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Community Foundation establishes new scholarships

February 28, 2015

Education

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On Wednesday, February 25th, (2015), Aly Boltman, Executive Director of the Community Foundation Grey Bruce announced that the Foundation was establishing an annual bursary and scholarship for two students in the Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship  Program (AYEP) at Saugeen District Secondary School (SDSS).

Boltman explained that "...every dollar from every donation to the Foundation is invested and those dollars are then pooled together for maximum growth and impact"

Aly Boltman

The annual revenue generated from the investments are then given in the form of grants to the non-profit sector.

The announcement came following an event held in Owen Sound recently where former Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Paul Martin, was the guest speaker.  The monies raised at that event, kick-started the Foundation's new scholarship program (for AYEP) through its 'Smart & Caring' education initiative and the two new scholarships will bear his name ... 'The Paul Martin Smart & Caring Endowment Fund'.

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Rt. Hon. Paul Martin

Bruce Power also announced it would be providing six annual scholarships of $1,000 each annually to two Aboriginal students at SDSS, Peninsula Shores District School and St. Mary's High School for the next three years.


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