CNA (College of the North Atlantic) Scholarships

CCIL is funding a Newfoundland and Labrador-wide $2,500 scholarship, awarded twice annually through the College of the North Atlantic over a five-year term known as the “Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories Bursaries.”

The CNA awards scholarships to students who are enrolled in full-time studies in Civil Engineering Technology or Environmental Engineering Technology programs. Its goal is to remove the barrier to education based on financial limitations. The scholarships, awards, and bursaries are vital for enriching the lives of students, providing a much needed first step in the advancement of their educational goals and helping them make an impression on future employers. “It is with great pride that we add the College of North Atlantic to the list of schools to which we provide scholarships,” says CCIL President Gordon Leaman. “We’re thrilled to continue supporting students on their journeys into the Civil and Environmental Engineering fields and their future careers.” Donor: Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories Scholarship (CCIL) Number of Awards: Two annually (one per program) Value: $2,500 each Criteria: Awarded to a full-time student enrolled in either of the Civil Engineering Technology or Environmental Engineering Technology Program. This award is based on financial need and academic excellence. Students will require a minimum average of 75%. For further information, please click here.

Scholarships Recipients

Morgan C.


I am currently a second year Civil Engineering Technology student at the College of the North Atlantic. I have thoroughly enjoyed my studies thus far and look forward to entering my last year of the program. Following my graduation, I plan to start working full time while pursuing a Bachelor of Technology. I am very thankful to have been chosen to receive this award as it acknowledges my hard work and dedication to my studies. It also helps to reduce the financial burden of being a student and allows me to save more for my future.
Many thanks, Morgan C.


Christopher Mc.

I am very humbled and honored to have been chosen to receive the CCIL Bursary. I have spent the last twenty years working in the materials engineering field. I felt I wanted more so I returned to school to complete my Civil Engineering Technology diploma. As a mature student and father, it can be a daunting task however receiving this bursary is a tremendous honor, and it will significantly alleviate the financial burden of my education. Your generosity will allow me to pursue my academic goals without worrying about the financial constraints.
Sincerely Christopher Mc.


Devon G.

Congrats to Devon G. as a recipient of the Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories / College of the North Atlantic scholarship. He noted, “I am honored to have been chosen as the recipient of this award. I would like to say thank you to CCIL for the generous donation. Being chosen as the recipient of this award reflects my dedication to my studies in the Civil Engineering Technology program at College of the North Atlantic. I have enjoyed my studies in the program since day one, and this is largely because of the excellent instructors and faculty at CNA. This award has allowed me to focus all my efforts towards furthering my education without worrying about the financial aspect. I am currently focused on completing my studies in the program, and I hope to find a career that allows me to take on a variety of problems that combines hands on work and practical skills with theoretical knowledge. This award has made it easier to focus on future education and finding such a career.”

Michael M.


Congrats to Michael M. as a recipient of the 18/19 CCIL scholarship at the College of the North Atlantic.

Michael noted, “I am very grateful to be one of the recipients of the 18/19 CCIL scholarship. This award will be very beneficial to me in terms of offsetting the costs encountered whilst pursuing a secondary education. I would like to thank CCIL for providing me with this opportunity. Moving hours away from your hometown is financially stressful while being a student, this sum of money relieves this issue.”

To me, this scholarship acknowledges the endless hours I put into my schooling, it is awesome to be rewarded for my hard work and dedication. I believe that organizations, like CCIL, help students strive to do their best. It is very thoughtful for CCIL to help upcoming professionals prior to their career, it really shows their appreciation for the industry.” The scholarship I received was of great help through my studies. It helped me pay my school fees. The act itself provides such a motivation, knowing that somebody out there cares and wants to see you go forward. Once again, I am very thankful and appreciative of the generosity.

Emma H.

2018 Award

Upon receiving this award I was a second year Environmental Engineering Technology student whom was a very eager learner while be involved in student and community life. Finding my balance between the final year of busy academics, volunteering with the community market as well being an active member of the Western Environment Centre felt well recognized. Having had the opportunity to be involved in the ceremony in which as a student was recognized for my dedication and determination on behalf of the Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories was an extremely rewarding experience.

After graduation I began working as an Environmental Technician for Service NL. I intend to continue my studies in the fall of the New Year pursuing a Bachelor’s in Environmental Sustainability.