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Family and Children’s Services awards the most post-secondary bursaries in its 125-year history


More than $70,000 in college and university bursaries awarded to 14 youth in care

Family and Children's Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington has hit a new milestone in helping youth just in time for its 125th Anniversary. The Children’s Aid Society is awarding the largest ever amount of post-secondary bursaries for youth in its care. Fourteen youth will receive 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,” said Steve Woodman, Executive Director.

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. It’s the largest single bursary ever offered. 

The bursaries were awarded during the Agency’s annual Graduation event in Kingston June 10th. 

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. 

But Woodman says the Agency 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.”

People can give to the Futures Fund, the main bursary program of the Agency, by clicking here. 

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