2019 Rugged & Real Post-Secondary Scholarship Recipients


The three recipients of this year's Rugged & Real Scholarship are:  Dorica Walsh who is taking the Laboratory and X-Ray Technology Combined program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology; Michael Vance who is studying Natural Resources Technology program at the Portage College; and Zoey Pearson who is taking Forest Technology at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. We wish our young recipients the very best in their studies!


The Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No.124 recognizes the importance and value of education and continued learning. In this spirit, the MD’s Rugged & Real Scholarship Program is awarded annually to encourage and support our local students to pursue further educational opportunities.

Eligibility and Requirements

To be considered as an eligible candidate for the Rugged & Real Scholarship Program, applicants must:

  • Be high school graduates and residents of the MD of Lesser Slave River No.124 (applicants can also be current seasonal staff of the MD, regardless of residence)
  • Provide evidence of acceptance to a post-secondary program for a trade, diploma or degree program
  • Produce and provide a persuasive speech in the form of a written submission, or a short video/audio segment
  • Provide a copy of their resume

Amount of Scholarship

At least one scholarship shall be awarded annually in the amount of $1,000.

Terms & Conditions

Participation in the Rugged & Real Scholarship Application process constitutes full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, the Terms & Conditions within the Rugged & Real Scholarship Application. All entries must be the original work of the entrant and the submission must not defame or invade the rights or privacy of any person. Questions can be directed to Alanis Marleau, Human Resources/Communications Coordinator, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MD of Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound. Here you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

General Contact Info

 info (@) mdlsr.ca

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