St. Dunstan’s University Board of Governors announces new scholarship program
George MacDonald, chairman of the St. Dunstan’s University Board of Governors, recently announced the creation of a new scholarship program available to students entering the first year of post-graduate studies.
Four non-renewable scholarships valued at $5,000 each, will be available each year, with the program beginning in September of this year.
MacDonald stated that the new program extends the board’s scholarship program which, to this point, had been available mainly to students at the undergraduate level.
“Many more students are opting to enter post-graduate studies and very often the various areas of study involve considerable expense for the students,” MacDonald noted.
To be eligible for a scholarship, a student must be a graduate of a P.E.I. high school, have completed an under-graduate degree, provide evidence of acceptance into a post-graduate program of studies and be a member of a Catholic parish.
As a part of its mandate, the SDU Board of Governors is committed to providing financial assistance to Roman Catholic students from our province. The SDU board presently provides $20,000 scholarships to 17 students attending UPEI as well as 200 students attending post-secondary institutions receive $600 bursaries to help defray their cost of study.
The board also awards five Board of Governors’ Awards valued at $1,500 to deserving students.
With the creation of this new initiative the board is continuing to expand on its mandate.
Many Island students attending UPEI and Holland College have been assisted by the SDU Board’s scholarship programs.
The Board of Governors’ Awards and this new post-graduate scholarship offering are available to students attending other educational institutions as well as UPEI and Holland College so more students will be able to take advantage of the financial assistance available.
St. Dunstan’s University was a significant factor in education in our province for over 100 years and the present SDU Board is pleased to be able to continue its involvement in the Island educational scene through its scholarship program and its financial support for the University of Prince Edward Island.