St. Peter’s College and Abbey were founded with a spirit of giving and taking care of one another. Many alumni have stories where, when facing financially difficult circumstances, St. Peter’s College or Abbey provided the means for them to continue their education. As St. Peter’s College approaches its 100-year anniversary, this spirit continues to be carried on due to the generosity of alumni and others.
Thanks to our many generous donors, St. Peter’s College was able to award $90,000 in student scholarships, awards, and bursaries for the 2020 – 2021 academic year, an impressive increase from the $80,000 total from 2019 – 2020. The increased amount was largely due to the establishment of the St. Peter's College Indigenous Achievement Award, which was designed for Indigenous students. Scholarship money helps students pay for tuition, textbooks, and living costs while attending St. Peter’s College in their first or second year of their university education.
Funds are also regularly donated by alumni and other donors to be awarded to previous students who have attended the College during the past academic year to help with the financial burdens of transitioning to the main campus. These awards provide exiting and returning students an opportunity to reflect on their St. Peter’s experience and the memories they had made at the College.
Donors set criteria for their awards; the scholarship committee members use these as they evaluate the applications and award the scholarships based upon these criteria. Most awards were created with the intention of being provided to those in financial need, though other criteria, such as community involvement, leadership, and academic performance, are among some of the most common qualities rewarded by our donors.
Students are normally awarded their scholarships during an award ceremony to which College staff, faculty, donors, and students are invited to attend. The traditional award ceremony had to be cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19, but plans are in place to allow recipients an opportunity to safely receive their awards.
St. Peter’s College and the scholarship, bursary and award recipients would like to thank our amazing donors, without whom we would not be able to reward so many deserving young adults.
If you are looking to leave a legacy at St. Peter’s College and are interested in assisting students through their educational journey, we encourage you to reach out Leila Brockman at BrockmanL@stpeters.sk.ca or 306 682 7853 to discuss ways you can contribute.