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Tthe Rotary Club of Burlington-Lakeshore Foundation have voted in major changes to their academic scholarship program for the students of Burlington. All academic scholarships have been increased by 40%, with each award recipient now earning a scholarship of $3,500. As well, the number of scholarships presented has been increased from 9 to 10.
The Rotary Club of Burlington-Lakeshore Foundation, together with the Rotary Club of Burlington-Lakeshore, take pride in supporting the efforts of our youth to develop their skills, and is the largest private funder of scholarships for Burlington youth in the community.
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BURLINGTON, Ontario- The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore (RCBL) announced the winners of 9 scholarships recipients at the annual awards banquet held last night. $47,500 in student scholarships were awarded by the Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore and its charitable foundation. Out of a total of 62 entries received, this year nine awards of $2,500 have been given to exceptional Burlington high school students. In addition a $15,000 Graduate Scholarship was awarded to Kathryn Sinden M.Sc.
The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore Charitable Foundation was established in 1991 to provide educational awards to graduating high school students in the greater Burlington area, to assist them with post-secondary education costs. These awards are made possible because of our fundraising event, Canada’s Largest Ribfest.
The Foundation is an endowment funded so that these awards can be provided each year from income earned by the Foundation assets. The criteria for the selection of students winning an award include: academic average; community and school volunteer service; demonstration of leadership in school or community activities; and financial need
A special feature at this year’s awards ceremony was the announcement for the music lineup for Canada’s Largest Ribfest and featured a showcase performance from students at Merriam Music, a partner of Canada’s Largest Ribfest who will also be taking to the Gazebo Stage all weekend long later this summer.
Winning Students for 2013
1. Kate Bauer
2. Justin Saddlemyre
3. Amy Stringer
4. Nupur Kumar
5. Melanie Stone
1. Sarah Lowicki- Soccer
2. Emma Greco- Ice Hockey
3. Elijah Pawliw- Football, Track & Field
4. Meredith Adams- Rowing
International Studies Award in honour of Kan Nakazawa
1. Narmada Gunawardana
The Vocational Studies Award in Memory of Ron McDermott
1. Brett McCracken
The Fine Arts Award in honour of Leon and Betty Laron
1. Mackenzie Aker
The Educational Studies Award in memory of Bev Bowra
1. Carlee Bennard
The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore Graduate Scholarship
1. Kathryn Sinden
These boxes ensure that quality fresh fruit and vegetables are delivered to over 900individuals and families monthly. in a safe and protected manner. Priority is given to the region's 19,000 residents who live in poverty.
The donation enhances the ability of the program to expand its reach. enabling more families and individuals to access healthy food. The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore is able to support such local initiatives due to the success of Canada's Largest Ribfest, which it host every Labour Day Weekend at Spencer Smith Park.