Scholarship up for grabs

A local man is offering a scholarship to give high achieving students the support that members of his family never received.

A local man is offering a scholarship to give high achieving students the support that members of his family never received.

“My dad and aunt were both governors general award scholars… they got [nothing] for it,” said Allan Collier, one of the donors for the John A. Collier Memorial Scholarship.

The $5,000 scholarship, offered in part by the University of Saskatchewan, is awarded to entering undergraduate students who intent to major in history, political studies or English.

“Anybody who would get one of these scholarships has really done something pretty worthwhile… this is not an easy thing to be the best of the students in any school in any area in any community,” he said.

Collier said that he would one day like to see a Kootenay scholars society to award high achieving students in the area.

“We should be rewarding people for being smart… these are rock stars, these are people who may just save the world, find the cure for cancer, be world leaders.”

Collier said that through the John A. Collier Memorial Scholarship, he wants to give students opportunities that his father never had.

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Glacier Gymnastics hosts over 150 athletes for Judges Cup

The annual event included gymnasts from Nelson, Castlegar, Trail and Invermere

Nelson Waldorf to host open house Saturday

The event runs 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Craig Korth: getting back in tune

Nelson’s master banjo player faces down a rare neurological disorder

School District 8: No visiting Chinese students have coronavirus

SD8 says its international students have already been screened for the virus

VIDEO: Feds look to help 126 Canadians quarantined in China for coronavirus

China has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of the new virus, with more than 100 deaths

‘I am so sorry’: Stolen Baby Bear statue reunited with Mama, Papa Bear in B.C. town

Culprit left it near the Henry Road roundabout in Chemainus with a note attached

‘Critically low’ caribou population prompts wolf cull in the Chilcotin

Itcha-Ilgachuz herd numbers down to 385, from 2,800 in 2003

Off-duty B.C. Mountie takes down would-be ice cream thief

Suspect attempted to steal Dilly Bars from Dairy Queen location on Sunday

RCMP to review fatal B.C. train derailment investigation after evidence points to ‘cover up’

The derailment, which occurred on Feb. 4, 2019, killed three men from Calgary

Nanaimo man hit with pole in dispute over off-leash dog

RCMP say no charges recommended at this time

Family hopes Britain can get pregnant B.C. woman out of China’s coronavirus epicentre

Lauren Williams, who is about 35 weeks pregnant, has been stuck in Wuhan

Caregiver, society charged in death of developmentally disabled B.C. woman

The victim was not given the ‘necessities of life,’ police said

Most Read