Thanks to the RJ Nelson Family Foundation, Lakeland College is pleased to announce the new Bill Kondro Entrance Scholarship for Excellence. The scholarship will be presented annually to a full-time student enrolled in a full course load at Lakeland College. The recipient must display leadership qualities combined with a good balance between academic excellence and high school, community and extracurricular involvement. Preference will be given to students from the Lloydminster area.
The first scholarship will be awarded in the fall of 2008.
The Bill Kondro Entrance Scholarship for Excellence will be drawn from an endowment fund created from ticket sales from the Nov. 24 symphony presentation at the Vic Juba Community Theatre. The college will also apply to have the proceeds matched with funds from the Alberta government’s new Access to the Future program. .
College development coordinator Kristi Trefiak says the name of the scholarship has special meaning as it is honours a man who has demonstrated a long-time commitment to Lakeland College. As a Lloydminster resident, Kondro served on Lakeland College’s regional advisory committee. He later was a member of the college’s Board of Governors from 1997 to 2003, serving three years as board chair. The new two-storey academic wing currently under construction at the college’s Lloydminster campus will also bear Kondro’s name..
Tickets for the ESO in concert featuring John McDermott are $50 each and are available through the Vic Juba Community Theatre Box Office, Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm or phone 780 872 7400..
Last year, Lakeland College distributed a total of $470,000 in student awards and scholarships. Established in 1913, Lakeland College has campuses in Vermilion and Lloydminster and a learning centre in Strathcona County..
Lakeland College offers full-time, part-time and continuing education programs in academic upgrading, agricultural sciences, business, environmental sciences, fire and emergency services, health and wellness, human services, interior design technology, performing arts, tourism, trades and technology and university studies.
College Development coordinator
780 871 5535
RJ Nelson Family Foundation
780 871 0761