On Wednesday, the University of Regina received a $ 2.08 million donation from alumnus Nevan Krogan and his partners.
It is the largest single donation to the university by a student and will be used to fully fund the Children of Haiti Project (COHP) scholarship.
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Beginning in the fall of 2023, the scholarship will provide 10 COHP graduates the opportunity to earn a fully-funded bachelor’s degree in their discipline of choice at the U of R, with tuition, housing, immigration costs and expenses of maintenance covered.
“I’m trying to give the youngsters a chance,” Krogan said. “I think part of the motivation is trying to give the younger ones an opportunity like the one I had and some of these kids are much smarter than I was or am now, so giving them a chance will be amazing.”
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The Children of Haiti Project is a private, non-profit organization with a mission to bring strong and effective progressive education, nutrition and health care to some of the poorest children in Haiti and to create the future leaders of the country.
“The families of these students are counting on them and feeling lucky and this is something they don’t take for granted,” said COHP Co-Founder and Country Director Dominique Pierre. “I would like them to be themselves, whatever role they choose to take on, I would like them to become model citizens.”
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