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.
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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