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Grade-A Assistance

Getting into college or university requires more than achieving the right grades. Finding the money to attend can be an incredible source of stress for students and their families.

The Education Foundation of Niagara helps to alleviate the financial burden of post-secondary education start-up costs for high school graduates, with new bursary funds managed by the Niagara Community Foundation.

Starting this year, the EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF NIAGARA BURSARY FUND FOR DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF NIAGARA (DSBN) STUDENTS will assist students annually with expenses such as books, technology, transportation, and daily living while at college or university.

The bursary funds, which also allow for local donors to establish a named bursary within it them, builds on the Education Foundation’s long history of helping DSBN students thrive and succeed every day. To date, six Education Foundation funds managed by the Niagara Community Foundation bolster programs to help students,
ranging from arts education in local schools to providing students with basic necessities, including access to basic necessities such as nutritious food and even warm coats and boots to get them through winter.

“The Niagara Community Foundation is a respected, incredible organization that benefits the entire community, and our funds here benefit students throughout Niagara,” says Cindy Paskey, Education Foundation of Niagara executive director. “Everything is in place to ensure the funds are well-managed and used for the purposes intended.”

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