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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