Parkland College will be Awarding $35,000 in Entrance Scholarships in 2010-2011

Parkland College, SK – Local students pursuing post-secondary education will have the opportunity to receive scholarship support thanks to Parkland College’s scholarship initiative. This is the third year that Parkland College has had a standalone entrance scholarship program and the fourth year that the College has offered entrance scholarships to students who are entering full-time post secondary programs at Parkland College. The Entrance Scholarship fund has grown from $8,000 in the first year to $35,000 this year, from 4 to 22 scholarships in university, trades, health, and business. The scholarship initiative has been made possible through funding from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Employment and Labour, Centennial Merit Scholarship Program, generous donations from local businesses and organizations, and proceeds from the Dollars for Scholars Golf tournament held annually in June.

Contributions to scholarships have helped Parkland College maintain the ability to contribute to the education and training of residents in the Parkland area. Scholarship committee chairperson, Gwen Machnee, comments on the increased benefit to studying locally. “In addition to smaller class sizes and more personalized service, Parkland College and our partners are thrilled to be able to help with tuition costs to some of our most deserving students within the Parkland area.”

The donors have made it possible for Parkland College to offer a total of $66,650 in scholarships this year. The $35,000 in entrance scholarships is in addition to the $31,650 that was awarded at the beginning of March to students who are currently enrolled in Adult Basic Education, university, trades, health, and business.

Students interested in learning more about the scholarship opportunities are encouraged to stop by one of the five campuses in Canora, Esterhazy, Fort Qu’Appelle, Melville or Yorkton and pick up a scholarship booklet or visit the College website at www.parklandcollege.sk.ca to view the scholarship opportunities. The deadline for applications for these scholarships is June 10, 2010. Presentations will be made to students at a ceremony in the Fall.

To qualify for a scholarship, a student must submit an application form, be enrolled in a full time post secondary or university program held at Parkland College. The applicants must also have graduated from a Saskatchewan High School or Adult Basic Education program and be under 30 years of age.

About Us:
Parkland College provides a wide array of educational programs and services to adult learners including Adult Basic Education, University, SIAST and Institute programs, Industry programs, Literacy, and Career and Student Services.

 

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For more information contact:
Gwen Machnee
Scholarship Committee Chairperson
Parkland College
200 Prystai Way, Yorkton, SK S3N 4G4
Phone: 306.786.2593
Email: g.machnee@parklandcollege.sk.ca
www.parklandcollege.sk.ca

Celebrate Educational Success, 10 Will Graduate from the Educational Assistant Program

Kamsack, SK – The Educational Assistant program delivered by Parkland College at Keeseekoose First Nation is wrapping up this week. There will be ten students from Keeseekoose and Cote First Nations who will be graduating from this program, and a celebration event is scheduled on Friday, April 30, 2010. We invite you to join us in the celebration:

 

Friday, April 30, 2010 1:30 PM
Toros Restaurant – 411 – 1st Street
Kamsack, Saskatchewan
 

The celebration is acknowledging our students for achieving success in their program. Students will be receiving an accredited certificate from Assiniboine Community College.

About Us:

Parkland College provides a wide array of educational programs and services to adult learners including Adult Basic Education, University, SIAST and Institute programs, Industry programs, Literacy, and Career and Student Services.

 

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For more information contact:
Connie Brown, B.Sc.
Coordinator of Business, Health & Human Services
Parkland College
200 Prystai Way
Yorkton, SK S3N 4G4
Phone: 306.786.2580
Fax :306.786.7866
Email: c.brown@parklandcollege.sk.ca
www.parklandcollege.sk.ca

Help Shape the Future of Parkland College

Every five years Parkland College and the provincial ministry responsible for post-secondary education conduct a review and create a renewed vision for the future. As part of the 2010 review, Parkland College will be holding a series of community meetings to get your views on questions such as:

  1. How can the College continue to enhance economic and community development in the Parkland region?
  2. What can the College do to support the growing demand for trades and technology training?
  3. What are the pros and cons of the College becoming a credit granting institution?

 

JOIN US!
 

 

Please RSVP no later than three days before the meeting you plan to attend.

Parkland College welcomes your ideas, suggestions, comments and questions!

Literacy Tutors to be Acknowledged at Recognition Night

Yorkton, SK – Parkland College is pleased to be acknowledging all of the literacy tutors who have graciously volunteered to tutor adult learners as well as adults learning English as an additional language in our literacy program. Our shining star tutors will be recognized at our annual literacy recognition event. We invite you to join us for the presentation of awards.

Thursday, April 29, 2010
7:45 PM – Recognition Presentation
Conference Room A, Gallagher Centre
Yorkton, Saskatchewan

The evening includes a meal, followed by the recognition of our volunteers, and concludes with entertainment by Alina Havrylyuk, a concert pianist, who has immigrated from Ukraine and is now living in Preeceville where her husband works. Tickets for the meal are $15 and must be requested no later than Thursday, April 22. The evening will conclude by 9:00 p.m. For more information about this event, contact Parkland College.

About Us:

Parkland College provides a wide array of educational programs and services to adult learners including Adult Basic Education, University, SIAST and Institute programs, Industry programs, Literacy, and Career and Student Services.

 

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For more information contact:
Carol McCullough, B.Ed., TEFL
Literacy/EAL Program Coordinator
Parkland College
200 Prystai Way
Yorkton, SK, S3N 4G4
Phone: 306.786.2591
Fax: 306.786.7866
Email: c.mccullough@parklandcollege.sk.ca
www.parklandcollege.sk.ca

Parkland College Students Eligible for Student Dial-A-Bus Rate

Yorkton, SK – A recommendation to change the definition of student was approved by Council on April 12, 2010, to change the age from 16 to 19 or anyone attending a Yorkton High School or Parkland College as a student.

As of April 15, 2010, Parkland College students are now eligible to receive student rates for Yorkton’s Dial-A-Bus service. Student rates are $1.75 per ride, a book of 20 tickets for $23, or a monthly pass for $30. For more information about the Dial-A-Bus service, contact the City of Yorkton.

About Us:

Parkland College provides a wide array of educational programs and services to adult learners including Adult Basic Education, University, SIAST and Institute programs, Industry programs, Literacy, and Career and Student Services.

 

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