May 12, 2005

General Motors contributes $100,000 to scholarship program

Oshawa, Ontario – General Motors of Canada has announced a contribution of $100,000 toward the creation of a new scholarship and bursary program for automotive technical and business students at Niagara College in Ontario.

The scholarships and bursaries created by the endowment will benefit students in Niagara College’s automotive, technical and business programs, including Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technician, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Motive Power Operations – Automotive, Photonics Engineering Technology and Business Administration – Operations Management.

The contribution has been submitted for matching funds to the provincial government’s Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF). Under the OSOTF matching program, the contribution would create a $200,000 endowment to provide support for students who are experiencing financial need.

Niagara College has more than 6,000 students across more than 70 diploma and advanced level programs. With campuses in Welland, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls, the College employs 500 full-time staff and has a $276 million impact on the region’s economy.

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