A group of Clearwater students received some financial assistance to go toward their post-secondary studies in the form of the Charles and Jean Whittaker Memorial Bursary, set up by Roland and Anne Neave. (L-r) Neave and students Ryan Green, Hannah-Lee Elliott, Annemarie Butcher, Alex Butcher. Photo submitted

CSS students receive financial boost

Charles and Jean Whittaker Memorial Bursary helps with post-secondary studies


A group of Clearwater students recently received a helping hand with post-secondary studies after being awarded the Charles and Jean Whittaker Memorial Bursary.

Ryan Green and Hannah-Lee Elliot, first-year students, and Annemarie and Alex Butcher, are third-year students, each received $1,500 from the bursary, set up by Roland and Anne Neave for students attending Thompson Rivers University.

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The Charles and Jean Whittaker Memorial Bursary Endowment was created two years ago and named for Anne’s parents who were both teachers in Nanaimo. The Neaves have donated several times to increase the endowment and it is now worth $95,000. The interest from the endowment, managed by the TRU Foundation, provides the funds for the bursaries each year.

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