The recipients for the bursaries from Matthewson & Co. have been selected and they could not be happier.
This program began in 2021 to help small communities and rural areas, where funds are often not available.
There are two categories for the bursaries. One is for a post-secondary student. This student will have graduated in 2022 and will continue their education right away, and the second is for a non-traditional student. This one is for a person who chose not to go to college or university for at least three years.
Kyle Bye from Manor received the non-traditional student bursary.
Bye is enrolled in the University of Regina, taking his bachelor of accounting. In the future he plans to get his CPA Designation and then continue to get his master’s degree at the University of Saskatchewan.
Bye feels this bursary gives him the opportunity to continue further with his education. Due to rising costs, trying to balance spending and maintaining a budget, this will help.
“I would like to thank Matthewson & Co. for giving me this opportunity and for helping out my small community,” said Bye. “It is thanks to companies like Matthewson & Co. that us students can continue to work and better ourselves and those around us.”
Jesse Szwaluk received the post-secondary bursary. Szwaluk is from Shoal Lake, Man.
Szwaluk works as an apprentice at S.H. Dayton Ltd., a John Deere dealer in Shoal Lake.
He will attend the Assiniboine College to take agricultural heavy-duty mechanics but will continue to work at his present place of employment.
“Bursaries like the one from Matthewson & Co. give students a chance to get a good education,” said Szwaluk.
Bye and Szwaluk are both honoured to receive this award and are very thankful to Matthewson & Co. for offering this program to the area.