Parkland College Looking for Families to Host International Students

Parkland College is looking for families that would enjoy hosting and welcoming international students in their homes. Hosting a homestay is a great learning experience for both the international student and family. Currently we are looking for a family that will host one male student from India starting January 2011.
According to William Litchfield, Director of Advancement, “some international students choose a homestay and our College for many reasons.” Litchfield adds, “`For starters, some students may want to learn more about our Canadian life and culture and/or some may want to improve their English.” Other reasons may include:

  1. receive a supportive transition to a new community,
  2. develop lifelong friendships,
  3. smaller class sizes which allows for more student and instructor interaction,
  4. receive a supportive learning structure,
  5. obtain a better understanding of what it is like to live in rural Canada, and
  6. lower cost of living.

Families that are interested in learning more about the opportunity and/or hosting an international student are to contact William Litchfield at 306.786.7331.

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For more information or to complete an application form, contact:
William Litchfield
Director of Advancement
Parkland College
Phone: 306.786.7331
Email: w.litchfield@parklandcollege.sk.ca
www.parklandcollege.sk.ca

Parkland College Looking for Scholarship Donors

Parkland College is looking for additional donors to contribute to its Internal Scholarship Program. The internal scholarships are awarded to students that are enrolled in Parkland College programs at any of our campus locations across the region. The award ceremony for the internal scholarships will be awarded to students at a presentation ceremony in March 2011. These scholarships are an addition to the entrance scholarship awards that were previously awarded to students in late September. A total of $35,000 in entrance scholarships were given away to 22 recipients and all of these recipients have chosen to gain either university or technical skills post-secondary training at one of the five Parkland College campuses.

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 $500 raised locally, the province will match accordingly to support scholarships for high academic achievers. There is currently $10,000 available to be matched with local non-government donors.

Contributors so far to this year’s internal scholarships include Advanced Education, Employment & Immigration, City of Yorkton, Logan Stevens Construction Ltd., Horizon Credit Union, Service Canada, Yorkton Chamber of Commerce, Drs. Ron and Bree Rogoza, ParkerQuine LLP, Board of Governors, Cornerstone Credit Union, R.G. Combe V.C Royal Canadian Legion #61 – Melville, Yorkton Rotary Club, Gateway Co-operative Limited, City of Melville, Churchbridge Credit Union, Yorkton This Week, Saskatchewan Enterprise Region, Town of Canora, Clay Sherby, Kathy Wiley Memorial, Good Spirit School Division, RBC Foundation, Dollars for Scholars donors, and College staff and students.

About Us:
Parkland College provides scholarships to local students pursuing or attending post-secondary education. This is the third year that Parkland College has had a standalone internal scholarship program. The Internal Scholarship fund has grown from $8,000 in the first year to over $35,000 this year.

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For more information contact:
Gwen Machnee, Ph.D.
University Program Coordinator
Parkland College
Phone: 306.786.2593
Email: g.machnee @parklandcollege.sk.ca
www.parklandcollege.sk.ca