SWIFT CURRENT, SK – Great Plains College is pleased to announce that $104,250 in Entrance Scholarships was provided to 102 deserving students this fall.
“Making the choice to continue your education is a big decision and we understand many students weigh the cost of the program heavily before deciding to take that step,” said Bryce Martin, donor services coordinator at Great Plains College. “Receiving financial support through the form of a scholarship creates new possibilities, removes barriers and ultimately offers a pathway to education that may not have otherwise been possible. Handing out these scholarships and awards is a highlight of the academic year at Great Plains College.”
Highlights from this fall’s scholarship and awards distribution include:
- Over $85,000 awarded to students at the Swift Current Campus
- More than $18,000 awarded to students at the Maple Creek, Martensville, Kindersley and Warman Campuses
- $10,000 in International Student Awards was distributed to second-year diploma students at the Swift Current and Warman Campuses
- 11 Adult Basic Education Persistence Awards will be presented to students in Kindersley, Martensville, Maple Creek and Swift Current throughout November, including three Living Sky Casino Indigenous Adult Basic Education awards
Additional scholarships will be awarded in the winter semester to an estimated 27 students, providing an additional $31,250 in scholarships this academic year.
“As National Philanthropy Day approaches on November 15, we want to send an extra ‘tip of the hat’ to our many generous donors whose continued support allows us to provide a robust scholarship program that supports so many of our students. Without their generosity, none of this would be possible,” added Martin.
The college boasts one of the most competitive scholarship programs among regional colleges in the province. Since 2009, nearly $2.5 million has been distributed to students. To see the full list of 2022-23 donors and sponsors, please visit greatplainscollege.ca/thanks.
Applications for the 2024-25 academic year are being accepted, and students are automatically considered for an Entrance Scholarship of $500-$5,000 when they apply to a full-time student loan-eligible program before the April 30, 2024 scholarship deadline (for September-entry programs). Grade 11 students with at least a 70 per cent average are also eligible for an additional Early Entrance Award of $1,000 when they apply to any full-time student loan-eligible program before June 30, 2024.
More information on Great Plains College’s scholarship program, deadlines and other awards can be found at greatplainscollege.ca/scholarships. Anyone interested in supporting students through the Entrance Scholarship program at Great Plains College can visit greatplainscollege.ca/donate or reach out to Bryce Martin at email@example.com.