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Joyce Foundation Success Awards

The Joyce Foundation is making the dream of post-secondary education a reality.

A donation of $1 million established the Joyce Foundation Success Award and the Joyce Foundation Success Award In Honour of Mike Harris, to support first-year students from Durham Region and Northumberland County attending the university.

Each year, two students are awarded $4,000 bursaries. They are renewable annually over four years, based on set criteria.

Students who receive these awards achieved a minimum 75 per cent average in their final year of high school, demonstrated financial need, and received a recommendation from their teacher or guidance counsellor. In their first year at the university, recipients are invited to participate as mentees in the university’s Student Life Mentorship Program and will be encouraged to act as mentors in subsequent years.

The university is excited to announce this year’s recipients!

  • Dawson Fraser of Uxbridge
  • Quinlan Palmer of Port Hope

Dawson Fraser
Dawson, a graduate of Uxbridge Secondary School, actively participated in athletics, community involvement and non-profit fundraising, all while maintaining academic excellence. Dawson approaches challenges head on with a positive attitude. He is described as a hardworking, determined student and an inspiration to all that he has crossed paths with. As an advocate for Cancer research, Dawson has contributed positively to his community by raising thousands of dollars over the last twelve years.

Quinlan Palmer
Quinlan, a graduate of Port Hope High School, is a dedicated, hard-working student who uses her numerous talents to contribute positively to her school, education and community. Her strong determination and ambition resulted in completing a co-op at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, and completing multiple certificates towards her Specialist High Skills Major program. Possessing strong organization skills and work ethic, Quinlan has achieved academic excellence. Quinlan is described as a student of action with strong moral character and an exceptional attitude.

Past winners include Kurtis Collins and Lorena Diaz. As an institution, we thank the Joyce Foundation for their generous donation that has made these awards and student aspirations possible.

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