New scholarship available at TWU

TWU receives $100,000 endowed scholarship from the CRRS to establish the Faith, Hope and Love Canadian Scholarship.

Langley, BC-Trinity Western University is pleased to announce that the Culture Regeneration Research Society (CRRS) has graciously contributed the sum of $100,000 to establish the CRRS - Faith, Hope and Love Canadian Scholarship. The endowed scholarship will be used to help Chinese Canadians study in the fields of Education and Nursing at Canada's largest independent university.

On Tuesday September 25th, TWU President Dr. Jonathan S. Raymond, along with Dr. Stan Remple and Mr. Ron Kuehl were presented with a cheque from CRRS President Dr. Thomas In-Sing Leung, and officials Mr. Kenneth Tsang and Mr. Benjamin Li. The official donation was part of an hour-long ceremony that included the singing of O Canada, official welcome and select speeches on behalf of Dr. Jonathan Raymond, and Dr. Thomas In-sing Leung and other dignitaries.

Says Raymond, "We are very honoured to be here today in Richmond with our friends at the Culture Regeneration Research Society to officially thank this innovative group for its commitment to higher education, that has led to the establishment of a $100,000 endowed scholarship, named the "CRRS - Faith, Hope and Love Canadian Scholarship. This endowed scholarship is a remarkable reflection of the commitment of the CRRS's stated objective, to advance the interaction of the Chinese community with the highest ideals of ethics, spiritual disciplines and contemporary philosophy of the West."

"Education and Nursing are central to the development of healthy communities," says Dr. Thomas In-sing Leung, CRRS President. "Communities need teachers and nurses who are passionate and compassionate. Trinity Western is a university with high moral standards and CRRS was founded on the values of love and integrity. We want to establish a partnership; to nurture growth between our respective cultures."

Other guests that attended were TWU's Kimberly Franklin, Dean of the School of Education, and Landa Terblanche and Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham from the Nursing Department. Joining them were members of the CRRS Board of Directors, the fundraising committee and staff from both the CRRS and Trinity Western University.

"It is vital that universities have adequate resources to train quality teachers and nurses," says Kenneth Tsang, CRRS Chair and member of TWU's Board of Directors. "By establishing this scholarship, we hope to encourage more support for Trinity Western University; we believe TWU graduates make an impact in the communities in which they live and serve."
The endowed scholarship will be invested and the interest it generates will be paid out yearly in perpetuity so that the fund will be available for two recipients every year.

The Culture Regeneration Research Society (CRRS), founded in 1994, is a non-profit and non-political academic organization. Its purpose is twofold: to study shifts and trends in contemporary Chinese culture and to promote China's interaction with the highest ideals of ethics, spiritual disciplines and contemporary philosophy of the West. It is hoped that this interaction will lead to meaningful exchanges between Chinese and Western cultures and to the emergence of new spiritual resources for renewal, not just for China but for all humankind.

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts and sciences university enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers undergraduate degrees in 39 major areas of study ranging from biotechnology, education, nursing, theatre, and music, to business, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 15 graduate degrees include such areas as counseling psychology, business, theology, administrative leadership and interdisciplinary studies in English, philosophy and history.


Last Updated: 2007-10-11
Author: Erin Mussolum