Recognizing students' academic achievements and donors' generosity
November 21, 2022
Our generous donors allowed King's to award over $300,000 in scholarships and bursaries, impacting over 200 students, this year. King’s distributed 155 awards during the Student Awards Ceremony, held on November 20, 2022, both virtually and in the Joanne and Peter Kenny Theatre at the Darryl J. King Student Life Centre. Over 330 award recipients, donors, King's employees, family members, friends, and community supporters were in attendance. Annually, King's grants over $2 million in financial aid to students.
"After two years of virtual celebrations, we are excited to come together in person to recognize the academic achievements of our students and express our gratitude to the donors who support student awards at King's," says Kim Malcolm, Acting Executive Director, Alumni and Development.
Dr. David Malloy, King's President, said the Student Awards Ceremony was an opportunity to not only honour our exceptional students but also "the family and friends who support and encourage our students throughout their academic journey. Together with our employees, we all strive to educate critical, literate, and compassionate life-long learners who are able to understand the challenges and opportunities presented by an ever-changing and complex global society."
In addition to Dr. Malloy, leaders in the King's community gathered to recognize the award recipients:
- Karen Thomson, Vice President (External Relations)
- Dr. Mark Yenson, Associate Academic Dean
- Matthew Thuss, '98, Past Chair, Foundation Board of Directors
Malcolm says that King's is especially grateful to alumni and friends who have established three new awards: the CIBC MEM Inclusion Award, the Sita Lakhotia Memorial Award, and the KPMG BIPOC Student Award. "These awards serve under-represented communities in their educational journey and support the next generation of leaders," she explains.
"Even if it is just the removal of one barrier – tuition fees, the cost of books, living expenses – financial support from student awards can be the difference between a student dropping out or continuing their education. Thank you to all our donors who choose to invest in the success of King's students," says Malcolm.
Prior to the awards ceremony, a reception was held in the Garron Family Learning Lounge. It provided a chance for students, their families and friends, as well as donors and employees to meet and mingle.
To change the life of a student through a scholarship donation, call 519-433-3491 x4565 or visit www.kings.uwo.ca/give.