Over the next three years, Scotiabank will provide $125,000 for student success supports, including Indigenous services, financial aid and employment enhancement programs at Lakeland College.
Scotiabank’s investment will help the enhanced Support Our Students (SOS) scholarship, which helps students in financial need without any other means of financial support, according to college officials.
The current economic climate and the pandemic have only increased the demand for SOS Enhanced Scholarships, with the number of applications exceeding the support available. Scotiabank welcome support will be distributed to students who need this lifeline.
Dr. Alice Wainwright-Stewart, President and CEO of Lakeland College expresses the gratitude of the educational institution.
“Student success supports take many forms. Together, we prepare our students to become confident, collaborative leaders ready to excel in the industries and communities of their choice. On behalf of Lakeland and our students, we thank Scotiabank.
The investment will also improve Indigenous cultural services on every campus and fund Lakeland’s Career Skills Enhancement Certificate, which bridges the gap for those who need to get their first full-time job or transition to college. other post-secondary programs.
Tanja Perry, District Vice President of Northern Alberta and Northwest Territories, says this partnership is one of the many ways Scotiabank continues to help students jump-start their professional careers.
“We are proud to invest in supports and success services at Lakeland College that will ultimately help students find meaningful full-time employment. »
Scotiabank has been a longtime partner in supporting student success and the student scholarship program at Lakeland, the college statement said.