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This #GivingTuesday, support remarkable students making a difference in our community

By University Advancement and Communications Posted: December 1, 2020 6:00 a.m.

On #GivingTuesday, a donation to The Student Success Fund will help to attract and provide funding to students with high potential who give back in meaningful ways, like Salmaan, Bahar, and Emily.
On #GivingTuesday, a donation to The Student Success Fund will help to attract and provide funding to students with high potential who give back in meaningful ways, like Salmaan, Bahar, and Emily. University Advancement and Communications

These days, so much of our lives are being conducted virtually, and online shopping has become less of a convenience and more of a necessity. The COVID-19 pandemic has, however, highlighted the importance of spending dollars closer to home, and how much of an impact local support can have to making a difference in the community.

Created eight years ago as a response to the increased retail spending from Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a movement to encourage support for non-profit organizations. Canadian’s have stepped up for #GivingTuesday, and in 2019 alone the campaign raised $21.9 million for local charities across the country. For the past seven years, the University of Regina has partnered with #GivingTuesday to inspire members of the community to experience the power of giving.

Emily Froehlich
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U of R Photography

University is an exciting time of personal growth where students can use their talents to change the world. Financial support can help them to achieve their dreams.

A new fund, The Student Success Fund, will provide scholarships and awards to students with great potential, and the commitment and drive to not only succeed academically, but also give back to their community in meaningful ways. The Student Success Fund will attract students to the U of R and provide crucial support to students who are changing the world through their education at the University of Regina. This new fund will expand on scholarships and awards that already empower U of R students to create meaningful change.

One student who is already creating change is Emily Froehlich, a fourth-year student in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has shown commitment to improving her community, and the world, through her work with the U of R chapter of Engineers Without Borders. Through the program, Emily promotes energy and sustainable development in local schools and helps to show young people, especially girls, that they help solve the world’s problems with their education. As the recipient of an internship at the Ministry of Energy & Resources, Emily was able to gain more hands on experience that she hopes to use to mentor young women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

“There’s no way I would have been able to make it this far without the financial support,” says Emily. “I wasn’t able to work this year because I needed to complete a number of courses to qualify for my internship and I would have had to take time off to support myself if the University and our donors hadn’t been there for me.

This #GivingTuesday, consider supporting students making a difference in the community through The Student Success Fund. You can ensure our promising students thrive in their studies and change our community, province, and the world for the better. Your generosity will inspire students to dream…to achieve…and to succeed!

Please make your gift today to the Student Success Fund.