Parkland College awards over $75,000 in scholarships

Parkland College is proud to announce that it has awarded $75,600 to 68 students across the region in this spring’s Internal Scholarships.

These awards are in addition to approximately $114,500 in Entrance Scholarships handed out in September. The grand total of over $190,000 awarded in the 2015-16 academic year is just shy of Parkland College’s record amount, set last year. The College has now given out more than $100,000 in scholarships in five consecutive academic years dating back to 2011-12.

 

Scholarship Name

Value

Recipient
A+K Architects Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Issac Pasloski, Yorkton
Board of Governors’ Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$800

Shelby Maki, Tantallon
Boehmer Family Adult Basic Education Scholarship

$500

Tracy Kakakaway, Yorkton
Churchbridge Credit Union Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Meghan Crosby, Churchbridge
City of Melville Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Skills Training Scholarship

$1,000

Riley Storzuk, Wynyard
City of Yorkton Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Skills Training Scholarship

$1,000

Mathew Martsinkiw, Yorkton
Clay Serby Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Community Service Scholarship

$1,000

Thanesha Johnson, Yorkton
Clay Serby Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Community Service Scholarship

$1,000

Cecilia Keinick, Canora
Farrell Agencies Dollars for Scholars Award for Academic Merit

$2,000

Irene Stamatinos, Yorkton
Canadian Tire Dollars for Scholars Award

$1,000

Emma Kerr, Yorkton
Crossroads Credit Union Dollars for Scholars Award

$1,000

Shelby Lang, Yorkton
Home Hardware Dollars for Scholars Award

$1,000

Abigail Schmalz, Yorkton
McMunn and Yates Dollars for Scholars Award

$1,000

Jordan St. Mars, Canora
Mosaic Potash Esterhazy Dollars for Scholars Award

$1,000

Hilda Ayala Rivera, Yorkton
Dollars for Scholars Award for Business Students

$1,000

Nathan Bewcyk, Yorkton
Dollars for Scholars Award for Health Care Students

$1,000

Caitlyn Fatteicher, Togo
Dollars for Scholars Award for Trades or Skills Training Students

$1,000

Logan Pilipow, Yorkton
Dollars for Scholars Award for University Students

$1,000

Brooke MacKay, Yorkton
Dollars for Scholars Award for Extracurricular Activity

$1,000

Kyler Billinger, Melville
Drs. Ron and Bree Rogoza Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$700

Jelena Eiffert, Yorkton
Gateway Co-operative Limited Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$500

Richele Derkach, Canora
Good Spirit REDA Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Entrepreneurship Scholarship

$1,500

Andre Smith, Yorkton
Good Spirit REDA Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Entrepreneurship Scholarship

$1,500

Willow Koroluk, Canora
Horizon Credit Union Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Ley Gallant, Churchbridge
Kathy Wiley Memorial Scholarship

$500

Deanna Beattie, Duff
Logan Stevens Construction Ltd. Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Skills Training Scholarship

$1,000

Eric Olson, Radville
Louis Dreyfus Commodities Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship in Agriculture

$1,000

Teala Macek, Kamsack
Louis Dreyfus Commodities Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship in Power Engineering

$1,000

Reid Balawyder, Preeceville
Melville Lions Club Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Andre Harris, Yorkton
Morris Industries Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship in Agriculture

$1,000

Tanner Kinaschuk, Yorkton
Mosaic Potash Esterhazy Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Community Scholarship

$1,000

David Modeland, Strasbourg
Mosaic Potash Esterhazy Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Skills Training Scholarship

$1,000

Jolene Lutz, Yorkton
Parkland College Staff Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Jennifer Swain, Yorkton
Parkland College Staff Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Ulyana Bolonna, Yorkton
Parkland College Staff Scholarship in Recognition of Determination & Persistence

$500

Miranda Lizotte, Yorkton
Parkland College Staff Scholarship in Recognition of Determination & Persistence

$500

Serrita Anderson, Fort Qu’Appelle
Parkland College Staff Scholarship in Recognition of Determination & Persistence

$500

Jennifer Mountney, Melville
Parkland College Staff Scholarship in Recognition of Determination & Persistence

