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SYDNEY, N.S. — Cape Breton University will offer scholarships to African-Nova Scotian students through a $500,000 donation from the Jeannine Deveau Achievement Fund.
In a Dec. 8 release, CBU said the donation will establish the Wanda Robson Scholarships to support African-Nova Scotian students with funding each year.
Jeannine Deveau Achievement Fund representative Bill Gunn said he was thrilled to announce the new scholarships during an event at CBU on Dec. 7.
“It was important to Deveau to name this scholarship after Wanda Robson as she understood the importance of post-secondary education and returned to gain her degree at the age of 76,” Gunn said. “Her hard work and dedication to education and social justice is something that African-Nova Scotian students can look to for inspiration and motivation in their journeys.”
Gunn encouraged CBU to seek additional donors to the scholarships.
“We will be thrilled to match (any additional donations) dollar for dollar, at least up to an additional $500,000,” he said.
Scholarship recipient and CBU bachelor of arts student Olivia Karigey said she was appreciative of the creation of the scholarship.
“It is an honour to be acknowledged for my hard work,” said Karigey. “This scholarship will allow me to focus on my studies even further.”
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