Supporting learners through challenging times and graduating an emerging workforce equipped with the educational foundation to assist in recovery is the focus of Selkirk College’s new annual giving campaign.
Financial challenges faced by students are eased through Selkirk College scholarships and bursaries. To help him get through the second year of the Ski Resort Operations & Management Program, student Cicero Gouvea's hard work in the classroom has paid off after being awarded the Fred Bosinger Sunshine Village Scholarship.
She was one of Canada's foremost experts on the history of craft and now Creston-raised Dr. Sandra Alfoldy's dedication to enhancing creativity will continue in the West Kootenay with a new scholarship for students studying in Kootenay Studio Arts.
Selkirk College Foundation is hoping the community will help spread generosity on May 5 as part of Giving Tuesday Now. Giving Tuesday Now, recognized by the hashtag #GivingTuesdayNow, is a global day of giving and unity that will take place as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic are being felt across society. For post-secondary students, financial pressures have been compounded causing barriers to learning. Selkirk College has created an opportunity for the community to take positive action to help.
The journey for learners at Selkirk College is not one taken alone. Through the kindness of donors, students in all programs benefit from needs-based bursaries that help ease financial pressure and bolster final outcomes.
With the theme of 'Remarkable Together,' Selkirk College Gala 2019 will place focus on raising funds to help international students and domestic students who study abroad make their learning journey more affordable through scholarships and bursaries.