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CUFW donates two bursaries to COTR

The Canadian Federation of Women Cranbrook Club is very pleased to donate two more bursaries to the College of the Rockies.

Judie Blakley, the Financial and Scholarship Committee Chair, presented Lois Murray of the College of the Rockies a cheque for two five-hundred-dollar bursaries to the Licensed Practical Nursing Program for the year 2014-2015.

The club is using some of the funds raised from their annual Artisan Bazaar held at the Cranbrook Golf Course in November.

The Practical Nursing Course at the College of the Rockies is a two-year program. The eligibility requirements for one of these two bursaries will be presented to a mature female student (over 19 years of age) who is enrolled in full-time studies at the College of the Rockies Practical Nursing Program and continuing to a second year. The tuition for this course has increased to $5,000.00 which adds burden to the returning students. Lois Murray said they are very pleased to get this financial help from the CFUW Cranbrook club at this time.

Students will be selected using the criteria based on a combination of demonstrated financial need and academic achievement.

“This is the second consecutive year the club has been able to help two East Kootenay women COTR students,” said Cathryn Henley, President of the CFUW Cranbrook Club. “The monies are raised through the sale of tables at the Annual Artisan Bazaar which features local crafters and artists of all kinds. Funds spent there by the crafters are reinvested in the East Kootenay to the benefit of our community,” she added. “We are continuing our mission of education at all levels. We support early childhood education as well as post-secondary in the East Kootenay,” said Henley.

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