A former University of Waterloo student, 23-year-old Ted Livingston, has made a US$1-million dollar donation to help fund the University’s VeloCity residence project for student entrepreneurs. The donation will be used to fund student start-up ventures for several years to come. Livingston—founder and CEO of Kik Interactive Inc.—lived in the VeloCity residence in 2009. [University of Waterloo]
The Manitoba Métis Federation and the Louis Riel Institute have donated $100,000 to Brandon University. The money—which will be matched by the Manitoba Scholarship & Bursary Initiative—will go towards awards distributed by the Louis Riel Scholarships & Bursaries Endowment.
The Louis Riel Scholarships & Bursaries Endowment supports scholarships and bursaries for Manitoban students of Métis status.
Manitoba Métis Federation’s Louis Riel Institute Donates Funds for Scholarships & Bursaries [Brandon University]
The Harry W. MacLauchlan Scholarships in Entrepreneurial Leadership will now have a bigger pool of University of Prince Edward Island students to fish from.
The three $5000 scholarships, which were previously reserved for business students, are now open for all full-time, 3rd year undergraduate students to apply for.
The catch? Whether you’re a business student or not, you must be able to the demonstrate entrepreneurial initiative, involvement and leadership in the province that Harry W. MacLauchlan embodied in his legacy.
Deadline to apply for the awards is March 31. More details and application criteria are available at the university website here.
Three Harry W. MacLauchlan Scholarships in Entrepreneurial Leadership available [University of Prince Edward Island]
There will be more opportunity for women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples and people with disabilities attending Memorial University and the College of the North Atlantic to study—thanks to the new Hebron Project Diversity Scholarship Fund.
The scholarship fund, supported by endowments totaling $1.5 million, will focus on assisting students in engineering, geoscience, environmental science, trades and technology. In addition, the Hebron Project will support math, science and engineering research at Memorial University.
Hebron establishes diversity scholarships, research grants at Memorial University [Memorial University]
Two lucky University of Regina freshmen will be breathing a little easier when it comes time to pay tuition, thanks to the newly bequested Ross John Kirk Entrance Bursary.
Kirk, and traveler and salesman, provided the university with a total fund of over $200,000 to create the award in his name. The bursary will be awarded to two full-time first-year students each year, and will be based on a combination of academic standing and financial need.
President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Vianne Timmons expressed appreciation for the gift, saying that “Mr. Kirk’s generous gift is a means of helping in this regard by providing financial assistance that is so important to student success over the long term. I would like to thank Mr. Kirk for this gift, and for the confidence he has shown in our students – our future leaders.”
New entrance bursary creates opportunity for undergraduate students . . . → Read More: Scholarship Alert: Ross John Kirk Entrance Bursary
Starting this fall, Dalhousie University business students will have another potential source of funding thanks to the newly-established Sir Graham Day Scholarships in Business.
Sir Graham Day (Photo Credit: Nick Pearce, Dalhousie University)
Supported by a million-dollar endowment, the Sir Graham Day Scholarships will support undergraduate and graduate students undertaking course work in the areas of family business, transportation or business-government relations within the Faculty of Management.
The donor-funded endowment was set up by philanthropist businessman John Bragg in honour of Sir Day’s contributions to the business community.
Sir Day is a former business professor and chancellor at Dalhousie University.
All in a Day’s work [Dalhousie University]
Want more information on Canadian university scholarships? Check out the scholarship pages on www.canadian-universities.net here.