Half Marathon registration

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Time to hit the ground running with the 14th annual Okanagan College Half Marathon, 10 K and Relay Race, taking place at the Kelowna campus on Sunday, April 3, 2016. Register online today to take advantage of the early bird pricing until Feb. 14.

Prefer to be involved on race day but not a runner? The race would not be possible without the countless volunteers that make it a reality. Email Michelle Lowry to get involved.

Read the press release to learn more about the race details, scenic course, prizes, and great post-race snacks.




Apply for Entrance Awards

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Graduating high school students from the Okanagan region (Revelstoke to Princeton) who are planning to attend Okanagan College this Fall are encouraged to apply for the High School Entrance Awards.

President's Entrance Scholarship: eight tuition-credit awards (each up to $5,000) for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Community Spirit Awards: up to 40 awards for $1,000 tuition credit to students demonstrating academic achievement and service to their school and/or community.

Board of Governors Entrance Award: three or more awards of $1,000 each.

Rick and Yasmin Thorpe & Friends Scholarship: 10 awards of $2,500 each for students graduating from a secondary school on the west side of Okanagan lake (Penticton to Killiney Beach).

For eligibility criteria for each award, and details about how to apply visit the Financial Aid & Awards website. Application deadline is Friday, March 31, 2016.

First Nations partnership

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On Feb.1, Okanagan College signed a Memorandum of Understanding with its partners in the Westbank First Nation (WFN).

Chief Robert Louie and Okanagan College President Jim Hamilton were signatories on behalf of their organizations, which have a long history of partnership in educational and training programs, as well as cultural events. Both organizations agreed to work together on projects and programs that will increase access to post-secondary education and build professional capacity.

Read the press release to learn more about this significant step towards one of the College’s key directions outlined in the Toward 2020 Strategic Plan.