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Southeast College presents scholarships to Estevan students

Twenty-three scholarships were presented.
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The Southeast College's Estevan campus.

ESTEVAN - During the graduation ceremony at its Estevan campus on Friday, the Southeast College also celebrated the successes of some of its students.

Twenty-three individual scholarships were handed out to the most deserving candidates.

Altogether, students received $30,250 in scholarships and bursaries. The awards were distributed to students in various Southeast College programs, including continuing care assistant, heavy equipment and truck and transport technician, industrial mechanic, heavy equipment operator and adult basic education.

"We are incredibly proud of our students and everything they have achieved and continue to work towards," said Kassandra Lawrenz, manager of college advancement. "The graduation and awards ceremony is a great opportunity not only to celebrate with our students, but to also recognize and express our most sincere gratitude to the outstanding support we receive from the community and our partners."

This year scholarship and bursary recipients were:

•Steel Reef Enhancing the Energy Community Bursary: Saw Min, heavy equipment and truck and transport technician; and Tyler Weger-Brandow, industrial mechanic.

•Kingston Midstream Fuelling the Future Scholarship: heavy equipment truck and transport technicians Min, Connor Frijouf, Raymart Flores, Thomas Huang, Kaleb Bzdel, Nathan Mus and Johnloid Alvento; as well as industrial mechanics Weger-Brandow, Joshua Alexander and Mitchell Mason.

•Conquest Equipment Bursary: Frijouf.

•Southeast College Post-Secondary Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship: Huang, Bzdel and continuing care assistant student Santana Sherring.

•City of Estevan Bursary: continuing care assistants Sherring and Jonalyn Santos.

•Enerplus Scholarship: Alexander.

•Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association Award: heavy equipment operators Rylan and Kelly Neufeld.

•Southeast College Board of Governors Bursary: Trisha Emmel and Edralyn Duron, both in adult basic education.

Southeast College scholarships and bursaries are made possible by donations from community organizations, businesses and individuals, as well as various fundraising events such as the college's Swing for Scholarships Golf Tournaments. Eligible funds are matched by the Ministry of Advanced Education through the Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship (SIOS) program.

"Southeast College is proud to offer innovative and flexible programming that encourages students to learn where they live," the college said in a press release.