THUNDER BAY – Connor McKinnon a student at St. Patrick High School in Thunder Bay Ontario is one of a few recipients across Canada to be award the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award .
This prestigious award is given out each year to scholars in order to help support their post secondary goals. The criteria requires the young humanitarians to “have worked tirelessly to channel some of the same principles, values, and goals that Terry Fox held, be it a passion for helping those in need or demonstrating perseverance and determination in the face of adversity.”
Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards are open to students of all abilities.
To be considered for the Award, applicants must meet be:
- In good academic standing
- Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.
- Students graduating from secondary (high) school or students completing their first year of CÉGEP or students who have completed secondary (high) school
- Involved in voluntary humanitarian activities (for which they have not been compensated).
- Planning to or are already studying towards their first university degree or diploma at a Canadian post-secondary institution, or entering their 2nd year of CÉGEP in the upcoming academic year.
Terry Fox Award Recipients are eligible to receive the Award until they graduate with their first university degree or diploma (for a maximum of four years), provided they maintain satisfactory academic standing and a standard of humanitarian work and personal conduct which, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, justifies the award.
Congratulations to Connor for an award well deserved!