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New Scholarship for Diversity in Fundraising Management

The Fundraising Management graduate certificate program recently underwent a significant curriculum change. Formerly the program was three semesters in length and has moved to a more accessible two-semester format. Program Coordinator Samantha Jones is excited to launch the program in order to help meet the demand for fundraisers in September 2021. Graduates from the program are sought after for their strong business foundation that enables their passion for social change within the non-profit sector.

Stephen Thomas Ltd, a leading marketing and fundraising agency specializing in the non-profit and charitable sector, is investing in the future of the profession by establishing the Stephen Thomas Ltd Scholarship for Diversity in Fundraising Management Leadership. The company has generously provided two annual scholarships of $2,500 to students entering the Fundraising Management program of study. The successful applicants will self-identify as members of an equity-deserving group and demonstrate a passion for the non-profit sector and fundraising management. More information about the award will be shared with successful program applicants later this spring.

"We are firmly committed to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in the non-profit sector," says Paula Attfield, Stephen Thomas Ltd’s President and CEO. “We want to encourage students from diverse backgrounds to enter the fundraising management profession and we’re hopeful these scholarships will allow students who are passionate about our sector to get started on their careers.”

This award is an important addition to the recruitment and retention scholarships available for students interested in pursuing a career in fundraising. The non-profit industry continues to grow, employing more than two million Canadians and contributing an average of 8.1% of the total Canadian GDP. We invite you to visit the program website to learn more about designated awards in this program or contact Samantha Jones for further information. 

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