Purpose / Background
Kin Canada established the Kin Canada Bursaries, a program of the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund, in memory of Hal Rogers, the Association's founder. Rogers passed away in September 1994 at the age of 95. Its purpose is to promote, encourage and sponsor educational programs and activities.
Throughout his life, Hal Rogers believed in the value of education. In his own words, "providing and promoting the finest and most effective education possible for our young people" was a noble endeavour.
Financial Assistance / About the Bursary
Financial assistance is available to students in their quest for higher learning at a recognized university, community college, technical institute or other post-secondary institution for advanced education. The Hal Rogers Endowment Fund awards $1,000 bursaries to successful applicants.
Kin Canada Bursaries are awarded based on the following:
- Financial need
- Community and volunteer involvement
- Knowledge of/experience with Kin Canada (Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin Clubs)
Donations / Growing the Fund
The success of this program depends on the generosity of Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin Clubs across the country, their individual members, corporate sponsorship and the general public.
We encourage all individuals and companies to consider donating to the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund. Your gift, large or small, will have an impact on the lives of others for years to come. It is a simple and practical way to invest in the future. Your personal donation is also tax deductible.
Planned giving (including bequests, insurance policies and memorials) is a personally rewarding way to maximize available tax, financial and estate benefits.
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The Club’s Role
Clubs play a vital role in the Kin Canada Bursaries program. They make donations to grow the fund, which ultimately decides how many bursaries are awarded each year.
Clubs also circulate copies of the application form and information about the bursaries to local schools in the fall and accept applications from students in their area until February 1st. The clubs forward their endorsed application to the Board of Trustees no later than March 1st. Decisions of bursaries to be awarded are made by the trustees in the spring. Successful applicants are presented with their bursaries by local club representatives.
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The bursary application deadline date is February 1 of each year. If you've applied to a local club, the selection process is as follows:
Each club reviews all submitted application forms and selects ONE to be endorsed and forwarded to the Board of Trustees. The Board reviews and selects a number of applicants to receive a bursary of $1,000 each, based on that year's contributions to the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund. The successful recipients and their sponsoring clubs are notified by June 30.
The revised application form for the 2013-14 school year is on the How to Apply page and due February 1, 2013.