Scholarships mean so much to students, says fourth-year nursing student Jordyn Liebman, recipient of an award sponsored by the Windsor University Retirees Association.
“It’s easier to succeed academically and get involved in activities on campus when you don’t have to choose between studying and picking up an extra shift to pay bills,” Liebman says.
Besides her coursework, she has been involved in research projects and volunteered as a peer mentor and tutor.
“Without this scholarship, I would not have had the opportunity to further explore my interests,” she says. “I feel very fortunate to have been so involved on campus during the past four years, but it wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of University of Windsor donors.”
Roger Lauzon, president of the Windsor University Retirees Association and a UWindsor alumnus, says the organization is proud to support scholarship funds.
“These young men and women are our country’s and community’s future leaders,” Lauzon says. “Without our assistance, they may not be able to enjoy the entire university experience, which broadens their horizons and makes them truly appreciate their new-found knowledge.”
The Annual Giving Program encourages employees and retirees to give to their favourite campus causes. A donation to the campaign by April 18 offers a chance for one of the incentives listed below:
- an extra vacation day;
- Beats headphones;
- Apple AirPods;
- Google Home smart speakers;
- a pair of University Players season passes;
- Lancer all-sports pass;
- $100 UwinCASH card;
- two tickets to see the Detroit Tigers host the Kansas City Royals on Aug. 11;
- two tickets to the Carrie Underwood concert June 9 at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena;
- two tickets to the Who concert June 1 at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena.
To make a tax-deductible donation online — including by convenient payroll deduction — visit the UWindsor donations page.