Description of the Clem and Hedy Gerwing Bursaries

Scholarship Showcase

Join us as we showcase a scholarship every Friday. St. Peter's College awarded over $80,000 in scholarships in the 2019-2020 year, with ongoing plans to award more.

Join us as we showcase a scholarship every Friday. This week's scholarship showcase is the Clem and Hedy Gerwing Bursaries. Worth $26,000 and split into five scholarships, this is a long-standing SPC scholarship opportunity provided to students entering St. Peter's College.

Korede Shitta-Bey
Michelle Knutson

St. Peter's College does scholarships differently. We provide our students with the opportunity to first receive scholarships elsewhere. Why? Because our students get to keep that money and still apply for ours. In fact, that's part of why our students are successful: they receive additional funding to ensure they can afford university and succeed.

Students at SPC are also enrolled as University of Saskatchewan (and sometimes University of Regina) students. This means they also gain access to the scholarships that USASK offers and can help fund their education. USask offers an impressive $13 million to their 26,000+ students, of which our students also receive. 

Rene Thibault

St. Peter's College scholarships close on June 21st to allow students the time to properly apply for the fantastic opportunities our donors provide. During summer it is common to see high-schoolers and parents in the office of Student Services, applying for scholarships and seeking feedback for that competitive edge. All University of Saskatchewan students are eligible to apply to St. Peter's College and gain access to their scholarships. 

In 2019-2020, St. Peter's College awarded an average of $1,800 in scholarships, bursaries, and funding per student. 

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must be a first time applicant to St. Peter's College and be a Canadian citizen or be pursuing Canadian citizenship. Preference is given to students that meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of financial need
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship or a letter of declaration from international students indicating their intention to seek residency in Canada upon completion of post-secondary studies
  • The St. Peter's College financial need statement

The Fall 2019 recipients were Tori-Lynn Behiel, Michelle Knutson, Korede Shitta-Bey, Rene Thibault, and Taryn Verot.  All five students, who completed their first year at St. Peter's College in 2019-2020 in a variety of different majors, expressed their gratitude to the Gerwing's. 

Taryn Verot
Tori-Lynn Behiel

If you are interested in learning about the available SPC scholarships then click here to learn about the application process.

If you would like to see the complete offerings last year then please click here. 

If you would like to talk to the Student Services department to explore USASK, SPC, and external scholarships available, please click here.

If you are interested in supporting the future of education, please click here to learn about our donor opportunities.

Why do St. Peter's College students succeed? Click here to find out why SPC is the best place for you.

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