Assiniboine announces over $300,000 in One to Watch Entrance Awards

Dr Deanna Rexe stands with students

Assiniboine Community College has announced over $300,000 in scholarships available each year to graduating Manitoba High School students through their new One to Watch Entrance Award today during the Manitoba High School Leadership Conference hosted at the college’s Victoria Avenue East campus in Brandon.

The One to Watch Entrance Award will be available to graduating students from more than 300 high schools across Manitoba. The awards recognize those who demonstrated exceptional leadership or community involvement throughout their schooling and will continue their education at Assiniboine the following year.

“The One to Watch Entrance Award is an exciting opportunity to recognize and reward young students from across Manitoba who have demonstrated leadership and involvement within their local community or school,” said Deanna Rexe, Vice-President, Academic at Assiniboine.

We’re delighted to support these high school students, helping them to continue their education at the post-secondary level while continuing to develop their leadership talents. They will be a great fit within the Assiniboine community.

The One to Watch Entrance Award aims to foster the next generation of leaders, equipping them with the skills and resources to grow as a capable young person in Manitoba. The first wave of recipients will receive the $1,000 tuition award upon graduation from high school in June 2020.

“The Province of Manitoba has been encouraging the development of more scholarships and bursaries through The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative,” said Derrick Turner, Director, Advancement. “We are very pleased with the response from donors who have chosen to support our students in their pursuit of higher education.”

The award will provide additional financial resources for successful students to assist in post-secondary education costs.

“What is special about this award is we can recognize students in all corners of Manitoba, from Churchill in the North to Whitemouth in the East. We are interested in welcoming students from across this great province,” said Bryce Neufeld, Associate Registrar at Assiniboine.

Each eligible Manitoba high school is invited to put forward a graduating student for consideration to Assiniboine. The deadline for submissions is Monday, June 1, 2020. For nomination forms and more information, visit or email