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Anniversary Edition of the Report on Philanthropy

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Thank You for Investing in our Future!

"For 50 years, Trent University has recognized the vital role donors and volunteers play in the life of our institution - sparking innovation, inspiring our communities, and moving us toward a bold new future. To all of our donors, volunteers, friends, and supporters, thank you. Trent's next 50 years are guaranteed to be bright with you by our side." -Julie Davis, Vice-President, External Relations & Advancement

Student Aid Impact

Farid Qamar
I am in my second year of my MSc in Astrophysics and my research is mainly in the area of Observational Extragalactic Cosmology, specifically I look at interactions between galaxies in different environmental densities.  By awarding me the Slavin Research Scholarship in Physics and Astronomy, you have helped relieve some of my financial burden and allowed me to concentrate more on my research.  Your generosity has made a real difference to me.  Thank you.
Farid Qamar, MSc Candidate Astrophysics
Erin Clews
I wanted to thank you for granting me the Gordon Roper Bursary.  I am honoured to have received an award named after such an influential man.  English Literature has always, and will continue to be, a passion of mine, and I thank you for allowing me to pursue this passion with the financial help you have provided.
Erin Clews, BAH English and Psychology Student

Sean Carleton
I am writing to express my appreciation for the Jean Evelyn Graves Graduate Scholarship.  I am grateful for these funds that are helping me complete my dissertation on the history of state schooling for Indigenous children in British Columbia between 1849 and 1925.  I understand that Jean Evelyn Graves was a secondary school teacher and was very involved in educational issues, so it is an honour to be using the scholarship to further study the history of schooling and educational issues.  Such financial generosity enables students like me to conduct crucial research and disseminate it in the hope of making the world a better place.  Thank You!
Sean Carleton, PhD Candidate Canadian Studies
As a fourth year student in the Trent-Carleton Joint PhD Program in Canadian Studies, the Harley Richard Cummings Scholarship, will be of great assistance in helping me meet the considerable financial demands of a doctoral program.  In addition, this scholarship has allowed me to travel outside of Peterborough to do archival research and meet with the interview participants.  My doctoral research is about Canadian bank workers’ struggles to unionize between 1940 and 2010.  I plan to complete my doctoral program in April 2015.  It is my hope that through the continued generosity and support of donors like you, many more students will be able to reach academic goals that would otherwise be unattainable. 
Julia Smith, PhD Candidate Canadian Studies




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