Access Communications offers $20,000 in scholarships to Saskatchewan high school graduates

Regina, SK – Students can now apply for the Access Communications Doug Alexander Scholarship Program. The program awards up to 20 scholarships of $1,000 to high school graduates in communities served by Access Communications.

Established in 2005, the Access Communications Doug Alexander Scholarship Program has awarded more than $360,000 to over 1,300 students since its inception. The program’s scholarship recipients don’t just exhibit academic excellence – they demonstrate a genuine passion for volunteerism, giving their time to improve their communities.

“Our scholarship program recognizes students who actively make their communities better places to live,” said Fran Moran, Communications Manager at Access. “Many of last year’s recipients began their post-secondary education virtually, adding uncertainty to an already stressful time. By lessening their financial burden, our program supports these future leaders and their pursuit of higher education.”

The program was renamed in 2020 in honour of the late Doug Alexander, Community Relations Manager at Access Communications, in recognition of his lifelong commitment to community improvement.

The application deadline is Friday, April 16, 2021. An awards committee selects the recipients by considering criteria including contribution to the community, academic achievement, extracurricular school activity and more. Students can find out more by visiting

The 2020 Access Communications Doug Alexander Scholarship recipients were:

  •  Alexis Banda (Shellbrook)
  • Jaz Lin Deneiko (Watrous)
  • Ashlyn Elmer (North Battleford)
  • Amanda Gel (Prairie Rivier)
  • Colton Kichula (Regina)
  • Huisu Kim (Battleford)
  • Caycie Kotylak (Balcarres)
  • Sarah McLean (Warman)
  • Kadence Meredith (Moosomin)
  • Brody Olafson (Langenburg)
  • Ryker Olafson (Kindersley)
  • Marissa Pilat (Glaslyn)
  • Hannah Sevilla (Yorkton)
  • Maahi Shah (Regina)
  • Muhammad Shaikh (Regina)
  • Tiara Thiessen (Kerrobert)
  • Venezya Thorsteinson (Regina)
  • Alejandra Van Dusen (Regina)
  • Anna Van Winkoop (Kenosee Lake)
  • Jason Zhao (Regina)


About Access Communications Co-operative
Access Communications Co-operative began serving customers in 1978 and has grown into one of Saskatchewan’s largest telecommunications companies. We deliver exceptional communications and entertainment services to over 235 communities and 170,000 square kilometres of rural areas across our province. As a community-owned, not-for-profit co-operative, our commitment to the community goes beyond providing internet, television, phone, and security services. We dedicate 100% of our earnings to improving the quality of life in the communities and rural areas where we live and do business, primarily through our AccessNow TV community channels, corporate initiatives and fundraising events, and our Children’s Fund charity. 

Media Contact:

Mark Rathwell
Corporate Communications Manager
Access Communications Co-operative
Phone: 306.559.2401

For customer service, products, and services please call  1-866-363-2225.