Below are some inspiring messages of gratitude sent by past recipients of New Relationship Trust Foundation scholarships and bursaries.
In 2004 I graduated from the College of New Caledonia with a Entrepreneurial Certificate. I moved back to Telegraph Creek and worked for Tahltan Fisheries for seven years. This past fall we decided to move to Terrace so I could go back to school and enroll in the business administration program, with a focus in human resources. When I graduate I would like to work for my Nation and help our people have equality in the mining field; and to be an advocate for better working relationships between the contractors and all First Nations people.
Lester (Todd) Alec
The Provincial Health Services Authority Doctorate Scholarship
I am a member of the Nak’azdli of the (Dakelh) Carrier Nation and a member of the Lhts’umusyoo (Beaver) clan. My parents are Laura-Lee Alec and the late Lester Alec. I completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences with a major in Biomedical Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia. I am currently in my first year of Medical school at the University of British Columbia’s Northern Medical Program. I am the first member of my community to be accepted into medical school.
I appreciate the help you have shown me in my undergrad and the continued support as it allows me to not worry about my financials so that I can focus on my studies. I did not expect this as it would be tough to compete against PhD students for the 5 awards. Thank you for looking for additional funds to help support my education as you went over and above your mandate. I hope that you can continue this in the. Snachailya (Thank you) for taking your time and attension to consider my application and support my journey of becoming a doctor.