Aboriginal and Northern Learners to Benefit from Expanded Award Criteria at Confederation College
October 15, 2015, Thunder Bay, ON - Today, Ornge and Confederation College announced an expansion to Ornge’s award criteria to help more students studying at Confederation. The bursary supports Aboriginal and northern Ontario students enrolled in programs related to aviation, health and community services. As many as 15 students will be eligible to receive up to $1,750…
“Ornge has been an important and long-time supporter of Confederation College,” said President Jim Madder. “We are extremely grateful for their continued contribution. Broadening the award criteria will mean supporting more of our learners in the north by providing resources vital to their success. Many lives will be saved or changed once these students graduate and enter the workforce.”
The Ornge-AgustaWestland Endowment Fund for Northern and Aboriginal Learners was first established in 2010. In addition to the bursaries available to current Confederation students, 10 entrance bursaries of $1,000 each will be awarded to up to 10 incoming students each fall. Incoming students who demonstrate financial need and achieve a minimum 75 per cent average in their final high school year are eligible.
“The expansion of the award criteria provides Aboriginal and Northern Learners with more opportunities to pursue their dreams,” says Patricia Lang, a member of the Ornge Board of Directors. “Through this fund, Ornge is very pleased to encourage students in aviation, healthcare and community services to work hard so they may serve their communities and continue to meet the demand for a skilled workforce.”
Students will be able to apply for the award starting this fall. Full details surrounding the award criteria will be available on the Confederation College website. See the backgrounder for the list of eligible programs…
Confederation College President Jim Madder (centre) with Ornge Board Director Patricia Lang (third from right) and Ornge employees celebrate the expansion of Ornge’s award criteria to support more Aboriginal and northern learners
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