Sydney Olderskog, a fourth-year Commerce student at the University of Alberta, is this year’s recipient of the County of Grande Prairie’s Ron Pfau Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was virtually presented during today’s Council Meeting. 

Olderskog grew up south of Kleskun Hill in the County of Grande Prairie and has always been involved in her community. After eight years as an active 4-H member in the East County district with progressively responsible roles, and member of both the Grande Prairie and Bezanson Multi-Clubs, she values the friendships and connections and continues to volunteer for club events whenever possible.   

“Sydney’s passion for community involvement and dedication to her roots makes her an outstanding candidate for this scholarship,” said Reeve Bob Marshall. “The County is proud to play a role in supporting Sydney’s education and we wish her all the best in her future career.”  

Olderskog will graduate in April 2023 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Accounting, a minor in Business Law, and a Certificate in Real Estate. 

“I feel thankful to have been chosen as the recipient of this award,” said Olderskog. “I will be putting the funds toward tuition in my final semester, which will allow me to focus on my studies and plan my career path. I want to thank the County and the Ron Pfau Memorial Scholarship committee for their generous support and for providing this opportunity to County residents.” 

Following graduation, she plans to return to the County to pursue employment opportunities. 

Information provided by the County of Grande Prairie