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December 15, 2006 1:18 PM

Conestoga Awards Scholarships to Degree Program Students

Twenty-one students in degree programs at Conestoga College are the recipients of a total of $24,000 in entrance and academic achievement scholarships provided by a number of College and community donors.

Conestoga’s degree programs are four years in length. They are built upon an academic base that combines specific technical studies in the degree field, plus appropriate business and business management skills, and liberal studies courses. They are also built on an experiential base that combines theoretical studies with extensive project-based work and periods of co-op education employment.

Conestoga’s degree programs are in the areas of architectural management, advanced manufacturing technologies, teletronics (advanced computer and telecommunication technologies), health informatics management and international business management. Conestoga is also a full partner in a joint Bachelor of Science in Nursing program with McMaster University.

Most of these scholarships have gone to students now in the first semester of their first year at Conestoga, but several went to "bridging” students, who have already completed a college diploma or university degree and have gained entry into the first semester of the third year of these four-year baccalaureate programs.

The roster of entrance scholarship winners is as follows:


The COM DEV International Entrance Scholarships
Two students in their first year at Conestoga have each received $1,000: Ian Brown of Stratford (Integrated Advanced Manufacturing Technologies program) and Edgar Martin of Kitchener (Integrated Telecommunication and Computer Technologies).

The Manulife Health Informatics Management Scholarship
The $1,000 award has gone to Shannon Symons of London, who is a first-year Health Informatics Management student.

The Manulife Nursing Scholarship
Jana Nemcova of Kitchener, a first-year student in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, is the winner of this $1,000 award.

The Melloul Blamey Construction Scholarship
Tristan Harwood of Gads Hill is the winner of this $1,000 award, which goes to a bridging student who enters the third year of the Architecture - Project and Facility Management program with advanced standing.

The Guelph Community Foundation Scholarship
Tia Marttala of Guelph has won this $1,000 scholarship, which goes to a second-year student who is also a graduate of a Guelph secondary school. Marttala is in the Architecture - Project and Facility Management program.

The Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (Ontario) Scholarship
Jonathan Martin of Drayton is in the Architecture - Project and Facility Management program and has won this $500 award, which goes to a second-year degree program student.

The MTE Consultants Scholarship
Tara Schuett of Kitchener is winner of this $500 award, which goes to a student in the third or fourth year of degree studies. Schuett is in the Architecture - Project and Facility Management program.

The President’s Degree Entrance Scholarships
Sponsored by Conestoga College, there are two of these scholarships for each degree program -- a $1,500 first-place scholarship and a $1,000 second-place scholarship.
In the Architecture - Project and Facility Management program, April Cleaves of Brantford received the $1,500 award and Joshua Nahrgang of New Dundee the $1,000 award.
In the Integrated Advanced Manufacturing Technologies program, Ian Brown of Stratford received the $1,500 award and William Donkers of Branchton the $1,000 award.
In the Integrated Telecommunication and Computer Technologies program, Andrew Faw of Cambridge received the $1,500 award and Andrew Irvine of Cambridge the $1,000 award.
In the Health Informatics Management program, Paul Liska of Guelph received the $1,500 award and Gomuki Mahendrarajah of Waterloo the $1,000 award.
In the International Business Management program, Jenna Benson of Kitchener received the $1,500 award and Trevor Boss of Waterloo the $1,000 award.
In the Nursing program, Jessica Huth of Kitchener received the $1,500 award and Fatina Shahla of Kitchener the $1,000 award.


The Conestoga College Alumni Association Scholarships
These scholarships are sponsored by the Alumni Association and go to outstanding alumni of the College who have chosen to go on to baccalaureate studies at Conestoga as bridging students who enter the third year of a degree program. Winners of these $1,000 awards are Jessica Bailey of Kitchener and Justin Krulicki of Kitchener, both of whom have entered the Integrated Advanced Manufacturing Technologies program.



CONTACT: Jal Wadia, 519-748-5220, ext. 2240, jwadia@conestogac.on.ca
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