Record $110,000 in scholarships awarded

Parkland College awarded a record high $110,800 in Internal Scholarships to 81 students at its awards ceremony at the Painted Hand Casino in Yorkton on Tuesday.

These scholarships are in addition to the $83,420 in Entrance Scholarships awarded in September. The grand total of $194,220 awarded in the 2014-15 academic year is the most ever awarded in one year at Parkland College. The College has now awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships in four consecutive academic years since 2011.

Scholarships were presented to 81 students with a total value of $110,800 -- a record high for a single scholarship period at Parkland College.

 

Scholarship Name

Value

Recipient
A+K Architects Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Jessica Guenther, Yorkton
Board of Governors’ Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,200

Ulyana Bolonna, Yorkton
Boehmer Family Adult Basic Education Scholarship

$500

Kristen Elliott, Fort Qu’Appelle
City of Melville Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Skills Training Scholarship

$1,000

Austin Byczynski, Yorkton
City of Yorkton Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Skills Training Scholarship

$1,000

Stephanie Dubiel, Rhein
Clay Serby Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Community Service Scholarship

$1,000

Amanda Anderson, Yorkton
Clay Serby Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Community Service Scholarship

$1,000

Candice Nelson, Norquay
Cornerstone Credit Union Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Andrew Linsley, Yorkton
Caron Creative Consulting Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Brett Kitchen, Yorkton
Clark Roofing Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Dylan Bell, Rocanville
Colliers International Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Anumol Kochuparambil Krishnankutty, Yorkton
Crossroads Credit Union Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Chrissy Pelechaty, Pelly
Mayrand Equipment Leasing Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Jibhu Mathew, Yorkton
McDonald’s Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Courtney Dudley, Yorkton
Mosaic Potash Esterhazy Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Shelby Maki, Tantallon
Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship in Business

$2,000

Rena Stamatinos, Yorkton
Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship in Health Care

$2,000

Marsha Bobyk, Churchbridge
Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship in Trades

$2,000

Garrett Betker, Yorkton
Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship in University

$2,000

Caitlyn Fatteicher, Togo
Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship in Emergency Services

$2,000

Jenna Johnson, Pilot Butte
Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship for Academic Merit

$2,000

Lindsey Schmidt, Yorkton
Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship for Academic Merit

$2,000

Amanda Fedorchuk, Norquay
Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship for Academic Merit

$2,000

Jensen Cherewyk, Norquay
Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship for Academic Merit

$2,000

Jenna Stusek, Canora
Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship for Extracurricular Activity

$2,000

Braden Oystrick, Yorkton
Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship for Extracurricular Activity

$2,000

Kyler Billinger, Melville
Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship for Extracurricular Activity

$2,000

Summer Creeley, Yorkton
Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship for Skills Training Students

$2,000

Aaron Gareau, Yorkton
Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship for Skills Training Students

$2,000

Kayla Renkas, Melville
Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship for Skills Training Students

$2,000

Jaedon Pellatt, Yorkton
Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship for University Students

$2,000

Jennifer Dmitruk, Yorkton
Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship for University Students

$2,000

Graham Campbell, Yorkton
Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship for University Students

$2,000

Eldon Breitkreuz, Yorkton
Drs. Ron and Bree Rogoza Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$700

Kathleen Howlett, Yorkton
Gateway Co-operative Limited Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$500

Morgan Wallington, Pelly
Good Spirit REDA Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,500

Ken Otto, Springside
Good Spirit REDA Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,500

Andrea Sutcliffe, Melville
Kathy Wiley Memorial Scholarship

$500

Robyn Badger, Melville
Logan Stevens Construction Ltd. Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Skills Training Scholarship

$1,000

Jordy Steciuk, Roblin, MB
Louis Dreyfus Commodities Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship in Agriculture

$1,000

Angela Patron, Goodeve
Louis Dreyfus Commodities Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship in Power Engineering

$1,000

Karl Ziolkowski, Yorkton
Melville Lions Club Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Terri Driver, Melville
Morris Industries Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship in Agriculture

$1,000

Heather Sorestad, Buchanan
Mosaic Potash Esterhazy Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Community Scholarship

$1,000

Ryan Chin, Saskatoon
Mosaic Potash Esterhazy Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Skills Training Scholarship

