Scholarship available for young innovators

Grade 12 students from School District 60 can now apply for a scholarship for young innovators.

The Young Innovator Scholarship Fund will award $225,000 to students across B.C.

High school students compete in ‘MashUP’ competitions throughout the province. The competition requires participants to develop a new technology by blending two or more existing technologies. The initiative encourages students to continue education in post-secondary science, technology and business programs.

The scholarship fund is a partnership between the Northern Development Initiative Trust and the BC Innovation Council. The BCIC has contributed $150,000 and Northern Development has contributed $75,000 in support of this program.

For more information about the program, students and high school administrators can visit www.bcic.ca\students.

The Northern Development Initiative Trust is an independent regional economic development corporation which is focused on stimulating economic growth and job creation in central and northern British Columbia.