FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 2023 Centennial Scholarship Recipient
October 25, 2023 – LAMONT, AB: Each year since 2005, Lamont County has awarded up to two, $1,000 scholarships, to Lamont County residents. This year, one recipient was announced at the September 26 Regular Council Meeting.
Mikayla O’Brien, a recent graduate from Lamont High School, was presented the award by Reeve Diduck at Elk Island School Division’s Lamont High School Annual Awards evening on October 23.
“The Lamont County Centennial Scholarship provides me with the confidence needed to reach towards academic success in my future—(it recognizes) someone else has spotted the potential of my prospects,” said O’Brien. “This scholarship assists me the opportunity to reach further in my educational journey and helps ease the financial strain that comes with post-secondary tuition.”
Council is committed to assisting rural students in their pursuit of further education.
“We are pleased to recognize this year’s recipient for her hard work and achievement,” said Lamont County Reeve, David Diduck. “Seeing residents succeed in their academic future, highlights some of the many achievements and opportunities in Lamont County. Congratulations Mikayla and good luck in your future studies!”
Submissions for the Centennial Scholarship are accepted year-round, and no later than August 31 for consideration each year.
For those interested in applying for future scholarships and to see some of the other opportunities available each year across the region, visit: lamontcounty.ca/scholarships. This includes the Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen Memorial Bursary and the Lamont County Centennial Scholarship.
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