Samuel W. Stedman Foundation Bursary Programme for Mature Students
Samuel Stedman was a Brantford businessman who with his brothers founded the Stedman chain of variety stores which operated across Canada. Although he always remained active with Stedman Bros. Limited, he continued to live in Brantford and managed Stedman's Bookstore Ltd. here for most of his life.
Before his death, he established a charitable foundation, the Samuel W. Stedman Foundation. Some of the revenue from this is used to fund a bursary programme, the aim of which is to help and encourage young people to obtain the education and skills necessary to become a contributing member of Canadian society. Since the people of Brantford has supported him as a young man and given him an opportunity to succeed, he wished in his turn to help young people of another generation.
A limited number of bursaries will be granted to mature students of merit from the City of Brantford and the County of Brant who wish to further their studies in the Province of Ontario. These bursaries are open to undergraduate students at post-secondary institutions. A mature student, is one who which has been out of the educational system for 5 years.
Applications are due April 30, 2014. For complete details and paper applications, please visit the Service Laurier located in Grand River Hall room 202.