Three indigenous students from Dawson Creek have received scholarships to support their post-secondary schooling.
The Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society announced Wednesday more than $2.2 million in Indigenous Student Awards, started in 2007 to remove barriers to higher education.
Receiving undergraduate awards ($1,000-$2,500) are: Georgia Horseman (Nicola Valley Institute of Technology), Dakota Keller (Northern Lights College), and Cassandra Sawers (Jean Marie Joseph Adult School), all from Dawson Creek.
Receiving a Teacher Education Award of $5,000 is Karlee Drake of Fort St. John, who is studying at Vancouver Island University.
There were more than 600 students awarded this year.
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