Photo: Alexandra Curry (centre), Executive Director of the Sudbury Community Foundation, presents a donation of $15,000 to Bill Best (left), President of Cambrian College, and Brandi Braithwaite (right), Cambrian’s Director of Development and Alumni. The money will be used to support students in need.
SUDBURY – As students get ready to return to class, begin studies online or safely settle into Residence at Cambrian College, Cambrian College is happy to welcome $15,000 in financial support from the Sudbury Community Foundation that will assist students who are most in need this September.
“Some of the unseen or less-talked about ripple effects of COVID-19 is the profound impact on students, here in Sudbury and across Ontario,” says Alexandra Curry, Executive Director of the Sudbury Community Foundation. “Part of our vision at the Foundation is to reinforce a sense of community and share our values with others. We all know students need to be equipped to succeed in the current circumstances from the pandemic and we hope today’s donation will allow those who need that assistance will be able to focus on studies and not the basic necessities they require to be a student.”
The $15,000 donation has been allotted into two important services:
- $5,000 to Cambrian’s Rick Fedec Hardship Bursary
These emergency funds are designed to alleviate unforeseen financial difficulties and reduce the stress of meeting financial needs
- $10,000 to Cambrian’s Student Foodbank
This support of the Student Foodbank will help feed students, and in many cases, their families, as several our students identify as mature with children or as single parents.
“Due to COVID-19, many of our students have been laid off or just couldn’t find a job this year,” says Brandi Brathwaite, Cambrian’s Director of Development and Alumni. “That means less money for daily necessities such as rent, food, school supplies, and internet access, which is crucial to online learning. Today’s support will help in a tremendous way as our student adjust to education in a COVID-19 era.”
If you are a student looking to learn more about this bursary or the financial support that Cambrian offers through various scholarships, bursaries, and our hardship fund, simply visit: https://cambriancollege.ca/apply/how-to-apply/scholarships-and-bursaries/.
Every year, The Cambrian College Foundation helps more than 1000 students through various scholarships, bursaries, and other support. Cambrian relies on the generosity of community partners like the Sudbury Community Foundation and others to ensure every student at Cambrian has the opportunity to succeed. You can make a donation at www.cambriancollege.ca/donate.
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Cambrian College is Northern Ontario’s largest college, with more than 80 programs. Cambrian’s main campus is in Greater Sudbury, with satellite centres in Espanola and Little Current.
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