New scholarships offer hope and opportunity
by A. Westoll
The UTSC community has many staff, faculty, alumni and friends to thank for four new academic scholarships.
To commemorate her parents, Maria Pacheco, Assistant Registrar, Financial Aid and Awards, teamed up with her brother, Tony, to create the Pacheco Family Memorial Entrance Award in Education. As a member of UTSC staff and someone on the front lines helping students in need, Maria chose to give back to those very students she serves.
CUPE 3902, University of Toronto Education Workers, has created one of the largest endowments in recent UTSC history. Through a generous donation of $160,000, which will be matched by the Government of Ontario, the new $320,000 endowment will support in perpetuity the CUPE 3902, University of Toronto Education Workers Entrance Scholarship at UTSC. The goal is to award 12 admission scholarships per year.
Professor Ted Relph, who recently retired as chair of the department of social sciences, has been a tremendous supporter of UTSC as an academic leader as well as a benefactor. Most recently, he created the Relph Admission Scholarships, which support academically strong incoming students with financial need.
And finally, UTSC alumni Ron Paquette (BA 1979) responded to our call for Annual Fund support because he wanted to help students have the same wonderful experience and education he had. Through his company, ClearView Strategic Partnerships, Paquette created an endowment to fund scholarships for both incoming and upper-year students. Special thanks to Ron and ClearView Strategic Partnerships for improving the opportunities for UTSC students.
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