Kin clubs offer a student bursary

The Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of Ponoka will offer students studying at the post-secondary level, the opportunity to apply

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The Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of Ponoka will offer students studying at the post-secondary level, the opportunity to apply for a Kin Canada Bursary.

Students who are, or will be, attending a recognized post-secondary institution during the 2013-2014 school year are encouraged to apply for the $1,000 bursary. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 1 and can be downloaded at www.bursary.ca

Bursaries are awarded to students based on their community and school involvement, knowledge of Kin Canada, and financial need. Successful applicants will be notified by June.

Established in 1994 in memory of Hal Rogers, Kin Canada’s founder, the bursaries are granted to assist students in their pursuit of a post-secondary education. The program has awarded over $760,000 in bursaries since its inception in 1994. The bursaries are supported each year by the fundraising efforts of Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin Clubs across the country.

“Kin Canada Bursary recipients are chosen in a two-stage process,” said Brian Cooper, chair of the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund (HREF) board of trustees. “Students submit bursary applications to the Kin Canada club closest to their permanent address. Each club then selects and forwards just one application to the HREF Board of Trustees for final selection.”

In 2012, more than 620 applications were received from students across Canada. Ponoka student Kelsie Reed was one of only 35 students to be awarded a 2012 bursary. In addition to Reed, Ponoka Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs are proud to have had local students Emma Curran (2007), Brittney Matejka (2009), Kyle Morrow (2009) and Shealyn Reed (2011 Bob Pittman Bursary for Business Studies) be awarded Kin Canada Bursaries over the past five years.

For more information about Kin Canada Bursaries, visit www.bursary.ca. For more information about Kin Canada, visit www.kincanada.ca.