Breaking down barriers
In November, 127 students were recognized for their academic achievements and personal accomplishments at a virtual Student Awards Ceremony. Four scholars shared messages of gratitude in the Ceremony video, which is available on the King's YouTube channel.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, five new awards were given out, including the Indigenous Student Award. In March 2021, King's committed to raising funds for an award that celebrates the achievements of deserving Indigenous students and provides financial assistance for tuition and living expenses. Forty-nine donors contributed to this award, and with a matching donation from King's, the fund was established with $56,835.
The award will be granted annually to a First Nations, Inuit, or Métis student based on academic achievement, community contribution, and financial need. The first recipient of the Indigenous Student Award was Caitlin Morris. Caitlin is a fourth-year student in the Sociology program. She works three jobs to support her family and finance her education.
After graduating, she hopes to earn her Master of Social Work and work with the Children's Aid Society. Support from this award has alleviated her financial stress, allowing her more time to focus on her son and her studies.
Read the 2021 Impact Report