Parkland College Awards $47,000 in Scholarships to Local Students!

Yorkton, SK—On Tuesday, March 15th, Parkland College awarded $47,000 in scholarships to 51 students from across the east-central region at an awards ceremony held at the Painted Hand Casino in Yorkton.

The scholarship recipients are currently enrolled at one of the five Parkland College campuses in the region. This includes full-time courses in the University, Skills Training, and Adult Basic Education program areas. The scholarships awarded are in addition to the $35,000 in entrance scholarships previously awarded in September, 2010 and are made possible through the generous donations of local businesses and organizations, community members, and the Centennial Merit Scholarship Program. The purpose of the Parkland College scholarship initiative is to promote, encourage, and sponsor education and training for adults in our region. The donors and recipients of the 2011 scholarships are as follows:

Name of Scholarship Value Recipient
Yorkton Lions Club Centennial Merit Scholarship Program Award $1,000 Laken Sauser, Yorkton
Mosaic Potash Esterhazy Centennial Merit Credit-Technical Scholarship Program Award $1,000 Brendon Teichroeb, Yorkton
Mosaic Potash Esterhazy Community Scholarship $500 Darcy Rusnak, Yorkton
City of Yorkton Centennial Merit Credit-Technical Scholarship Program Award $1,000 Nathan Hay, Yorkton
Logan Stevens Construction Ltd. Centennial Merit Credit-Technical Scholarship Program Award $1,000 Colton Griffith, Yorkton
Horizon Credit Union Centennial Merit Scholarship Program Award $1,000 Robin Somogyi, Willowbrook
UncommonSense Webs Computer Skills Scholarship $250 Brittany Novakowski, Melville
Yorkton Chamber of Commerce Centennial Merit Scholarship Program Award $1,000 Alanna Busch, Calder
Drs. Ron and Bree Rogoza Scholarship $250 Crystal Gerein, Canora
ParkerQuine LLP Centennial Merit Scholarship Program Award $1,000 Annelle Elliott, Yorkton
Board of Governors’ Centennial Merit Scholarship Program Award $1,200 Janelle Fogg, Invermay
Cornerstone Credit Union Centennial Merit Scholarship Program Award $1,000 Heather Strendin, Yorkton
R.G. Combe V.C. Royal Canadian Legion #61 Melville Centennial Merit Scholarship Program Award $1,000 Meleody Mountain, Esterhazy
Yorkton Rotary Club Centennial Merit Basic Education Scholarship Program Award $1,000 Alicia Holland, Yorkton
Yorkton Rotary Club Centennial Merit Credit-Technical Scholarship Program Award $1,000 Andrew Hollinger, Yorkton
Gateway Co-operative Limited Bursary $250 Teresa Hrynchyshyn, Buchanan
City of Melville Centennial Merit Credit-Technical Scholarship Program Award $1,000 Lawrence Swayda-Off, Esterhazy
Churchbridge Credit Union Scholarship $250 Nicholas Thies, Churchbridge
Yorkton This Week Scholarship $300 Cecilia Keinick, Canora
Sask. East Enterprise Region (SEER) Trades Scholarship $1,000 Kaylyn Best, Balgonie
Sask. East Enterprise Region (SEER) Trades Scholarship $1,000 Grant Lipinski, Grayson
Town of Canora Scholarship $1,000 Carol Tureski, Sturgis
Clay Serby Scholarship $1,000 Constance Burkholder, Yorkton
Good Spirit REDA Scholarship $1,500 Yolanda Adams, Yorkton
RBC Foundation Centennial Merit Scholarship Program Award $2,000 Shayne Decorby, Spy Hill
Parkland College Staff Scholarship for Persistence & Determination $1,000 Raven Genaille, Yorkton
Parkland College Staff Scholarship for Leadership $1,000 Paul Koochicum, Balcarres
Parkland College Staff Scholarship for Leadership $1,000 Sarah Buchan, Yorkton
Parkland College Staff Scholarship $1,000 James Hyde, Watson
Parkland College Staff Scholarship for Persistence & Determination (2) $1,000 Angela Crowe, Fort Qu’Appelle
Kathy Wiley Memorial Scholarship $500 Summer Dawn Creeley, Yorkton
Parkland College (Yorkton) Students Fundraiser Scholarship $500 Darla Giannoulis, Yorkton
Parkland College Students for Students Scholarship $500 Kelsie Shindle, Yorkton
LDM Foods Centennial Merit Scholarship Program Award for Business $1,000 Gina Wickham, Langenburg
LDM Foods Centennial Merit Scholarship Program Award for Agriculture $1,000 Alyssa Grywacheski, Norquay
Morris Industries Centennial Merit Scholarship Program Award $1,000 April Trost, Yorkton
A&K Architect Centennial Merit Scholarship Program Award $1,000 Stephen Rogalski, Melville
Centennial Merit Scholarship Program Award for  Business Year 1 or Business Diploma $1,000 Lindsey Varga, Yorkton
Centennial Merit Scholarship Program Award for  Business Year 1 or Business Diploma $1,000 Mary Prybylski, Willowbrook
Centennial Merit Scholarship Program Award for  CCA or Addictions $1,000 Melinda Moore, Gerald
Centennial Merit Scholarship Program Award for Office Ed $1,000 Kaitlyn Sweezey, Yorkton
Centennial Merit Scholarship Program Award for  Practical Nursing $1,000 Kaelyn McVey, Yorkton
Centennial Merit Scholarship Program Award for  Power Engineering $1,000 Matt Bircher, Regina
Centennial Merit Scholarship Program Award for  Primary Care Paramedic $1,000 Andrew Wotherspoon, Melville
Centennial Merit Scholarship Program Award for  Tri-trades $1,000 Jennifer Richards, Yorkton
Centennial Merit Scholarship Program Award for University (Social Work) $1,000 Kathryn Strendin, Yorkton
Centennial Merit Scholarship Program Award for University (Social Work) $1,000 Megan Mierau, Yorkton
Centennial Merit Scholarship Program Award for University (Natural Sciences and Agriculture) $1,000 John-Etienne Myburgh, Yorkton
Centennial Merit Scholarship Program Award for University (Natural Sciences and Agriculture) $1,000 Paul Spykerman, Yorkton
Centennial Merit Scholarship Program Award for University (Arts & Sciences) $1,000 Melissa Protsko, Melville
Centennial Merit Scholarship Program Award for University (Arts & Sciences) $1,000 Darcy Griffith, Norquay

The Centennial Merit Scholarship 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, Saskatchewan Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration will match that dollar to support scholarships for high academic achievers.

Students interested in learning more about the scholarship opportunities are encouraged to stop by one of the five Parkland College campuses in Yorkton, Melville, Esterhazy, Canora or Fort Qu’Appelle or visit the College website at www.parklandcollege.sk.ca to view the entrance scholarship opportunities available for the fall of 2011.

About Us:
Parkland College provides scholarships to local students pursuing post-secondary education. Contributions to the scholarship initiative help Parkland College maintain the ability to contribute to the education and training of residents in the Parkland area. The initiative positively impacts the lives of individuals and families, as well as communities and businesses within the Parkland region. This is the 14th year that Parkland College has awarded scholarships to students enrolled in full-time and part-time programs. The internal scholarship fund has grown from $1,500 in the first year to $47,000 this year and from 4 to 50 scholarships in university, trades, health, and business.

 

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