FCT Charitable Foundation Announces Scholarship Recipients
The Honourable William G. Davis Scholarships have been awarded to five deserving post-secondary students
OAKVILLE, ONTARIO, August 17, 2015 – The FCT Charitable Foundation (FCTCF) announced the five recipients of The Honourable William G. Davis Scholarship today at a celebratory lunch at its Home Office. The inaugural scholarships awarded five successful students with a $1,000 scholarship to be applied to their post-secondary education.
“Thank you to all of the students who applied to The Honourable William G. Davis FCTCF Scholarship and to the selection committee members for dedicating their time to this process,” said Michael LeBlanc, Chair, FCTCF and Chief Executive Officer, FCT.
“We saw an overwhelming number of applicants, and I was delighted to see the passion and dedication these students have towards their education and community. This is why the FCTCF decided to launch this new scholarship program, because together we are supporting and enabling the success of these students. Congratulations again to the scholarship recipients, and we wish you the best of luck during this upcoming school year.”
The William G. Davis Scholarship recipients (listed in no particular order):
- Kayla Jackson, Sheridan College, Ontario
- Jenna Flemming, Sheridan College, Ontario
- Habibetu Suleman, Sheridan College, Ontario
- Carly Stanhope, British Columbia University
- Muluba Habanyama, Sheridan College, Ontario
About the Scholarships
These scholarships were named after The Honourable William G. Davis, the 18th Premier of Ontario, whose passion for education contributed to his work in building Ontario’s community college system. For the past decade, Mr. Davis has served as the Chair of FCT’s board of directors, and on the First American board of directors (FCT’s parent company) from 1997-2013.
Students were asked to fill out an application form, which included their most recent transcript, their community and volunteer involvement, any extra-curricular activities, and an essay explaining to the committee why they deserve the scholarship. Each application was then reviewed by a panel of teaching professionals who advised the FCTCF on their selections in August 2015. In order to qualify for the scholarships, each recipient must be accepted or are currently enrolled at a post-secondary Canadian institution, and reside in a community in which FCT employees live and/or work.
About FCT Charitable Foundation
The creation of the FCT Charitable Foundation (FCTCF) is built on a strong foundation of values and charitable giving. The FCT Charitable Foundation is a private charity foundation (registration #80435 3456 RR0001). With the launch of FCTCF, FCT employees are directly empowered to select and support
local charities in the region in which they work. It enables our employees to put into action, in very meaningful ways, their passion to serve. FCTCF is required under its charity registration to support charitable activities to alleviate homelessness and poverty, and to offer scholarships to individuals
attending post-secondary institutions in Canada.
Founded in 1991, the FCT group of companies is based in Oakville, Ontario, and has over 800 employees across the country. Recently named one of Canada’s Best Workplaces 2015, the group provides industry leading title insurance, default solutions and other real-estate-related products and services to approximately 1,250 lenders, 43,000 legal professionals and 5,000 recovery professionals, as well as real estate agents, mortgage brokers and builders, nationwide. For more information on FCT, please visit the company website at www.fct.ca.
The FCT group of companies includes FCT Insurance Company Ltd. which provides title and valuation insurance with the exception of commercial policies, which are provided jointly by FCT Insurance Company Ltd. and First American Title Insurance Company. Services by First Canadian Title Company Limited.
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