Family and Children’s Services awards more than $70k in bursaries

 

Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington has just awarded more bursaries than ever before, giving a jump-start to youth in care for post-secondary education.

The local Children’s Aid Society awarded 14 youth more than $70,000 to go to college and university. All of the bursary money comes from donations.

“We’re marking our 125th Anniversary this summer by giving the most post-secondary bursaries ever to youth in our care. It’s an amazing way to celebrate our continuing service to this community,” Family and Children’s Services said in a press release.

The bursaries, which will send youth to colleges and universities across Ontario, also represent another milestone for the Agency. For the first time since the Agency began in Kingston August 1st, 1894 a single youth will be receiving a record $18,000 multi-year bursary — the largest single bursary ever offered.

The bursaries were awarded during the Agency’s annual Graduation event in Kingston on Monday, Jun. 10, 2019.

Key donors, including the Splinter Family, The 100 Women Who Care Kingston and the 100 Women Who Care Lennox & Addington County, helped make this year’s bursaries the largest ever with multi-year awards.

However, Family and Children’s Services said they urgently needs help raising more money for post-secondary bursaries.

“This is a banner year for our bursary program, but the future looks cloudy. Many of our larger bursaries end this year and fundraising efforts have not been able to replace them. We need more donations,” the Agency said.

To find out more about Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, click here.

To donate to the bursary program, click here.

And here’s a brief video from the agency with one of this year’s bursary recipients for more details:

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