Bishop’s gets $2.5 mil­lion

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

It was no April Fool’s Day at Bishop’s Univer­sity when they an­nounced that The Joyce Foun­da­tion had made a $2.5 mil­lion do­na­tion to es­tab­lish The Joyce Foun­da­tion Bur­saries, en­dowed by Cana­dian en­tre­pre­neur Mr. Ron­ald Joyce.

Start­ing this fall, qual­i­fy­ing stu­dents will be granted up to $5,000 a year, for a max­i­mum of four years, to pay for tuition and as­so­ci­ated ed­u­ca­tional ex­penses. In ad­di­tion to the fi­nan­cial sup­port, the Univer­sity will pair the re­cip­i­ents with men­tors to ex­pand their learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and pro­vide a broader range of ex­pe­ri­ences.

“This land­mark gift will have a tremen­dous im­pact on the stu­dents who need it most,” said Michael Gold­bloom, C.M., Prin­ci­pal and Vice-chan­cel­lor, Bishop’s Univer­sity.

“This will go a long way in help­ing us to im­prove the lives of peo­ple and com­mu­ni­ties through ed­u­ca­tion. We are very grate­ful to Mr. Ron Joyce and the Trustees of The

Joyce Foun­da­tion for this won­der­ful in­vest­ment in our stu­dents.”

“Ed­u­ca­tion is vi­tal to the so­cial and eco­nomic health of in­di­vid­u­als, fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties,” said Aileen O'Raf­ferty, Trus­tee of The Joyce Foun­da­tion. “We are de­lighted that the bur­saries will be awarded to stu­dents who demon­strate aca­demic po­ten­tial, com­mit­ment to their stud­ies and strength of char­ac­ter and per­se­ver­ance, de­spite no­table ad­ver­sity in their young lives. We be­lieve they will do great things. If given the op­por­tu­nity, they will shine.”

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