The Comox Valley Elder College has announced a $20,000 bursary that will support current and future NIC students.

The new bursary will provide $1,000 each year to a student at the Comox Valley campus who is studying a health care field that will work with older adults, with a preference for students in the Health Care Assistant certificate program.

Executive Chair of Comox Valley ElderCollege Michael Syer says when the college gets a surplus, it does what it can to support students who will be studying in eldercare programs.

“They’re a lot of folks when they are studying find it difficult to make ends meet, and sometimes it can make the difference between them being able to follow a course of education or not, so we are happy to do so if we can,” said Syers.

This award will be called the CVEC 20th Anniversary bursary and is the third one created by the Comox Valley ElderCollege.

The Betty Emery Founder’s Bursary and the Elizabeth Smith Founder’s Bursary are named after the founders of Comox Valley ElderCollege and support students continuing their studies in a field that relates to working with older adults.

For more information on the Comox Valley ElderColledge click here.