Students benefit from scholarship partnership
- EFN Staff | May 07, 2020
Scholarships help students during their time of studies and eases the headaches of bills.
Tyler Buffalo from the Day Star First Nation felt the financial pressures as a University of Saskatchewan student pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce - Management Degree at the Edward’s School of Business.
Buffalo received a $2,500 scholarship from a BHP and Carlton Trail College Partnership. This award has helped him alleviate some of those financial worries.
“Last year, the scholarship helped me purchase a few resources I really needed because I was heading into my first school year in a student leadership position as President of our Indigenous Students’ Council,” he said. “Aside from that, it can be very stressful when it comes to paying monthly bills and the scholarship really allowed me to ease my mind because I was able to cover two months of bills, if an emergency was to arise.”
BHP announced the recipients of the Jansen Potash Project’s 2019 high school scholarship program on April 24. A total of $75,000 in scholarships was awarded to regional high school graduates and returning post-secondary students from communities and First Nations located near BHP’s Jansen Project in east-central Saskatchewan.
Eighteen scholarships, each with a value of $2,500, were presented to students from eight Horizon School Division schools. Another ten youth from six First Nations communities received scholarships totalling $30,000.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to provide some financial assistance for these local and Indigenous students and wish them all the best in the next stage of their studies,” said Giles Hellyer, Potash President in a media release.
“Carlton Trail College is a proud partner of the scholarship program, promoting the opportunity, adjudicating applications and administering the overall program on behalf of BHP.”
Shanai Bitternose from George Gordon First Nation just completed her second year in the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offered through Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Saskatoon. She also received $2,500 through this scholarship and said it has helped her achieve her career goals.
“Nursing is a very demanding program. It helped by reducing my stress over the lack of money and not having to work very much during the school year,” she said. “By receiving the scholarship, it gave me more time to study and learn.”
Since the program’s start in 2013, BHP has awarded $452,000 in scholarships to over 160 students.
- Easton Bitternose George Gordon First Nation
- Shanai Bitternose George Gordon Fist Nation
- Taylor Block LeRoy School
- Tyler Buffalo Day Star First Nation
- Kaitlyn Crossland LeRoy School
- Tatiana Crowe-Buffalo Day Star First Nation / Raymore School
- Kelsey Desjarlais Beardy's & Okemasis First Nation
- Madisyn Engele Muenster School
- Danielle Guina Wynyard Composite High School
- Jenna Hofmann Humboldt Collegiate Institute
- Dylan Jackson Lanigan Central High School
- Kirk Kehler Kawacatoose First Nation
- Paige Korte Humboldt Collegiate Institute
- Jaclynn Leibel Wynyard Composite High School
- Reilly Mackay Lanigan Central High School
- Keira Magus Humboldt Collegiate Institute
- Twila Manitopyes Muskowekwan First Nation
- Kara Miskolczi Englefeld School
- Kennedy Morrow Lanigan Central High School
- Makenna Mueller Humboldt Collegiate Institute
- Cassidy Oesch LeRoy School
- Khrystyna Ostrovsky Englefeld School
- Tiara Pelletier Punnichy High School
- Riane Sewap Kawacatoose First Nation
- Kaylee Sunshine-Vogelaar Fishing Lake Fist Nation
- Nathan Tremblay Humboldt Collegiate Institute
- Brooklyn Ulrich Annaheim School
- Shanna Yahyahkeekoot Beardy's & Okemasis First Nation