High School scholarships growing fast!
Morden Collegiate turned out another outstanding class of graduates this year, and our community foundation was pleased to recognize many of the best and brightest with larger scholarship awards. Donations from the Burns Family Foundation and ten local matching donors have boosted the MAF scholarship endowment by $30,000; the investment earnings from this pool will continue to be awarded to students, “for good, for ever.”
Another fund that has grown significantly since last year is the Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) fund, which was the beneficiary of last year’s YIP committee fundraising, plus matching funds from the foundation’s general community fund. This year the 12 awards administered by the foundation totaled $5,800, up from $3,380 last year, due to strong investment returns as well as the new endowed funds.
The Foundation is pleased to award 2013 scholarships to the following deserving recipients:
John & Isabel Reichert Scholarship – $800 to Madison Jamieson
Morden Masonic Lodge Scholarship – $800 to Dayna Foxton
Jake Kenneth Warkentin Scholarship – $350 to Sydney Schultz
Youth in Philanthropy Scholarship – $500 to Erin Froese
Krueger Family Scholarship – $500 to Jody Friesen
Morden Area Foundation Scholarship – $1,500 to Sydney Schultz
Doug Cram Memorial Scholarship – $500 to Kira Friesen
Diane McAndrew Memorial Scholarship – $300 to Paige Ready
Morden Festival of the Arts Scholarship – $250 to Jody Friesen
Morden Student Council Scholarship – $100 to Saleena Hak
Victoria Rebekah Lodge Grade 11 Scholarships – $100 each to Chelsea Staple and Kendra Friesen
MAF board and staff congratulate the twelve award winners listed above. All of the awards in excess of $100 will be paid directly to the post-secondary institution; recipients need to contact the foundation office at firstname.lastname@example.org to start the process. Foundation treasurer Jamie Hartry notes that the foundation is always willing to speak with new and returning donors. “Tax-deductible donations are welcome at any time, to scholarship and granting funds listed in the annual report and on the foundation website. A new fund can be established with a large donation or a long term donation plan.”