A third scholarship will be handed out this month to a Redcliff student who is pursuing a post secondary education.
The Frank King Tribute Scholarship was established by family and friends after the 1988 Calgary Olympics Games chair and well known Calgary businessman died on May 9.
The scholarship will be awarded in conjunction with the other two Redcliff Scholarships for advanced education, which are handed out every June to high school graduates who live in Redcliff. Additionally, it will match the other two, providing a student with $5,000 towards a post secondary education.
“The character of Frank Kings, his approach to life, his commitment, and his respect and value of family came from growing up in the small town of Redcliff in the 1940s,” says longtime friend Gerald Berkhold. “As a young boy, Redcliff was the centre of Frank’s universe. His father was the principal of the Redcliff School and education was always an important part of his life.”
Prairie Rose School Division (PRSD) school board trustee and scholarship chairperson Arnold Frank is pleased that King’s name is being carried on through his passion for community.
“We are so pleased that the King Family has chosen to maintain Frank’s legacy by providing opportunity to those who share his love of the Redcliff Community,” said Frank.
This contribution will provide many young people the opportunity to explore their dreams and reach their full potential.”
Donations to the scholarship fund are receipted, invested and administered by PRSD under the direction of a scholarship committee. A contribution can be made through contacting fund administrator Pat Cocks at (403) 548-6553.