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Bursaries and Scholarships

About Educational Bursaries and Scholarships

Our donors really believe in education.  Through the generosity of people like you we have bursaries and scholarships available for almost every vocation and each fund has been tailored to meet our donors’ wishes to further the education of our youth.

Adair Family Fund – Arts

Adair Family Fund – Arts

Adair Family Fund – Arts

Adair FundDoug & Lorna Adair lived in Mission for 32 years. In 1986 they wanted to break the ‘workaholic pattern’ and do something in the service area and went to Papua New Guinea with the United Church.  Doug worked as a business manager and managed the general store. Lorna worked as a nurse.

The Adairs were also deeply involved in our community.  Doug was an Alderman, member of the Kinsmen and Rotary clubs, elected to the School Board, and served on the Hospital and Regional Health Boards.  He volunteered with Archives and the Thrift Store as well. Doug received Freeman of Mission status for his contributions and received the BC Community Achievement award.

Lorna spent most of her working life as a nurse and volunteered with the Kinettes, Red Cross, Parks & Rec Commission, Mennonite Central Committee and St. Andrews church.  She was also one of the driving forces behind the Mission Arts Council and offered their home as the first gallery to show local artwork and hold classes.   She has received a lifetime achievement award in 1995.

Reflecting on her life of community service, she reverently believes “Volunteering gives you the chance to give back what has been given to you”.

Doug and Lorna started the Adair Family Fund in 1998 as a bursary available to students studying Arts, Finance or Accounting.

If you would like to help a student study arts, donate today!

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Adair Family Fund – Finance

Adair Family Fund – Finance

Adair Family Fund – Finance / Accounting

Adair FundDoug & Lorna Adair lived in Mission for 32 years. In 1986 they wanted to break the ‘workaholic pattern’ and do something in the service area and went to Papua New Guinea with the United Church.  Doug worked as a business manager and managed the general store. Lorna worked as a nurse.

The Adairs were also deeply involved in our community.  Doug was an Alderman, member of the Kinsmen and Rotary clubs, elected to the School Board, and served on the Hospital and Regional Health Boards.  He volunteered with Archives and the Thrift Store as well. Doug received Freeman of Mission status for his contributions and received the BC Community Achievement award.

Lorna spent most of her working life as a nurse and volunteered with the Kinettes, Red Cross, Parks & Rec Commission, Mennonite Central Committee and St. Andrews church.  She was also one of the driving forces behind the Mission Arts Council and offered their home as the first gallery to show local artwork and hold classes.   She has received a lifetime achievement award in 1995.

Reflecting on her life of community service, she reverently believes “Volunteering gives you the chance to give back what has been given to you”.

Doug and Lorna started the Adair Family Fund in 1998 as a bursary available to students studying Arts, Finance or Accounting.

If you would like to help a student study arts, finance or accounting, donate today!

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Albert McMahon Memorial Fund

Albert McMahon Memorial Fund

Albert McMahon Memorial Fund

Albert McMahon Memorial FundAlbert McMahon was one of the founders of Mission Community Foundation.  He was known in our community as a great supporter of youth, sponsoring many sporting groups and organizations.  Albert was involved with the Dewdney-Alouette Regional District, Fraser Valley College, Mission Tree Farm, Mission Golf & Country Club, Mission City & District Board of Trade. He was a Mason and a member of the Mission Rotary Sunrise Club and recipient of the Paul Harris award.

Generous with funding by providing scholarships to deserving students since 1954; he also donated 10 acres of land for a new school that bears his name.

Albert was awarded Freeman of Mission status and the first Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award.

“I love this community so much,” he says, “ ‘til my last breath I’m going to keep trying to help whenever I can”

This fund was created by Albert’s daughter, Gina, who loved her father very much and wanted to keep his legacy going.  This scholarship fund is dedicated to students pursuing careers in forestry related trades or professions, with a preference given to candidates with a strong record of volunteerism or community involvement.

If you would like to support a student studying forestry trades or professions, donate today!

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Animal Welfare Fund

Animal Welfare Fund

Animal Welfare Fund

Animal Welfare Fund ImageThe Animal Welfare Fund was created by five Mission women who have a passion for animals.  Julie Hartland, Ernestine Kearney, Margaret Calloway, Jenny Stevens and Moneca Harder started this fund in April of 2011.  The purpose of this fund is to provide support to charitable organizations working with animals in Mission.

These organizations struggle yearly to provide care for animals in need in Mission.  Some organizations that could benefit from this fund are:

  • pet therapy
  • guide dogs
  • Fraser Valley Humane Society
  • SPCA (society for the prevention of cruelty to animals)
  • SAINTS (senior animals in need today society)

It’s heartbreaking to see a helpless animal in distress and your contribution can enhance an animal’s quality of life.

If you would like to help support animals in need, contribute today!

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Annette Fitch Memorial Fund

Annette Fitch Memorial Fund

Annette Fitch Memorial Fund

Annette Fitch Memorial Fund ImageThis bursary was created in memory of Annette Fitch by her husband Rick to encourage graduating Mission Senior Secondary students to pursue their post-secondary studies in French.

Annette Fitch was a talented and dedicated educator who taught at Mission Senior Secondary in the French Immersion program.  She loved teaching and was respected by friends, family, colleagues and students.

If you’d like to help a student participate in French Immersion post-secondary studies, donate today!

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Barbara Fehrmann Scholarship

Barbara Fehrmann Scholarship

Barbara Fehrmann Scholarship

Barbara was born in Germany in 1942 and immigrated to Canada when she was 12. At 19, she joined the Royal Bank and became one of the first female branch managers.   She moved to Mission in 1979 and with the exception of 10 years in Anaheim California she’s lived here since.

A dedicated volunteer, Barbara has helped Mission Association for Seniors Housing (MASH), Mission & District Senior Citizens Housing Association (Welton Towers), as well as over two decades of volunteering.  She received the Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Metal in 2002 and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Metal in 2012.  Barbara’s dedication to Mission earned her a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, a Path and Pathfinders award in 2016 and awarded Freeman of the City in 2016.

Barbara was involved with the Business & Professional Women’s Club of Mission when it was active and through that association came to appreciate the Mission Community Foundation’s values and goals.  She decided to start this fund in 2020 for any student pursuing post-secondary education at any accredited institution.

Barbara has left a gift in her will to Mission Community Foundation and this fund will finalize at that time.

If you would like to assist a student pursuing post-secondary studies, donate today!

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Bernice V Cordick Fund – Literacy

Bernice V Cordick Fund – Literacy

Bernice V Cordick Fund – Literacy

Bernice V Cordick Fund ImageBernice was a self-sufficient woman. She taught Sunday school while dreaming of becoming a full time teacher and supported herself through the great depression and WWII before she married and raised seven children to which she devoted all of her time and attention.

An avid reader, bowler and bingo player she was known for wiping the floor with her bingo opponents.  She had a sharp wit and an unbelievable memory for reciting poetry.

This Bursary fund was created by her family to keep her memory alive in Mission.  Dedicated to providing students pursuing post-secondary education in the fields of Mathematics and Literacy this fund also encourages leadership, citizenship, peer counselling and community service.

If you would like to help a student further their education in the field of literacy, donate today!

