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Northern Lights College and Canbriam Energy Inc. Announce Aboriginal New Student Award Winner for 2014

December 5th, 2014

(Left to Right) Donna Phillips EVP Corporate Development Canbriam Energy Inc, Theresa Laberge Aboriginal New Student Award winner, Chris King Sr. Surface Landman Canbriam Energy Inc.

(Left to Right) Donna Phillips EVP Corporate Development Canbriam Energy Inc, Theresa Laberge Aboriginal New Student Award winner, Chris King Sr. Surface Landman Canbriam Energy Inc.

CHETWYND B.C. – Theresa Laberge is the recipient of the 2014 Canbriam Energy Inc. Aboriginal New Student Award. Theresa attends the Chetwynd campus of Northern Lights College and is currently enrolled in the Career and College Prep program. Ms. Laberge is a mature student who has overcome considerable challenges to return to school. She plans to continue her studies at Northern Lights once she receives her diploma in June. Theresa thought she might be “too old to return to school” but with the encouragement of her daughter and college representatives she signed up for the program. Ms. Laberge is a member of the Saulteau First Nations.

“It is very satisfying to be able to assist someone with Theresa`s determination and tenacity who has overcome so many challenges to continue her education” said Donna Phillips, EVP Corporate Development. “I was struck by her essay and have no doubt she will succeed.” Phillips went on to say “At Canbriam we take pride in the relationships we have with members of the local community and we are pleased to support educational initiatives.”

The Canbriam Energy Inc. Aboriginal New Student Award (value $1,000) is open to Aboriginal students enrolling in any full time program. Applicants must submit a one-page essay detailing their need for the award and describing their career aspirations. Deadline for applications is Sept. 20.

Canbriam Energy Inc. also sponsors five other awards at Northern Lights College:

  • Health Care Assistant and Social Services Worker Diploma Award (value $1,000): open to any student enrolled in full time studies in the Health Care Assistant or Social Services Worker Diploma program. Attitude, attendance and grades will factor into the selection process. Preference may be given to Aboriginal students from the Halfway River First Nation, West Moberly First Nation, or Saulteau First Nation. Deadline for applications is Jan. 25, 2013.
  • Oil and Gas Field Operations Award – Aboriginal (value $1,000): Open to Aboriginal students enrolled in the Oil and Gas Field Operations program. Attitude, attendance and grades will factor into the selection process. Deadline for applications is Jan. 25, 2013.
  • Oil and Gas Field Operations Award (value $1,000): Open to any student enrolled in the Oil and Gas Field Operations program. Attitude, attendance and grades will factor into the selection process. Deadline for applications is Jan. 25, 2013.
  • Trades Award (value $1,000): Open to any student enrolled in full time studies in any Trades program. Attitude, attendance and grades will factor into the selection process. Preference may be given to Aboriginal students from the Halfway River First Nation, West Moberly First Nation, or Saulteau First Nation. Deadline for applications is Jan. 25, 2013.
  • University Arts and Sciences Award (value $1,000): Open to any student enrolled in full time studies in the University Arts and Sciences program. Attitude, attendance and grades will factor into the selection process. Preference may be given to Aboriginal students from the Halfway River First Nation, West Moberly First Nations, or Saulteau First Nations. Deadline for applications is Jan. 25, 2013.

Student awards are administered by the NLC Foundation. For more information on the NLC Foundation, check the NLC website at nlc.bc.ca or contact Donna Kane at 250-784-7613 or email dkane@nlc.bc.ca.

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