Former NHL head coach establishes scholarship at CBU
Former National Hockey League player and head coach Ted Nolan has made a $75,000 contribution to establish the Rose Nolan Scholarship at Cape Breton University.
The scholarship is being set up by the Ted Nolan Foundation and is named for Nolan’s mother.
Its objective is to help First Nations women who are seeking to improve themselves through education and training.
“Collectively, we need to work together and support our First Nations women through education to ensure they get the opportunities they rightly deserve so they can become tomorrow’s leaders,” said Nolan, the founder of the foundation, in a press release.
“To work with Cape Breton University and the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal studies to establish the scholarship in my mother’s name is a great fit and I look forward to seeing the outcomes for aboriginal women at CBU.”
The university’s president and vice-chancellor said the scholarship is directly in line with what CBU values when it comes to the relationships with Canada’s First Nations communities.
“We want to provide endless opportunities for our students and this contribution for the Rose Nolan Scholarship will provide extra support for First Nations students on their path to a post-secondary education,” said David Dingwall, in a press release.
The First Nations University of Canada in Regina, SK, also received a $75,000 donation from the Ted Nolan Foundation.
Ted Nolan, centre, is shown presenting Cape Breton University with a cheque for $75,000 to support First Nations women in reaching their educational and training goals. From the left are Cape Breton University president and vice-chancellor David C. Dingwall, Nolan, and Joe Shannon, chair of Cape Breton Island Golf Experience in Support of the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies, on Oct. 1, 2018, at Cabot Links, Inverness Nova Scotia.