Scholarships

Crossfield Elks/Murdoch Scholarship

Applications available in the Guidance Office.

Applications must include:
  • Name of the post-secondary institution and the program to which you have been accepted
  • Why you wish to be considered for the Elks/Murdoch Scholarship
  • A letter outlining a bit about yourself
  • A summary of your activities/involvements both in and out of school (school, community, church, sports, volunteer and paid experience); include as much as you can.
  • A copy of your letter of admission
Deadline: June 25th (Graduation Year)
Winners will be notified by the end of November with the award presentation to be made at the December meeting of the Crossfield Elks Club.

Rocky View Gas Co-op Scholarships

Deadline: October 1st, (Graduation year) - Value $500 (4 available)

Eligibility:
  • Member of Gas Co-op for at least one full year
  • children of co-op members of gas utilities within Federation of Alberta Gas Co-ops, children or landowners who are serviced by gas member towns, villages, counties, or bands
  • children of active members of the Provincial Federation Board are NOT eligible
Scholarship criteria:
  • Admission to first year of degree, diploma or apprenticeship program at any  accredited Post-Secondary institute of learning in the Province of Alberta
  • Candidates must have completed the last year of schooling required for admission to post-secondary and must have obtained an academic standing of at least 75% in core subjects
  • Entering full time studies leading to a degree, diploma or certificate, or apprenticeship program
  • Results from final year must be sent to AMSC together with application by October 1, following graduation.
- Two reference letters are required
Further information and application forms are available at:  info@rvgc.ca
Application forms are also available in the Guidance Office.

Betty Collier Scholarship

Applications are now available in the Guidance Office.

  • Value: 20% of the annual tuition of a first year General program at an accredited Post-Secondary institution
  • The major mandate of this scholarship is to assist with financial need.
  • Students who take a year off after Grade 12 may still qualify, but they must quality to receive the award
  • There can be multiple recipients!!
  • References and general financial information is required
  • Applications are submitted to the Guidance Office and are due by  June 25th (Graduation Year)

U of L Grade 11 Merit Awards

Deadline: June 30th (Grade 11 Year)

If you are in Grade 11, have an average of 75%+, and plan to attend the University of Lethbridge after graduating from W.G.M. then consider applying for the U of L Grade 11 Merit Award.  The information and application form has been emailed to Grade 11 parents.
Best of luck to your child should they choose to pursue this opportunity!!
For more information, visit:
Kirpal Kaur Memorial Scholarship!

This scholarship is awarded to a student who has a passion and respect for education, a willingness to learn despite any outside circumstances, and demonstrates a strong work ethic.

One $1000.00 scholarship will be awarded to a student from southern Alberta High Schools.  When appropriate, one WGM nominees, selected by staff, provide a 250 word paragraph on the importance of education and perserverance through obstacles and challenges.  The selected student will be put forward for the Scholarship.  One winner will be chosen from the 90 applicants put forward. The selected student will be contacted once a final decision is made.

 

James Rintoul OHS Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to support the program completion of an Occupational Health & Safety Certificate taken through the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta.

Eligibility:

1) 18 - 24 years of age
2) AB High School Diploma
3) Focused on pursuing a career relating to occupational health & safety
3) Submit Application for Program Admission and meet program admissionrequirements set by U of A

Must Submit:

1) Minimum 1000 word essay or media presentation
2) 2 letters of reference
More info available at www.jobsafetyskills.com

Dr. Cory Liss Orthodontics Dedication to Education Scholarship

This scholarship is valued at $2,000 and awarded to a Grade 12 graduate who will be pursuing any post secondary education at a recognized post secondary institution in Canada.  The purpose of this Scholarship is to encourage young people in Airdrie, Beiseker or Crossfield to pursue post secondary education in their chosen field.  The application requires a 500-600 word essay as defined in the Application form.  The deadline for application is due mid-May Annually and should include proof of conditional acceptance at a post secondary program, if possible.  Two reference letters from teachers, instructors or community members are also required.   One scholarship will be awarded.

