We are pleased to announce the creation of The Kathleen Laing Memorial Scholarships to support students leaving the foster care system and entering post-secondary education. Annually, five students from across Canada will be awarded scholarships of $5,000 per year, renewable for up to four years.
The scholarship is named in honour of Mrs. Kathleen Laing, daughter of Mr. J.W. McConnell, who passed away last year, to reflect her lifelong concern for the less fortunate.
Mrs. Laing was personally involved with the Foundation for over thirty years, serving as its President in the 1960′s, and later as a Trustee.
The Kathleen Laing Memorial Scholarships have been established in partnership with the Children’s Aid Foundation, who will manage the program on the Foundation’s behalf. Interested students can apply online through the Children’s Aid Foundation in February 2014.