Scholarships presented to local students


Battlefords and District Community Foundation recently presented annual scholarships to two students from the Battlefords.

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Piper Mutch is the 2021 recipient of the award from the Hazel Asmussen Fund. Piper is multi-talented and has trained in trumpet, piano and voice. She will be attending the University of Alberta for the combined Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education degree program. Music has been an important part of her life and she looks forward to learning more and sharing it with others.

The Hazel Asmussen Fund was established with BDCF in 2007. Hazel, a retired nurse and local artist, had long been involved in community building. She created this fund to help post-secondary fine arts students with their school expenses.

The Peter Lewochko Fund provides annual scholarships to students pursuing post-secondary education in agriculture, education or engineering. Peter’s profession was farming, and he established this scholarship in 2013 as a legacy to his belief in the value of education.

Torii Muzyka is the recipient of the award from the Peter Lewochko Fund. Torii will be attending Lakeland College in Vermillion and taking the Crop Technology program. She looks forward to working in the agriculture industry and contributing to the family farm.

Battlefords and District Community Foundation currently manages more than 25 funds that will contribute to a range of interests from the arts and health care to post-secondary scholarships and recreation. BDCF will distribute over $50,000 in annual community grants and scholarships this year. To date, their donors have provided over $1,300,000 to community groups and projects. The foundation website at has complete information.


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