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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 104 $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 Fund. This bursary is awarded to the top scoring applicant of each year. 

2024 recipient - Hailey Whiteley

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 music. 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 22nd 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.

2024 recipient - Denae Kong

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.

2024 recipient - Deagan Robertson


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 considered.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.

2024 recipient: Katie Earle

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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. 

2024 recipient - Alex Davis

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.   

2024 recipient - Naomi Wiebe


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.

2024 recipient: Elizabeth Dak

Kinsmen Club of Sudbury Bursary

New in 2023, this bursary is awarded to the top scoring applicant that lives in or around Sudbury, Ontario. 

2024 recipient: Alison Saarenoja-Perreault

Kinsmen Club of Stampede City Destined for Success Bursary

The Kinsmen Club of the Stampede City are proud to introduce a prestigious bursary scholarship awarded annually to an outstanding student enrolled in post-secondary education who demonstrate excellence in balancing the challenges of academics, athletics, and community service. We recognize that the journey of a well-rounded student involves not only excelling in various areas but also navigating the complexities of personal growth and future planning. Education extends beyond the classroom, and this scholarship is a testament to our commitment to nurturing individuals who strive for excellence in all aspects of life. 

2024 recipient: Nicole Sun


All 2023-2024 Bursary Recipients 




Alya Adewumi

Dannica Beck

Madison Bradford

Elizabeth Dak

Denae Kong

Bryan Kostelyk

Catherine Laidlaw

William Montgomery

Emma Moore

Dakota Morin

Ava Nordhagen

Adaeze Ogboruche-Goodnews

Kayley Oulette

Isabelle Prins

Deagan Robertson

Nicole Sun

Arianna Van Heeren

Katie Wengryn

Devraj Williams


British Columbia

Emma Bergen

Catherine Choi

Breanna Fontaine

Elisa Gabriele

Kelly Hutchinson

Jueun Kim

Elias Schanz

Naomi Wiebe




Brittany Blair

Sydney Burak

Veronica Casigay

Alex David

Jaden Doerr

Marissa Gervais

Kyler Hakala

Logan  Huculak

Jessica Jankowski

Raylyn Koshowski

Kyra Leddy

Alyiah Phillips



Ontario and Quebec

Malia Afonso

Delphine Ang

John Antaya

Maddyx Beaulieu

Mohit Bhabak

Taylor  Bond

Sydney Durnin

Katie Earle

Luc Froese

Ava Gibbings

Samiah Haase

Emily Haight

Lauren Hattey-Montgomery

Zachary Howe

Ronan Johnson

Daniela Klicper

Tanaeye Kring

Logan MacInnis

Mehavish Masood

Gavin Mcafee-Rankine

Jordyn Newbery

Janevra Pier

Mikaela Ranchuk

Alison Saarenoja-Perreault

Keira Savin

Claire Seymour

Adam-Henry Sherwood

Zara Siddiqui

Lia Simon

Caitlyn Thompson

Riley Ware

Jennifer Weber

Carly Whiteley

Hailey Whiteley

Olivia Williams



Khloe Bedore

Payton Brady

Keelan Cornelson

Rayne  Cyr

Ceanna Fischer

Nicole Genereaux

Britten McGonigal

Shayla Olafson

Kaylor  Rudd

Preston Ruzicka

Katlyn  Sutton-Fabish

Courtney Svenson



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


Akwaima Arkpan

Jessica Bennett

Sara Budden

Sarah Busson

Zachery Canning

Bryan Comeau

Lynden Doyle

Kale Dubue-McNamara

Clair Foss

Kate Hughes

Keaira Lawrence-Pond

Tyler Lohnes-McNutt

Ciaran MacDonald

Emma Mesh

Andrew Roberts

Marleigh-Jayne Smallwood

Abbie Smeltzer

Chloe Timmons