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Four local high school grads receive $1K scholarships (4 photos)

All four students completed the Specialist High Skills Major with plans to continue it at Sault College
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Four local high school students – Evan Bowman, Emily Hewgill, Annalisa Spina, and Paige Twardzik – are Sault College’s most recent recipients of the Specialist High Skills Major Award. Through this scholarship, now in its third year, these students were awarded $1,000 towards their tuition for the upcoming academic year!

To be eligible for the award, students must have been graduating from high school in June 2021, have applied and been accepted to Sault College, have completed the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) and continuing that path into a Sault College program, include a letter of recommendation, and submit a one-page essay outlining their high school experience, why SHSM was chosen and how that has prepared them for College.

The SHSM lets students focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

“Through this Specialist High Skills Major Award, Sault College wanted to reinforce the benefits and strengths of the SHSM and provide additional incentive to those students transitioning from SHSM to a related area of study at the College,” said Tanya Running, Manager Strategic Enrolment, Sault College. “These students have found their passions through SHSM and we are honoured to be able to support them and celebrate their hard work and perseverance. We are tremendously excited for these students to continue their studies here this fall and we look forward to continuing to offer this award into the future,” she added.

Let’s meet our newest recipients:

Evan Bowman: graduate of White Pines Collegiate and Vocational School, Information and Communications Technology Specialist High Skills Major continuing studies in the Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics program.

“I chose Sault College to get the education I wanted, while being able to stay home with family." 

Emily Hewgill: graduate of Superior Heights Collegiate and Vocational School, Health and Wellness Specialist High Skills Major continuing studies in the Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

“I chose Sault College because it offers the nursing degree program I wanted and always ranked high in student satisfaction.  I am honored to be one of the recipients of the award and appreciate Sault College recognizing the hard work needed to complete the Specialist High Skills Major Program in Health and Wellness.”

Annalisa Spina: graduate of St. Mary’s College, Health and Wellness Specialist High Skills Major continuing studies in the Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

“I am grateful for the SHSM opportunity as this experience will tremendously benefit my learning at Sault College!”

Paige Twardzik: graduate of Korah Collegiate and Vocational School, Sports Specialist High Skills Major continuing studies in the Occupation Therapist Assistant/Physiotherapist Assistant program.

“Attending Sault College means that I can remain within my community and still pursue my education.”

Congratulations to the newest recipients of the Specialist High Skills Major Award! Keep up your amazing!

For more information about the award, please contact Student Recruitment at studentrecruitment@saultcollege.ca.

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