The school season is finally here! While that statement might get a mixed response from students, there's one aspect of school that nobody enjoys: the cost. With the amount of money needed for tuition, books, and other fees, higher learning is more expensive and competitive than ever before. Kin Canada doesn't want this to prevent young people from going to school; that's why they've created the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund, a bursary that helps those attending post-secondary institutions, including university, college, and technical school.
The bursary, named after Kin Canada's founder, was created in 1994 to commemorate Rodger's life and impact on the organization. Although he's no longer with us, his legacy lives on through these types of initiatives and the community projects that are possible thanks to his hard work and dedication.
While anyone in post-secondary can apply for the bursary, there are three qualities that stand out when deciding the recipients: financial need, the amount of time spent volunteering/interacting with the community, and any knowledge or experience with the Kinsmen and Kinettes. In order to help students meet the last two requirements, those interested should consider joining or creating a Kin Canada Campus Club!
Besides meeting new people and working within the community to make things better for everyone in Red Deer, Campus Club members also have the opportunity develop their leadership abilities. If your school doesn't have a Campus Club, this guide will give you everything you need to get started. Also, feel free to reach out to us by emailing [email protected] for any further questions.
Campus Club members have the chance to work with the Kinsmen and Kinettes through good works and various other projects in the community. This also acts as a great networking opportunity; our chapter has a variety of members from all walks of life, so those who join get to meet, build relationships, and get advice from experienced leaders in the area. Members who have graduated and are looking for a job also have access to Job Kinnect, an online page where former students can connect with Kin across Canada in order to find their dream job. There's also a Kin Canada Campus Clubs Facebook page where members can interact with fellow Kin Clubs across the country!
Visit this link if you'd like to learn more about how Campus Clubs can lead to new friends and new opportunities and go to our Apply For Funding page to qualify for the Endowment Fund. Additionally, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more Kinsmen related news!