November 7


NWC Awards over $71,000 in Entrance Scholarships

NWC Awards over $71,000 in Entrance Scholarships

North Battleford, SK / Meadow Lake, SK– North West College is proud to announce that it has awarded a total of $71,750 in entrance scholarships to deserving students for the 2023 academic year. Through ceremonies held at both the Battlefords and Meadow Lake Campus locations, 159 students were showcased and awarded for their committed to higher education.  

The Entrance Scholarships, ranging from $200 to $3,000, have been granted to students who have exhibited a strong dedication to their education and a passion for their chosen fields of study. The recipients of these scholarships have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and a desire to make a positive impact in their communities.

These Scholarships have been made possible through the generous contributions of donors and community partners who share North West College's commitment to education. These scholarships aim to reduce financial barriers and allow students to focus on their studies and personal growth.

"We are thrilled to award these scholarships to our talented and dedicated students," said Dr. Eli Ahlquist, President & CEO of North West College. "These scholarships not only provide financial support but also serve as a testament to the hard work and potential of these individuals. We are confident that they will continue to excel in their academic pursuits and contribute to the betterment of our communities."

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

The 2023 Battlefords Campus Major Entrance Scholarship Winners:

  • Aaron Lowe Scholarship $500: Aaron Bouvier, Business
  • NWC Adult Education Scholarship $ 500: Elizabeth Sabraw, Practical Nursing
  • Battlefords Adult Education Committee Scholarship $500: Brittany Kalyn, Psychiatric Nursing
  • Kanaweyimik Child & Family Services Scholarship $1000: Michaela De Ocampo, Early Childhood Education
  • Innovation Credit Union Choose Outstanding $500: Abenniel Browne, Psychiatric Nursing.
  • Innovation Credit Union Choose Excellence $1000: Sarah Jeske, Hairstylist.
  • Innovation Credit Union Choose Excellence $2000: Aaron Bouvier, Business.
  • NWC Board of Governors Scholarship $750: Shona Poitras, Business
  • Gold Eagle Lodge Scholarship $1000: Dominic Loeppky, Business
  • Stan Wychopen Memorial BBEX Scholarship $2000: Alivia Bru, Business
  • Shirley Bidart Memorial Scholarship $1500: Jay Luzana, Psychiatric Nursing and Sanale Andebor, Psychiatric Nursing
  • Ultra Print Scholarship $2000: Samantha Swanson, Psychiatric Nursing
  • Walker Wood Foundation $2000: Arlyne Vallejos, Psychiatric Nursing. Karl Villanueva, Psychiatric Nursing. Holly Kolenosky, Psychiatric Nursing and Bailey Urick, Psychiatric Nursing.
  • Sobeys Choose Excellence Scholarship $3000: Holly Kolenosky, Psychiatric Nursing
  • Scotiabank Scholarship $1000: Kriel Franco, Early Childhood Education. Elaine San Miguel, Business. Jared Lleva, Continuing Care Assistant
  • Rotary Club of the Battlefords Scholarships $1000: John Mendiola, Psychiatric Nursing. Keirsten Pete, Business. Penni Clarke, Bachelor of Social Work and Kristen Murtagh, Bachelor of Social Work.  
  • Rob Rongve Wealth Management Scholarships $500: Spencer Heidel, Psychiatric Nursing and Michaela De Ocampo, Early Childhood Education.
  • North Battleford Elks Lodge Scholarship $1000: Jennifer Areh, Early Childhood Education

The 2023 Meadow Lake Region Major Entrance Scholarship Winners:

  • Redhead Equipment Outstanding Student Scholarship $2000: Tyler Wassing, Heavy Equipment Truck & Transport Technician
  • Meadow Lake Co-op Choose Excellence Scholarship $2000: Gregory Lafleur, Electrician
  • Meadow Lake Kinsmen Club Choose Excellence Scholarship $2000: Shavon Norman, Bachelor of Social Work
  • PineRidge Ford Choose Excellence Scholarship $2000: Asia Hawman, Electrician
  • Scotiabank Scholarship $500: Danelle Victory, Continuing Care Assistant
  • Innovation Credit Union Choose Outstanding $500: Thayla Moberly, Welding
  • Rob Rongve Wealth Management Scholarships $500: Richard Morin, Carpentry and Birch Campbell, Welding.

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. In addition to the entrance scholarship, NWC also offered completion scholarships in June of each year. With the help of our community partners, NWC is on track to award a total of approximately $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.

North West College congratulates all the scholarship recipients and wishes them success in their studies and future endeavors. The college remains dedicated to promoting academic excellence and providing resources to empower students to reach their full potential.

Applications for 2023-24 Completion Scholarship will be available online in March 2024. 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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