$500

Brandy Cheekinew, Melville
President’s Scholarship: Dwayne Reeve Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Award for Excellence

$1,000

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

$1,000

Paige Fogg, Invermay
Richardson Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship in Power Engineering

$500

Dino Saysana, Saskatoon
Richardson Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship in Power Engineering

$500

Pardeep Chhina, Vancouver, BC
Richardson Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship in Power Engineering

$500

Dylan Wedhorn, Wynyard
Richardson Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship in Power Engineering

$500

Philip Randles, Yorkton
Saskatchewan Abilities Council Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

John Procyshen, Bredenbury
Strad Energy Services Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship for Aboriginal Students

$1,000

Misty Smoker, Yorkton
TD Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$2,500

Nina Sowan-Johnstone, Fort Qu’Appelle
TD Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$2,500

Melissa Delorme, Fort Qu’Appelle
TD Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$2,500

Cassandra Maurer, Grenfell
TD Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$2,500

Emily Mlazgar, Fort Qu’Appelle
Town of Canora Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Community Scholarship

$1,000

Nicole Burym, Canora
Town of Canora Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Community Scholarship

$1,000

Rebecca Stoudt, Sturgis
Town of Kamsack Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Community Scholarship

$1,000

Jarrin Musqua, Kamsack
Town of Kamsack Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Community Scholarship

$1,000

Kristara Shingoose, Yorkton
University Science Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Briana Schmeltzer, Melville
University Sociology Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Amy Daniel, Tantallon
University Sociology Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Brook Huckabay, Melville
University Sociology Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Bailey Harrick, Melville
Viterra Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship in Electrical

$3,000

Zachary Zentner, Dropmore, MB
Viterra Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship in Electrical

$3,000

Vinil D’Cruz, Yorkton
Yorkton Antique Auto Club Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Austin Myers, Melville
Yorkton Chamber of Commerce Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Haley Sorestad, Buchanan
Yorkton Chamber of Commerce Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Carrielyn Rubletz, Yorkton
Yorkton Lions Club Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Andreen Benjamin-Davis, Yorkton
Yorkton Lions Club Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$1,000

Patric Christie, Yorkton
Yorkton Rotary Club Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Basic Education Scholarship

$2,000

Pamela Soldat, Yorkton
Yorkton Rotary Club Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Skills Training Scholarship

$2,000

Elizabeth Russell, Elfros
Yorkton This Week Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship

$600

Megan Mann, Melville

 

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. Funds are provided on a dollar-for-dollar matching basis, as available, with local non-government donors.

Students interested in learning more about the scholarships available at Parkland College are encouraged to visit the scholarship section of this website. Entrance Scholarships for students beginning Parkland College programs this fall will be awarded in September 2016. Applications for those awards are being accepted online until May 25.


About Us:
Parkland College strives to help students in East Central Saskatchewan achieve their goals and build the foundation for successful careers. Students can choose from a wide array of educational options, including university degrees, skills training diplomas and certificates, trades training, high school upgrading, safety training, and corporate/professional development. Parkland College is a learner-centered organization and is proud to be one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers for 2016.

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

Seniors graduate from computer training program

A group of seniors were all smiles when they received certificates at the conclusion of a computer training course delivered at Parkland College in Yorkton.

Nineteen lifelong learners graduated from their six-week course on Mar. 18. Through a partnership with New Horizons Senior Citizens of Yorkton, the students came to Parkland College’s main campus each Friday to pick up the basics of computers, file management, email, the Internet, and social media, among other topics.

(Left to Right) Back row: Gary Laycock, George Plews, Pat Roming, Glenys Cumming, Marjorie Berting, Gwen Pidperyhora; Middle row: Catherine Degryse (instructor), Dolena Plews, Diane Laycock, Sr. Suzanne Kokuruds, Vicky Babichuk, Eileen Kentz; Front row: Arlene Tangjerd, Thiry McLeod, Peter Legebokoff, Arliss Dellow, Eileen Dellow, Jolyn Loucks. (Absent: Audrey Bodnar, Mildred Puetz.)

Arliss Dellow, one of the graduates, said the group included three couples, one mother/daughter team, a nun, one single man, and nine “available” widows/divorcees. “With the expertise they have gained, those Internet dating sites may become very busy,” he joked.

