Time running out for Community Foundation student grants

Deadline to Apply for Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Bursary Submissions.

Time is running out for students wishing to apply for a Community Foundation of the South Okanagan bursary.

The deadline to apply is May 31.

The foundation will be granting four bursaries this year to deserving students living within the boundaries of the Regional District Okanagan Similkameen.

“We are thrilled to be offering two more bursaries than the previous year and have already received quite a few applications,” said Aaron McRann, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan | Similkameen. “The deadline is approaching but there is still time to apply,” added McRann.

The Sharon Amos Legacy Fund for the Arts was established after the death of well-known community leader, Sharon Amos.  The fund awards bursaries to students pursuing education in music and arts, preferably performing arts.  The fund has awarded $4,000 to local students since its creation in 2010.

The Dr. John & Kathy Scarfo Bursary Fund makes awards to students who live an active and healthy lifestyle and who are pursuing education in an effort to improve life for themselves and their families.  This fund was created in 2010 and has awarded $6,437 to local students.

The South Okanagan First Nations Education Fund was established in 2013 by anonymous donors from the area. Shortly after the announcement of this new fund another anonymous donor came forward and donated an additional $10,000 to the bursary fund.  The fund made its first award of $460 in 2013 to a local single father who is pursuing an education at Okanagan College.

The Thea Haubrich Legacy Fund was created after the tragic death of Thea Haubrich in 2013.  Thea was a leading practitioner and promoter of Encaustic Art.  The endowment fund was established with the goal of providing ongoing financial support to artists, with a focus on encaustic art, wanting to further their education.  This will be the first year of granting for the Thea Haubrich Legacy Fund.

The bursaries are open to students who are enrolled in or planning to attend college or university and who live within the RDOS. For more information please visit the website at www.cfso.net.





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