At Pembina Co-op, we support and encourage the training and development of our youth.
In 2007, Pembina Co-op's Board of Directors established a policy in order to provide high schools students within the Pembina trading area to have an opportunity for financial assistance when pursuing a career in Trades, such as plumbing, electrical and carpentry.
In 2020, this policy was revised to also include for careers in Business, such as Management, Accounting, Financial Services, Human Resources or Marketing, and for careers in Agriculture, such as Ag Diploma, Ag Degree or AgriBusiness.
AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP
Pembina Co-op will sponsor one Trades scholarship, one Business scholarship and one Agriculture scholarship to the high-schools located in communities served by Pembina Co-op. The amount of each scholarship will be reviewed on an annual basis, and pre-determined by April of each year.
For the graduating class of 2021 — each scholarship will be valued at $1000.
- Scholarship Program – Trades: All students of the Grade 12 graduating class who are planning to enrol in a Journeyman course for carpentry, plumbing or electrical at a recognized post-secondary institution are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
- Scholarship Program – Business: All students of the Grade 12 graduating class who are planning to enrol in a Business related program that provides a minimum 2 year Diploma at a recognized post-secondary institution are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
- Scholarship Program – Agriculture: All students of the Grade 12 graduating class who are planning to enrol in an Agriculture related program that provides a minimum 2 year Diploma at a recognized post-secondary institution are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
CRITERIA FOR RECOMMENDATION
Each school will be responsible for recommending students for each scholarship program. The recommendations will be based on the following criteria:
• A student who is involved in school and community activities and portrays good leadership qualities.
• A student with a high academic standing.
• A member of the student’s family must be an active Pembina Co-op member
Each school will provide the names and contact information of the students recommended for each scholarship no later than May 1.
The Board of Directors will review the recommended recipients and provide the school(s) and student(s) with notification no later than June 1.
The winners of the Co-op scholarship would be presented with a letter of intent when the scholarships are awarded. The student will be asked to forward a copy of the registration receipt and transcript to the Co-op Administration office once he/she has completed and passed their first term. Upon receiving this information, the Co-op will issue payment of the award.