Grad funds available

Grads who want to apply for financial awards have just a few days to get their applications in.

Grads from Ladysmith Secondary School, who want to apply for financial awards from the Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation, have just a few days to get their applications in.

The deadline for scholarships, bursaries and awards is Friday, Feb. 26., says a release from the NLSF.

“Because of generous local donors, the Schools Foundation is able to assist local students with the cost of higher education,” said Crystal Dennison, NLSF executive director.

“There are many scholarships, bursaries and awards available to high school graduates with good marks and who are active in the community, excel in sports, are interested in pursuing specific areas of study, or who have a financial need,” she said.

“We encourage students to apply for as many awards as appropriate for them.”

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

Last June, NLSF distributed a total of $474,500 in financial awards to 373 high school students to help them pursue their dream of post-secondary education. Awards ranged from $100 to $5,000.

Anyone interested in donating funds for a student award is encouraged to contact Dennison at 250-753-4074.


The 2016 awards information and secure online application form are available at