Hollister General Fund
Strong 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. There are two tuitions available annually to University of the Fraser Valley as well as scholarships in health, sciences and general studies.
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 pursuing studies in the science fields.
If you also believe that our future lies in the advancement of our children, donate today!
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