Posted by Lyle Goodin on Jul 12, 2018
One of the six Areas of Focus of Rotary is Basic Education and Literacy.  This focus applies as much to our own students as it does to children in underdeveloped countries.  To this end, each year the Rotary Club of Bowmanville donates five bursaries to deserving graduating high school students who are going on to further their education at college or university.  Each bursary is valued at $2,000.  Students are selected based upon a set of criteria which includes financial need, academic standing, community involvement, and school involvement.
This year's recipients were (L to R) Tanner Foster, Breann Saulnier, Mandy Mongeon, Paige Brunelle, and Josh Touw.  Also pictured is Rotarian Brad Phillips, Director of Youth Service.
Tanner Foster is a graduate of Bowmanville High School.  He will be attending Trent University to pursue a Bachelor of Social Work.
Breann Saulnier, a graduate from St. Stephen's High School, will be attending the University of Guelph to study for a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology.
Mandy Mongeon will be studying International Development at Tyndale University.  Mandy is a graduate from Durham Christian High School.
Paige Brunelle graduated from Clarke High School and will be attending Guelph University to study Environmental Biology.
Josh Touw will be attending Dalhousie University and studying toward a Bachelor of Commerce.  Josh is a graduate from Clarington Central High School.
The Rotary Club of Bowmanville wishes our bursary recipients every success in their studies and in their future endeavours.