Free Press: U of M to create student bursaries in honour of Richardson & Sons leader
The University of Manitoba will honour Manitoba business leader Hartley Richardson in creating a pair of bursaries for students at the Asper School of Business.
Two of the province’s best-known business leaders — Arni Thorsteinson and H. Sanford Riley — will take the helm of a $2-million fundraising drive to establish the monetary awards.
“In honour of Dr. Hartley T. Richardson and his innovative leadership in business and commitment to the community, a new initiative is underway to create the Hartley T. Richardson Student Support Fund,” U of M said in a statement Thursday.
The bursaries will help students with limited means cover tuition, texts and fees on a renewable basis.
“Our students are the future drivers of cultural, social and economic prosperity for our province and our country,” said Gady Jacoby, dean of the I. H. Asper School of Business. “This fund will help ensure that these future leaders will have the opportunity to pursue the education that will prepare them for success.”