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Brian McGrath Memorial Bursary

The Brian McGrath Memorial Bursary Fund provides an annual award to a graduate from DESK and L.V. Rogers. Recipients will be positive character reflecting humility, determination and honesty pursuing higher education or a specific area of interest. Consideration is given to both the scholastic achievement and the financial need of applicant. Applications are made through and awarded by School District 8.

The Bursary was established in 2003 in memory of former LVR teacher Brian McGrath. It was established by a generous donation from Brian’s brothers and sisters as well as contributions from colleagues and friends. Brian taught at Trafalgar, LV Rogers, WE Graham and DESK. He took an interest in all students, was alert to their needs and believed in giving them every opportunity to meet their potential.

"I wanted to do something local, such as helping seniors in our hospital here, and the fund I chose was a good fit with what I wanted to do. The donation is also a memorial to my wife; it fulfilled her wishes too."
Peter Haliday, donor Friends of Nelson Elders in Care Fund