FAQ’s About Scholarships

Do I need to submit a TRANSCRIPT for every scholarship I apply for?

NO, only one copy is required.

If you are a current SKILLS TRAINING (such as SaskPolytech, SIIT, etc.) student and the scholarship you are applying for requires a transcript, you must check the “Skills Training Transcript Request” box on the online application form. This will allow us to pull your transcript from your student file.

If you are a current UNIVERSITY student you must submit a copy of your High School transcript.

NOTE: If you are selected to receive an award you must submit an original transcript and provide your Social Insurance Number.

What is an “Interim Statement of Marks”?

The Interim Statement of Marks is a form completed by your instructor that states your current progress in your program. The Interim Statement of Marks form is located in the forms folder on the College drive. You can ask your instructor to fill out this form and submit it to the scholarship committee when applying for Internal Scholarships.

How is academic merit determined?

  1. One Grade 12 English
  2. One Grade 12 Math
  3. A combination of three Grade 12 subjects, only one of which can be a Practical & Applied ARTS class (i.e. Music 30/Band 30/Choral 30)

What is a “letter of reference”?

A letter of reference should be provided by someone (other than family) who has known you for at least a year or more. It should include their relationship to you and the length of time they have known you. The letter should include comments on your character, outstanding accomplishments, community involvement, etc. Please make sure that your name and program is clearly marked. Letters should be submitted by email to scholarships@parklandcollege.sk.ca or dropped off in a package with your transcripts, interim statement of marks, and/or letter of rationale at any Parkland College office.

What is a “letter of rationale” and what should it contain?

A letter of rationale is a written statement that gives you the opportunity to explain to the Selection Committee why you are the best candidate for the scholarship. The letter of rationale is extremely important as it is the core information looked at when making selections.

  • Your letter of rationale should be short and concise (do not exceed 300 words).
  • Letters should be written in Microsoft Word or similar program and submitted by email to scholarships@parklandcollege.sk.ca or dropped off in a package with your transcripts, interim statement of marks, and/or letter(s) of reference at your nearest college campus.
  • Letters of rationale should be copied & pasted into the online application form.
  • Scholarships determined by academic merit will use the letter of rationale in the unlikely event of a tie.
  • Letters of rationale may be submitted to any Parkland College office.
  • Please address the letter of rationale to the scholarship for which you are applying.

NOTE: Criteria for the letters of rationale change slightly for each scholarship, so please check carefully.

If I live outside of Saskatchewan can I still apply for scholarships?

As long as you are enrolled in a program at Parkland College, you are eligible for scholarships. If you took your secondary schooling out of province but now live in the Parkland Region you can apply for all scholarships as long as you meet their respective eligibility requirements.

How do I apply?

Application forms are only available online. A link to the active application form can be found on this website at scholarships.parklandcollege.sk.ca. Only the first application form submitted will be used to determine scholarships.

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The deadline varies every time awards are made available. Late applications will not be considered.

How many scholarships can I apply for?

You can apply for a maximum of three (3) scholarships. The Scholarship Committee reserves the right to limit the number of scholarships awarded per person. The Scholarship Committee reserves the right to move an application to a different scholarship, if appropriate. Award availability is subject to change.

When will I receive my SCHOLARSHIP MONEY?

Scholarship money is awarded twice a year: in late September for Entrance Scholarships and in March for Internal Scholarships.

Last Updated: February 29, 2016