McIntyre Foundation Launches Scholarship Program
Written by Juanita Tuntland on Wednesday, 30 April 2014
It was a packed house at the Swift Current Comp High School for the launch of the McIntyre Family Foundation’s Prairie Healthcare Scholarships.
The ‘Dream Big’ Program awarded six recipients at different stages of their education and professional development in healthcare related fields with awards of $1,000 to $15,000 each.
Founder of the Foundation Eldon McIntyre, who as President and CEO of Jarrod Oils Ltd. has achieved great success himself, wanted to leave his family’s legacy to help others achieve their dreams, and said he saw a real need in the healthcare field.
“I just felt that as we were all aging, were are going to need more and more to look after the aging people,” said McIntyre. “Right now it takes a long time to go see a specialist and I’m hoping we can help get more specialists and that the waiting time can be less.”
McIntyre added that he was very happy with the recipients that were awarded.
“We were looking for bright lights, and we got six of them here today,” he said. “They seem like they are very determined and I think that we found great recipients.”
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall was also in attendance and said this Scholarship program is a great thing for the people of Saskatchewan.
“Here we have a family and an individual that has worked hard all of his life and here he has made a decision that he wants to give back and to focus on healthcare is also very helpful.”
Those interested in applying can go to www.mff.ca for more information.
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