$1,000

Dylan Wedhorn, Wynyard
Parkland College Staff Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Joanne Bondy, Canora
Parkland College Staff Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Shelby Stratechuk, Springside
Parkland College Staff Scholarship in Recognition of Determination & Persistence

$500

Christel Didyk, Melville
Parkland College Staff Scholarship in Recognition of Determination & Persistence

$500

Carla Dixon, Yorkton
Parkland College Staff Scholarship for Leadership

$500

Pamela Soldat, Yorkton
Parkland College Staff Scholarship for Leadership

$500

Sonia Skorobohach, Yorkton
President’s Scholarship: Dr. Fay Myers Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Award for Excellence

$2,000

Eric McDowell, Yorkton
R.G. Combe V.C. Royal Canadian Legion #61 (Melville) Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Flora Dancsok, Yorkton
Richardson Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship in Power Engineering

$500

Brett Waldenberger, Moose Jaw
Richardson Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship in Power Engineering

$500

Alexander Terry, Saskatoon
Richardson Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship in Power Engineering

$500

Ian Adams, Prince Albert
Richardson Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship in Power Engineering

$500

Andrew Manson, Prince Albert
Saskatchewan Abilities Council Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Dara Yacishyn, Yorkton
Strad Energy Services Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship for Aboriginal Students

$1,000

Stephanie Whitehawk, Kamsack
TD Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$2,000

Nikita McCarthy, Melville
TD Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$2,000

Angus Vincent, Yorkton
TD Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$2,000

Brett Medve, Saskatoon
TD Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$2,000

Billy Siu, Yorkton
TD Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$2,000

Felcon Swain, Yorkton
Town of Canora Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Community Scholarship

$1,000

Nathaniel Stiles, Canora
Town of Canora Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Community Scholarship

$1,000

Anacelia Alfelor, Norquay
Town of Kamsack Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Community Scholarship

$1,000

Gwen Foster, Kamsack
Town of Kamsack Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Community Scholarship

$1,000

Andrew Broda, Kamsack
University Science Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$800

Amanda Skiba, Melville
University Sociology Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Brooke Rogalski, Melville
University Sociology Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Rebecca Neal, Saltcoats
Viterra Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship in Electrical

$4,000

Heather Bernath, Esterhazy
Viterra Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship in Electrical

$4,000

Kodi Cameron, Regina
Viterra Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship in Electrical

$4,000

Logan Marshall, Langenburg
Yorkton Chamber of Commerce Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Riana Skikewich, Yorkton
Yorkton Chamber of Commerce Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Cody Bencze, Yorkton
Yorkton Lions Club Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Rayne Townsend, Yorkton
Yorkton Lions Club Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Brooke Edel, Neudorf
Yorkton Rotary Club Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Basic Education Scholarship

$2,000

Jennifer Ironstand, Roblin, MB
Yorkton Rotary Club Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Skills Training Scholarship

$2,000

Brayden Karmazinuk, Swift Current
Yorkton This Week Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$600

Jade Pfeifer, Yorkton

 

These awards are made possible through the generosity of local businesses, organizations, community members, College staff, and sponsors and participants in the annual Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic.

Eligible post-secondary awards are matched by funds from the Ministry of Advanced Education’s Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship program. Introduced by the provincial government in 2011, the program provides matching funds to institutions for scholarships that are targeted in accordance with the institution’s strategic directions. Funds are provided on a dollar-for-dollar matching basis with local non-government donors.

Students interested in learning more about scholarship opportunities at Parkland College are encouraged to stop by one of the five campuses in Canora, Esterhazy, Fort Qu’Appelle, Melville or Yorkton, or visit the Scholarships section of this website to view scholarship opportunities. Entrance Scholarships for students beginning Parkland College programs this fall will be awarded in September 2015. Applications for those awards are being accepted now until May 20 at http://bit.ly/PCentrance.


About Us:

Since its inception in 1973, Parkland College has worked to expand the philosophy of life-long learning in East Central Saskatchewan. Among the seven basic principles upon which the community college system was founded is the idea that programs are to be developed in response to the needs of the community. Today, Parkland College offers a broad spectrum of educational services from trades training and high school upgrading to the province’s most diverse off-campus university offerings.

