Mohawk College Receives $350,000 from Scotiabank's Bright Futures Program

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Scotiabank's recent contribution to Mohawk College will be dedicated to various academic initiatives and bursary programs.

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“Scotiabank is investing in the largest renewal project in Mohawk’s history,” - Rob MacIsaac, President, Mohawk College.

Mohawk College received a $350,000 donation through Scotiabank’s Bright Futures program, an initiative the bank launched as a way to extend their support to various health, social services, and education causes in communities worldwide.

The contribution will help Mohawk College advance a number of their academic initiatives, including enhancing student experience, adopting sustainability practices, and expanding bursary programs. Particularly, a portion of the $350,000 will be allocated towards Mohawk’s ongoing Fennell Renewal project, which focuses on renovating and redesigning several spaces throughout their Fennell campus, including:

  • The Mohawk Recreation Centre (scheduled to open on Fall 2013)
  • School of Engineering Technology
  • The Learning Exchange
  • The Square
  • School of Media & Entertainment
  • INDI 101 FM
  • Community Welcome Centre
  • Multi-modal Transportation Hub

“Scotiabank is investing in the largest renewal project in Mohawk’s history,” said Rob MacIsaac, President of Mohawk College. “It’s a project aimed at enhancing the quality of education and the overall college experience for the 10,000 or so students that come to [the Fennell] campus.”

A significant portion of Scotiabank’s contribution will also be dedicated to bursary programs.

“We’re pleased to be supporting [bursary programs] as part of our initiative with [Mohawk College].” said Tony Wright, Executive Vice President, Scotiabank. “Through the Scotiabank Bright Futures philanthropic program, we focus on helping to improve access to higher education, which is very, very important because we know it is one of the best ways to transform lives.”

Mohawk College is among the highest ranked colleges in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and one of the largest providers of apprenticeship programs in Ontario. With hundreds of program and course options, Mohawk College offers full-time, continuing education, and online learning programs, all of which span across a number of different domains.

In honour and in gratitude of Scotiabank’s donation, Mohawk College has named a newly established social/study area in the Fennell Campus the Scotiabank Café.

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