Skip to content

Southeast College signs $64,000 scholarship pact with Walker Wood Foundation

A new scholarship program will benefit students at the Southeast College.
Southeast College Walker Wood Foundation signing
Stephen Eger, Southeast College interim president and CEO, signs the Walker Wood Foundation Scholarship funding agreement.

WEYBURN - Southeast College has announced a new scholarship partnership with the Walker Wood Foundation.

The foundation has committed to a $16,000 annual contribution for the next four years, totalling $64,000, for scholarships. A percentage of the contributions from the Walker Wood Foundation will be matched by the Government of Saskatchewan through the Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship program.

Six scholarships, valued at $4,000 each, will be awarded to Southeast College post-secondary students every spring. Scholarship recipients will be determined based on academic achievement, community involvement and financial need. Students studying in a full-time program at any Southeast College campus location will be eligible to apply for one of the Walker Wood Foundation Scholarships.

The scholarships will be distributed for the first time in spring 2023.

“This is the largest private donation the Southeast College Education Foundation has received to date," said Stephen Eger, interim president and CEO for the college. “It’s partnerships such as this that are so valuable for our students as it is able to ease some of the financial pressure that pursuing a post-secondary education can bring.”

“The Walker Wood Foundation is dedicated to the funding of post-secondary education to candidates who have a high academic standing, demonstrated leadership or similar qualities and whom might have otherwise found it difficult to afford further education," the foundation said in a news release.