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Morneau-McCain Scholars Program

December 14, 2018

$1.3 Million Gift from Nancy McCain and Bill Morneau Helps Students from Kenya

Students from Morneau Shepell Secondary School.

The $1.3 million gift from Nancy McCain and Bill Morneau will establish the Morneau-McCain Scholars Program which will help young women from Kenya pursue their academic dreams at Woodsworth College. For the next five years, up to five students will enter University of Toronto and join the Woodsworth College community under this program. U of T and Woodsworth College have already welcomed the first two Morneau-McCain Scholars who arrived in the summer of 2018.

The role of Woodsworth College in this program is to help make the transition to life in Canada as smooth as possible for these students by providing both academic assistance and a network of peer support. Woodsworth College has experience working with international students from Africa through the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, and has previously welcomed Syrian refugees. The students will be enrolled in the College’s Academic Bridging Program, where they will have access to academic advisers, learning strategists, and study skill seminars that will help prepare them and set them up for success.

You can learn more about the Morneau-McCain Scholars Program and its development by visiting the Boundless campaign website.

Photo: Students from the Morneau Shepell Secondary School in Kenya. Photo courtesy CNW Group/United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

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