Local business offering grants for women’s education

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Local business offering grants for women’s education
The Laminacorr building in Cornwall (Nick Seebruch/ Seaway News).

CORNWALL, Ontario – Laminacorr Industries has introduced a new grant program for graduating high school women in Cornwall.

“Guy Robichaud, Founder and President of Laminacorr, wants to support the creation and growth of women-led businesses,” Laminacorr writes in a press release. “We believe our communities are enriched by entrepreneurs with different backgrounds, experiences and global relationships. Drawing on recommendations made by the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders, we decided to motive future entrepreneurs to make the right choice early and pursue post-secondary education in business.”

Laminacorr cites barriers that female entrepreneurs face when starting companies, and in finding mentorship and training.

The company are offering three levels of grants as a part of the program. The student who is awarded first place in the grant program will receive $1,000, with second and third place receiving $750 and $350 respectively.

Laminacorr lists the following requirements on their website in order for students to apply:

  • Write a letter describing their post-secondary education and career aspirations and a short explanation of why they believe they deserve such a scholarship.
  • Have enrolled at a college or university to obtain a certificate of studies or a university degree in the field of business (finance, accounting, human resources, management, marketing, and others) or have a project of business after completing post-secondary education, and
  • Have proven leadership or entrepreneurial skills.

Applications can be emailed to scomtois@laminacorr.com or by mail to Laminacorr’s office before June 7, 2019.

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