2018 Prairie Equity Scholarship competition open for submissions

By Angela Brown
April 30, 2018 - 12:00pm

The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group is once again accepting applications for its annual Prairie Equity Scholarship.

Each year the company selects two individuals for the $2,000 scholarship, which is meant to remove barriers to employment in the broadcast industry for Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, women, and members of visible minorities. The scholarship competition is directed at broadcast students in the Prairie provinces who are members of the under-represented groups.

People interested in applying must be enrolled or accepted in a broadcast program in Saskatchewan, Manitoba or Alberta.   

“It’s meant to support the current development of our designated groups, allow us to access some potentially-talented employees we may not be reaching now, encourage some diverse viewpoints and backgrounds in our industry, and enhance our relationships with our local communities,” said Dave Sherwood, General Manager of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group in Medicine Hat.

Sherwood said two previous scholarship recipients currently work for the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, one in Rocky Mountain House and the other in Medicine Hat.

“We’re very pleased, and most of the others have also gone on to good careers in the broadcast industry,” Sherwood said.

Details on the scholarship and how to apply can be found online.


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