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Kin Canada Bursaries, a program of the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund (HREF) is proud to
have disbursed bursaries to over 1,300 students across Canada since its inception in 1994. 

This year, Kin Canada Bursaries awarded 56 $1000 bursaries to deserving students across Canada for their 2023-24 school year. Successful applicants were chosen based on their community
and school involvement, knowledge of Kin Canada and financial need. See the 
list of
recipients below. 


Named Bursaries

The Hal Rogers Endowment Fund disburses a number of named bursaries in honour of people/organizations who have shown support for Kin Canada Bursaries through their financial commitment and or advocacy for the program. 

Diane Rogers
   The Diane Rogers Bursary for Excellence

    The Diane Rogers Bursary for Excellence was established in 2019 to honour the longstanding contributions and     
    support of Diane Rogers to the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund. 
Diane Rogers is the daughter of Kin Canada’s   Founder,
    Hal Rogers O.C., O.B.E.  Diane Rogers 
served as the honourary spokesperson of the Hal Rogers Endowment
This bursary is awarded to the top scoring applicant of each year. 

    2023 recipient - Olivia Grubb


Kevin Denbok   Kevin Denbok Bursary for Musical Studies

    The Kevin Denbok Bursary for Musical Studies, which was established at the 1987 National Convention to honour the
    memory of Kevin Denbok, is available to persons wishing to pursue excellence in the field of music at a school of
In 1982, Kevin Denbok became the first person in the history of Kin to be made an honorary member of the
    Association. Kevin, who suffered from cystic fibrosis, died on Nov. 24, 1986, at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto
    approximately two weeks before his 22
nd birthday. Kevin dedicated his life and his music to finding a cure or control for
    cystic fibrosis and worked extensively with Kinsmen and Kinette clubs across Canada to raise funds for cystic fibrosis
    research and treatment.

                                    2023 recipient - Kawtar Karmouni

Bob Pittman   Bob Pittman Bursary for Business Studies

    The Bob Pittman Bursary for Business Studies, which was established by the 1990-1991 National Board of Directors to
    honour the memory of Bob Pittman, is available to persons wishing to pursue excellence in the field of business. 
In 1990,
    Kin Bob Pittman, Past Governor of District 4, was made a life member of the Association. Bob dedicated his life and
    career to striving for excellence through personal development.

     2023 recipient - Allan Colton


Ian F McClure

    Ian F. McClure Bursary for Business Studies

     The Ian F. McClure Bursary for Business Studies, which was established in 2019 to honour the contributions of Ian F.   
     McClure to the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund, is available to persons residing in Ontario wishing to pursue excellence in
     the field of business. If there are no eligible business applicants in a year, applicants enrolled in a psychology program are
Ian F. McClure was a life member of Kin Canada. He served as the Governor of District 8 in 1968-69. He was the
     first Kinsmen to be president of Cystic Fibrosis Canada, where he served from 1976 to 1978. Ian F. McClure was also a
     generous supporter of The Hal Rogers Endowment Fund.

                                   2023 recipient: not awarded 

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Colin Edwards Kin Bursary

First awarded in 2009, this bursary was named after the Winnipeg Kinsmen for reaching the $50,000 cumulative club donation level. The club initially requested the name include “Jackpot Bingo” to  recognize the source of the funds. The name of the bursary was changed in 2021 to recognize Colin Edwards' 40 years of dedicated service to the club. This bursary is awarded to the applicant submitted by the club. If there is no qualified submission from the club, then the bursary goes to the applicant from the nearest geographical location. 

                                   2023 recipient - Terik Kozakowski


Kin Canada Foundation  Kin Canada Foundation Bursary

   This bursary made possible by 10-year funding from the Kin Canada Foundation. First awarded in
   2018, it will be awarded
 up to and including the year 2027. This bursary is in support of recipients with
   a military or first responder background.   

                                   2023 recipient - Amber Hattie

Time to Thrive Bursary

This bursary is awarded to the top-scoring applicant that is a parent or single parent, made possible by the Kinette Club of Calgary.


                                 2023 recipient: Codie Shaw


Kinsmen Club of Sudbury Bursary

New this year, this bursary is awarded to the top scoring applicant that lives in or around Sudbury, Ontario. 


                             2023 recipient: David Paulins


All 2022-2023 Bursary Recipients 




Caitlyn Bidyk
Brennen Elias-Falle
Lauren Fersovitch
Alexis Halmazna
Mina Lancaster
Serena Laveniuk
Margaretha Penner
Stefanie Orazietti
Evan Poulson
Anastacia Raniuk
Codie Shaw
Grayson Thompson
Draydenvan der Torre
CourtneyVan Vulpen

British Columbia

Jackson Smith 
Libbey Wilmot
Ai Wu 


Oluboye Darasimi
Terik Kozakowski 
Blair Rashawna 
Alexander Talissa



Ontario and Quebec

Gracen Antaya
Brooke Baker
Kaleb Baskin
Siobhan Cadigan
Andrew Curley
Ella Grant
Olivia Grubb
Samantha Hallam
Hope Harris
Osman Ibrahim
Kawtar Karmouni
Lauryn Luce
Sarah Lynch
Hassan Nurta
Béatrice Painchaud
David Paulins
Leah Smith
Alyssa Sturdy
Jackie Wrightly 


Brooklynn Bast
Jarren Reaney
Drune Rugland
Brooklynn Sullivan
Breanna Tremblay
Ethan Wildeman



Atlantic Canada
(New Brunswick, Nova Scotia,
Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador)



Caelan Deviller
Cian Cole
Allan Colton
Makayla Gerroir
Amber Hattie
Abbygale Horne
Cameron Jones
Jocelyn Rayner
Samuel Roy
Tierney Schiefer