Scholarships set to be awarded this summer will recognize two Prince Albert students for their community service as well as their academic achievements.
The Prince Albert and District Community Scholarships, named for Tillie and Joe Kawula and Hershel Davidner, offer $1,000 to two graduating Grade 12 students. To be eligible, students must plan to attend a recognized university or technical institute after graduating from the Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division, Prince Albert Catholic School Division, or an academic Grade 12 program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s P.A. campus.
Pat Weir, who has helped organize the scholarships since 2010, said it’s important to have scholarships that recognize more than just a high academic average.
“It tends to be the academic kids that get all the scholarships,” she said. “We look at how involved the kids are within their school, their community, their churches.”
The scholarships are funded through a trust, Weir said, which is administered by the Prince Albert and Area Community Foundation. The scholarships were initially made possible by donations from local businesses, she said, and are maintained through local contributions and bequests.
Many local students apply for the funding, Weir said, but there are always stand-out candidates who make the selection process easy.
“It’s always two outstanding students,” she said. “It totally amazes me every year.”
The deadline to apply for the scholarships is Monday, June 3.
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