The Thompson-Nicola Regional District recently announced the first recipients of bursaries from the TNRD Bursary Program.
Leading the way was Dustin Coldwell from School District No. 74 (Gold Trail). Coldwell, a Grade 12 student at David Stoddart Secondary School in Clinton, will receive a $1,000 bursary that will go towards his post-secondary education.
To qualify for the bursary, he had to demonstrate reasonable academic achievement as well as community volunteerism, and submit a 500-word essay about local government.
“The TNRD is so pleased to be able to help further the academic dreams of some of the best and brightest young minds in the regional district,” says TNRD chair Randy Murray.
“The future lies in our youth, and the most valuable asset they can possess in an ever-changing world is a post-secondary education.”
Also winning bursaries in the TNRD are Derick Leclerc from Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School of 100 Mile House in School District 27; Jennifer Sage from South Kamloops Secondary School in School District 73; and Geoffrey Goetz from Merritt Secondary School in School District 58.
The school districts adjudicate applications and select successful candidates.