“Each of us appreciates the effort put in by the College to make this happen, including the surprise graduation day,” Dellow added. “We express our thanks to all involved.”

Jolyn Loucks (second from left) happily accepts her certificate of completion from President Dwayne Reeve (far left) and College staff.

According to New Horizons, this kind of computer training is in high demand. There was a waiting list for this course, and New Horizons says it will look at sponsoring another round of classes for the seniors who missed out this time.


About Parkland College:
Parkland College strives to help students in East Central Saskatchewan achieve their goals and build the foundation for successful careers. Students can choose from a wide array of educational options, including university degrees, skills training diplomas and certificates, trades training, high school upgrading, safety training, and corporate/professional development. Parkland College is a learner-centered organization and is proud to be one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers for 2016.

About New Horizons Senior Citizens of Yorkton:
New Horizons is a non-profit, charitable organization open to anyone over the age of 18. Group members over the age of 50 have voting rights and may serve on the Board. New Horizons members are proud supporters of the community and organize activities and social events for seniors of all ages.

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

New-look Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic launches

Parkland College is now accepting team registrations and corporate partnerships for the 11th annual Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic, scheduled for June 24 at Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton.

The Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic is Parkland College’s major scholarship fundraising event. All proceeds go the College’s scholarship fund. Last year’s event raised over $25,000 for students enrolled in programs at Parkland College.

“The success of this tournament makes a huge difference to our students,” said Brendan Wagner, chairperson of the Dollars for Scholars planning committee. “Our golfers and sponsors truly make this event. Without their support, we wouldn’t be able to offer nearly as many scholarship opportunities as we do.”

The College also announced that the event will have a new look when golfers tee off on June 24. After rolling out a special 10th anniversary logo last year, the tournament now has a new, modern, permanent set of logos.

The Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic’s new visual identity features a primary crest logo complemented by a package of alternate marks – including a grad cap perched on a golf ball. The set uses a navy blue and gold colour scheme. The new identity will appear on all promotional and advertising tools and event-day materials.

To register a team or become a sponsor for the Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic, call 306.728.6595 or visit the Dollars for Scholars event page for more information.


About Us:
Parkland College strives to help students in East Central Saskatchewan achieve their goals and build the foundation for successful careers. Students can choose from a wide array of educational options, including university degrees, skills training diplomas and certificates, trades training, high school upgrading, safety training, and corporate/professional development. Parkland College is a learner-centered organization and is proud to be one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers for 2016.

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

Apply now for 2016 Entrance Scholarships

Parkland College officially opened applications on Mar. 1 for more than $100,000 in Entrance Scholarships. These scholarships will be awarded to new Parkland College students in the fall of 2016.

The 2016 Entrance Scholarship application period runs until May 25. Recipients will be selected in early June, and successful applicants will receive their awards in late September.

“Our Entrance Scholarships go to students who start new programs at Parkland College in the fall,” said scholarship committee chair Brendan Wagner. “Most of these students come to us straight out of high school, but all students beginning a program in the fall of 2016 are eligible to apply.”

Parkland College presents scholarships two times each year – Entrance Scholarships in the fall, and Internal Scholarships (to current students) in the spring. In the 2015-16 academic year, Parkland College will have awarded almost $200,000 in scholarships for the second year in a row.

Included among the 2016 Entrance Scholarships is the fourth installment in a five-year studentship agreement with Yorkton Tribal Council (YTC). Thanks to a large donation from YTC in 2013 and matching funds from the Ministry of Advanced Education, 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 applications for these awards are available through Yorkton Tribal Council.

Full details about the College’s scholarships can be found here. Students who will be beginning a program at Parkland College can apply online for a share of the Entrance Scholarships.


About Us:
Parkland College strives to help students in East Central Saskatchewan achieve their goals and build the foundation for successful careers. Students can choose from a wide array of educational options, including university degrees, skills training diplomas and certificates, trades training, high school upgrading, safety training, and corporate/professional development. Parkland College is a learner-centered organization and is proud to be one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers for 2016.

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