By Erika Mathieu
Sunny South News
Lethbridge County has selected recipients of the 2023 Post-Secondary Bursary Award.
Earlier this year, council passed a resolution to modify the bursary program, opting to increase the value of each of the three scholarships from $1,000 to $1,500. County Councillor, Lorne Hickey announced the award winners during the July 6 regular council meeting.
Abigail Giacchetta, Elayna Vucurevich, and Emma Reurink will each receive $1,500 from Lethbridge County to help ease the financial burden of attending post-secondary school and cover some of the associated expenses.
During the meeting, Coun. Hickey noted the exceptional quality of the 22 applications received by the committee. Judging criteria included the recipient’s demonstrated commitment to community leadership and service, academic merit, and took into consideration the applicant’s future goals. The committee included County councillors Lorne Hickey and Mark Sayers, as well as Deputy Reeve John Kuerbis.
“It was a difficult decision, but we feel that these applicants are shining examples of what it means to be a well-rounded student and community member,” Coun. Hickey said.
With the summer council meeting schedule now in effect, the committee will present the three recipients with their awards at the upcoming council meeting on Aug. 3.
Applications for students planning on attending post-secondary in fall 2024 will come online next spring.