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Algoma University hosts 30th Annual Student Awards Ceremony

In total, more than $17 million donated to over 6,500 students across all Algoma U campuses in 2023-24

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO, Mar. 7, 2024): Algoma University is hosting the 30th Annual Student Awards Ceremony, recognizing the exceptional academic achievements of student recipients, and the generous donations presented by the benefactors. 

The annual ceremony brought together donors and student recipients to announce the remarkable funding for the 2023-2024 academic year, totalling more than $17 million. Over 6,500 Algoma U students have received a scholarship or bursary for their remarkable dedication, perseverance, and excellence in their academic endeavours and community leadership initiatives.

“At Algoma University, we embrace the profound notion of ‘impact’. Through their generosity, our donors have an incredible impact. They empower students to pursue their dreams and unlock their full potential,” said Algoma University President Asima Vezina. “Armed with knowledge, skills, and compassion, supported by the generosity of our sponsors, our students become catalysts for positive change in their communities. They uplift, inspire, and transform lives, embodying the true meaning of giving back.”

While Algoma U awards many scholarships and bursaries to its students on an annual basis, including millions funded by the university and millions more generously funded by donors, the following gifts are some of the most notable:

The John R. Rhodes Scholarship

Algoma University’s most prestigious entrance scholarship offers one student a full scholarship for their first year of studies. The Rhodes family has consistently shown an unwavering dedication to the support of the next generation of scholars.

The Dr. J MacBain Cameron Memorial Masters of Science in Biology Scholarship

The first scholarship established for Algoma University’s Graduate program offers a student pursuing their master’s a significant award to help them focus on their education. This compliments the other three awards from this memorial fund of the esteemed Dr. J. MacBain Cameron.

The Tenaris Scholarship

This renewable scholarship acknowledges high achievers in business-related programs and is offered for up to two additional years, totalling three years of support.

The ACCANO Scholarship

The African Caribbean Canadian Association of Northern Ontario’s (ACCANO) generous support endows students of Black, Black-Indigenous, African, Afro-Caribbean or Afro-Arab descent throughout their studies.

The Rose Nolan Memorial Scholarship

One of the most prestigious awards available at Algoma University, the Ted Nolan Foundation honours an Indigenous female-identifying student in achieving their education while maintaining strong community involvement.

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