Scotiabank is helping Lakeland College students achieve success now and into the future by supporting frontline resources.
On April 8, Scotiabank committed $125,000 over three years to maximize student success supports, including Indigenous services, financial aid, employment enhancement programs, and Lakeland’s School of Agricultural Sciences.
“At Lakeland, we challenge every student to go beyond the classroom, so they are ready to thrive when industry knocks. Scotiabank’s gift will enhance our students’ transformative educational experience by removing barriers to their success,” says Dr. Alice Wainwright-Stewart, President and CEO at Lakeland College. “Student success supports take many forms. Together, we are preparing our students to grow as confident, collaborative leaders ready to excel in their chosen industries and communities. On behalf of Lakeland and our students, we thank Scotiabank.”
Scotiabank’s investment will support the Support our Students (SOS) Enhanced Bursary, which assists students in dire financial need with no other financial support. The current economic climate and pandemic have only made the SOS Enhanced Bursary demand grow, with application numbers exceeding the support available. Scotiabank’s welcome support will be distributed to students who need this lifeline of support.
Their investment will also enhance Indigenous cultural services at each campus and fund Lakeland’s employment skills enhancement certificate, which bridges the gap for those needing to get their first full-time job or move toward additional post-secondary programming.
“We’re proud to invest in success supports and services at Lakeland College that will ultimately help students gain full-time, meaningful employment,” says Tanja Perry, District Vice President Alberta North and Northwest Territories. “This partnership is one of the many ways Scotiabank continues to help students jumpstart their professional careers.”
Scotiabank has been a longstanding partner in supporting student success and the student awards program at Lakeland.