Tags: Vol. 1, Issue 4, June 2021
It goes without saying that this past year has been incredibly tough on our students, from the physical health aspects of COVID-19, to job loss and overall increased levels of stress and financial instability. As a Faculty, we know supporting our students financially can mean the difference between being able to complete a degree, and stopping studies. We are incredibly pleased to announce that in the 2020-2021 academic year, the Faculty of Social & Community Services (FSCS) has awarded $10,000 in emergency bursaries to 40 students. To further support students in the midst of the global pandemic, an additional $5,000 in electronic gift cards to Amazon, President’s Choice, and the Humber Bookstore were provided, to help students purchase essential items and school supplies.
As a whole, our Faculty has also secured over $55,000 in support of the emergency bursaries and newly established scholarships. We are thankful to Dr. Dan Andreae for supporting our students facing crisis with $4,600 annually. Dr. Dan Andreae also supported nine specific program scholarships with $18,000; the money was dispersed in $2000 increments across the following scholarships: Commitment to Social Service Work Scholarships, Excellence in Behavioural Science Scholarships, and the Leadership in Developmental Services Work Scholarships.
The Punjabi Community Health Services also supported FSCS students with the $1000 Punjabi Community Health Services Scholarship of Excellence, which aims to support a student in the Bachelor of Behavioural Sciences (BBS) or the Addictions and Mental Health (ADMH) programs, who self-identifies as Black/ African, and has overcome adversity, and aims to work on issues related to anti-racism or anti-oppression.
Lastly, we are grateful to our partners at Motorola Solutions Foundation for their support of Humber's first responder programs. The Foundation generously provided twelve scholarships benefitting students in the Faculty's Police Foundations Program as well as the Pre-Service Firefighter and Paramedic programs in the Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness. The Inclusivity Recruitment Scholarships provide scholarships to six students who identify as a member of an equity-seeking group and demonstrate financial need, while the Leadership in Action Scholarships recognize six emerging leaders from equity-seeking backgrounds.
Humber’s Unlimited Campaign also launched the Support our Students (SOS) Fund. During this unprecedented time, our donors continue to make a difference in the lives of Humber students to ensure their future remains unlimited. Currently, the SOS Fund has raised over 1 million dollars, and supported over 8,000 students with Emergency Bursaries.