Over $50,000 in Entrance Scholarships available at College of the Rockies

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College of the Rockies student Jadyn Gould was awarded the Academic Excellence Entrance Scholarship, which covered her tuition for her first year of school.

Awards for first-time students range from $1,000 up to two full years of tuition

Applications are being accepted until March 31 for College of the Rockies’ Entrance Scholarships. Available for Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents who are entering a College of the Rockies program directly from secondary school, these academic awards range from $1,000 up to two full years of free tuition.

“Our Scholastic Distinction Scholarship is available to East Kootenay secondary school students who have achieved a minimum of 85 per cent in their completed grade 11 and 12 academic classes, while our Academic Excellence Entrance Scholarships are available to those who have achieved a minimum 75 percent grade average in grade 11 and 12,” said Lois Murray, College of the Rockies Financial Assistance and Awards Advisor. “Tembec Industries/Rotary Club of Cranbrook Entrance Scholarships are also available for those entering into an approved Apprenticeship trades training program.”

All Entrance Scholarships can be applied for by filling out one online application form, available on the College’s website.

“It was extremely easy,” said Academic Excellence Scholarship recipient Jadyn Gould. “It only took me about 20 to 30 minutes, and it was so straightforward that I didn’t need to ask for help. The scholarship I received covered my entire first year of tuition which was a major relief financially.”

Applications for Entrance Bursaries ranging from $250 to $2000 are also being accepted. Bursaries are awarded based on financial need and include program-specific options for students entering Fire Training, Engineering, Licensed Practical Nursing, Professional Cook, Fine Arts, Trades, and more. The application deadline for Entrance Bursaries is August 15, 2021.

Details of Entrance Scholarships and Entrance Bursaries, and online application forms, are available on the College’s website.


About College of the Rockies

For more than 45 years, College of the Rockies has provided post-secondary education that meets the needs and aspirations of the people, industry and businesses of our region. Each year, we welcome more than 10,000 full-time and part-time students into a full range of programs, including: skilled trades, university studies, adult upgrading, early childhood education, health and human services, business, office administration, tourism, hospitality, recreation, fire services, continuing education and contract training. Through smaller class sizes, highly-personalized instruction and dedicated support services, our students are primed to succeed in the job market, or in the next stage of their academic journey.

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