Cobourg, ON – Dozens of items, ranging from flowers to local art, were up for grabs during the Canadian Federation of University Women – Northumberland’s first scholarship fundraising auction last month.

All of the items were donated by generous individuals and Northumberland businesses. We are proud to have raised $2752 to support our scholarships for Northumberland County women.

To date, in 2020, CFUW-N have awarded seven $1,000 scholarships to students attending the six Northumberland County high schools, plus two bursaries, $500 and $1000, to county students continuing their studies at Fleming College and Trent University respectively. In 2019, a one-time scholarship of $1,000 was awarded to a PhD student at Trent University in honour of the 100th anniversary of CFUW. 

Fundraising for scholarships has been on-going since CFUW-N was formed in 1991. Recent fundraising luncheons were usually held in the spring, but the May luncheon was postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Net proceeds will be used to provide scholarships and bursaries to female students in
Northumberland County.