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North Bay Society of Architects creates two scholarships for area students

It allocates $1,000 for students pursuing a university degree in architecture and $500 for students pursuing a college diploma in an architectural field.  
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The North Bay Society of Architects (NBSA) has just announced $1,500 in new scholarships for prospective architecture students.

The NBSA’s new program consists of two scholarships, which allocate $1,000 for students pursuing a university degree in architecture and $500 for students pursuing a college diploma in an architectural field.  

This initiative has been started as a way to support local students and aid in the development of the next generation of northern Ontario architects.

“As architects, we strive to design buildings that improve people’s lives and contribute to the beauty, sustainability, and economic growth of the communities we serve,” explains Nathan Jensen, Chair of the NBSA. “We feel particularly grateful for the opportunity to do so in the north, and believe the creation of these scholarships is a great way to give back to our community.”

“In addition to future architects, we also wish to extend financial support to future technologists pursuing post-secondary studies at the college level,” explains Jeff DeDecker, NBSA Secretary. “As a profession, we rely heavily on the knowledge, technical expertise, skill, and proficiency of technologists and wish to encourage and promote this educational path as well.”

The scholarships are available to applicants that will graduate at the end of the 2018/2019 school year, or who have graduated in the past two years. Students must be graduates of secondary schools located within the NBSA’s region of service, which include:

  • Almaguin Highlands Secondary School
  • Chippewa Secondary School
  • École secondaire catholique Algonquin
  • École secondaire catholique Franco‐Cité
  • École secondaire catholique Élisabeth‐Bruyère
  • École secondaire publique Odyssée
  • F.J. McElligott Secondary School
  • Nbisiing Secondary School
  • Northern Secondary School
  • St. Joseph‐Scollard Hall
  • Temiskaming District Secondary School
  • West Ferris Intermediate and Secondary School
  • Widdifield Secondary School

For students to be considered, their complete application submissions must be received by the NBSA by noon, Saturday, June 1.  Full details and official application forms can be obtained at or by emailing

As interested students eagerly prepare their applications, Julie Savignac-Duhaime, another member of the organization, explains that the NBSA is just as eager to see the quality and creativity of the submissions they receive, and to have this unique opportunity to offer support to future members of the architectural field.

“Northern Ontario students have a lot to offer the world of architectural design,” says Savignac-Duhaime.  “We are excited to offer this opportunity to support them as they pursue their education.”