June 22, 2012
The Blaney McMurtry Scholarship was presented to Lina Guadognoli at the 2012 Scadding Court Investing in our Diversity Scholarship Awards Dinner, held on May 17, 2012, in Toronto. Shardae Keane, a student at Harbord Collegiate, received the Bill McMurtry Memorial Scholarship.
The Scholarship Program, celebrating its 10th year, awards scholarships to youth from low-income, marginalized communities across Toronto in recognition of their "leadership in building more equitable, inclusive, healthy, safe and positive communities". This year, a total of $58,000 in university entrance scholarships was awarded, in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $4,000. Since 2001, the Program has provided more than $400,000 in scholarships to over 110 young people.
Investing in our Diversity was co-founded by Blaney McMurtry's name partner, the late Bill McMurtry, who was involved in anti-racism and diversity work long before it became mainstream. His spirit remains an important element of the scholarship program and the firm’s involvement as a founding sponsor.
For more information about the scholarship program, visit here.