December 7


North West College awards over $66,000 in Entrance Scholarships

North Battleford, SK / Meadow Lake, SK – North West College awarded $66,460 in Entrance Scholarships in mid-November 2022. Over 135 scholarships were presented to recipients who demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and commitment to pursuing advancement in post-secondary education at North West College.

“North West College has one of the most competitive scholarship programs among the Saskatchewan Regional College system.  Through the generous support of our corporate and individual benefactors, thousands of dollars are awarded annually to reduce the financial burden of those who choose to pursue their education with us,” says Dr. Eli Ahlquist, President and CEO of North West College. 

The criteria for the awards included a combination of remarkable academic achievement, extra-curricular participation, community service and financial need. 

The 2022 Battlefords Campus Major Entrance Scholarship Winners:

  • Aaron Lowe Scholarship $500: Avery Douville, Psychiatric Nursing
  • NWC Adult Education Scholarship $ 500: Kimberly Beamish, Psychiatric Nursing
  • Battlefords Adult Education Committee Scholarship $500: Ike Obianwu, Psychiatric Nursing
  • Kanaweyimik Child & Family Services Scholarship $500: Meshwa Patel, Psychiatric Nursing
  • Innovation Credit Union Choose Excellence $500: Alex Northcott, Psychiatric Nursing, Kimberly Beamish, Psychiatric Nursing, Paige Russell, Psychiatric Nursing, Natelka Sendecki, Psychiatric Nursing
  • Innovation Credit Union Choose Excellence $1000: Abralee Stone, Psychiatric Nursing and Danielle Grieve, Psychiatric Nursing
  • Innovation Credit Union Choose Excellence $2000: Ryan Kamp, Psychiatric Nursing and Megan Richards, Psychiatric Nursing
  • NWC Board of Governors Scholarship $750: Danielle Grieve, Psychiatric Nursing
  • Gold Eagle Lodge Scholarship $1000: Larissa McCallum, Business
  • Stan Wychopen Memorial BBEX Scholarship $2000: Elias Frank, Business
  • Shirley Bidart Memorial Scholarship $1500: Samantha Knight, Psychiatric Nursing and Paige Russell, Psychiatric Nursing
  • Ultra Print Scholarship $2000: Kaitlyn Agarand, Psychiatric Nursing
  • Walker Wood Foundation $2000: Alex Northcott, Psychiatric Nursing, Kaitlyn Agarand, Psychiatric Nursing, Kim Beamish, Psychiatric Nursing and Jireth Medina, Psychiatric Nursing.
  • Sobeys Choose Excellence Scholarship $3000: Calle LaFreniere, Hairstylist

The 2020 Meadow Lake Region Major Entrance Scholarship Winners:

  • Redhead Equipment Outstanding Student Scholarship $2000: Michael Lafleur, Heavy Equipment Truck & Transport Technician
  • Meadow Lake Co-op Choose Excellence Scholarship $2000: Brayden Berry, Electrician
  • Meadow Lake Kinsmen Club Choose Excellence Scholarship $2000: Jaycee Myette, Welding
  • PineRidge Ford Choose Excellence Scholarship $2000: Charles Alcrow, Plumbing and Pipefitting

Designed to provide financial assistance, NWC’s Scholarship Program is helping support the next generation of creative and innovative thinkers, and equipping them with resources to help advance their education. During the 2021-2022 academic year, NWC distributed over $116,800 to their students and are on track to award a total of $120,000 in the current academic year.

Scholarships at North West College are made possible by gifts from individual and corporate donors, as well as a grant from the Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarships program, administered through the Ministry of Advanced Education. Through this unique program, the Saskatchewan Government matches every dollar the College receives for scholarships from its industry partners and private donors, thus doubling the resources to support even more students. 

“We value our community partners and their investment in education in northwest Saskatchewan. Their generous support is ensuring that through our scholarship program, we can acknowledge student’s success and help to alleviate and remove some financial barriers to higher education,” said Dr. Eli Ahlquist, President and CEO of North West College.

Applications for 2022-23 Completion Scholarship will be available online in March 2023. For more information on our scholarships visit  




For Media Inquiries, please contact:

Tanya Murphy, Coordinator, Marketing & Communications
North West College
Direct: 306-234-5118 


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