Deserving students recognized

Almost $120,000, in the form of 100 scholarships, awards and bursaries, went into the hands of deserving students this year at Grenfell Campus and the Western Regional School of Nursing.

That number will continue to grow. This year our newly established scholarships include the Corner Brook Plaza Grenfell Campus Scholarship, The Kinsmen Club of Corner Brook Scholarship, CFUW Centennial Award and The School of Fine Arts Travel Award.

This past year also saw the first-ever Annual Fund Campaign: student callers contacted Grenfell Campus and Western Regional School of Nursing alumni to update their contact information, share news about programs, students and research and fundraise money for each of the schools’ priorities. In addition, the annual faculty and staff giving campaign was successful again last year, with more than $6,000 in donations to support our students.

“Education has never been more important for our next generation. We need leaders and critical thinkers now more than ever, and fundraising initiatives such as the Annual Fund and faculty and staff campaigns help our students reach their potential.”

Laura Edwards, director, department of marketing, communications and advancement

Corner Brook Mayor Jim Parsons presenting an award to student Nitara Waghmare.

For the upcoming academic year, we are pleased to announce two newly established scholarships: The Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Scholarship valued at $1,000 a year for four years, and The Kathryn Maroun Award in Honour of Mother Earth Fund valued at $2,500 a year for three years.

The future of fundraising at Grenfell Campus looks promising as we move towards increasing our giving through establishing new scholarships, continuing to strive towards endowments for some of our existing scholarships, working with new and current donors to rejuvenate space on our campus including upgrades to the Fine Arts theatre, and continuing to work with faculty and staff to identify and support initiatives across campus.