CORNWALL, Ontario – Back to school is just around the corner and St. Lawrence College is investing in the future of its students.
The college has new teachers and programs coming for the 2019-2020 school year and will also be providing bursaries to 140 students in Cornwall to the sum of $172,000.
The bursaries include he Joyce Family Foundation Ed Lumley Bursary which will support 12 Cornwall students for up to three years of their schooling.
“It is important to note that these bursaries and scholarships have been made possible through the generous support of members of the Cornwall community,” said Brianna Doyon, Communications Officer with St. Lawrence College.
Students at St. Lawrence College will also have the opportunity this year to take advantage of a new partnership program with Saint Paul University in Ottawa. The program will allow graduates from seven programs to receive a Bachelors Degree two years sooner.
“We are grateful for this partnership with Saint Paul University, as it provides yet another important way for our students and graduates to continue on with their educational goals,” said SLC President and CEO, Glenn Vollebregt. “These ‘2 + 2’ pathways provide full recognition of the credits achieved at SLC and offer exceptional opportunities for students to further their education.”
Also new this year is an expansion of mental health services for students on all St. Lawrence College campuses.
St. Lawrence College promises that its new Student Wellness & Accessibility Services (formerly known as Counselling & AccessAbility Services) will provide a range of customized services and shorter wait times.
Services include individual short-term counselling, increased walk-in availability, educational workshops and peer group engagement, and group therapy interventions. St. Lawrence College is also introducing a new wellness app called Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) which will allow students to learn wellness and coping strategies.
“Our new services delivery will not only positively impact student outcomes, it will improve access to specialized services and reduce wait times,” said Caryn Langstaff, Associate Director, Student Wellness and Accessibility, SLC. “Our goal is to create a safe, welcoming, barrier-free environment, and reduce stigma associated with mental health issues and disability.”
Orientation day for new students at St. Lawrence College in Cornwall will be on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.