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May 30, 2016

New Princess Auto Foundation bursary supports NBCC skilled trades students

$25,000 donation will create ten new bursaries for students in skilled trades programs

FREDERICTON – Thanks to the generosity of The Princess Auto Foundation, students enrolled in the skilled trades programs at New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) will now have more opportunities to receive financial support as they complete their post-secondary education.

At an event in early May, representatives from The Princess Auto Foundation and NBCC gathered to recognize The Foundation’s generous donation of $25,000 to support student success. The Princess Auto Foundation provides financial assistance to full-time students enrolled in skilled trades programs at 15 Canadian colleges across Canada.

“We’re really appreciative of this support that The Princess Auto Foundation has committed to NBCC,” said Marilyn Luscombe, President and CEO of NBCC. “We tell our students that their studies, not their finances, should be their first priority. This generous donation will help transform the lives of ten students in the skilled trades by reducing their financial stress and allowing them to focus on what’s really important.”

The Foundation’s contribution will establish ten bursaries of $2,500 each to be disbursed in the 2016-2017 academic year.

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With over 90 programs and six campuses across New Brunswick, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is a provincially-recognized, public post-secondary institution reputed for producing skilled, knowledgeable graduates who are contributing to the Province’s socio-economic prosperity. NBCC offers students one- and two-year certificate and diploma programs. Find out more by visiting: www.nbcc.ca.

Princess Auto Foundation bursary

Photo caption: From left: Cindy Sheppard (Donor Development at NBCC), David Shnider (Princess Auto Foundation), Marilyn Luscombe (President and CEO of NBCC), Grant Dorcas and Remi Fournier (Princess Auto Foundation).

For high-res photos and other media inquiries:
Michelle Willcott
Communications Officer, NBCC
506.453.8194 | Cell: 506.440.9105
michelle.willcott@nbcc.ca