FREDERICTON – Staff and students at each of NBCC’s six campuses recently took time to acknowledge and celebrate the generosity of donors who contribute to the student awards program. This year, 275 awards worth over $260,000 were awarded to NBCC students.
Of the almost 4,000 students attending New Brunswick Community College (NBCC), nearly half indicate finances as the biggest obstacle to overcome in pursuing their education-making the student awards program vital to student success.
One such student is Tina Franca, an international student from Brazil who is studying Early Childhood Education at NBCC Fredericton Campus. Before they moved to Canada, she and her husband had saved money for the move but due to economic instability in Brazil, they lost almost one-third of their savings. “I wasn’t going to be able to pay for my tuition in full; I was going to have to pay in installments,” she said. Tina was thrilled to find out that she was going to be awarded The NBCC Foundation Inc. Bursary this year.
Through the generosity of donors and the management of the NBCC Foundation Inc., the amount of financial support has increased every year to date. Since the NBCC Foundation Inc. was created in 2006, over 1,500 students have received nearly 1.5 million dollars in support.
“When it comes to supporting our students, every dollar counts. The generosity of our donors makes a world of difference when it comes to learner success,” said Marilyn Luscombe, President and CEO of NBCC. “On behalf of everyone at NBCC, I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation to our donors. I’d also like to thank the NBCC Foundation for being the responsible stewards of our donors’ generosity. There is no greater gift than education.”
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.
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