Over the Summer, College of the Rockies Faculty Association (CORFA) and the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators teamed up to offer up to 60 Open the Doors Bursaries to College of the Rockies students. Our local Open the Doors Campaign and similar campaigns across the province are intended to raise awareness of the rising costs of education, and to make sure that the government makes education a priority in British Columbia (See www.openthedoors.ca). Applicants wrote a brief essay to highlight some of the challenges they face in achieving an education. Fifty-two very grateful students received $500 each. Some of the recipients gathered on Tuesday, September 27th to receive their cheques and pose for a picture. Congratulations to all award recipients!
For a chance to win prizes including rent paid for one year, check out FPSE’s Education Contest. Hurry! This contest closes on November 1st, 2016! Check out www.openthedoors.ca/contest for more info and contest rules!