There are many scholarships for Nanaimo students. If you are searching for scholarships for a particular high school located in Nanaimo, please select the appropriate school from the list below. The scholarship database contains scholarships for Nanaimo students in the following categories:

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Loran Scholars

Deadline: Oct 11, 2023
The Loran Award supports promising young Canadians who show strength of character and a commitment to service in their communities, challenging them to fully realize their leadership potential. In 2023-24, the Loran Scholars Foundation will offer up to 160 financial awards funding studies on Canadian campuses at the following three levels:LORAN AWARDSWith the support of a national network, up to...

Since 1995, TD has awarded millions in TD Scholarships for Community Leadership to recognize students who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community leadership. TD Scholarships for Community Leadership recipients receive up to $70,000 for tuition and living expenses as well as opportunities for paid summer employment, peer networking and mentorship. Supporting young community leaders is one way TD is...

SME Education Foundation has awarded $18 million to over 5,000 students since 2005. Graduating high school seniors as well as students pursuing two-year, four-year or graduate degrees in manufacturing or engineering are eligible to apply for scholarships. In the past two years, the Foundation awarded a record number of scholarships to women and minorities as part of a new Diversity,...

Apprenticeship Service Program

Deadline: Mar 01, 2024
With a shortage of skilled workers across the trade industry, the Apprenticeship Service Program makes it easier for small to medium-sized enterprises to hire first-year apprentices in specific Red Seal trades across Canada through financial incentives funded by the Government of Canada’s Apprenticeship Service, and in partnership with EHRC (Electricity Human Resources Canada).The Apprenticeship Service Program is designed to incentivize...

Young Heritage Leaders Scholarship

Deadline: Sep 30, 2023
Canada Life is proud to sponsor Young Heritage Leaders, a program that fosters a sense of local pride, community involvement and volunteerism. Along with the Ontario Heritage Trust, they reward the young person whose leadership in preserving, protecting and promoting heritage is deemed to be the most exceptional with a $3,500 scholarship for post-secondary education. Note: Only individual nominees are...

Steel Intern Scholarship

Deadline: Oct 02, 2023
Steel Intern Scholarship – PAID Summer internship followed by a US$7,500 one-year scholarship.These awards are preceded by a PAID summer internship at a North American steel producing or steel-related company.Up to 40 one-year awards.Premier Intern Scholarship – The top-scoring applicant of all received will be awarded the Premier Scholarship, a one-year scholarship of US$12,000 with a paid summer internship (summer...

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The first people from Europe to ever set foot within the Nanaimo Bay was the Spanish voyage of Juan Carrasco and his fleet during 1791. They named the area Bocas de Winthuysen. During 1804, the Hudson's Bay Company was informed by the Snuneymuxw chief Ki-et-sa-kun that coal can be found within the area, so during 1853, the company built a fort and named it Nanaimo Bastion. During 1869, one of its workers by the name of Robert Dunsmuir constructed coal mines in the Nanaimo harbour and discovered coal a few miles North of Nanaimo at Wellington. He later founded the business Dunsmuir and Diggle Ltd, and expanded his operations to include steam railways.

Over the last few years, Nanaimo has recently experienced a cultural transformation. This has allowed the various art lovers to explore all that Nanaimo could offer them. Some consist of: Art 10 Gallery, Port Place Shopping Centre (showcases unique works of art by local artists), Nanaimo Art Gallery (provides an art sales and rental program together with magnificent artwork from over eighty local artist in addition to monthly exhibits, a gift shop, artists talk and workshops), Artisan's Studio (this local cooperative showcases quality arts and crafts from Vancouver Island, such as silk scarves, bags, wall hangings, pottery, woodwork, stained glass, weaving, leather, knitting, original prints, paintings, and jewelry), Hill's Native Art (is a great place to find authentic native jewelry, masks, totem poles, Cowichan sweaters, Inuit sculpture, original paintings and limited edition prints), Gallery 223 (carries a great assortment of unique paintings, pottery, glass, carvings and sculptures in a calm atmosphere), Capewell Design and Art Studio (paints huge contemporary and acrylic works of Italian architecture), Barton and Leier Gallery (is a gallery filled with original paintings by Nixie Barton and Grant Leier), and Black Rock Gallery (features the work of national and local contemporary Canadian artists).

Individuals who are into live theatre can find Nanaimo a haven of performing arts. The Port Theatre is located downtown, and is a great place to enjoy a lot of performances, such as drama, concerts, ballet and improvisations. The Harbour City houses TheatreOne, a community-based professional theatre company. They provide children's theatre, fringe flicks, drama and comedy improv.

In Nanaimo, the most prominent business was coal mining, but now ever since the 1960s, forestry has played a major part within the city. The cities largest business is the provincial government, and in the second spot is the NCO Group call centre. Other huge contributors to the local economy are the tourism, service and retail trades.