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Bernice V Cordick Fund – Mathematics

Bernice V Cordick Fund – Mathematics

Bernice V Cordick Fund – Mathematics

Bernice was a self-sufficient woman. She taught Sunday school while dreaming of becoming a full time teacher and supported herself through the great depression and WWII before she married and raised seven children to which she devoted all of her time and attention.

An avid reader, bowler and bingo player she was known for wiping the floor with her bingo opponents.  She had a sharp wit and an unbelievable memory for reciting poetry.

This Bursary fund was created by her family to keep her memory alive in Mission.  Dedicated to providing students pursuing post-secondary education in the fields of Mathematics and Literacy this fund also encourages leadership, citizenship, peer counselling and community service.

If you would like to help a student further their education in the field of mathematics, donate today!

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Calnek Family Fund

Calnek Family Fund

Calnek Family Fund

This fund is truly a family affair.

Don Calnek was the Treasurer of the Mission Community Foundation for 18 years.  He knows that organizations such as MCF will become more important in the future as post-secondary education costs continue to increase.

The family fund was started by Don & Elaine Calnek with the help of their son Steve and his wife Brenda as a way to help young people get started with an education for the future. Both father and son contribute to the fund, and will add to it as required to ensure an award is given annually.

Their fund will supply a Bursary to graduating students entering any post-secondary field of study.    This decision enables the Scholarship committee more flexibility in assigning awards.

If you would like to help a student further their education, donate today!

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Carly Rae Jepsen Bursary Fund

Carly Rae Jepsen Bursary Fund

Carly Rae Jepsen Bursary Fund

It is said that music soothes the soul, enriches our lives and Carly Rae believes it is important for our community.  Mission has a large talent pool and some of our citizens have become international and national superstars, while others retire from the ‘biz’ to share their knowledge with up and coming local artists.

Carly Rae Jepsen fits into the “international superstar” category.  Although she is now a Multi-platinum, Grammy, Juno and Polaris Prize nominated singer / songwriter, Carly Rae still has roots in Mission.

“Receiving the Mission Foundation Scholarship in Grade 12 helped support my first year at the Canadian College of Performing Arts.  Mission’s young people have so much to offer and I’m proud to help support them in pursuing their career path.” ~ Carly Rae Jepsen

The Carly Rae Jepsen Bursary Fund has been set up to provide bursaries to students entering the arts, with special consideration to musical arts.

If you would like to support local students entering the arts, donate today!

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Circle of Wisdom Society (COWS)

Circle of Wisdom Society (COWS)

Circle of Wisdom Society (COWS)

The Circle of Wisdom Society, affectionately called the COWS for short, was a group of 15 educators and support staff within Mission School District who created this fund in 2006.  This scholarship was designed to assist female candidates wishing to enter into post-secondary studies in Education.

The fund was started when the Circle of Wisdom Society decided to stop giving each other gifts at birthdays and Christmas.  Instead they made a pact to donate to the COWS fund at the Mission Community Foundation.  This unique approach to gift giving has enabled many students the opportunity to further their education.

If you’d like to help a female graduating student enter the Education field, donate today!

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Clint Lobb – Shake & Shingle Industry Fund – Aviation

Clint Lobb – Shake & Shingle Industry Fund – Aviation

Clint Lobb – Shake & Shingle Industry Fund – Aviation

For three generations the Lobb family were involved in the Shake & Shingle industry.  Clint Lobb started working in his father’s mill in 1942 and in the 1980’s he took over the family mill after starting his own next door.  Clint also had a passion for flying and regularly flew a float plane.

In 1990 the Shake & Shingle industry along with his family started this dual scholarship in his memory.   It is available to students pursuing studies in the field of aviation or renewable natural resources.

If you’d like to help a student study aviation, donate today!

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Clint Lobb Shake & Shingle Industry Fund – Forestry

Clint Lobb Shake & Shingle Industry Fund – Forestry

Clint Lobb Shake & Shingle Industry Fund – Renewable Resources

For three generations the Lobb family were involved in the Shake & Shingle industry.  Clint Lobb started working in his father’s mill in 1942 and in the 1980’s he took over the family mill after starting his own next door.  Clint also had a passion for flying and regularly flew a float plane.

In 1990 the Shake & Shingle industry along with his family started this dual scholarship in his memory.   It is available to students pursuing studies in the field of aviation or renewable natural resources.

If you’d like to help a student study renewable natural resources, donate today!

 

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Cynthia Verhulst Memorial Scholarship

Cynthia Verhulst Memorial Scholarship

Cynthia Verhulst Memorial Scholarship

Cynthia Verhulst grew up in Mission, attended Mission schools and was a gifted musician and vocalist.

From an early age, Cynthia wanted to make life better for those less fortunate than herself.  She donated her time to the Red Cross, Mission Hospital Auxiliary, Mission Youth Council, the District Mayor’s Council, High school Music department, and supported a foster child in Haiti.

Her musical talents did not go unnoticed as she won awards for duet, vocal, jazz and chamber choir.  She was also the lead vocalist with the Roadrunners Jazz Band.

Cynthia’s life came to a tragic end in 1995 and a memorial concert was held with proceeds donated to the Mission Community Foundation.

The Cynthia Verhulst Memorial Fund is dedicated to Mission graduating students wishing to pursue post-secondary education in Music or Music Education.

If you wish to help a student pursue Music or Music Education, donate today!

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David Fryer Fund

David Fryer Fund

David Fryer Fund

Scholarship fund for students entering Musical Studies.

When you have a teacher that inspires his students to go above and beyond, you get students who want to pay it forward.

David Fryer was that kind of teacher.  He made his students work hard and they got results winning multiple awards. His dedication to music excellence went beyond the school walls and many local artists credit him for their successes.

David was an incredible mentor to his fellow teachers as well, giving time and resources freely.  Upon retirement, he offered his vast collection to other music department teachers as he couldn’t bear to see those resources go to waste.

Without David’s support and influence, I would not be the teacher I am today. I can also confidently say that he had an enormously positive impact on countless students throughout his impressive teaching career.”
~ Julie Aldridge (teacher in Mission School district)

When David became ill with Parkinsons disease, Laura Midan, a past student, decided to honour him by creating a scholarship fund at the Mission Community Foundation for students who had been involved in the music programs at school and were planning on continuing in post-secondary training.

We are honored that Laura chose the Foundation to keep David’s memory alive and to help fellow students further their artistic talents.  If you want to help keep David’s memory alive, please contribute today.

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Debbie Mattson Memorial Fund

Debbie Mattson Memorial Fund

Debbie Mattson Memorial Fund

Deed:
To provide bursaries to students, who reside in Mission, that are planning to follow post secondary studies in the fields of Veterinary Science, Animal Welfare or Health Sciences.   Equal weighting to be given to demonstrated leadership, citizenship, peer counselling, and community service as well as scholastic achievement.  Financial need should also be considered.

Capitalized:
Yes

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Derrough Fund

Derrough Fund

Derrough Fund

Dennis and Joan Derrough love music, this is evident weekly as they attend all the Concerts in the Park during the summer.

Their fund is designed to help schools and organizations purchase equipment and sheet music, and for the last few years has been used to add to the School District’s music departments by purchasing hand bells and percussion instruments.

When not used for equipment, this fund has a secondary purpose of providing scholarships to students studying music.

