Through its MROO Scholarship Program, MROO (Municipal Retirees Organization Ontario) has awarded $134,000 in student scholarships distributed to 44 exceptional students across the province. The scholarships will support recipients in their post-secondary studies.
MROO is divided into 9 Zones across Ontario with Zone Directors responsible for each region. Scholarships are awarded in each Zone. Recipients were determined based on the number of applicants and specific eligibility criteria, including the student’s leadership skills, volunteer experience, and commitment to making a difference in their communities. From Zone 8 – which includes Thunder Bay – 3 students were awarded $3,000 each to assist with their studies. Congratulations to Kaylea Conway, Quinn Leschuk and Maija Niemi, all Lakehead University students in their second year.
“I am so proud to be a part of MROO and see the excellent work we are doing in our local communities. The MROO Scholarship program continues to help our future leaders reach their academic and career goals. Congratulations to our students in Zone 8, and best of luck this year!” says Bill Latham, Director of Zone 8.
Since 2006, MROO has awarded annual scholarships to Canadian students. This year these scholarships are valued at $3,000 each. The MROO Scholarships are awarded annually to family members of current MROO members. "These young students were chosen based on their academic achievements and efforts to give back to their communities " said Keith Robicheau President of MROO. "MROO’s mission is to support our members and their families and improve the lives of all Canadians. We hope these scholarships will support each recipient in their studies and help them to achieve their academic and future career goals."
The MROO Scholarship program aligns with MROO’s core mission to support current MROO members and their families and help the next generation to succeed and give back to their communities. These scholarships represent the importance MROO places on education and investing in the next generation of leaders.