St. Dun­stan’s Univer­sity Board of Gover­nors an­nounces new schol­ar­ship pro­gram

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FEATURES/COMMUNITY -

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.

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