Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Skip to Content
Editorial News
Classified Sites

Brandon Sun - ONLINE EDITION

$50K donation provides new BU scholarship

John Kelleher, Dealer Principal at Kelleher Ford Sales Brandon with Dr. Deborah Poff, President and Vice Chancellor of Brandon University

SUBMITTED Enlarge Image

John Kelleher, Dealer Principal at Kelleher Ford Sales Brandon with Dr. Deborah Poff, President and Vice Chancellor of Brandon University

A five-figure donation to Brandon University from regional auto dealers will support a new scholarship-bursary for aboriginal students.

The Prairie Ford Dealers Association, which represents 51 dealers from Manitoba and Saskatchewan, has donated $50,000 to BU's ongoing "Build" campaign, which is trying to raise $10 million to provide programs to recruit and retain Aboriginal students. 

"The financial contribution provided today will provide immediate assistance and directly contribute to the success of Brandon University students and the Brandon community as a whole," said John Kelleher from Kelleher Ford Sales.  

The scholarship-bursary provided with this donation will be awarded to Aboriginal students enrolled in 18 credit hours with financial need and academic merit.

"Our goal is to provide the highest quality of education and accessibility for all our students," said Dr. Deborah Poff, President and Vice Chancellor of Brandon University. "This generous donation will create more opportunities for Aboriginal students, allowing them to realize their full potential as community leaders and create a continued investment in our community."

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article has not yet been rated.
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 0 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on brandonsun.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

There are no comments at the moment. Be the first to post a comment below.

Post Your Commentcomment icon

Comment
  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Brandon Sun Business Directory
The First World War at 100

Social Media