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BHP awards $75,000 in scholarships to local students in Saskatchewan

BHP is pleased to announce the award of its annual Scholarship Program for 2018 for the Jansen Potash Project in collaboration with Carlton Trail College of Humboldt. A total of $75,000 in scholarships has been awarded to recent high school graduates and returning post-secondary students from communities and First Nations around the Jansen Project.

Sixteen scholarships, each with a value of $2,500, were presented to high school graduates and returning post-secondary students from 10 schools in the Horizon School Division surrounding BHP’s Jansen Project.  As well, 13 youth from six First Nations communities received scholarship awards totalling $35,000. The recipients are as follows:

Dhean Arguelles Englefeld School
Jillian Bader Watson School
Tyra Bellegarde Kawacatoose First Nation
Kelsey Berscheid Muenster School
Royce Bigsky Muskowekwan First Nation
Shanai Bitternose George Gordon First Nation
Dawson Block LeRoy School
Taylor Block LeRoy School
Tyler Buffalo Day Star First Nation
Tamara Buffalo-Longman Day Star First Nation
Stacey Cheekinew Punnichy-Carlton Trail College ABE
Rachel Christensen Wynyard Composite High School
Chelsea Craven Lanigan Central High School
Tatiana Crowe-Buffalo Day Star First Nation
Jared Daschner Beardy’s and Okemasis Cree Nation
Kelsey Desjarlais Beardy’s and Okemasis Cree Nation
Chenessa Gardipy Beardy’s and Okemasis Cree Nation
Trenton Genereaux Beardy’s and Okemasis Cree Nation
Jenna Giddings Humboldt Collegiate Institute
Emma Hinz Muenster School
Kimberly Kayseas Fishing Lake First Nation
Emily Lucyk Humboldt Collegiate Institute
Keely-Shay Maki Lanigan Central High School
Kennedy Morrow Lanigan Central High School
Madison Mueller Humboldt Collegiate Institute
Sydney Odelein Quill Lake School
Brianna Sayer Muskowekwan First Nation
Kaylee Sunshine Vogelaar Fishing Lake First Nation
Lily Yungmann Annaheim School

A 2018 scholarship recipient stated that the “education of young people is so important for our society and this scholarship has helped make this possible for many people from communities in the area. I would like to thank you personally for giving me and my classmates the chance to apply for this scholarship and making a difference in the lives of so many.”

Carlton Trail College administers the scholarship program on BHP’s behalf and provides a committee that adjudicates the applications and selects the recipients based upon an evaluation process.

Since the program’s inception in 2013, BHP has made available over $387,000 worth of scholarships which has supported over 135 students