Four 2022 Redcliff Scholarships awarded

“I will be attending Medicine Hat College in the fall with plans to pursue a career in nursing. It has been my dream for as long as I can remember to become a nurse. My goal is to become a travel nurse and then work in Calgary at the Alberta Children’s Hospital as a paediatric nurse.”

Erica McCuaig

“I will be attending Medicine Hat College in the fall in the education program. My goal is to be an elementary teacher for grades 3 to 6, which will give me the opportunity to inspire and mentor youth in our community.”

Breanne Neufeld

“I will be attending Medicine Hat College for two years then transfer to the University of Lethbridge for three years to earn a combined degree in education and biological sciences. I want to become a high school biology teacher, so I can pursue my passion for sharing knowledge and science.”

Amber Schneider

“I will be attending Medicine Hat College with a plan to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. My goal is to become an archivist, believing that the history of places and events are important to how our society can connect to community.”

“This year’s scholarship recipients were chosen from a group of extremely talented and hard-working individuals,” says scholarship administrator Pat Cocks in a release. “The Redcliff Scholarship Committee is extremely pleased to be able to support these four exceptional students, who showed determination and strength through what was another unconventional school year. The committee would like to wish them all the best in whatever their futures hold.”

The first of the four scholarships was awarded in 2002 and since then 47 Redcliff students have been awarded one of the scholarships.

Redcliff Scholarships for Advanced Education

The Redcliff Scholarship for Advanced Education “Original Fund” was launched at the Reunion of the 1944 Grade One Class held in September 2002. The aim was to create an endowed scholarship fund. Ongoing public contributions credited to this fund have been contributed by, or in tribute to, past and present citizens of Redcliff and by Redcliff organizations.

“The Four Friends Fund” was established in the memory of the value of the lifelong Redcliff friendships of Jack Fairhurst, Ron Hodges, John Hudak and Gerald Berkhold. This second scholarship is administered parallel to the initial. It enabled two separate but equal scholarships to be awarded commencing in 2006.

“Frank King Tribute” scholarship was made available through the generosity of the family and friends of Mr. King, a former resident of Redcliff and the Chair of the 1988 Calgary Olympic Games.

“David Jon Thomson Scholarship” was established in 2020 in memory of David Jon Thomson. Mr. Thomson grew up in Redcliff and was a well-known businessman and a lifelong supporter of higher education.

To qualify for a scholarship students must demonstrate financial need, leadership and citizenship and academic merit, with preference given to first-year students. Applicants must have been residents of Redcliff for at least their full year of Grade 12.

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