Eight-hundred and fifteen students received over a half-million dollars in scholarships to pursue their St. Clair educations during the 2019-20 academic year.
That was the highlight of the annual report by the college’s (fundraising) Foundation to the school’s Board of Governors during its June 23rd meeting.
The report noted:
As of March 31, 2020, the Foundation had a total scholarship fund with a net market value of $9,397,257.
The fund is invested in two separate financial institutions, the Royal Bank of Canada and the Windsor Family Credit Union … The investment income (interest) earned from these funds, along with annual donations, is used each year to award scholarships to students …
… The annual Chatham Scholarship Award presentation took place on February 27. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic … the two scheduled Windsor presentations in March were cancelled. The Windsor scholarship awards were mailed directly to the students (or the amounts were credited to the students’ college accounts).
The college awarded 815 student scholarships (endowment and annual) totalling $534,656, based on donor’s criteria for each award. Many of the scholarships have multiple students receiving funds from each scholarship.
This year, there were nearly 3,000 applicants, compared to 1,400 in 2018-19.
The following is a list of new scholarships that have been established in 2019-20 fiscal year: A Friend of the St. Clair College Veterinary Technician Program Scholarship, Alishia Liolli Memorial Scholarship, Carol Derbyshire Scholarship, Gibson Gallery Scholarship, Harmony Masonic Lodge #579 Scholarship, Janet Van Elslander Scholarship, Ken Ambrose Memorial Scholarship, Marcello Zorzitto Scholarship, Margaret Brown Byron Scholarship, Stephanie Zekelman Community Service Scholarship, Ted Whipp Scholarship, and the Windsor Essex Child/Youth Advocacy Centre Scholarship.