Application packages should be forwarded by regular mail or email to Ms. Val Woodman in the RVS Schools Department; 2651 Chinook Winds Drive, S.W., Airdrie, Alberta, T4B 0B4 or vwoodman@rockyview.ab.ca The selection Committee will consist of the Associate Superintendent of Schools, the Director of Schools and a representative of Cory Liss Orthodontics.

Ms. Wendy Roy of Cory Liss Orthodontics would be pleased to answer any questions you may have. She can be reached at 403-287-0746 or www.corylissortho.ca

Toyota Earth Day Scholarship

Win one of 20 - $5,000 awards if you are a high academic achiever, community leader, and environmental steward.  Deadline is February 15th!!  More information can be found at http://www.earthday.ca/scholarship/eligibility.php

Do you know someone struggling with Anxiety?

If you or someone you care about is struggling with anxiety, please see the following website.

www.anxietybc.com has information and strategies in managing a variety of types of anxiety.

TD Scholarships

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership
Value:  $7500 per year up to $70,000
Criteria:  Outstanding community leadership in balance with student's academic performance.
Deadline:  Early December Annually for the current academic year
Application forms are available on line at www.td.com/scholarship

 

SET Conference

All girls in Grades 10-12 are welcome at the SET Conference, which takes place annually in November at the U of A.  This conference is designed for girls who are curious about careers in Science, Engineering & Technology (SET).
You may download, print & fil out the SET Registration Form and the Informed Consent Form from
www.wisest.ualberta.ca Direct questions to wisest@ualberta.ca Janelle Millious.
Conference fee is $40.00
Deadline to apply is mid November. Please refer to above website for exact dates.
Further information is available in the Guidance Office.

WISEST:  Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science & Technology is a unit of the University of Alberta that has dedicated over 30 years to encouraging a diversity of voices in the fields of science, engineering and technology.

WISEST is now accepting applications for the upcoming Summer Research Program. Learn more about the program and how to apply at www.wisest.ualberta.ca/en/Programs/SummerResearchProgram.aspx

Bourse Loran Award Applications

This year, part of the application process is online. Applicants complete their applications online, then download a completed PDF. They can pause and resume their online applications. However, as in previous years, they must mail us the completed application, along with a transcript. Mailing instructions are included in the PDF. Other than completing the application online, all other aspects of the application process remain the same.
Links:

http://www.loranaward.ca/sef/page/id/14.html?utm_source=High+School+ Announcements&utm_campaign=d470cced10-Loran_Awards_Announcement9_14_2010&utm_medium=email

As you know, we are looking for students who demonstrate character, service and leadership potential. Excellent applicants show a genuine commitment to serving others, great potential as leaders, strong academic performance and moral character, independent thinking, and a willingness to take meaningful
risks. We also look for entrepreneurship and broad academic and
extracurricular interests.

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LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Betty Collier 20% of first year general tuition       June 25 Annually

Mary Lou Cummings 403-946-0099

Mr. S. Stevens 403-948-6781

20% of annual tuition,more than one recipient,financial need,accepted to post secondary or qualified for acceptance and chose to delay.

 

Crossfield Ag Society $500                                 Dec. 31 Annually

Camille Scott 403-946-4980

Paid upon receipt of post secondary marks.  Any post-secondary student commencing or currently enrolled in accredited institution.  Preference given to those who demonstrate community involvement.

 

Rocky View Teachers’ Association             June 25  Annually

Certificate of Achievement, Diploma – 80% average of 5 grade 12 courses which must include ELA 30-1 or 30-2 No Wk Exp or Sp Projects

 

Elks/Murdoch Scholarship $500 or $350 (multiple)                     June 25 Annually

Admission to post secondary, brief essay required, summary of activities/involvement in school/community

 

Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, (APEGGA)

$3500 scholarship(s) available for graduates whose parent(s) are members of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, (APEGGA).
Criteria:  Academic achievement but significant weight placed on accomplishments in other areas.
Entering any two year or longer program in ANY field of study at ANY post-secondary institution.
Deadline:  Early June Annually
See www.apegga.org for more information

Bill Kehler Memorial Award

Who: Pursuing post secondary studies in broadcasting or agriculture
What: $2,500 x 4
Deadline: August 28th
http://www.canadianfinalsrodeo.com/community/bill-kehler-scholarships