Edwin S Richards Arts Based Curriculum School is grateful for the support it has received from the Mission Community Foundation. In particular, a grant from the Derrough Fund has enabled the school to share its music with the local community through the purchase of 30 music stands. This has made it possible for our tone chime and hand bell choir to perform outside the school. In addition, the purchase of music stands has allowed the school to add a beginner band class to its comprehensive music program. ` Sharon Widdows, principal

If you would like to support music in our schools, donate today.

(Photo courtesy of: Ellen Nguyen of What’s on Magazine)

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Dirk Boswyk Memorial Fund

Dirk Boswyk Memorial Fund

Dirk Boswyk Memorial Fund

Marilyn and Fenmo Boswyk’s son Dirk was only 36 years of age when he was tragically killed in an earthquake in Manzanillo Mexico in 1995.

Dirk had entered the school of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia, but his fascination with computers led him to work with College Printers and then as a member of the systems support team for Lower Mainland Publishing Limited, The Now Newspapers parent company.

Rick O’Connor, Vice President of Newspaper Operations for LMPL at the time, called Dirk  “A brilliant guy whose knowledge of computers was outstanding.”

Dirk’s passion for computers led his mother Marilyn and father Fenmo to honour his memory by generously donating to The Mission Community Foundation. His deed stipulates funds to be directed for scholarships to deserving graduate students from Mission School District #75 furthering their studies in any educational institution in Canada who are planning a career in computing science.

If you’d like to help a student pursue a career in computing technology this fund is for you.  Please donate today!

 

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Elizabeth O Stevens Memorial Fund

Elizabeth O Stevens Memorial Fund

Elizabeth O Stevens Memorial Fund

Elizabeth O Stevens FundBetty McMahon started the Elizabeth O Stevens fund in 2000 as a way to memorialize her late mother.

Elizabeth was born in 1908 into a family of 8 children.  She lived on a dairy farm in the lower mainland and helped with daily chores.  After she graduated from grade 12, Elizabeth wanted to continue her education in the nursing field but financial constraints prevented her from pursuing it.

She lived her life as a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and homemaker.  Known for her excellent Christmas candy and popcorn balls, Elizabeth was also a formidable bowler.  She bowled until the age of 91 and only quit because she could no longer see well enough to bowl.

Betty dedicated this fund to the career her mother was unable to achieve and scholarships are offered to graduating students pursuing a career as a nurse or in the health / medical sciences.

If you would like to help a student study nursing or health/medical sciences, donate today!

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Ellis Family Fund

Ellis Family Fund

Ellis Family Fund

Sometimes just knowing the right person can lead to good things.   Robert & Audrey Ellis were friends with one of our founding fathers, Bill Harris.  Through their friendship, the Ellis family came to know and support the work of the Mission Community Foundation and believed in what it stood for.

It is because of this friendship that the Ellis Family Fund was started.  Created in May of 2000, this fund will provide a Scholarship to a Mission graduating student pursuing a degree in Commerce, Accounting, Computing or Business Management.

If you would like to help a student further their education, donate today!

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Esther Claire Kathleen Clemo Scholarship Fund – Education

Esther Claire Kathleen Clemo Scholarship Fund – Education

Esther Claire Kathleen Clemo Scholarship Fund – Education

ECK CLEMO Fund ImageEsther Claire Kathleen Clemo was a well-loved and respected educator.  Born in Hong Kong in the 1930’s she travelled the world by the age of 19.  Claire immigrated to Canada in 1954 and landed in Mission to live with an aunt.  She received her B.Ed in 1964 and taught for more than three decades before retiring.  Claire maintained contact with many of her former students, attending graduations and tracking their careers.  Her personal archives, which can be found at the Mission District Historical Archives Centre, include hundreds of cards and letters from the students, a testament of respect and admiration for their friend and teacher.

Claire was the recipient of the Queens Silver Jubilee Medal, Rotary Distinguished Service Award, Freeman of the City and a Pathfinder.  She never stopped teaching and felt that it was her goal to ‘light the lamp of learning and keep it lit”.

In 2010, Claire started this scholarship to aid students entering the fields of Education and Nursing  and the fund has given at least one scholarship annually since inception.

If you’d like to help a student enter the fields of Education, donate today!

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Esther Claire Kathleen Clemo Scholarship Fund – Nursing

Esther Claire Kathleen Clemo Scholarship Fund – Nursing

Esther Claire Kathleen Clemo Scholarship Fund – Nursing

ECK CLEMO FundClaire was the recipient of the Queens Silver Jubilee Medal, Rotary Distinguished Service Award, Freeman of the City and a Pathfinder.   She never stopped teaching and felt that it was her goal to ‘light the lamp of learning and keep it lit”.

In 2010, Claire started this scholarship to aid students entering the fields of Education and Nursing  and the fund has given at least one scholarship annually since inception.

If you’d like to help a student enter the field of Nursing, donate today!

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Finch Memorial Fund – Arts

Finch Memorial Fund – Arts

Finch Memorial Fund – Arts

This fund was established in 2000 by Mrs. Nancy Finch and family as a way to honour the lives of Caroline Kason (Finch), Guy Finch and Beryl Bailey (Finch).

The Finch family immigrated from Kenya to Canada in 1947 and established a dairy farm in Dewdney that they owned until 1967.  The family stayed in the Mission area while all four children graduated from Mission Senior Secondary School.  Their son Chris returned to Mission and practiced medicine until his retirement.

From 1993 to 1999, Nancy, Chris and his wife Suzanne provided Mission Senior Secondary School with an annual scholarship.  In 2000 they approached the Mission Community Foundation to establish a permanent fund that will provide scholarships to graduating Mission Secondary students entering Science or Arts programs in traditional post-secondary institutions.

If you would like to help a student studying the Arts, donate today!

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Finch Memorial Fund – Sciences

Finch Memorial Fund – Sciences

Finch Memorial Fund – Sciences

This fund was established in 2000 by Mrs. Nancy Finch and family as a way to honour the lives of Caroline Kason (Finch), Guy Finch and Beryl Bailey (Finch).

The Finch family immigrated from Kenya to Canada in 1947 and established a dairy farm in Dewdney that they owned until 1967.  The family stayed in the Mission area while all four children graduated from Mission Senior Secondary School.  Their son Chris returned to Mission and practiced medicine until his retirement.

From 1993 to 1999, Nancy, Chris and his wife Suzanne provided Mission Senior Secondary School with an annual scholarship.  In 2000 they approached the Mission Community Foundation to establish a permanent fund that will provide scholarships to graduating Mission Secondary students entering Science or Arts programs in traditional post-secondary institutions.

If you would like to help a student studying Sciences, donate today!

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Gerry Potter Memorial Bursary Fund

Gerry Potter Memorial Bursary Fund

Gerry Potter Memorial Bursary Fund

Bursary fund for students pursuing a career in the arts.

Gerry Potter was a connoisseur of the Arts and during his teaching career he tried to pass on this love to all the children he taught.  He was dedicated to having children perform and felt the Arts are central to a student’s experiences and are an essential part of every child’s education.  He believed that the arts bring us pleasure and teach us to enjoy both learning and living.

This bursary will give young people the opportunity to pursue their love of the arts and positively influence the people around them with great enthusiasm and energy as Gerry did.

Your donation to this fund will enable future artist to pursue their educational goals and further their careers.

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Hannah Dodd Memorial Scholarship Fund – Mathematics

Hannah Dodd Memorial Scholarship Fund – Mathematics

Hannah Dodd Memorial Scholarship Fund – Mathematics

Hannah Dodd was a very intelligent young woman who had a beautiful spirit, an incredible inner strength and wisdom beyond her years. She lived her life with integrity, kindness and respect for all.

