24th Annual Premier's Scholarship Award Recipients


Premier's Scholarship Recipients Grateful

A heartfelt thanks from recipients to sponsors

As is tradition, the Premier’s Scholarship Luncheon, supported by our amazing sponsors and donors, recognizes outstanding Bow Valley College learners. This year six learners received the Premier’s Scholarship, and five received the Premier’s Community Commitment Scholarship. The scholarships are based on academic achievement, community involvement, and financial need.

These learners are appreciative of the support they receive from donors.

We invite you to view the video of our Premier’s Scholarship Ambassador, Patience Muchena, Premier’s Scholarship recipient (2017) and Practical Nurse alumna (2018). 

We thank all of our sponsors and donors for their support of these exceptional learners.

Click on each photo to view their message. 


Premier’s Scholarship Recipients

 Patrick Patrick Belcourt, Addiction Studies, School of Community Studies – Patrick volunteers, doing everything from washing dishes at a senior’s centre, to shoveling walks, and preparing meals for families at CUPS. When he graduates, Patrick will use all he has learned to help tackle the opioid crisis in Alberta.
 Josie Josie Fitchett, Business Administration – Insurance and Risk Management, Chiu School of Business.  After trying other post-secondary options, Josie found the program of her dreams at Bow Valley College and is excited about launching her career in Insurance and Risk Management.
 Ashley Ashley McLarty, Digital Marketing Post-Diploma, School of Creative Technologies – Tourism is her passion, and when she graduates she wants to work in Alberta. She is an avid kayaker who also excels in the classroom, where she reached out to help international learners.
 Pedro Pedro Sáenz, Academic Upgrading, School of Foundational Learning – Becoming a father changed his life, and now Pedro is focused on preparing for a career to help others. His plan is to become a software developer.
 Rima Rima Sharmin, English for Academic Purposes, School of Global Access – Originally from Bangladesh, Rima has succeeded in building her English language skills to prepare for a career in child education.
Sweta  Shweta Sobti Sharma, Practical Nurse, School of Health and Wellness – She already had a good job in health care, but now she is pursuing her goal of playing a front-line role in helping patients.

Premier’s Community Commitment Scholarship Recipients

Julia Julia Burke, Justice Studies, School of Community Studies – Julia is a tireless volunteer and plans to work with Indigenous youth involved in the justice system.
Heather Heather Clifford, Legal Assistant, Chiu School of Business – Heather loves volunteering with new Canadian kids at her children’s school, while she prepares for a career in the legal field.
Susan Susan Helderweirt, Practical Nurse, School of Health and Wellness – After the impact of the economic downturn, Susan focused first on helping others by volunteering in the community, and now is training for a career in health care.
Ruki Rukevwe Inikoro, Business Administration, Chiu School of Business – In Nigeria, Rukevwe worked for several years in health care with disadvantaged populations, and now she volunteers while preparing for a career in business.
Rachelle Rachelle Jean Legler, Child and Youth Care, School of Community Studies – Rachelle is a passionate volunteer for schools and the Food Bank, and balances all of that while training to work with youth at risk.


Thank you to all our sponsors

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Story by Anne Georg

Photos by Chris Bolin

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