Natural Resources Ltd. Building Futures Scholarship


Who: Students accepted into a technical or trade program related to the oil and gas industry
What: $3,000
Deadlines: April 15th, August 15th, December 15th
www.cnrl.com/careers/campus_recruitment/building_futures.html

Alberta Milk Never Stop Scholarship


Who: One male and one female per school attending a post-secondary institution in Canada who demonstrates fair play, sportsmanship, and community service
What: $1,000 each
Deadline: July 1st
http://www.asaa.ca/new/documents/ASAAScholarshipApplication2009.pdf

APEGGA University Entrance Scholarship


Who: Alberta high school graduates entering the Faculty of Engineering or the Department of Geology or Geophysics at the University of Alberta or University of Calgary; or transfer programs
What: $3,000 x 12
Deadline: July 15th
www.apegga.org/Members/Awards/pdf/APUniversity.pdf

Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship Program - $1500     May 25, 2012

The Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship is for Canadian high school students from family farms who have successfully enrolled at a Canadian educational institution (degree or diploma) in a first-year agriculture program.

If you have applied for entry into a college or university, but have not yet been accepted, you can still apply for a Scholarship.

Lambda Epsilon Chapter Scholarships

The Lambda Epsilon Chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity is pleased to offer two $500 scholarships to incoming first year male students at the University of Alberta, NAIT or Grant MacEwan.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate excellence in academics, leadership, and athletics during their high school and/or previous college experiences.  Deadline for scholarship applications is September 17th, 2012. Please email applications to acyu@ualberta.ca or mail completed applications to:
Arnold Yu 11046 87Ave, Edmonton Alberta T6G 0X6

Congratulations to Char Mahacek on winning the Kirpal Kaur Dhindsa Memorial Scholarship!!

ENBRIDGE FAMOUS 5 LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Enbridge Famous 5 Youth Leadership Awards ($1,000) are open to ALL youth between the ages of 15 and 20.  This NOT a scholastic award, but rather recognition of youth leadership.  Submission can come in any format that helps showcase the project (nation builders undertaking community initiatives) from essays and videos to photo galleries and slideshows.  Any multimedia or non-written submission must be supported by a brief printed summary.  See admin@famous5.ca or Guidance Office for more information.

ATTENTION GRADE 11 STUDENTS!!!

MOUNTAIN VIEW CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP

Mountain View Credit Union is offering 11 scholarship in the amount of $1,000 and one bonus scholarship for $1,500.  Criteria:  You must be eligible to receive your high school diploma. You or an immediate family member must have continuously been a member in good standing at Mountain View Credit Union prior to Jan. 1, 2012 and be recommended by that branch.
Academic achievement, financial budget/planning, community or volunteer involvement and leadership are factors which will be considered by the scholarship committee.
Deadline to apply:  May 15th, 2012
Applications available in the Guidance office.

ATTENTION GRADE 12'S!!!

Scholarship deadlines are closer than they appear!!

Rutherford Scholarship Application:  Now On-Line.  Application open year-round.  You must submit final grades for consideration.  Go to Student Aid Alberta for more info.
Cory Liss Orthodontics Dedication to Education Scholarship  May 15
Criteria for this:  65% average, financial need, post secondary
degree OR diploma program!!!
Reference letter(s) & essay required.
As usual, see Guidance Counsellor for details!

Olds College invites you to the OC Weekend Challenge

Do you enjoy game shows? Competing? Survivor? Having fun and meeting new people?

The OC Weekend Challenge is a FREE overnight campus visit event designed to give you and a friend the opportunity to see if a Post-Secondary education at Olds College is right for you!

If you are a High School student in Grade 11 or 12 and would like to check out the Olds College campus, programs and facilities then this may be the event for you. Guests will be divided into teams to compete in activities and challenges and will have the opportunity to win exciting prizes.

