Kin Canada Bursaries is a program of the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund (HREF).
Kin Canada established the HREF in memory of Hal Rogers, Kin Canada's founder who passed away in 1994.
Throughout his life, Hal Rogers believed in the value of education. In his own words, "providing and promoting the finest and most effective education possible for our young people" was a noble endeavor.
The HREF is supported by Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs, and public donations.
From the fund, $1,000 bursaries are awarded to successful Canadian applicants who are pursuing post-secondary education at a recognized university, community college, technical institute and other schools for advanced education.
Of the bursaries awarded, there are 4 named bursaries: The “Diana Lyn McKenna Memorial Bursary” to a student from Ontario in the Health/Sciences field, the Bob Pittman Bursary for a Business student, the Kevin Denbok Bursary for Music students and the Winnipeg Kinsmen Jackpot Bingo Bursary awarded to a District 2 students.
Board of Trustees
The HREF Board of Trustees carry out the Fund's purpose to promote, encourage and sponsor educational programs and activities.
The HREF Board of Trustees are tasked with scoring the endorsed applications sent to them by the clubs. Strict scoring guidelines are used to evaluate the submissions in order to determine the successful bursary recipients.
Board of Trustees Members
Eric Wilson, Chair
Visit our Apply page for information about the application, application process and eligibility requirements.
"Receiving this award motivated me to maintain high marks and excel in the aviation program at Mount Royal University. I needed warm boots with a good grip, a sleeping bag and survival gear for cross country flights. I also needed a good quality headset for flying. The bursary also assisted in paying for my books and maps. It has helped my aviation career take flight."
- Bursary Recipient
Contact Christine Stahl at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-742-5546 ext. 215 for more information.