ST. CATHARINES, ON, Nov. 28 /CNW/ - Brock Students have officially joined
the Canadian Alliance of Students Associations (CASA) campaign to renew the
Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation (CMSF). CMSF currently puts about
$350 million/year in the hands of students who required financial assistance
in entering and excelling in their post-secondary endeavors.
James O'Brien, President of the Brock University Students' Union said,
"The reality is that the CMSF contributes approximately 30% of all student
financial aid into the system. Currently with CMSF in place, approximately one
in every three students that receive financial aid do so from the CMSF.
Without the program in place you can remove one of them from receiving any
fiscal assistance towards their education."
The grants reloaded campaign is straightforward, students in need go to
www.grantsreloaded.ca, signup and tell their story. This campaign is an easy
way for all students to support themselves and each other through lobbying for
the renewal of the Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation.
O'Brien further stressed that, "the CMSF has literally been a life
changing experience for some of the recipients. 95% of the grants are awarded
on a needs basis, so this is allowing individuals who otherwise may have never
been given the opportunity to partake in the pursuit of higher education."
Established in 1971, the Brock University Students' Union is a
not-for-profit student organization, representing 17,000 students and members
of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations since 2001.
For further information:
For further information: James O'Brien, President, Brock University
Students' Union, Tel.: (905) 688-5550 ext 3101, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org