Assiniboine Community College Students’ Association

ACCSA Student
Awards & Scholarships

Recognizing student involvement, leadership, and academic achievement.

Five (5) Annual awards

The Assiniboine Community College Students’ Association gives out five (5) awards annually at the end of the academic year to students that demonstrate college involvement, leadership among student groups, and academic achievement.

Students are required to apply for these awards through the college’s scholarship & bursary program. Part of the application process requires a personal essay, along with references from college faculty, staff, and/or other ACC students.

When nominations are open for these awards, we will promote it – with the deadline for applications – on our social media, by email, on this website page, and elsewhere.

Be sure you’re subscribed to our ACCSA emails so you’re the first to know!

End of Year Awards

Check out our awards here:
Our awards are handed out at the ACCSA Year End Event, which is a celebration to bring graduating and bridging students together to celebrate a successful conclusion to the academic year.
ACCSA & Houston’s Student Life Award

This is a bridging student award (returning for the next academic year). 

The ACCSA & Houston’s Student Life Award of one thousand dollars ($1000) is open to bridging students.

It will be awarded to one (1) Assiniboine student whom has demonstrated college involvement.

Applicants are required to write a five hundred (500) word essay describing in detail their participation and engagement in college life. Applicants will also be required to provide at least one (1) letter of reference verifying their college involvement while at Assiniboine Community College, by college faculty, staff, and/or students.

ACCSA Leadership Award

This bridging (returning) or graduating student award. 

The Leadership Awards of one thousand dollars ($1000) each are open to graduating and bridging students.

They will be awarded to three (3) Assiniboine students whom have demonstrated college leadership.

Applicants are required to write a five hundred (500) word essay describing how they demonstrate exceptional leadership skills through academic leadership opportunities, extracurricular engagements, athletic achievements and/or student activism at Assiniboine Community College. Applicants will also be required to provide at least one (1) letter of reference verifying their leadership contributions while at Assiniboine Community College, by college faculty, staff, and/or students.

ACCSA Pat Josephson Memorial Award

This bridging (returning) or graduating student award. 

The Pat Josephson Memorial Award of three thousand dollars ($3000) is open to graduating and bridging students. It will be awarded to an Assiniboine student whom has demonstrated academic achievement by earning a minimum of 3.0 GPA and has demonstrated significant college involvement and leadership.

Applicants are required to write a five hundred (500) word essay describing in detail their dedication to student success through contributions and commitment to the Assiniboine Community College Students’ Association. Applicants will also be required to provide a letter of reference verifying contributions and commitment to the Assiniboine Community College Students’ Association.

Pat Josephson was the Executive Director of the ACCSA for 23 years. She founded the 30 year community favorite event, Sun of a Beach indoor beach volleyball tournament, was a founding member of the ACC Alumni Association and contributed to the success of student academic appeals. Pat was famous for her smile, laugh and instant friendships. She lived a life of skating, organizing, and managing but always with a personal touch. Her values, beliefs and ethics were a model for many.

Receiving an award is always an honor. Receiving money towards your education or as a bonus upon graduating is particularly gratifying as well. 

If you’re an award winner, we hope to see you at the Year End Event, where all ACC students and guests are welcome to join and celebrate these achievements and the end of the school year! 

2021 – 2022 award winners

Congratulations to these award winners: 

Pat Josephson Memorial Award

Nathanial Bridges

Land & Water Management graduating student. 

Leadership Award

Alexis Cinq-Mars

Social Service Worker graduating student. 

Leadership Award

Julia Teichroeb

Business Administration bridging student. 

Leadership Award

Hannah Yuen

Social Service Worker graduating student. 

ACCSA & Houston’s Student Life Award

Megan Beswitherick

Business Administration bridging student. 

scholarships, awards, and bursaries

To review and apply for all available scholarships and bursaries, including all ACCSA Scholarships and Awards, please visit the Assiniboine Community College Website.