Several local high school students are receiving a financial hand with the next step in their educational journey, thanks to Guelph Community Foundation.
The foundation recently announced 17 recipients will share a collective $25,800 in scholarships and bursaries.
“Many of these grants support students pursuing business, STEM-related subjects, trades, athletics or those facing financial barriers. All this year’s recipients demonstrated curiosity, creativity, respect for others, their community and have shown tremendous potential,” states a news release announcing award recipients.
“Within these scholarship and bursary recipients are aspiring entrepreneurs, nurses, lawyers and academics.”
Individual scholarship and bursary amounts vary between $200 and $5,000.
Though most recipients hail from public and Catholic high schools in Guelph, others study at Centre Wellington District High School in Fergus and Norwell District Secondary School in Palmerston.
Five recipients attend Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School – the most from any individual school.
Recipients are chosen by a committee of volunteers, in partnership with school administration.
The scholarships and bursaries are created by community members and anonymous donors, often in memory of someone important to their family, and managed by the foundation, which is a registered charity.
“Our fundholders believe it’s important to remove financial barriers to success and reward outstanding students who choose post-secondary education,” states the news release. “They have taken the initiative to support youth through their philanthropic goals.”For more information about Guelph Community Foundation, whether that be as an interested donor or as an applicant, visit guelphcf.ca.