New scholarships for students in Science and Medicine

June 3, 2015


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An endowed fund created with Community Foundation Grey Bruce will start providing two scholarships annually to assist local youth. The Marjorie and Mac Gingrich Endowed Fund will support first year to third year post-secondary students from Grey Bruce who are studying medical sciences or related research at a recognized Canadian university.

The scholarships can support a range of studies, including medical science, research, nursing, or pre-med programs. Two scholarships of $500 will be available this year, with flexible distributions in perpetuity each year thereafter through the earnings from the endowed fund.

The scholarship was begun by Marjorie Gingrich, to mark her long career in nursing and to honour the memory of her late husband, Mac Gingrich. Marjorie and Mac Gingrich were both raised in Bruce County and have backgrounds in education and nursing.

Mrs. Gingrich created this important scholarship in response to the Community Foundation Grey Bruce's matched funding program, which matches fifty cents on every dollar donated up to $10,000 per fund. The fund is also aligned with the Foundation's Smart & Caring Education Initiative, which aims to increase its endowed education fund by nearly one million dollars by the end of 2016. The growth of the Foundation's education fund translates into an expansion of new student awards for local youth pursuing all pathways of post-secondary education: university, college, apprenticeship and workplace training programs.





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Applications are being accepted for these scholarships until June 30, 2015. For more information, visit Click Here  or call the office to inquire.

 Anyone can donate to this fund or start a similar fund to support local youth with their educational goals. Please contact Community Foundation Grey Bruce at 519-371-7203 to learn more about the Smart & Caring Education Initiative.

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