Students can register through our website link below:
http://oldscollege.ca/recruitment/campus_tours.htm

RUTHERFORD SCHOLARSHIP

Grade 12's are reminded that the Rutherford Scholarship Applications are now on-line only.  Please be aware the scholarship is awarded for academic performance in Grade 10, 11 and/or 12.  Any students who feel their grades at any level may qualify are strongly encouraged to apply.  Questions may be answered by emailing scholarships@gov.ab.ca

Students will need to create an account through SIAMS: The AB Gov't Students Finance System.  Please go to the following link to create an account.

adfs.siams.alberta.ca/adfs/ls

Upcoming course registration workshops

for new students attending University of Lethbridge are offered at the locations and times below. The purpose of the workshops is to show students how to register for courses step-by-step, and give them the opportunity to meet individually with members of our recruitment team to help clarify any questions they have.

Students are welcome to attend any time during the registration workshops, as sessions will be staggered throughout the allotted time. The sessions will be approximately 30 minutes in length, with time for questions afterwards.

April of the Current Year
Location: University of Lethbridge (Lethbridge campus)

Additional details and information can be found on our website at https://discover.ulethbridge.ca/registration

Mt. Royal University often hosts a University Information Evening in April at the Rodericjk Mah Centre for Continuous Learning. Contact MRU for more information.

Recruitment officers, advisors and staff from other areas as well as
faculty and students, will be on hand to answer any questions your
students (and their parents) might have about program offerings and
admission requirements/procedures.

FAMOUS 5 FOUNDATION AWARDS

The Famous 5 Foundation recognizes achievement in youth leadership and citizenship. Along with the Imperial Oil Foundation and Embridge Energy, they are offering two Youth Award Programs; one for Middle School students with an opportunity to win a MacBook and the other offered to High School students where they have a chance to win $1,000. Application deadline is May 31, 2012.

Imperial Oil Foundation Famous 5 2012 History Award (Gr. 4-8)

The Imperial Oil Famous 5 Foundation History Award pays tribute to five students in grades four through eight with MacBooks, for their study of the famous 5 historical figures and a submission of how their stories still hold true today.

Full submission guidelines

 

Enbridge Energy Famous 5 Youth Leadership Award (Gr. 9-12)

The Enbridge Famous 5 Youth Award recognizes youth between the ages of 15 and 20, with $1,000 for their outstanding initiatives making a positive impact in our communities.

Full submission guidelines

Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch Camping Experience

Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch, Bragg Creek, AB provides a week long camping experience for young people ages 7-16 years old. The camp is for families who are struggling financially. There are two weeks to choose from; the dates are: July 22-27 & Aug 5-10.

Transportation: This responsibility rests with the family. Cost- It's free! .

Please Note: OLQP is asking all agencies not to refer children with the following diagnosis... ODD/RAD, Autism/Aspergers, severe allergies requiring epipens, severe depression (a suicide attempt within the last year), severe anxiety, severe FASD, children who have not been able to control the frequency of their crisis' (using violence/lashing out as their coping mechanisms).

Applications need to be picked up at Community Links north office, 211, 125 Main St. Airdrie and returned by April 11th.

Community Links - Airdrie
211, 125 Main Street NW
Airdrie, AB  T4B 0P7
P:  403-945-3900
F:  403-945-3901
Toll Free:  1-866-945-3905
www.nrvcl.ab.ca

Encana Community Scholarship - deadline for online applications is May 1.

Encana is looking for grade 12 students who are going to pursue post-secondary education in an oil and gas industry-related field through a degree, diploma or certificate program.
The scholarship is a maximum of $10,000 disbursed in annual payments of $2,500 for up to four years, depending on the program.
This award is unique because it is open to students applying for a diploma or certificate program, not only for a four year bachelor degree.  Also, the selection committee considers community involvement or leadership (25%) as well as solid academic performance (75%).
So.... if this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply!  Information can be found at encana.scholarships@encana.com or (403) 645-3939.

The W. Garfield Weston Awards application deadline is March 28, 2012

Eligibility Criteria:  Students with an average of 75%+
Canadian citizens
Post secondary program leading to a diploma or applied degree (university degrees and university transfer programs are not eligible)
see www.garfieldwestonawards.ca for further information & application forms.

University of Lethbridge

is sponsoring 15 new - $1,000 4H awards for this fall.  Deadline is June 15, 2012.

All you need to do to apply is 1) apply to the U of L and 2) log on to ulethbridge.ca/artsci/awards and fill in a very brief form!

