Battlefords and District Community Foundation recently presented annual scholarships to three students from the Battlefords.
The Peter Lewochko Fund provides annual scholarships to students pursuing post-secondary education in agriculture, education or engineering. Peter’s profession was farming, and he established this scholarship in 2013 as a legacy to his belief in the value of education.
Melyna Bahler, Mckenna Mitchell and Alex Chmelnyk are the recipients of the awards from the Peter Lewochko Fund. Melyna will be taking Elementary Education at Mount Royal University. Mckenna and Alex are attending the University of Saskatchewan, with Mckenna taking Agronomy and Alex taking Animal Bioscience. All of this year’s recipients are graduating from North Battleford Comprehensive High School.
Community foundations across Canada create endowment funds that will provide annual income to meet needs in the community. Battlefords and District Community Foundation currently holds 24 funds that contribute to a range of interests from the arts and health care to post-secondary scholarships and recreation. BDCF invests donations and provides grants from annual income on each fund. More than $800,000 has been distributed to community groups and projects.