After Hannah’s death in 2009, the family created a scholarship fund as they wanted to memorialize the daughter that brought joy to their lives.  This scholarship is available to graduating students with high academic results, who volunteer in the community of Mission and wish to pursue a degree in Science or Mathematics with a goal of studying medicine or medical research.

If you’d like to help a student pursue post-secondary studies, donate today!

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Hannah Dodd Memorial Scholarship Fund – Sciences

Hannah Dodd Memorial Scholarship Fund – Sciences

Hannah Dodd Memorial Scholarship Fund – Sciences

Hannah Dodd was a very intelligent young woman who had a beautiful spirit, an incredible inner strength and wisdom beyond her years. She lived her life with integrity, kindness and respect for all.

After Hannah’s death in 2009, the family created a scholarship fund as they wanted to memorialize the daughter that brought joy to their lives.  This scholarship is available to graduating students with high academic results, who volunteer in the community of Mission and wish to pursue a degree in Science or Mathematics with a goal of studying medicine or medical research.

If you’d like to help a student pursue post-secondary studies, donate today!

 

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Harris Family Fund – Horticulture

Harris Family Fund – Horticulture

Harris Family Fund – Horticulture

Bill Harris began his career as an accountant, but his love for his community and desire to make it better changed his direction.  In the early 1970’s Bill became involved in local politics and he was Mission’s Mayor for three terms.  He was awarded the honour of Freeman of Mission in 1982.  In the late 1980’s Bill became one of the founding members of the Mission Community Foundation. He stated:

Becoming a founder in the Mission Foundation was my greatest contribution to the community”.

We are grateful to Mr. Harris and our other founding fathers for recognizing the need to build the Mission Community Foundation and realizing that together we can make a difference in our community.

The Harris family loved nature and horses and that interest is reflected in this fund. Dedicated to graduating students who live in Mission, this fund will provide a Scholarship to students pursuing post-secondary studies in Horticulture or Veterinary Sciences.

If you would like to help a student study Horitculture, donate today!

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Harris Family Fund – Veterinary Sciences

Harris Family Fund – Veterinary Sciences

Harris Family Fund – Veterinary Sciences

Bill Harris began his career as an accountant, but his love for his community and desire to make it better changed his direction.  In the early 1970’s Bill became involved in local politics and he was Mission’s Mayor for three terms.  He was awarded the honour of Freeman of Mission in 1982.  In the late 1980’s Bill became one of the founding members of the Mission Community Foundation. He stated:

Becoming a founder in the Mission Foundation was my greatest contribution to the community”.

We are grateful to Mr. Harris and our other founding fathers for recognizing the need to build the Mission Community Foundation and realizing that together we can make a difference in our community.

The Harris family loved nature and horses and that interest is reflected in this fund. Dedicated to graduating students who live in Mission, this fund will provide a Scholarship to students pursuing post-secondary studies in Horticulture or Veterinary Sciences.

If you would like to help a student study Veterinary Sciences, donate today!

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Hollister General Fund

Hollister General Fund

Hollister General Fund

Hollister FundStrong advocates for the youth of our community, Vic & Hilda Hollister believed in post-secondary education.

“Students are our country’s future, I want to do everything I can to help students afford a quality university education”.  ~ Victor Hollister

While serving on a task force in the early 90’s, Vic investigated different ways to improve the transition rate from high school to post-secondary schooling amongst Mission students.

“When we first moved here, it seemed like there weren’t a lot of graduates going on to post-secondary education.” ~ Hilda Hollister

Vic discovered that distance to post-secondary education was a large barrier for most students and he worked on committees to bring UCFV to Mission.  With the opening of Heritage Park Campus, Vic’s dream was realized.

The Hollister family was important to the development of the Mission Community Foundation.  By creating many funds they donated 20% of the overall capital of the Foundation in the early days.  Funds created in the Hollister name are dedicated to education; and they also made anonymous contributions to other funds.

“Anything that was for the good of the community, Vic took an interest in” ~ Doug Adair, former DOM Councilor.

The Hollister funds held at Mission Community Foundation are dedicated to advancing our community through higher education.  Permission to transfer interest earned within the funds has been granted so that Mission Community Foundation is able to annually assist a greater number of students.  If there are more applications in engineering than sciences, the Board can move the funding over and provide more scholarships.

This fund will provide a scholarship to a graduating SD75 student enrolled in any course of study at Trinity Western University.

If you also believe that our future lies in the advancement of our children, donate today!

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Hollister Trinity Western University General Scholarship

Hollister Trinity Western University General Scholarship

Hollister Trinity Western University General Scholarship

Hollister FundStrong advocates for the youth of our community, Vic & Hilda Hollister believed in post-secondary education.

“Students are our country’s future, I want to do everything I can to help students afford a quality university education”.  ~ Victor Hollister

While serving on a task force in the early 90’s, Vic investigated different ways to improve the transition rate from high school to post-secondary schooling amongst Mission students.

“When we first moved here, it seemed like there weren’t a lot of graduates going on to post-secondary education.” ~ Hilda Hollister

Vic discovered that distance to post-secondary education was a large barrier for most students and he worked on committees to bring UCFV to Mission.  With the opening of Heritage Park Campus, Vic’s dream was realized.

The Hollister family was important to the development of the Mission Community Foundation.  By creating many funds they donated 20% of the overall capital of the Foundation in the early days.  Funds created in the Hollister name are dedicated to education; and they also made anonymous contributions to other funds.

“Anything that was for the good of the community, Vic took an interest in” ~ Doug Adair, former DOM Councilor.

The Hollister funds held at Mission Community Foundation are dedicated to advancing our community through higher education.  Permission to transfer interest earned within the funds has been granted so that Mission Community Foundation is able to annually assist a greater number of students.  If there are more applications in engineering than sciences, the Board can move the funding over and provide more scholarships.

This fund will provide a scholarship to a graduating SD75 student enrolled in any course of study at Trinity Western University.

If you also believe that our future lies in the advancement of our children, donate today!

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Hollister Trinity Western University Health Science Scholarship

Hollister Trinity Western University Health Science Scholarship

Hollister Trinity Western University Health Science Scholarship

Hollister FundStrong advocates for the youth of our community, Vic & Hilda Hollister believed in post-secondary education.

“Students are our country’s future, I want to do everything I can to help students afford a quality university education”.  ~ Victor Hollister

While serving on a task force in the early 90’s, Vic investigated different ways to improve the transition rate from high school to post-secondary schooling amongst Mission students.

“When we first moved here, it seemed like there weren’t a lot of graduates going on to post-secondary education.” ~ Hilda Hollister

Vic discovered that distance to post-secondary education was a large barrier for most students and he worked on committees to bring UCFV to Mission.  With the opening of Heritage Park Campus, Vic’s dream was realized.

The Hollister family was important to the development of the Mission Community Foundation.  By creating many funds they donated 20% of the overall capital of the Foundation in the early days.  Funds created in the Hollister name are dedicated to education; and they also made anonymous contributions to other funds.

“Anything that was for the good of the community, Vic took an interest in” ~ Doug Adair, former DOM Councilor.

