now being encouraged to apply for financial awards offered by the Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation (NLSF). The 2015 awards booklet and application form are available online at, and the deadline for applications is Friday, Feb. 27.

“The Foundation, through the generous support from our many donors, is able to assist local students with the expense of higher education,” Crystal Dennison, executive director of the NLSF, said in a press release. “There are many scholarships, bursaries and awards available to high school graduates who are active in the community, excel in sports, are interested in pursuing specific areas of study or who have a financial need. We encourage students to apply for as many as are appropriate for them.”

Funds for the scholarships, bursaries and awards are provided by local service clubs, community organizations, and private donors to encourage Grade 12 students from public schools in Nanaimo and Ladysmith to continue their education at a college, institute or university.

Last June, NLSF distributed a total of $462,000 in financial awards to 372 high school students to help them pursue their dream of post-secondary education. Awards ranged from $100 to $5,000 each.

Anyone  who is interested in supporting the awards fund is encouraged to contact Dennison at 250-753-4074.