We know that our students are feeling the effects of the pandemic, especially when it comes to their financial future. A need exists and we have committed to raising $400,000 for September, by September. To facilitate this, we have launched the Mountie2Mountie Financial Aid Fund.
For many students, receiving additional financial aid this year will be the difference between continuing their Mount A education and walking away from it due to new and unanticipated hardships. There is a great impact through collective giving: every gift helps.
If you are in a position to give, I hope you make a gift today using the Make a Gift Online button. Your generosity will play an integral role in helping students to return to their academic pursuits this fall. Every dollar raised goes directly from alumni and friends to students — from one Mountie to another.
With your help, we will not bounce back — we will bounce forward.
Please enjoy this video message from President Boudreau:
Here is what our students have to say about Mountie2Mountie:
Ways to Give
-Make a secure donation online at www.mta.ca/donate
-Mail a cheque to University Advancement, 62 York Street, Sackville, NB E4L 1E4
-For more information on a share transfer, contact email@example.com
-Mount Allison faculty and staff can arrange for a payroll deduction
How many students will benefit?
The number of students who benefit depends entirely on the total funds raised. Our goal is to assist as many as possible. The Recruitment Office and Registrar’s Office are both involved to ensure the funds are used effectively and efficiently.
Which students will benefit?
Mountie2Mountie funds will support both incoming and returning students, in any year or program of study, who can demonstrate financial need. Though it is needs based, it is managed different than our bursary program. In order to be eligible for a bursary, the student must have successfully applied for a federal or provincial student loan. Mountie2Mountie is more flexible to ensure we help as many students as possible return to their studies in the fall.
How much will students receive?
The amount awarded to an individual student will depend on their level of need — this requires a manual approach to adjudication to ensure effective support is offered.
Who oversees the adjudication and disbursement of funds?
The adjudication and disbursement of funds will be overseen by our Financial Aid Counsellor and will be based on evaluated financial need.