The Hollister funds held at Mission Community Foundation are dedicated to advancing our community through higher education.   Permission to transfer interest earned within the funds has been granted so that Mission Community Foundation is able to annually assist a greater number of students.  If there are more applications in engineering than sciences, the Board can move the funding over and provide more scholarships.

This fund will provide a scholarship to a graduating Mission student enrolled in a health science source of study at Trinity Western University.

If you also believe that our future lies in the advancement of our children, donate today!

 

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Hollister Trinity Western University Post Secondary Scholarship

Hollister Trinity Western University Post Secondary Scholarship

Hollister Trinity Western University Post Secondary Scholarship

Hollister FundStrong advocates for the youth of our community, Vic & Hilda Hollister believed in post-secondary education.

“Students are our country’s future, I want to do everything I can to help students afford a quality university education”.  ~ Victor Hollister

While serving on a task force in the early 90’s, Vic investigated different ways to improve the transition rate from high school to post-secondary schooling amongst Mission students.

 “When we first moved here, it seemed like there weren’t a lot of graduates going on to post-secondary education.” ~ Hilda Hollister

Vic discovered that distance to post-secondary education was a large barrier for most students and he worked on committees to bring UCFV to Mission.  With the opening of Heritage Park Campus, Vic’s dream was realized.

The Hollister family was important to the development of the Mission Community Foundation.  By creating many funds they donated 20% of the overall capital of the Foundation in the early days.  Funds created in the Hollister name are dedicated to education; and they also made anonymous contributions to other funds.

“Anything that was for the good of the community, Vic took an interest in” ~ Doug Adair, former DOM Councilor.

The Hollister funds held at Mission Community Foundation are dedicated to advancing our community through higher education.   Permission to transfer interest earned within the funds has been granted so that Mission Community Foundation is able to annually assist a greater number of students.  If there are more applications in engineering than sciences, the Board can move the funding over and provide more scholarships.

This fund will provide a scholarship in any field of study to a 2nd year student attending Trinity Western University.  Students must be graduates from Mission.

If you also believe that our future lies in the advancement of our children, donate today!

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Hollister UFV Science/Tech Scholarship

Hollister UFV Science/Tech Scholarship

Hollister UFV Science/Tech Scholarship

Hollister FundStrong advocates for the youth of our community, Vic & Hilda Hollister believed in post-secondary education.

“Students are our country’s future, I want to do everything I can to help students afford a quality university education”.  ~ Victor Hollister

While serving on a task force in the early 90’s, Vic investigated different ways to improve the transition rate from high school to post-secondary schooling amongst Mission students.

 “When we first moved here, it seemed like there weren’t a lot of graduates going on to post-secondary education.” ~ Hilda Hollister

Vic discovered that distance to post-secondary education was a large barrier for most students and he worked on committees to bring UCFV to Mission.  With the opening of Heritage Park Campus, Vic’s dream was realized.

The Hollister family was important to the development of the Mission Community Foundation.  By creating many funds they donated 20% of the overall capital of the Foundation in the early days.  Funds created in the Hollister name are dedicated to education; and they also made anonymous contributions to other funds.

“Anything that was for the good of the community, Vic took an interest in” ~ Doug Adair, former DOM Councilor.

The Hollister funds held at Mission Community Foundation are dedicated to advancing our community through higher education.

This fund will provide one year free tuition to the University of the Fraser Valley and, when funding allows, a minimum of $1000 from Mission Community Foundation, to two graduating Mission students accepted in Applied or Basic Sciences.

If you would like to help a student study sciences at UFV, donate today!

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Jack & Mary Brown Fund

Jack & Mary Brown Fund

Jack & Mary Brown Fund

Mrs. Mary Brown established this scholarship fund in 2010 to assist students in furthering their education in the Trades.

To ensure the fund was set up with sufficient funding, Mrs. Brown added Mission Community Foundation to her estate benefactors and the funding was increased in 2014.

Mrs. Mary Brown and Mr. Jack Brown were long-time residents of Mission and wanted to give back to the community that they loved and lived in.

Little is known about the Browns at this point and the Foundation would appreciate hearing from anyone who can add to their story.

If you would like to help a student pursue a career in the Trades, donate today!

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Jack Cannon Memorial Fund

Jack Cannon Memorial Fund

Jack Cannon Memorial Fund

This fund was created in Jack Cannon’s memory by his wife Sherry.

Jack Cannon started his career as an independent truck driver.  For the last 15 years of his career, Jack worked as a heavy equipment operator with the District of Mission.

Sherry was aware that the Mission Community Foundation did not have any scholarships for trades.   Knowing how expensive it was to get into trades schools, Sherry started a fund in Jack’s honor.

This fund is available to graduating Grade 12 students living in Mission and intending to continue their education at a Trade or Vocational School.  Should there be no candidates, this fund can be utilized in any other field of interest.

If you’d like to help a student enter trades school, donate today!

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James Patty Special Needs Fund

James Patty Special Needs Fund

James Patty Special Needs Fund (2-082)

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This fund was created in memory of James Patty by his sister Carolyn Kjersem as a way toprovide financial support for mentally challenged youth and adults who reside within the Fraser Valley. Preference will be given to the residents of the Mission District. Consideration will also include any secondary handicaps of a physical, social, and emotional nature.

 Bursaries may be given to any special needs student, trainee, employee, or volunteer who has shown consistent effort to perform to the best of his Iher ability. Bursaries are to be used to foster community involvement, enjoyment, and independence . They may also be used to fund the training and education of individuals whose interests I efforts are in assisting the mentally challenged to realize their full potential.

 Grants may be given to charitable organizations working with mentally challenged individuals and groups to improve their quality of life. The purpose of such grants is to enable those persons to function in a meaningful and productive way and to enjoy the activities and events of an inclusive community.

 Interest accrued in this fund may also be used to assist in the funding of free music at the Twilight Concert Series in Heritage- Park with consideration given to the attendance of ‘special needs’ individuals Igroups.

 In memory of James Patty and Friends this fund will eventually sponsor one evening each summer of special entertainment as a token of his appreciation for the many musical, magical, evenings enjoyed at this community park.

 If you would like to help a challenged person succeed, donate today!

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James Slusarchuk Memorial Fund

James Slusarchuk Memorial Fund

James Slusarchuk Memorial Fund

James Slusarchuk FundThis fund was created by friends and colleagues from the Mission School District after Jim’s passing 1993.

Jim was an educator and Principal with the Mission School District for many years, as well as Headmaster at a private school in Maple Ridge before ending his career as a personnel officer with the Vancouver School Board.

The Slusarchuk family holds an annual golf tournament in Jim’s name and proceeds are donated to the Mission Community Foundation.  This ensures the fund will continue to grow and enables larger scholarship awards.

This fund is an open scholarship fund available to any student graduating from a Mission Senior Secondary School who wishes to pursue post-secondary studies.  Further consideration is given to students who have demonstrated consistent effort, personal growth in their learning, as well as participation and contribution to community and/or school activities.

If you would like to help a student further their educational goals in any field, donate today!

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John & BJ Pearson Fund – Emergency Services

John & BJ Pearson Fund – Emergency Services

John & BJ Pearson Fund – Emergency Services

John BJ Pearson FundJohn and BJ Pearson are long-time residents of Mission. They believe that everyone should have the chance to improve themselves. Young adults entering the workforce need post-secondary education to obtain steady, well-paying jobs. They encourage young adults to explore their preferred vocation for job possibilities prior to entering their chosen field.

