The Opportunity: enhancing endowed support for students
Acknowledging that increased financial support is critical in ensuring a university education remains an option for more students, the University of Lethbridge Board of Governors is pledging $10 million in match funds for the establishment of new endowed student scholarships.
By offering $10 million in match contributions, the University is aiming to build a significant base of support that will unlock opportunities for future generations of students. It will allow ULethbridge to further attract, retain and reward diverse and promising students now and for generations to come.
The Campaign for Students will ensure even more students benefit from a ULethbridge education. Help us:
Reduce student financial stress
We know there are students out there capable of great things who can’t afford a university education on their own. We want to give more students the momentum to succeed in the most direct way possible: by providing them with more scholarships and less debt upon graduation.
Improve career outcomes
Opportunities to enhance professional skills through hands-on experiences ensure better employment rates and long-term financial security. We want to ensure more students have the financial means necessary to take advantage of experiential learning opportunities so they’re better prepared to enter the work world.
Social and financial barriers are wider and access to education is limited for Indigenous and racialized communities, people with disabilities and 2SLGBTQ+ students. Building and maintaining this diverse student body requires a strong, competitive financial aid program that meets the needs of every student.
ULethbridge is pleased to announce a distinguished group of alumni and community leaders who have been chosen to champion this new initiative and help build a plan for it moving forward.
“I want to see this campaign improve accessibility so that more students get assistance with their education. People who make a donation, even a small donation, will see that gift grow and make a difference thanks to the match funds.”
Dr. Janice Varzari (BN ’90, MEd ’02, LLD ’21)
Honorary Campaign Chair
“You can make a difference in a student’s life when they receive a scholarship, even if it’s not a big scholarship. That student will go on to have a positive impact in our community and our province in the future. By giving, you can inspire others to give too.”
Bernadine Boulet (BEd ’88)
“These scholarships will help people who may be in a difficult situation get access to post-secondary education, or maybe they will be used to accelerate the path current students are already on. The beauty of this campaign is it can follow many channels — it’s all about helping students get to where they want to be.”
Roland Labuhn (BA ’90)
“The need for student financial support is greater than ever. If an alumnus or a member of our community has never donated before, this is a wonderful time to make that first donation as it will be leveraged significantly.”
Terry Whitehead (BA ’94)
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"Awards and scholarships are essential for student success as they help alleviate the stress of juggling everything that comes with being a graduate student."
Yamin Raza (BSc ’22)
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