Clinton student wins TNRD Area I bursary

TNRD awards four $1,000 bursaries to rural students around the district.

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District is pleased to announce the first recipients of bursaries from the TNRD Bursary Program.

Leading the way is Dustin Coldwell from School District No. 74 (Gold Trail). Coldwell, a Grade 12 student at David Stoddart Secondary School in Clinton, will receive a $1,000 bursary that will go towards his post-secondary education.

To qualify for the bursary, Coldwell had to demonstrate reasonable academic achievement as well as community volunteerism, and he had to submit a 500-word essay about local government.

“The TNRD is so pleased to be able to help further the academic dreams of some of the best and brightest young minds in the Regional District,” said TNRD Chair Randy Murray. “The future lies in our youth, and the most valuable asset they can possess in an ever-changing world is a post-secondary education.”

Also winning bursaries in the TNRD are Jennifer Sage from South Kamloops Secondary School in School District 73; Derick Leclerc from Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School in School District 27; and Geoffrey Goetz from Merritt Secondary School in School District 58.

The TNRD bursary program was approved by the Board of Directors in November 2012 with all electoral areas participating in the program. Each electoral area contributes to four $1,000 annual bursaries, which are provided to the four school districts within the TNRD boundaries.

School districts adjudicate applications and select successful candidates.

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