John believed in maintaining a respectful work environment with his peers and the citizens of Mission throughout his RCMP career. He also served on Mission city council for three terms and is an active volunteer in the community. John and BJ also donate sufficient funds to the Food Bank so every client, approximately 150, will get a turkey at Christmas.

The Pearson’s are passionate about our community and they want to ensure their legacy continues by creating the John & BJ Pearson fund to provide scholarships to Mission students entering the RCMP, Emergency Services or Nursing.

This is the only fund the Mission Community Foundation has for Law enforcement.

If you would like to help a Mission student enter Emergency Services field, donate today!

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John & BJ Pearson Fund – Nursing

John & BJ Pearson Fund – Nursing

John & BJ Pearson Fund – Nursing

John BJ Pearson FundJohn and BJ Pearson are long-time residents of Mission. They believe that everyone should have the chance to improve themselves. Young adults entering the workforce need post-secondary education to obtain steady, well-paying jobs. They encourage young adults to explore their preferred vocation for job possibilities prior to entering their chosen field.

John believed in maintaining a respectful work environment with his peers and the citizens of Mission throughout his RCMP career. He also served on Mission city council for three terms and is an active volunteer in the community. John and BJ also donate sufficient funds to the Food Bank so every client, approximately 150, will get a turkey at Christmas.

The Pearson’s are passionate about our community and they want to ensure their legacy continues by creating the John & BJ Pearson fund to provide scholarships to Mission students entering the RCMP, Emergency Services or Nursing.

If you would like to help a Mission student enter Nursing, donate today!

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John & BJ Pearson Fund – RCMP Services

John & BJ Pearson Fund – RCMP Services

John & BJ Pearson Fund – RCMP Services

John and BJ Pearson are long-time residents of Mission. They believe that everyone should have the chance to improve themselves.  Young adults entering the workforce need post-secondary education to obtain steady, well-paying jobs.   They encourage young adults to explore their preferred vocation for job possibilities prior to entering their chosen field.

John believed in maintaining a respectful work environment with his peers and the citizens of Mission throughout his RCMP career.  He also served on Mission city council for three terms and is an active volunteer in the community.  John and BJ also donate sufficient funds to the Food Bank so every client, approximately 150, will get a turkey at Christmas.

The Pearson’s are passionate about our community and they want to ensure their legacy continues by creating the John & BJ Pearson fund to provide scholarships to Mission students entering the RCMP, Emergency Services or Nursing.

This is the only fund the Mission Community Foundation has for Law enforcement.

If you would like to help a Mission student enter RCMP, Emergency Services or Nursing, please donate today!

Mission Community Foundation is able to accept E-Transfers from your bank. Send e-transfers to info@missioncommunityfoundation.org.  Please provide details on what fund you would like the monies applied to in the “message” box. 

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LeDuc Bursaries

LeDuc Bursaries

LeDuc Bursaries

This Fund was started by Phillip and his mother Edith in 2002.

Phillip was a millwright by trade working on the big machines in pulp.

His parents lived on Denman Island and owned an oyster farm prior to Mission due to ill health.  Edith followed her husband to many countries, for his work, and worked alongside him doing agricultural work in these countries.

Edith loved gardening and continued to grow and give away produce to friends to the end.  She lived her life doing the things she enjoyed and will be remembered for her kindness and generosity.

After travelling with his work to many countries, Phillip retired in Mission where he enjoyed working for the community.

Big supporters of the Catholic church and wanted to ensure that students who attended their parish were able to apply for a scholarship.  The fund is open to any field of education.

Criteria: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church must confirm attendance prior to award.

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Lee & Park Family Fund

Lee & Park Family Fund

Lee & Park Family Fund

After two of their three sons received Scholarships from Mission Community Foundation, Mr. Lee and Mrs. Park wanted to give back to their community and started this fund in 2014.  They know how expensive post-secondary education is and believe it is important to the future of our community and Canada.

All three boys majored in design engineering and architecture and are now working in their chosen fields in Detroit, Seoul and the Netherlands.  A testament to their hard work and the ability to transfer their skills to any country.

This fund is dedicated to graduating students entering engineering and architecture fields of post-secondary training.

If you would like to help a student pursue engineering or architecture, donate today!

Mission Community Foundation is able to accept E-Transfers from your bank. Send e-transfers to info@missioncommunityfoundation.org.  Please provide details on what fund you would like the monies applied to in the “message” box. 

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Marco Corbin Scholarship Fund

Marco Corbin Scholarship Fund

Marco Corbin Scholarship Fund

Marco Corbin FundMarco Corbin was killed during a tragic tubing accident on Osoyoos Lake in 2011.  He was 2011 graduate of Heritage Park Secondary School, a multi-talented musician, performer, scholar and athlete.

His mother said, “he was an incredibly gifted young man and everything he did in life, he did with passion and purpose, inspiring all those whose lives he touched with his music and his love for learning and life.”

Marco finished his high school studies with a 97 per cent average and was looking forward to attending engineering school using $15,000 in scholarships that were awarded to him.

This fund was created in his memory for students pursuing studies in Fine Arts (music, dance and drama). Preference given to students who demonstrate community leadership.

If you would like to assist students studying Fine arts, donate today!

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Margaret Erskine Bursary Fund

Margaret Erskine Bursary Fund

Margaret Erskine Bursary Fund (2-002)

Margaret’s wish to give Bursaries to the students of Mission resulted in her making a bequest in her will that helped to establish the Mission (Community) Foundation in 1986.

Margaret Erskine (1913 – 1985) was an only child, born to older parents.  She attended Crofton House School for Girls in Vancouver, graduating at age fifteen.  Although schooling came easily, she sincerely believed every child should be educated to the fullest.  She graduated from U.B.C. with a B.Sc. degree and completed her Masters in Bacteriology at Northwestern University in Chicago.  Miss Erskine returned to Vancouver and began an association with Vancouver General Hospital that was to last many years.

Miss Erskine fell in love with Mission and built her retirement home here in 1972.  She enjoyed children in her neighborhood, had a good listening ear and helped them with odd jobs for pocket money.

This fund was established in December 1988 as a Bursary fund for students pursuing any field of study.

If you would like to help a student further their education, donate today!

 

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Marilyn McClinton Memorial Fund

Marilyn McClinton Memorial Fund

Marilyn McClinton Memorial Fund

Marilyn McClinton was an educator with School District 75.   She was passionate about reading, teaching, hiking, skiing, running, and photography. After she left the school district Marilyn continued her love of literacy by opening her own bookstore in Abbotsford that she ran for 15 years.

When she passed in 2003 her family, friends and colleagues started this fund with the Mission Community Foundation.  Her siblings regularly contribute to the fund to enable scholarships annually.

This fund is a scholarship fund for any student pursuing a career in teaching.

If you would like to help a student become a teacher, donate today!

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Michael & Cynthia Butcher Fund – Hospitality Tourism

Michael & Cynthia Butcher Fund – Hospitality Tourism

Michael & Cynthia Butcher Fund – Hospitality & Tourism

Cynthia Butcher started this bursary for trade professions to honor her late husband, Michael was a member of the Operating Engineers and his last employment was operating a rock crushing machine at the Quarry.  Michael also had a knack for other trades such as plumbing, wiring and building.

