Qalipu First Nation and Marathon Gold are pleased to announce the winners of the first round of scholarships introduced last year to encourage and support Qalipu band members with career development and growth as they attend post-secondary education. Five scholarships, valued at $1,000.00 each, will be presented annually over the next 5 years.
Please join us in congratulating Kaylee White, Tanner Wells, Chelsea Beaton, Matthew Antle and Anna Brake, winners of this year’s scholarships. Each of these students demonstrates the attributes and qualities upon which this scholarship was based, academic excellence, community service and extracurricular involvement.
Qalipu Chief Brendan Mitchell noted that the promotion of educational pursuits is one of the top priorities for the Band.
“We fund hundreds of band members each year through our education programs and value every opportunity to see our people pursue an education and find success. This scholarship, founded in partnership with Marathon Gold, greatly supports students. We are proud of the accomplishments of this year’s winners.”
Matt Manson, President & CEO of Marathon Gold commented: “Marathon Gold is pleased to be able to partner with Qalipu First Nation in establishing this important scholarship program. We recognize the challenges and the rewards that come with furthering one’s education and would like to acknowledge the hard work, community involvement and academic achievements of the five scholarship recipients. We wish them all much success in their future endeavours.”
Congratulations to all!