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.
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.
For more information contact:
Scholarship Committee Chairperson
200 Prystai Way, Yorkton, SK S3N 4G4