Scholarship to “Change the Odds” for students

The House of Friendship Leadership Scholarship can help students from families living on low income attend university.

A life-changing scholarship will make it easier for young students living on low income to achieve a university education.

The House of Friendship Leadership Scholarship, made possible through a substantial grant from the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation, will help two high school students connected to House of Friendship programs attend University of Waterloo while living in Conrad Grebel residence – with all of their expenses paid.

“This scholarship will change the odds, not only for the recipient, but for their entire family,” said Dauda Raji, Community Services Director at House of Friendship. “What we want to accomplish in our programs is to help end the cycle of poverty. A scholarship like this is one way to help achieve that.”

Students will be selected on a combination of marks and leadership involvement in House of Friendship programs, and receive four years of tuition and related fees, as well as two years of residence at Conrad Grebel. The scholarship also includes two paid work terms in a House of Friendship program.

“To not only receive a university education but to be able to graduate without any debt,” said Dauda. “It will be an absolute game-changer for these families.”

Thank you to the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation for Changing the Odds for bright, young learners in Waterloo Region!

Posted on: July 25th, 2023

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