The Toronto-based charity donated $100,000 to the Cambrian College Foundation, which will administer the funds to qualified Early Childhood Education students enrolled at Cambrian.
Five scholarships will be awarded annually, beginning in 2017, including:
- Two (2) scholarships of $1,500 to first-year students
- Three (3) scholarships of $2,500 to second-year students
“We are very grateful for this generous donation that will help our students for years to come,” said Early Childhood Education professor and program coordinator, Maxine King. “The government has indicated that there is growing demand for Registered Early Childhood Educators. According to projections, within the next five years, approximately 20,000 new positions will need to be filled in Ontario. This donation has come at a perfect time to help our students to be successful in their studies as they prepare for careers in this rewarding field.”
“This very generous donation will make a real difference in the lives of our current and future students,” said Shawn Poland, Associate Vice President, College Advancement and Strategic Enrolment. “I’m certain that this financial support will have a lasting impact on each recipient and will help them to continue their education with fewer financial stresses and greater ability to focus on their studies.”
Cambrian’s Early Childhood Education program offers students four placements, one in each semester, and with that, the opportunity to pursue a placement opportunity in China.
Early Childhood Education students who are interested in applying for the Aune Koivula awards may apply online by January 13, 2017.
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About the Cambrian College Foundation
The Foundation exists to champion Cambrian College, and to enhance the student experience and learning environment through its awards program and capital initiatives, as well as the procurement of equipment and services that promote a vibrant campus community. Every year, the Foundation distributes approximately $550,000 in scholarships and bursaries, assisting more than 750 students through its awards program.
Associate Vice President, College Advancement and Strategic Enrolment
705-566-8101, ext. 7387
705-566-8101, ext. 6375