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For more information contact:
Brendan Wagner
Communications Officer
Scholarship Committee Chairman
Parkland College
Phone: 306.728.6595

Saskatchewan budget good for Parkland College

Parkland College is pleased with the 2015-2016 Saskatchewan Budget, delivered Wednesday by Finance Minister Ken Krawetz.

Parkland College will receive $4.5 million this year to complete construction of the Trades and Technology Centre in Yorkton. It is the final installment of a $10 million commitment the government made in October 2013.

“This project couldn’t happen without the Government of Saskatchewan, and we thank the province for its support,” Parkland College President Dr. Fay Myers said. “We are excited to open the doors on our new building.”

The Trades and Technology Centre is on track to open this September. Initial programs to be offered in the new facility include Power Engineering, Welding, Agricultural Machinery Technician, Multi-Mechanical Trades, and Heavy Equipment Truck and Transport Technician. Prospective students can now apply for those programs.

Elsewhere in the budget, the College’s growing scholarship initiative will again be able to access at least $100,000 in Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship funding. This program matches donations from non-government organizations and businesses to double the impact of scholarships. Parkland College accessed this funding in the 2014-15 academic year and awarded over $194,000 in scholarships.

“Overall, we are very happy with how the budget impacts the College,” Dr. Myers added. “These measures will have a positive impact on students and communities in our region,” Myers added.

About Us:
Since its inception in 1973, Parkland College has worked to expand the philosophy of life-long learning in East Central Saskatchewan. Among the seven basic principles upon which the community college system was founded is the idea that programs are to be developed in response to the needs of the community. Today, Parkland College offers a broad spectrum of educational services from trades training and high school upgrading to the province’s most diverse off-campus university offerings.

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For more information contact:
Brendan Wagner
Communications Officer
Parkland College
306.728.6595

Applications open for 2015 Entrance Scholarships

Parkland College is now accepting applications for more than $145,000 in scholarships. These Entrance Scholarships will be awarded to new students in the fall of 2015.

The 2015 Entrance Scholarship application period runs until May 20. Recipients will be selected by early June, and successful applicants will receive their awards in late September.

“The Entrance Scholarships are reserved for students beginning programs at Parkland College in the fall,” said scholarship committee chair Brendan Wagner. “Usually these students are graduates right out of high school, but we see plenty of mature students who are looking to go back to school after working for a while, or they’re wanting to make a complete career change.”

Parkland College presents scholarships two times each year – Entrance Scholarships to new students in the fall, and Internal Scholarships to current students in the spring. In the 2014-15 academic year, Parkland College will have awarded over $194,000 in scholarships – a new single-year high for the College. That figure is expected to near $250,000 in 2015-16.

“With the Trades and Technology Centre opening in Yorkton this September, students have more local post-secondary education choices than ever before. We’ve grown the scholarship program to keep pace so that there are also more awards available,” Wagner said.

Thanks to the Ministry of Advanced Education’s Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship program, Parkland College is able match donations for post-secondary scholarships. This effectively doubles contributions from the region and makes a larger impact on the College’s scholarship initiative.

Also included among the 2015 Entrance Scholarships is the third installment in a five-year studentship agreement with Yorkton Tribal Council (YTC). With a generous donation from YTC in 2013 and the matching funds from the Government of Saskatchewan, Parkland College is able to offer $80,000 in scholarships this year to students who are registered members of YTC’s six First Nations (Cote, Key, Keeseekoose, Ocean Man, Sakimay, and Kahkewistahaw). Separate application packages for these awards are available through Yorkton Tribal Council.

Full details about the College’s scholarships can be found on the Scholarships section of this website. Students who are beginning a program at Parkland College this fall can apply for a share of the Entrance Scholarships at http://bit.ly/PCentrance.


About Parkland College:

Since its inception in 1973, Parkland College has worked to expand the philosophy of life-long learning in East Central Saskatchewan. Among the seven basic principles upon which the community college system was founded is the idea that programs are to be developed in response to the needs of the community. Today, Parkland College offers a broad spectrum of educational services from trades training and high school upgrading to the province’s most diverse off-campus university offerings.

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For more information contact:
Brendan Wagner
Communications Officer
Parkland College
Phone: 306.728.6595