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Friday, July 25, 2014
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PRINCE OF WALES SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

Ten community school students are recipients of the sixth annual Prince of Wales Scholarships worth $500 each.

"The Prince of Wales Scholarships reflect the special interest of His Royal Highness in youth and education," Learning Minister Deb Higgins said. "These students should be proud to be recognized for their demonstrated leadership and their active participation in both school and community. Our government is pleased to present the scholarships; it will help young people build an even stronger future here in Saskatchewan."

The 2007 scholarship winners attend Community Schools in Buffalo Narrows, Duck Lake, Fort Qu'Appelle, Leask, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon.

Students attending Community Schools can be nominated in Grade 11 for the Prince of Wales Scholarships. Nominations are prepared by local Community School leadership teams. Nomination criteria include: financial need, academic performance, school-based and community-based leadership, as well as responsibilities outside school. Recipients receive their award in two instalments of $250 each, in the fall and in the spring, during Grade 12.

These annual scholarships were introduced in 2001 during the Prince of Wales' visit to Saskatchewan as a gift from the province.

The deadline for Community Schools to submit their nominations for next year's scholarships is April 30, 2008.

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For more information, contact:

Jacquie McLean
Learning
Regina
Phone: 306-787-5609

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