Great Plains Col­lege in­tro­duces new schol­ar­ship pro­gram

En­trance Schol­ar­ship pro­gram will be the first of its kind in Saskatchew­an

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Great Plains Col­lege is ex­cited to an­nounce the launch of its in­no­va­tive new En­trance Schol­ar­ship pro­gram – the first of its kind at any post-sec­ondary in­sti­tu­tion in Saskatchew­an.

New for 2013-14, ev­ery full-time stu­dent in a full­time post-sec­ondary pro­gram that is stu­dent-loan el­i­gi­ble at Great Plains Col­lege will re­ceive a min­i­mum schol­ar­ship of $500. This amount is in ad­di­tion to any money students may re­ceive through the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment’s Saskatchew­an Ad­van­tage Schol­ar­ship pro­gram.

The col­lege will also continue to of­fer merit-based schol­ar­ships up to a max­i­mum of $5,000, the largest schol­ar­ship Great Plains has ever of­fered.

“This new schol­ar­ship pro­gram is truly one-of-akind and will help fur­ther ce­ment Great Plains Col­lege as a leader both in the re­gional col­lege sys­tem and on the pro­vin­cial post-sec­ondary scene as a whole,” said Di­rec­tor of De­vel­op­ment Marc Bu­tikofer.

“The new pro­gram fur­thers Great Plains Col­lege’s com­mit­ment to proac­tively ad­dress­ing skilled labour short­ages in Saskatchew­an. With the con­tin­ued sup­port of our donors, we continue to make ed­u­ca­tion ac­ces­si­ble and sup­port­ive of stu­dent achieve­ment in ca­reers that will keep them here, where skilled labour short­ages ex­ist.”

Early En­trance Schol­ar­ships of $1,000 for Grade 11 students and Sun­Dogs Ath­let­ics schol­ar­ships will continue to be of­fered un­changed from pre­vi­ous years. Students must ap­ply by June 30, 2013 to be el­i­gi­ble for schol­ar­ships in 2013-14.

“We be­lieve our schol­ar­ship pro­gram should op­er­ate on the val­ues of ac­ces­si­bil­ity, merit, re­cruit­ment and community en­gage­ment,” said Bu­tikofer. “We have care­fully con­sid­ered all these val­ues and de­vel­oped a pro­gram that re­flects the needs of both the col­lege and the com­mu­ni­ties we serve.”

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