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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Breakthrough Junior Challenge

Deadline: Jun 25, 2024
The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is an annual global competition for students to inspire creative thinking about science. Students ages 13 to 18 from countries across the globe are invited to create and submit original videos (2:00 minutes in length maximum) that bring to life a concept or theory in the life sciences, physics or mathematics. The submissions are judged on...

Lift Parts Express Scholarship

Deadline: Apr 30, 2024
To be eligible for the Lift Parts Express Scholarship you must be either:A Current Senior in High School or a Freshman or Sophomore in College/UniversityBe a legal resident of the United States or CanadaEnrolled or expected to be enrolled by the Fall of 2024Submit a completed online application form prior to the deadline.

Got a Spine Scholarship

Deadline: May 02, 2024
To be eligible for the Arctic Chiropractic "Got a Spine Scholarship" a student must:1) Be attending college or university no later than October of 2024.2) Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by October of 2024.3) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.4) Be a U.S. or Canadian resident.5) Be attending a...

Scotiabank Scholarships

Deadline: May 03, 2024
Scotiabank's $60,000 investment is divided into 16 x $3,750 Scholarships in 4 Themes across 4 Regions.Four (4) Scholarship RegionsAlberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, NunavutAtlantic Canada, QuebecBritish Columbia, YukonOntarioFour (4) Scholarship ThemesCarefully review the Application Form for specific application requirements.Diversity ScholarshipFour (4) Winners x $3,750Financial Wellness ScholarshipFour (4) Winners x $3,750Future Women Leaders ScholarshipFour (4) Winners x $3,750STEM ScholarshipFour (4) Winners...

MADD Canada Youth Bursary Fund

Deadline: May 31, 2024
MADD Canada has restructured our bursary program to have more meaningful impact on students’ lives.  Beginning in 2016, one(1) bursary of $10,000 will be awarded to the applicant with the highest score in honour of Louise Joanne Twerdy.  Additional bursaries in the amount of $5,000 will also be available. Winning applicants may not reapply in subsequent years.Criteria: MADD Canada’s Bursary...

Hereford Youth Scholarship

Deadline: Jun 01, 2024
Support excellence in ongoing studies in any undergraduate program leading to a career related to the livestock industry.Eligibility: applicants must becurrent or past member of CJHA or have a connection to the Hereford cattle breed demonstrated through a letter of recommendation from an active member of the Canadian Hereford Association, not related to the applicant,be registered for ongoing studies in...

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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.