Over 120 StFX students have benefitted from the Jeannine Deveau Equity Endowment Scholarship Fund

When the Jeannine Deveau Educational Equity Endowment Scholarship Fund was announced at StFX in October 2015, it was said to have the power to transform lives.

Two years later this is certainly true. Since the fund’s inception, 56 scholarships and over 70 bursaries have been awarded to StFX students, making it easier for Aboriginal and African Nova Scotians to access a university education.

Recipient Christina Sentho Turay says she greatly appreciates the Deveau fund for the helping hand it’s provided so that she can successfully obtain her BA in women’s studies and religious studies.

“This scholarship award will only push me further towards my degree and my dreams of one day having a successful career,” says Ms. Turay, a third year student originally from West Africa Sierra Leone who grew up in Antigonish, NS, and among those celebrated recently at the 2nd Deveau Scholarship Dinner.

Ms. Turay says as a low income student, facing increasing challenges of financial need, the scholarship will help her spend more time on her courses, which are crucial to her future.

This fund is extremely important in allowing students to excel beyond expectations, says recipient Summer-Joy Upshaw, who is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in human kinetics program and who is taking a minor in human nutrition.

“With the Deveau Fund, ...

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