The Alberta Junior Forest Ranger (JFR) program

offers summer jobs for high school students.  This is a seven week summer work experience program exploring career paths in forestry, natural resource management and earth sciences, for students age 16 - 18.

Deadline for application is April 1, 2012.  Applications are available at 222.albertajfr.ca

U of A is once gain offering its WISEST Summer Research Program from July 4 - August 15, 2012.

This opportunity is for Gr. 11 female students who have an interest in research in science, engineering, and technology and for young men who may be interested in less traditional fields such as nursing, human ecology or nutrition.  This is a hands-on experience.
Requirement:  85% overall average in Grade 11 math and science courses.

Any Grade 12 male student attending U of A next year

is encouraged to apply to the FarmHouse AB Fraternity for residence and a $500 scholarship!  Info in Guidance Office or at www.fhab.ca

Attention Grade 12's!!!

Deadline for U of C High School awards applications is April 1st

Performing Arts Student-for-a-Day

March 23 |  2012

Please remind your students of the upcoming Student-for-a-Day this Friday, March 23 - this is a great day for students to discover what life is really like studying Performing Arts at RDC.  We tell students all about admission requirements, the Arts Centre and student life.  Students will meet some faculty, staff and students and generally get to know how things work around here.
This is the last date to discover our Theatre & Entertainment Production, Theatre Performance & Creation, Music & Motion Picture Arts programs this year.
For more information or to register please contact:
Jacy Morissette
Recruitment & Project Coordinator |  Performing Arts

Apprenticeship Entrance Requirements

Please find a copy of the new entrance requirements for apprentices from Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training at the following link.  There have been quite a few changes that will take effect August 1, 2012.

Apprenticeship Entrance Requirements

Open House at SAIT Polytechnic

Students in Grades 9 - 12 are invited to the OPEN HOUSE AT SAIT POLYTECHNIC, Friday, February 3 from 9:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Try-A-Trade at the Open House provides a dynamic, interactive experience and a great opportunity for students in grades 9 - 12, interested in auto service, pipe trades, welding and much more.....
Interested students are required to sign up at the Main Office by January 27.  Bus service is provided, but you'll need to bring your own lunch!!

 

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

A reminder to students that the University of Calgary Prestige Awards deadline is approaching.  Students must submit their application for admission and their application for awards by Thursday, December 15th to be considered for our Chancellor’s Club Scholarships and our Schulich School of Engineering Awards.  For more information about the awards , please visit http://www.ucalgary.ca/studentfinance/awards/prospective/high.

 

Students can apply for awards through their myUofC Student Centre at my.ucalgary.ca.  Please note that students must apply for admission prior to accessing the awards application.

 

YOUTH IN MOTION

Youth in Motion Top 20 Under Twenty award applications are due January 23rd.  Academic achievement is only part of the criteria.  If you are an innovative thinker, leader and well rounded individual, check out www.Top20Under20.ca

UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH

Have a 90% average and thinking of attending University of Guelph?  See Ms. Laudel for scholarship information!

DIPLOMA PREP COURSES

For those Gr 12 students (and Gr 11's taking 30 level courses)  who are
wanting to register for Diploma Prep courses, registrations are starting
now.  While we are not recommending any one in particular, here are a few
that are located in Calgary that you could check out for yourself:

Abacus Exam Prep
www.abacusreview.com (403-440-9438)

Alberta Diploma Prep
www.diplomaprep.com (403-651-8004)

Chinook Learning
www.chinooklearningservices.com (403-777-7200)

Diploma Max
www.primetimelearning.ca (1-888-762-6908)

The Renert Centre
www.renertonline.com (403-974-8600)

Rock the diploma

SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY WRITING TIPS

Click here to access a power point presentation on how to write a scholarship essay.

Class mark or Final Exam mark for University Entrance?

A couple of weeks ago I told you that University of Saskatchewan would accept the best of either your class mark or your Final Exam mark.

I polled universities at the Out of Province University Fair last Thursday, and learned that many more are making changes. To date we have:

Carleton University - will use either the Class mark or the Final blended mark, whichever is most advantageous.   They will NOT, however, use the Exam mark on its own.

