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A promising future – Dal News

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 2020147 Views

July 28, 2020

A Promise Scholars program launched by the Faculty of Management will provide much-needed support to Black and Indigenous students. The program will provide financial aid, paid work experience and personalized academic and career mentoring to Black and Indigenous students, with a preference for African Nova Scotian and Mi’kmaq students and additional priority given to first generation students from low-income backgrounds.

It’s an idea that was inspired by Faculty of Management students. Executives from the student societies met with Dean Kim Brooks in June 2020 and asked why the Faculty wasn’t doing more to support Black and Indigenous students. Each student organization wanted to know how they, and the Faculty, could do better. “We’re taking them up on their call for action,” says Brooks.

“We looked for models and found that in 2015 Dalhousie’s Committee on Aboriginal and Black/African Canadian Student Access and Retention produced a report on financial aid,” continued Brooks. “That Committee proposed promise scholarships. Our Promise Scholars program adds two additional pillars to that financial aid promise. Promise Scholars will be supported with paid work or internship experience and personalized and dedicated mentoring support.”

Read More: https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/07/28/a-promising-future.html

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