COVID-19 Hardship Bursary launched to support Georgian students

Male student facing a building at the Barrie Campus, Georgian College backpack over his shoulderThe COVID-19 pandemic has created a challenging and unique environment for postsecondary students in Ontario who’ve had to navigate uncharted waters of social isolation, financial pressure and the move to remote program and service delivery. Recognizing this, Georgian has developed a new $1-million COVID-19 hardship bursary that will help to ease the financial burden our students are experiencing as a result of the pandemic. The COVID Hardship Bursary will be split equally among eligible domestic and international students who are enrolled in a regular, full-time postsecondary program for the summer semester and demonstrate an urgent financial need.

“We fully recognize the financial pressure our students may have experienced as a direct result of COVID-19 and we are committed to supporting them in completing their semester successfully,” says Dr. MaryLynn West-Moynes, President and CEO, Georgian College. “During this pandemic, postsecondary institutions play a critical role in supporting not only our students, but our communities too. Each one of our students have individual goals, and we are dedicated to helping them reach those goals and producing talented graduates that contribute to a stronger economy and society.”

The bursary has been established with the support of generous alumni and community donors, the Georgian College Students’ Association and the Ontario Government. Please visit us online to make a donation.

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