UELAC Scholarship Endowment Fund Challenge 2018

Celebrate Twenty, April 1 – July 1, 2018

This year UELAC celebrates 20 years of UELAC Scholarship. Since its beginning in 1998, eleven students have received funding towards completion of a graduate degree in relevant Loyalist research. With each successful dissertation, new published research is added to the UELAC resource library.

Four hundred years ago William Shakespeare wrote these words: “April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” On April 1, 2018 we will celebrate that spirit of youth with the launch of the 2018 Celebrate Twenty scholarship challenge.

How can you participate, you ask? A twenty-dollar ($20) individual donation puts your name on our list of generous donors. Or perhaps you’d like to add a zero and make it $200, or $2000! We are more than happy to receive your gift of any combination of twenty. Please mark your donations ‘Scholarship Endowment Fund.’

This year we are asking for a commitment of $200 per branch for the Scholarship Endowment Fund. Happily, past fundraisers have consistently exceeded our expectations. On a leap of faith, we are setting our 2018 celebration goal at $10,000.00. On accepting this challenge your branch will be added to Celebrate Twenty updates in the Loyalist Trails and Executive Notes newsletters. A special wrap-up announcement will take place at the UELAC Conference in Moose Jaw, SK.

For donations of $20 or more, a tax receipt will be issued by UELAC Head Office, or by CanadaHelps if donating online. Should you wish to make a memorial gift we will ensure that recognition is given to those you wish to honour through your donation. Donations must specify ‘Scholarship Endowment Fund.’

The UELAC gratefully acknowledges the financial support from our generous donors.

See how to donate or read more about the scholarship.


Thanks to Our Donors

The UELAC gratefully acknowledges financial support for the 2018 Scholarship Challenge from the following generous donors:

  • Abegweit Branch
  • Assiniboine Branch
  • Bicentennial Branch
  • Colonel John Butler (Niagara) Branch
  • Governor Simcoe Branch
  • Grand River Branch
  • Kawartha Branch
  • London and Western Ontario Branch
  • New Brunswick Branch
  • Nova Scotia Branch
  • Saskatchewan Branch
  • Vancouver Branch
  • Adair, James R.
  • Ash, Vera
  • Carle, Dale & Brenda
  • Compeer, Betty & Frans
  • Cowan, Hugh
  • Day, Allan
  • Decker, David
  • Dutton, Lisa
  • Eamer, Reg
  • Faris, Diane
  • Fladager, Betty
  • Forsyth, Ivan & Amy
  • Fox, Audrey
  • Horstead, Dawn
  • Johnson, Fred
  • Lewis, Debbie
  • Lockhart, Shirley & Jim
  • McConnell, Brian
  • McGimpsey, Shirley
  • Manzer, Christine
  • Morrison, David Hill
  • Nowell, Richard C.
  • Purin, B.
  • Reid, Roger
  • Schepers, Bonnie & Albert
  • Skelton, Brooke
  • Stymiest, Carl
  • Tordiff, Bob & Gerry
  • Tree, Ellen
  • Trumpour, Ivy
  • Wilkins, Robert
  • Williamson, Mary
  • and individual anonymous donors


About the Endowment Fund

On June 29, 2016 the UELAC Dominion Council voted overwhelmingly in favour of the establishment of the Loyalist Scholarship Endowment Fund. Seed money of $33,580 was earmarked for investment to generate income in support of UELAC Loyalist Scholarship. With the establishment of the Loyalist Scholarship Endowment Fund, branches and individuals can give to a fund dedicated to grow and support Loyalist scholarship for years to come. For donations of $20 or more, a tax receipt will be issued by UELAC Head Office, or by CanadaHelps if donating online. Donations to this account must specify Loyalist Scholarship Endowment Fund.