Cameco announces scholarship program in Northern SK
- EFN Staff | March 27, 2018
Rossignol High School in Ile a la Crosse hosted the Cameco’s Northern Saskatchewan Scholarship launch last week, which is a new dedicated program aimed to assist northern Saskatchewan students pursue a post-secondary education. Various educational leaders from across Northern Saskatchewan presented the new Cameco scholarship program and will begin the funding opportunities for post-secondary education starting this year.
“Despite the tough economic times today, Cameco remains committed to our northern partners,” says CEO and president Tim Gitzel in a media release. “We want to support the future success of today’s northern youth and education is key to long-term success.”
With a total of $50,000 allocated this year, Cameco’s Northern Saskatchewan Scholarship will offer up to $5,000 per student each year with the opportunity to renew up to four terms. The recent announcement will give successful applicants hope that their entire degree or certificate could be funded through the program. Applicants who apply have to be accepted in the trade, technical, or university program.
Additional scholarship opportunities are also available to northern students through local community scholarships, funded through Collaboration Agreements with Cameco’s community partners, as well as several other scholarships sponsored by Cameco. In total, this fall, more than $200,000 will be available to students.
Cameco is one of the world’s largest uranium producers, a significant supplier of conversion services and one of two Candu fuel manufacturers in Canada. Deadline for applications is July 15 and students can apply online at www.cameconorth.com/scholarship.