NBF Announces first two recipients of the “Nate Black Memorial Entrance Award”
It is with the utmost pride that the Nate Black Foundation would like to announce its first two scholarship recipients.
In 2018, with your help and support, we established the Nate Black Memorial Entrance Award at Ryerson University. The Nate Black Memorial Entrance Award is a four-year renewable entrance award of $1,000 each year, established to honour Nate’s memory by providing the next generation of high achievers with an opportunity to excel and achieve their fullest potential.
This past year, the Foundation achieved its goal of raising enough money to establish an endowed scholarship. The Foundation provided Ryerson with a $25,000 endowment, proceeds of which will go directly toward funding future awards in Nate’s memory. This endowment will allow the Nate Black Memorial Entrance Award to exist in perpetuity.
In 2018, the Award was conferred on two Ryerson students embodying the drive and community Nate demonstrated every day.
- Keelin, a second-year student enrolled in Ryerson’s Faculty of Community Services in the Early Childhood Studies program and is also a member of the Ryerson women’s hockey team.
- Tejal, a first year student in the Faculty of Science, studying computer science.
We know Keelin and Tejal are going to do amazing things, and that Nate would be proud of everything they’ve accomplished to date. It is because of the consistent support of donors like you that we are able to help them pursue their dreams.
Thanks so much for all your support, and we look forward to sharing future news and continuing to support Ryerson students in the future in Nate’s memory.