At COFIís 2007 Annual Convention in Prince George the COFI Board of Directors announced a series of education scholarships intended to encourage the next generation of leaders to choose a professional, technical or trades career in the forest sector.
The Council of Forest Industries is the voice of the BC interior forest industry. Our members range from large integratd global scale public companies to medium sized family owned operations to smaller independent niche players. They produce a range of products including lumber, pulp and paper, panels and engineered wood in over 60 facilities located throughout the interior. All aspects of our memberís operations from forestry to production to sales are recognized as world class. We are recognized for our sustainable forest practices, cost competitveness and support for green building.
Ten $1000.00 entrance scholarships will be offered each fall to students planning to attend, for the first time, any one of the ten post-secondary educational institutions in the interior of BC enrolling in professional, technical or trades studies leading to a career in the forest sector.
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be planning to attend any one of the 10 post secondary educational institutions in the interior of BC enrolling in professional, technical or trades studies leading to a career in the forest sector.
Eligible institutions include:
College of New Caledonia
College of the Rockies
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Northern Lights College
Northwest Community College
Thompson Rivers University
University of Northern BC
As these are entrance scholarships, preference will be given to students entering a program of study for the first time. This may include high school graduates, mature students or students changing programs. Recipients of the award need to show academic success as well as clear career goals.