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St. Jerome’s Student One Of Five Scholarship Recipients

Dixie Allen with a cheque for $1000. Photo Submitted

In December, Cornerstone Co-op presented their Annual Spirit of Youth Scholarships to five students from within the district. On December 23, former St. Jerome’s Student, Dixie Allen was presented with a cheque for $1000 to help with her post-secondary education. Presently attending her first year of Red Deer College’s Bachelor of Education Transfer Program, Allen is very grateful for the award.

“Being on my own, this is very helpful, Co-op has always been very supportive while I worked there, and this shows they appreciate me, I definitely appreciate them,” commented Allen.

She is also grateful to Connie Elder and her Principal Mr. Chase for the letters of support that they wrote for her application.

Scholarship recipients are chosen by Co-op’s Community Engagement Committee based on two criteria: Academic Final Marks (40%) and Community Involvement (60%). In the event of a tie, the committee then looks at how an applicant has supported Cornerstone Co-op and whether or not they currently work for or have worked for the Co-op. Jordyn Prior, Marketing and Community Engagement Manager for Cornerstone was very pleased with the number of applicants they received this year.

“We had 16 applicants from the three school divisions in our region,” stated Prior.

Along with Allen, awards were also given to Jade Eggan of Edgerton High School, Caleb Wood of Wainwright High School, and two students from St. Paul Education Regional Division.

The next round of scholarship applications is now available and must be submitted by August 31, 2022. To download the application for each school division or for more information visit Cornerstone Co-op’s website at:

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