A new annual award has been created to honour the work of Rene Tremblay, the Dean of Trades and Apprenticeships at Northern Lights College who is retired.

Tremblay’s family from Dawson Creek teamed up with the college to create it.

The award will go to students who have demonstrated excellence in a Trades and Apprenticeships program and financial need.

“The years I spent at the College were some of the most rewarding of my career,” said Tremblay. “I hope this award can help a number of students to get through their programs successfully.”

Rene Tremblay
Rene Tremblay. (Photo from Northern Lights College)

The NLC Foundation, who administer awards to students, will match all donations given towards The Rene Tremblay Award.

“The Rene Tremblay Award will motivate students to do well academically, and assist them with any financial challenges they have faced during their studies.” said Donna Kane, executive director of the NLC Foundation.

To apply for the Rene Tremblay Award or other awards, students can contact with the financial aid officer at any NLC campus.

The application deadline is January 25th.