November 25, 2021 By P&PC Staff
Paper Excellence recently donated $50,000 to Saskatchewan Polytechnic to create a Paper Excellence student awards scholarship program. Over the next five years, the funds will be used to offer scholarship awards of $2,500 to four students each year.
“As we continue to grow our footprint in Saskatchewan, we know it’s important to invest in the community,” said Carlo Dal Monte, vice-president of energy and business development. “Investing in young people in Saskatchewan and supporting the development of the local workforce made sense from our end. With Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s excellent programs, many campuses around Saskatchewan, and stellar track record of developing the province’s workforce, we’re thrilled to be making this contribution.”
The scholarships are intended to encourage and recognize Saskatchewan youth who are high academic achievers and in financial need. They will be given out to students who are enrolled in programs that are tied to pulp mill operation, such as engineering, industrial mechanics, innovative manufacturing or welding.
“Thank you to Paper Excellence for investing in applied education at Saskatchewan Polytechnic,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, Saskatchewan Polytechnic president and CEO. “These impactful scholarships empower a better Saskatchewan through supporting our students in meeting their education and career goals.”
“This investment recognizes the vital role Saskatchewan Polytechnic plays in educating students to meet the needs of our province’s growing economy,” said the Honourable Gene Makowsky, Minister of Advanced Education, Government of Saskatchewan. “This scholarship will support Saskatchewan students as they work towards attaining their educational goals.”
Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers around $2 million in student awards every school year. Student awards provide students with financial assistance and empower them to focus on their studies to continue on their path into the workforce.
The Paper Excellence scholarships are expected to be available to Saskatchewan Polytechnic students for the start of the fall 2022 academic year.
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