NEADS and Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group Partnership Announcement
Ottawa, Ontario, February 22, 2022
The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is proud to announce a partnership with Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group (CC&L Financial Group) that focuses on increasing access to education for students with disabilities (undergraduate, graduate, college, and cégep). NEADS and CC&L Financial Group recognize the importance of meeting students with disabilities where they are on in their post-secondary education and career path journeys.
Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group Student Award
This $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to persons with disabilities in higher education who display community leadership, and show interest in a business-oriented career.
Recipients of this scholarship will be limited to students who are enrolled in a three or more year program in business, economics, computer science/technology, engineering or a related program at an accredited college or university located in Canada, and will be selected on the basis of financial need.
A few words on our partnership:
“CC&L Financial Group is pleased to collaborate with NEADS on the Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group Student Award. Funded through the CC&L Foundation, the scholarship will provide opportunities for students with disabilities to excel in their educational journey. This partnership aligns with our commitment to support the communities in which we live and work.”
– Michael Walsh, Managing Director, Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group
“We are honoured to partner with Connor, Clark, & Lunn Financial Group to accelerate mutual goals of increasing access to education and the workforce for students with disabilities in business-oriented careers. We recognize that students with disabilities come from diverse educational backgrounds and we want to provide career specific awards to help students reach and finance their goals. We look forward to working with Connor, Clark, & Lunn Financial Group to creating more opportunities for students with disabilities in business-oriented careers”
- Lauren Gravis, Director of the NEADS Student Awards Program
About the NEADS Student Awards Program
Established in 2007, the NEADS National Student Awards Program encourages full access to post-secondary education for persons with disabilities, who often have greater barriers to participation in higher education, as well as extra costs because of their disabilities. The program administers six awards: $3,000 value NEADS Student Awards, $1,000 value Holly Bartlett Memorial Award, $1,000 value Christine Nieder Memorial Award, $1000 value Bridgeman Hogue Memorial Scholarship for the visually impaired, $10,000 value Canada Post Award, and two Accessible Media Inc (AMI) – Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarships valued at $5000 each. To date, the NEADS Student Awards Program and AMI has delivered over $350,000 in student financial assistance.
About the Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group
Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group Ltd. (CC&L Financial Group) is a multi-boutique asset management firm that provides a broad range of investment management products and services to institutional investors, high net worth individuals and advisors. We bring significant scale and expertise to the delivery of non-investment management functions through the centralization of all operational and distribution functions, allowing our talented investment managers to focus on what they do best. With offices across Canada, and in Chicago, London, and Gurugram, India, CC&L Financial Group’s affiliates manage over $105 billion in assets. For more information, please visit www.cclgroup.com
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