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RAYS’ bursary students share experiences, job opportunities

Creemore Echo Posted May 14, 2020
In addition to the scholarships that RAYS awards to university students, the Bursary program is prospering.
Nick Forrest, chair of the bursary committee says, “I am delighted that we are now able to award 12 two-year bursaries annually to students entering a community college or apprenticeship program. Our aim, through financial support and mentoring, is to support these students in gaining the knowledge, confidence and qualifications that will help them to find work in their chosen careers.” … Continue readingRAYS’ bursary students share experiences, job opportunities

Pandemic alters graduation for 2020 RAYS scholars

Four years ago, three young women graduating from local high schools were awarded $20,000 scholarships to study at a Canadian university. They all excelled in their various programs and are now planning for further studies. Here are their stories and plans for the future:

In September 2016, Valerie Binder enrolled at Ottawa University to study French and Biology. She wanted to be a teacher. … Continue readingPandemic alters graduation for 2020 RAYS scholars

RAYS scholars adapt to education disruption

Creemore Echo April 24, 2020
For the eight RAYS scholarship recipients who are wrapping up their first, second or third year at university, COVID-19 has meant significant change.

To their great credit, they have adapted, persevered and risen to the challenge. We asked three of these students to share their challenges, how they coped and how they are planning to spend their summer. … Continue readingRAYS scholars adapt to education disruption

RAYS bursary students following their dreams

Creemore Echo  November 12, 2019

Many high school students are encouraged to go to university but some aren’t sure of what they want to do and what other options there are.
RAYS bursary recipient Michael Noble is planning on taking his third level of welding certification in 2020 and believes trades are where there are many opportunities and greatest area of growth.
Noble says he knew he was interested in welding at age of 13. He helped fix things at his family farm and gives credit to his high school shop teacher for encouraging his interest in welding. … Continue readingRAYS bursary students following their dreams