Cynthia was a home economics teacher for the Mission School District and wanted this bursary to include trades in the clothing and textile industries.  She also wanted to acknowledge her passion for travel by providing students the opportunity to study tourism.

If you would like to support a student studying the hospitality and tourism industries, donate today!

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Michael & Cynthia Butcher Fund – Trades

Michael & Cynthia Butcher Fund – Trades

Michael & Cynthia Butcher Fund

Cynthia Butcher started this bursary for trade professions to honor her late husband, Michael was a member of the Operating Engineers and his last employment was operating a rock crushing machine at the Quarry.  Michael also had a knack for other trades such as plumbing, wiring and building.

Cynthia was a home economics teacher for the Mission School District and wanted this bursary to include trades in the clothing and textile industries.  She also wanted to acknowledge her passion for travel by providing students the opportunity to study tourism.

If you would like to support a student studying the trades, clothing, textile or tourism industries, donate today!

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Mission Granite Club Fund

Mission Granite Club Fund

Mission Granite Club Fund (8-070)

Curling, Canada’s other national sport.

The Mission Granite club started in 1953 and has many leagues for juniors, seniors, ladies, mens and mixed teams.

In 2009 the Granite club began this dual purpose fund to provide scholarships to Mission junior curlers who wish to attend post-secondary schools, as well as providing grants to Mission charitable organizations for curling.

If you’d like to support Mission’s junior curlers donate today!



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Mission Hillstompers Terry Cox Bursary Fund – Medical

Mission Hillstompers Terry Cox Bursary Fund – Medical

Mission Hillstompers Terry Cox Bursary Fund – Medical

To provide bursaries to students living in Mission who are entering Kinesiology or Physical Therapy.

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Mission Hillstompers Terry Cox Athletic Bursary Fund – Sports

Mission Hillstompers Terry Cox Athletic Bursary Fund – Sports

Mission Hillstompers Terry Cox Athletic Bursary Fund – Sports

This bursary provides funding to students living in Mission entering Track, Sports Management, Coaching or Physical Education careers.

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Mission Loggers Sports Association – Earth Sciences

Mission Loggers Sports Association – Earth Sciences

Mission Loggers Sports Association Fund – Earth Sciences

This bursary was created in 1999 the Mission Loggers Sports Association.  The Association had been operating since 1969 as an official sport. Events included: axe throwing, obstacle power saw bucking, sanding block chop, chocker-man’s race, PeeVee log rolling, springboard chop, horizontal chop, tree climbing, tree falling, log birling, obstacle pole bucking, double hand bucking and pole falling.

On March 1, 1971 Queen Elizabeth the Second proclaimed and declared that the Loggers’ Sports shall be the provincial industrial sport of British Columbia.

When the Mission branch of the Sports Loggers Association closed, they decided to invest some of their money with the Mission Community Foundation and created this bursary for students pursuing a career in: forestry, Geo-sciences, Wildlife Management, Archaeological studies, Engineering (roads & bridges), Plant Biology, Marine Biology, and/or computer sciences.

If you’d like to help a student pursue one of these careers, donate today!

 

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Mission Loggers Sports Association – Engineering

Mission Loggers Sports Association – Engineering

Mission Loggers Sports Association – Engineering

This bursary was created in 1999 the Mission Loggers Sports Association.  The Association had been operating since 1969 as an official sport. Events included: axe throwing, obstacle power saw bucking, sanding block chop, chocker-man’s race, PeeVee log rolling, springboard chop, horizontal chop, tree climbing, tree falling, log birling, obstacle pole bucking, double hand bucking and pole falling.

On March 1, 1971 Queen Elizabeth the Second proclaimed and declared that the Loggers’ Sports shall be the provincial industrial sport of British Columbia.

When the Mission branch of the Sports Loggers Association closed, they decided to invest some of their money with the Mission Community Foundation and created this bursary for students pursuing a career in: forestry, Geo-sciences, Wildlife Management, Archaeological studies, Engineering (roads & bridges), Plant Biology, Marine Biology, and/or computer sciences.

If you’d like to help a student pursue one of these careers, donate today!

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Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Legacy Fund

Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Legacy Fund

Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Legacy Fund

 The Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) has been the voice for business in the region since it was founded in 1893. The Chamber advocates on behalf of its membership to municipal, provincial and federal governments, while supporting entrepreneurs to achieve success in business.  The MRCC believes that by supporting the business and not-for-profit community, and fostering a thriving business environment, it will help ensure Mission’s economic sustainability is ensured.

The MRCC Business Legacy Fund is to be awarded to a Mission Secondary School graduate pursuing post-secondary education. The ideal applicant would show an interest in business studies and demonstrate problem-solving, critical thinking, and leadership skills.

If you would like to help a student study Business, donate today!

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Paula Chmilar Memorial Fund

Paula Chmilar Memorial Fund

Paula Chmilar Memorial Fund

This fund is a scholarship fund for students enrolling in a program in which reading and writing can make a significant difference in the world.  Studies include: teaching, creative writing, journalism, scholarly research and literacy programs.

Paula Chmilar was a gifted educator touching the lives of hundreds and hundreds of students, and their parents. Her example and passionate advocacy of child-centered learning has inspired many of her fellow teachers in Mission and beyond.

Her main passion was teaching children to read and write, to think critically and creatively, to be delighted in themselves and confident in their abilities, and to take care for one another; always giving freely of herself.

Paula’s family and friends started the Paula Chmilar Memorial Fund in her honour.

If you would like to help a student pursue a career in teaching or the literary arts, donate today!

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Ralph Babuik Fund

Ralph Babuik Fund

Ralph Babuik Fund

The fund was established to support students who wish to pursue a career in a trade.  Ralph Babuik was a red seal milwright, who received his certification at age 28 from BCIT.

Trades people are highly trained and sought after in the workforce.  The rewards are significant.  Trades provide challenging and entrepreneurial opportunities with a good income.

Ralph Babuik’s family established this fund to encourage and support young adults who choose a career path in one of the trades.

If you would like to support students entering the trades, please contribute today!

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Robin & Fran Sorrell Fund

Robin & Fran Sorrell Fund

Robin & Fran Sorrell Fund

This is a dual purpose fund providing scholarships to graduating students, as well as a grants for organizations involved in English literature with emphasis on poetry.

Robin was a WWII air force veteran and a retired CN Railman who had a passion for roses and poetry.  One of his writings “Twinkling Stars, Blue Skies”, was recorded on an album called “Memories” in 1985 and he was recognized with a Golden Poet Award by the World of Poetry Association in 2002.

 

Helping Hand (by Robin Sorrell)

Give a hand to the lame, 
Those that cannot see,
They shall find contentment,
And grateful, they shall be.

An errand for the elderly,
Or a letter for to post, 
A pensioner needs groceries,
Being helpful is the most. 

Weed a neighbours garden, 
And mow another’s lawn,
Tasks really never end,
They just go on and on.

Just a helping hand,
To the needy lend,
Gives one such comfort,
And gains another friend.

Don’t put off until tomorrow,
The good you can do today,
Faint hearts help no one,
But good deeds really pay. 

If you would like to support English literature and poetry in Mission, donate today!

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Robson Fund

Robson Fund

Robson Fund

This Bursary was created in 2014 by Dr. Peter and Mrs. Linda Robson.  Peter was a Physician for 35 years and Linda was an Operating Room Nurse at the Mission Memorial Hospital. Peter has volunteered for several organizations in Mission and is a past Board Member of the Mission Community Foundation.