St. Francis Xavier - Best of either class mark or Final Exam mark

Cape Breton University - Best of either class mark or Final Exam mark

Windsor University - Best of either class mark or Final Exam mark

University of Western Ontario - Best of either Class mark or the Final Blended mark - they will NOT use the Exam mark on its own.

 

MEDICINE HAT COLLEGE INFORMATION EVENING

 

November 9 from 5 - 8 pm

Application Fee will be waived during this time

Want to see what it is like to be a college student at Medicine Hat College?

They have a Student for a Day program running Nov. 15 - 18.

 

  • Attend a class in the program of your choice

  • meet the instructors

  • have lunch with current students

  • tour the campus

 

Registration is subject to availability, and you MUST register ONE WEEK PRIOR. Call 403-529-3819 to book your spot

New this year

For any students interested in attending University of British Columbia - a portfolio is required for application.  See Ms. Laudel for details.

Students interested in applying to Queens University

You will also require a portfolio outlining abilities, skills, talents and contributions in addition to academic achievements.

Crossfield Ag Society Scholarship applications available in Guidance or at main office.

Scholarships is for $500.00 per successful application!!  i.e. Just apply :o)
Criteria:  This scholarship is available to any post-secondary student commencing or currently enrolled in an accredited program.  Preference is given to applicants who have demonstrated community involvement.
Deadline for application:  December 31, 2011
The scholarship will be awarded upon receipt of your post secondary marks.  The student must receive a passing grade for all courses taken.

Royal Purple Bursary applications due June 15th

Any students age 14 and older who would like to become a Counsellor in Training with the Boys and Girls Club, can apply to become a summer camp counsellor (in training) in Airdrie.  You will be paid $125.00 per week, and can work as little as one week or as long as the entire summer!!  How fun is that??  Call the Boys & Girls Club for information at 403-948-3331.

Palliser Spirit of Youth Award

The Palliser Spirit of Youth award of $2000 is once again being offered.  Any Gr. 11 or 12 student who has positively contributed to school/classroom/community/volunteerism is encouraged to submit a nomination form.  These are available in the Guidance Office.
Your nomination must be supported by 3 people and a detailed account of your contributions in resume format is required by June 10, 2011.  Submit to the guidance office/main office by this date please!
Rockyview ATA Scholarship application forms are available online or at the Guidance Office.  This award is intended for students entering their first or second year of study in a post secondary program. The award is open to all Rocky View students who have earned a high school diploma or certificate of achievement and is also open to children of current members of the ATA Local #35 graduating from any Alberta High School.  NOTE:  Official transcripts are required.  Deadline is June 25, 2011.

U of L application deadline is June 30th!!!

Betty Collier Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is an amount equal to 20% of the annual tuition of a first year General program at a local accredited post-secondary institution.  Your letter of application and supporting documentation are due in the Guidance Office by June 24th.  Information is available at the Guidance Office.

To apply click here:

Elks Scholarship deadline - May 26th.

Test Anxiety and Study skills info available at Guidance office

Monsanto Scholarship

Attention Grade 12's entering their first year of post-secondary studies in agriculture.  Monsanto is offering a $1500.00 scholarship for students who:
- are from a family farming operation
- have demonstrated academic excellent, leadership capabilities, and are or have been actively involved in their local community.
Please note:  an essay is required.
Deadline is May 27th, 2011.
Visit www..monsanto.ca or call 1-800-667-4944, or see Ms. Laudel in the Guidance office for more information.

Royal Purple Bursaries

Royal Purple offering five $1,000.00 bursaries for grade 12 students continuing with secondary education.  This does not include University.  Please see Ms. Laudel for more information.

 

Summer School with RVLC

Registration for RVLC summer school opened April 11th.  Summer school registration packages are now available in the office and/or guidance office.  Students are encouraged to see Ms. Laudel to plan their academic program prior to registering for summer school.  Approval of administration prior to registration is required.

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY
FACULTY OF EDUCATION IS NOW DIRECT ENTRY


Students can now enter the education program right out of high school.  The new program enables students to earn two degrees, including their teaching degree, in five (5) years.

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