Bishop’s gets $2.5 million
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.”