Established in 1978 at his namesake school, Dr. Gordon Keith Higgins remains a passionate advocate for public education. A seventh generation Canadian, he was born at St. Andrews by the Sea, New Brunswick, on March 23, 1922. Dr. Higgins served as an elected trustee on the Calgary Board of Education from 1963-1970 and promoted the library program in the school system. He was a member of the senate of the University of Calgary from 1972-1975. He returned to St. Andrews in 1978. His desire is that all students learn and value the importance of investing in their own futures, financially and through life-long learning.

Donor

Dr. Gordon K. Higgins

Where Tenable

Dr. Gordon Higgins Junior High School

Field of Study

Unrestricted

Value

$100

Number

Six awards, for the top boy and girl in grades 7, 8 and 9

Eligibility

The “top” male and female students registered in grade 7, 8 and 9 of Dr. Gordon Higgins Junior High School.

Apply

Online application available at www.educationmatters.ca. Applicants should check with their guidance office for more information and are encouraged to discuss their application with the Scholarship Coordinator at their junior high school.

Selection & payment

School-specific. Recipients will be notified by June. Payment will be made to the student.

Deadline

April 30

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