for Aboriginal Students at Trent University
At a presentation today at GE's Peterborough Office, the GE Fund pledged $75,000 (US) to establish seven GE Fund Ontario Undergraduate Awards for Aboriginal students participating in Trent University's Administrative Studies or Computer Studies programs. These awards will recognize and reward student academic achievement, taking into consideration the financial needs of the individual student.
Ron Osborne, Vice-President and General
Manager, GE Canada Nuclear, Jim Nichols, General Manager Large
Motors Operation, and Warren Hope, GE Industrial Systems Human
Resources Manager presented a cheque from the GE Fund to Professor
Jim Jury, Computer Studies Department and Bonnie Patterson, President
and Vice Chancellor, for the first of three payments of a three
year pledge of $75,000 (US) towards the Beyond Our Walls Campaign.
On September 28th, the University announced
that the Beyond Our Walls Campaign had successfully raised
over $17 million, including the establishment of over 97 scholarships,
bursaries and awards. In recognition of General Electric's contribution,
through this grant from the GE Fund, Bonnie Patterson presented
local General Electric representatives with a framed plaque.
The GE Fund, the philanthropic foundation
of the General Electric Company, invests by improving educational
quality and access and in strengthening community organizations
in GE Communities around the world.