Peter has served on the Mission Community Foundation’s Scholarship Committee, and while serving on that Committee he decided to create a Bursary for students pursuing a career in the medical profession. This Bursary is presented to students who have overcome challenges.

If you would like to help a student enter the Health Care field, donate today!

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Rock Family Pharmacy Scholarship

Rock Family Pharmacy Scholarship

Rock Family Pharmacy Scholarship

This fund was developed to assist Mission students entering the Pharmacy field.

Upon his retirement from pharmacy, the Rocks looked to the Mission Community Foundation to help them meet their philanthropic goals. They started three funds: Rock Pharmacy Scholarship for students entering pharmaceutical education; Rock Family Food Fund which grants funding to organizations helping feed Mission residents; and the Cliff & Marjorie Rock Fund, a community granting fund.

The Rocks have always been involved with our community.  Cliff served with the Mission Kinsmen Club, Mission Memorial Hospital and Boy Scouts, and Marjorie with the Mission Kinettes Club.  They assist in the presentation and education of the Arts by providing the building the Mission Arts Council and Gallery currently occupy.

The Mission Community Foundation is honored to assist the Rock family meet their philanthropic goals and continues to provide funding for community groups well into the future through this endowment fund.

If you would like to assist a student entering the field of Pharmacy, donate today!

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Ross Allan Memorial Fund

Ross Allan Memorial Fund

Ross Allan Memorial Fund (3-068)

This scholarship fund was established in memory of Ross Allan by his parents, Kim and Lynn in 2003.

Ross Allan was a student at Mission Secondary School who was a recipient of two Mission Community Foundation scholarships in his graduating year to study Engineering.  When Ross won these scholarships he stated that when he started working, he would like to give back to the Foundation and give the opportunity to someone else to receive an award.

Ross was unable to use these scholarships but his family was so grateful for his receiving them that they wanted to honor his wishes and started this bursary for students pursuing post-secondary education in Engineering or Applied Sciences.

If you would like to assist a student studying Engineering or Applied Sciences, donate today!

 

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Rotary Sustaining Scholars Fund

Rotary Sustaining Scholars Fund

Rotary Sustaining Scholars Fund (5-066)

Deed:
Income from the fund shall be disbursed from time to time, or at least annually,  for the purpose of providing scholarships to post secondary students in their second, or subsequent years.

Capitalized:
Yes

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Skillicorn – Melanchuk Bursaries – Arts

Skillicorn – Melanchuk Bursaries – Arts

Skillicorn – Melanchuk Bursaries – Arts

Carrie Skillicorn and Ruth Melanchuk were sisters.  Carrie started her career in the Military and upon retirement worked as a personnel manager at Eaton’s department store in Abbotsford.

Ruth Melanchuk married young, had two boys and became a homemaker.  Both sons were interested in the arts and the youngest was musically inclined.

Carrie was the recipient of Ruth’s estate and contacted her friends Bill Walker and Doreen Phelps to start a fund with the Mission Community Foundation.   The Skillicorn-Melanchuk Bursary was created in 2001 to provide bursaries for students pursuing post-secondary education in arts and music.

After her death in 2003, Doreen Phelps, acting as executor of Carrie Skillicorn’s estate, approached the Mission Community Foundation to start a new fund in Carrie’s name.  The Carrie Skillicorn Fund was also created as a Bursary for post-secondary education in business.

In February 2019 the Mission Community Foundation received instructions to combine the two bursaries into one.  This combined Bursary is available to graduating Mission students pursuing post-secondary training in Music, Arts and Business Administration.

If you would like to help a student study the arts, donate today!

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Ted Brown Animal Welfare Fund

Ted Brown Animal Welfare Fund

Ted Brown Animal Welfare Fund

Ted Brown loves animals and he wants to help all animal lovers in the care of their pets.  His fund has been established to assist in the care and housing of animals by specific groups.  These groups are SPCA, SAINTS, and the Fraser Valley Humane Society.

Mr. Brown also wished to ensure the Mission Food Bank could also receive funding and as such has made that organization a secondary recipient of funding.

At present this fund is not capitalized for distribution.  However, Mr. Brown started this fund with a nominal amount and has willed the Mission Community Foundation a substantial amount that will enable funding to the groups above.

If you would like to help our furry friends, donate today!

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Vic & Hilda Hollister Fund

Vic & Hilda Hollister Fund

Vic & Hilda Hollister Fund

Hollister FundStrong advocates for the youth of our community, Vic & Hilda Hollister believed in post-secondary education.

“Students are our country’s future, I want to do everything I can to help students afford a quality university education”.  ~ Victor Hollister

While serving on a task force in the early 90’s, Vic investigated different ways to improve the transition rate from high school to post-secondary schooling amongst Mission students.

 “When we first moved here, it seemed like there weren’t a lot of graduates going on to post-secondary education.” ~ Hilda Hollister

Vic discovered that distance to post-secondary education was a large barrier for most students and he worked on committees to bring UCFV to Mission.  With the opening of Heritage Park Campus, Vic’s dream was realized.

The Hollister family was important to the development of the Mission Community Foundation.  By creating many funds they donated 20% of the overall capital of the Foundation in the early days.  Funds created in the Hollister name are dedicated to education; and they also made anonymous contributions to other funds.

“Anything that was for the good of the community, Vic took an interest in” ~ Doug Adair, former DOM Councilor.

The Hollister funds held at Mission Community Foundation are dedicated to advancing our community through higher education. This particular fund will provide scholarships to secondary school graduates pursuing studies in: geology, engineering, science, health science, environmental science, and resource management.

If you would like to help a student study sciences and/or engineering, donate today!

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Wayne Douglas MacLean Memorial Scholarship

Wayne Douglas MacLean Memorial Scholarship

Wayne Douglas MacLean Memorial Scholarship

Brent Rock decided to create the Wayne Douglas MacLean Memorial Scholarship to help support LGTBQ2SA youth of today in ways that were not available in the past.  Wayne encouraged Brent to be comfortable with his identity, not to fear life, to be there for others and to support their community whole heartedly.  Brent wanted to honour Wayne through this Scholarship fund which is dedicated to youth who identify with or champion the LGTBQ2SA community.

Shortly after they met, Wayne was diagnosed with Lymphoma and he was given 6 months to get his affairs in order.  Did that stop him from enjoying life? Absolutely not!  Wayne and Brent got married and managed to spend 18 years together before another strain of cancer took Wayne in 2014.

Wayne and Brent made the best of their time together.  They owned the Foxwood Bed and Breakfast in Calgary as well as the Aspen Café & Gallery in Water Valley, AB.  Wayne was a talented performer and watercolourist and sold many paintings through the café.

 

If you would like to support a LGTBQ2SA student receive post-secondary education, donate today!

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Yum Science Fund

Yum Science Fund

Yum Science Fund

Daniel Yum FundDaniel Yum graduated from Hatzic Senior Secondary in 2000, received the Hollister Science Scholarship and later that same year started the Yum Science Fund in order to give back to the community.

His academic career took him to Waterloo University where he received many scholarships and awards, including the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Undergraduate Research award in 2004.  Daniel graduated with a degree in software engineering.  He has a Patent for capturing video images under low-light conditions.

This Scholarship is for graduating Mission students pursuing post-secondary education in Sciences.

If you would like to help a student study science, donate today!

 

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