Huntington Helps Emergency Bursary Fund Receives Financial Boost From TD Bank Group

Huntington University and TD Bank Group are partnering to support a second round of the Huntington Helps Emergency Bursary Fund. The fund, which was originally launched by Huntington University in March 2020 with an investment of $25,000, was established as a COVID-19 response initiative to assist ALL post-secondary students in need, across the Greater Sudbury community.

Today, we are proud to announce that TD is investing $10,000 in the Huntington Helps Emergency Bursary Fund so that applications for emergency bursaries can reopen. An additional contribution by Huntington University, as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, will ensure that 60 emergency bursaries can be awarded in this round of applications.  ALL post-secondary students who continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, who are living and/or studying (in person or virtually) at post-secondary institutions in Greater Sudbury, regardless of program or year of study, are invited to apply to the Huntington Helps Emergency Bursary Fund.

“In March, with the first wave of the pandemic, the goal of the Huntington Helps Emergency Bursary Fund was to quickly provide financial support to post-secondary students from our community so they could address their immediate needs and circumstances in the face of such uncertainty,” said Dr. Kevin McCormick.  “As we find ourselves in a second wave, we are thankful to TD for their investment, which will allow us to reopen the fund and provide emergency bursaries to an additional 60 students who are currently enrolled at universities and colleges in our Greater Sudbury community.”

“We are proud to partner with Huntington University and provide $10,000 to support post-secondary students in Greater Sudbury impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. At TD, we believe strongly that education can open doors and contribute to the long-term well-being of individuals, families and communities, " says Michael Nitz, TD Vice President, Northern Shield District. “Through the TD Ready Commitment, we are helping people in the communities where we live and work feel more confident about their personal and financial futures. Providing financial support to post-secondary students within the community is just one of the ways we're making this happen. It's wonderful to see Huntington University stepping up to support as many students in the Greater Sudbury community during these challenging times."

“As a member of the initial application review committee, I can assure you that many post-secondary students are struggling during this pandemic, which is why we greatly appreciate the $10,000 investment from TD which allows us to open up the application process once again and offer an additional 60 emergency bursaries in our 60th anniversary year,” said Bela Ravi, Chancellor of Huntington University.  “The establishment of this fund, and ongoing contributions by Huntington University, demonstrate true corporate leadership and uphold the institution’s core values.  I am proud to be affiliated with Huntington University, and take pride in knowing that we continue to place high value on students, academic excellence, and community service beyond the walls of our university.”

Visit for more information about the Huntington Helps Emergency Bursary Fund, and how to apply. Applications are now open to university and community college students currently enrolled at post-secondary institutions in Greater Sudbury.  Applications to the Huntington Helps Emergency Bursary Fund will be accepted on an ongoing basis, until the fund has been exhausted. 

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