March 24, 2009 — Local students pursuing post-secondary education will have the opportunity to receive scholarship support thanks to Parkland College’s scholarship initiative. On March 24th, Parkland College released the entrance scholarship opportunities to the community and was happy to announce that $32,000 will be awarded to students planning on enrolling in Parkland College University or Skills Training (certificate and diploma) programs in the upcoming 2009-2010 school year.
The scholarship initiative has been made possible through funding from the Saskatchewan Advanced Education and Employment Centennial Merit Scholarship Program, generous donations from local businesses and organizations, Dollars for Scholars golf tournament donors, and contributions from Parkland College staff and Board of Directors.
Contributions to scholarships have helped Parkland College maintain the ability to contribute to the education and training of residents in the Parkland area. Scholarship committee chairperson Gwen Machnee commented on the increased benefit to studying locally. “In addition to smaller class sizes and more personalized service, Parkland College and our partners are thrilled to be able to help some of our most deserving students with scholarships that help with tuition costs.”
The donors have made it possible for Parkland College to offer a total of $63,650 in scholarships this year. The $32,000 in entrance scholarships is in addition to the $31,650 which was awarded at the beginning of March to students currently enrolled in Adult Basic Education, University, and Skills Training programs at Parkland College.
Students interested in learning more about the scholarship opportunities are encouraged to stop by one of the five campuses in Canora, Esterhazy, Fort Qu’Appelle, Melville or Yorkton and pick up a scholarship booklet or visit the College website at www.parklandcollege.sk.ca to view the scholarship opportunities. The deadline to apply for scholarships in May 14, 2009.