Jean Lumb Awards 2020 Special Announcement

The Jean Lumb Foundation is doubling student success by doubling its awards program. We recognize that high school students of Chinese heritage from across Canada are facing unanticipated or unmanageable financial demands due to the lack of summer jobs, reduced family income, and other challenges directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Jean Lumb Foundation has made the decision to DOUBLE the number of 2020 Jean Lumb Awards to ensure that twice the number of recipients can take advantage of this year’s scholarships. The deadline for applications has been extended to June 30th.

The awards program takes inspiration from its namesake, the late Jean Lumb, the first Chinese Canadian woman to receive the Order of Canada, who consistently showed her positive and strong leadership in the best and worst of times. Her often daring activism dealt with such difficult issues as saving Toronto’s first Chinatown from the bulldozer and advocating for changes to Canada’s anti-Chinese immigration laws.

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