North West College held their annual Entrance Scholarship Ceremony in North Battleford on November 15th, 2019. The program highlighted some of this year’s brightest and best students in northwest Saskatchewan with the naming of North West College’s Battlefords Campus Entrance Scholarship recipients. This is one of two Entrance Scholarship Ceremonies for North West College. The first awards ceremony was held in Meadow Lake on November 1st, 2019 at the North West College Meadow Lake Campus. Just under $70,000 was awarded between the two ceremonies.
“All of our scholarship recipients demonstrate great potential in leading the next generation. Our scholarship program is an important part of fulfilling our commitment to workforce growth and development within Northwest Saskatchewan”, stated Jay Notay, President and CEO of North West College. Approximately $36,000 was awarded to 91 students attending the Battlefords campus. Recipients demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and commitment to pursuing advancement in post-secondary education at North West College.
The 2019 Battlefords Campus Major Entrance Scholarship Winners:
· Sobeys Choose Excellence Scholarship $3000: Patricia Gallant, Psychiatric Nursing Program
· NWC Adult Education Scholarship $ 500: Patricia Gallant, Psychiatric Nursing Program
· Battlefords Adult Education Committee Scholarship $500: Ashley Hill, Hairstylist Program
· Kanaweyimik Child & Family Services Scholarship $500: Laura Koehn, University
· Gold Eagle Casino - SIGA Scholarship $500: Janelle Buffin, Esthetician Program
· NWC Board of Governors $750: Jaden Pletz, Office Administration Program
· Gold Eagle Lodge Scholarship $1000: Ashley Moccasin, Business Program
· North Battlefords Elks Lodge #369 Scholarship $1000: Whitney Allison, Continuing Care Assistant
· North West Career Development Partnership Try-a-Trade Scholarship $1000: Patricia Gallant, Psychiatric Nursing Program
· Rotary Club of the Battlefords Scholarship $1000: Jamee Obey, University
· The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group North Battleford/ Meadow Lake Division Scholarship $1500: Sushan Smith, Business Program
· Stan Wychopen Memorial BBEX Scholarship $2000: Sushan Smith, Business Program
· Ultra Print Scholarship $2000: Tanisha Armstrong, Esthetician Program
Designed to give financial assistance, North West College’s Scholarship Program is helping support the next generation of creative thinkers and equipping them with resources to help advance their education. During the 2018-2019 academic year, North West College gave out close to $100,000 to their students and are on track to give out $130,000 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. “All of our donors have their own personal story that inspired them and sparked their generosity and it is through the support of so many of our donors that these students can succeed and finish school,” said Jay Notay, President and CEO of North West College.
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