$29,000 in Entrance Scholarships Awarded to Local Students

On Sept. 23rd Parkland College awarded $29,000 in scholarships to 19 students from across the Parkland region at a special awards ceremony held at the Gallagher Centre in Yorkton.

The scholarships awarded were an addition to the $31,650 awarded earlier this year. The students recognized are all recipients of Parkland College entrance scholarships. All of these recipients have chosen to s gain either university or technical skills post-secondary training at one of the 5 Parkland College campuses.

Canadian Federation of University Women, Yorkton Chapter Centennial Merit University Entrance Program Award ($1,000) – Alyssa Giroux, Stockholm

CUPE 4980 Centennial Merit University Entrance Scholarship Program Award ($1,000) – Jazminn Hintz, Churchbridge

CUPE 4980 Centennial Merit Credit-Technical Entrance Scholarship Program Award ($1,000) – Tiffany Meszaros, Yorkton

GX94 / 94.1 The Fox Centennial Merit University Program Award ($1,000) – Amanda Buchholzer, Yorkton

Kahkewistahaw Gas & Convenience Store Centennial Merit Entrance Scholarship Program Award ($1,000)–Stephanie Hanson, Yorkton

Loucks Pharmacy Centennial Merit University Entrance Scholarship Program Award ($1,000) – Matthew Betge, Ebenezer

Mosaic Potash Esterhazy Centennial Merit Credit-Technical Entrance Scholarship Program Award ($1,000) –Benjamin Daunheimer, Neudorf

Mosaic Potash Esterhazy Centennial Merit Credit-Technical Entrance Scholarship Program Award ($1,000) – Liana Lozinski, Yorkton

Saskatchewan Trucking Association Centennial Merit Credit Technical Entrance Scholarship – Ryan Cordick, Pilot Butte

Dollars for Scholars Centennial Merit Credit Technical in the field of Business or Technology – Bryce Wahlstrom, Yorkton

Dollars for Scholars Centennial Merit Credit-Technical Entrance Scholarship Program Award in the Field of Health or Human Services ($2,000) – Amber Nostadt, Kendal

Dollars for Scholars Centennial Merit Credit-Technical Entrance Scholarship Program Award in Trades ($2,000) –Michelle Bohn, Yorkton

Dollars for Scholars Centennial Merit University Entrance Scholarship Program Award in the Field of Education or Arts ($2,000) – Breana Dancsok, Canora

Dollars for Scholars Centennial Merit University Entrance Scholarship Program Award in the Field of Health or Natural Sciences ($2,000) – Kimberly Bonar, Yorkton

Dollars for Scholars Centennial Merit University Entrance Scholarship Program Award in the Field of Health or Natural Sciences ($2,000) – Teagan Homeniuk, Canora

Dollars for Scholars Centennial Merit University Entrance Scholarship Program Award in the Field of Social Work ($2,000) – Sara Denyer, Prince Albert

Dollars for Scholars Centennial Merit University Entrance Scholarship Program Award in the Field of Social Work ($2,000) – Lorne Cote, Yorkton

Painted Hand Community Development Corporation Centennial Merit University Entrance Scholarship ($2,000) –Sancia Delorme-Joseph, Kamsack

Painted Hand Community Development Corporation Centennial Merit Credit-Technical Entrance Scholarship ($2,000) – Stephanie Keshane, Yorkton

The scholarships are made possible through the generosity of local businesses and organizations, community members, College staff, Dollars for Scholars Golf Tournament, and Advanced Education, Employment and Labour’s Centennial Merit Scholarship program.

The Centennial Merit Program is a matching program in which funds are provided on a dollar for dollar basis with local non-government donors. For every dollar raised locally, the province will match that dollar to support scholarships for high academic achievers.

Contributors to the entrance scholarships include Advanced Education, Employment & Labour, Canadian Federation of University Women –Yorkton, CUPE 4980, Dollars for Scholars Golf Tournament Donors,GX94/ 94.1 The Fox, , Loucks Pharmacy, Kahkewistahaw Gas and Convenience Store, Mosaic Potash Esterhazy, and Painted Hand Community Development Corporation.

In addition to awards ceremony, Parkland College was pleased to acknowledge to the generous scholarship donation from Good Spirit REDA. After Good Spirit REDA’s closure last year, $18,000 was given towards scholarships at Parkland College. The Good Spirit REDA scholarship will be awarded annually to a student in the Business program at Parkland College who has a goal of pursuing a new business or in expanding an existing business.

Students interested in learning more about the scholarship opportunities are encouraged to stop by one of the Parkland College locations in Canora, Esterhazy, Fort Qu’Appelle, Melville, Yorkton, or Kamsack or visit the College website at www.parklandcollege.sk.ca to view the scholarship opportunities as upcoming scholarship opportunities will be released this fall.

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New Industrial Lab at Parkland College Esterhazy Campus

After two months of renovations, Parkland College showcased the new Industrial Lab at the Esterhazy campus in an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on September 17th.

The new Industrial Lab will house programs such as the Industrial Mechanic Rural Apprenticeship program. The $170,000 project received large financial support by industry partners who saw the need to increase the number of apprentices in the Industrial Mechanics trade within the region.

The Supporters of the Industrial Lab Renovations were:
Mosaic
Potash Corp
EMW Industrial
Noble Construction Corp
Goodman Industrial
Procon Mining
CE Maintenance

The renovations consisted of the development of three lab areas as well as the construction of a cold storage building for training aid. At the same time the campus was updated to reflex an adult learning environment and power was updated to accommodate the training labs.

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