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Donald Lee Eagles Memorial Scholarship

Ethel and Donald Eagles

A Scholarship Fund for business students at the Kingstec Campus, NSCC

Established: 2009

Donald Lee Eagles was born in Port Williams on October 19, 1923, the oldest of six children. In his life, Donald embodied the values of discipline, hard work, independence, honesty, and integrity. These values, together with the love and support of his wife, brought him enormous success and happiness. In this way, Donald Lee Eagles represented the finest traditions of generations of Nova Scotians.

Donald was raised on the family farm in North Grand Pre (Long Island). He left home to work in the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce at the age of 15 to help his family meet its expenses. After his service in the air force during WW II, he worked for the bank in Trinidad in the West Indies for two years, after which he was posted to the bank’s international branch in Montreal. Early in the 1950’s, he decided to return to Nova Scotia and marry the love of his life, Ethel Grant, a nurse from Dominion, Cape Breton. Together they raised four children in Kingston, NS – Robert, Munroe, Annalee, and Lorna. Donald worked for several firms in Kingston, and managed the Greenwood Credit Union. In the late 1960’s, he returned to school to earn his teaching credentials and took up a teaching position in the business program at the Kings Regional Vocational School (now the Kingstec campus of the Nova Scotia Community College) in Kentville. He taught there for more than two decades, retiring in 1988.

This Fund was established by his wife of 56 years, Ethel, with the support and love of their four children, to honour Donald by ensuring with this scholarship that his dedication to, and love of, his home in Nova Scotia, continue on forever in his memory.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this award, applicants must be enrolled full-time in the Business Administration program at the Kingstec campus. Students who are about to graduate from the program are not eligible.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be adjudicated upon the basis of their financial need and academic standing.

Award Frequency

Typically scholarships will be awarded annually and will be renewable one time for a total of two academic years provided that the award recipient maintains at least a “B” average. However, the Donor reserves the right to award scholarships on a more or less frequent basis as income levels and the Foundation permit.

The deadline for applications is April 30th.

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