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Moncton – Crandall University has been selected as a recipient of a $150,000 grant for the development of programs and resources to attract more international students to Atlantic Canada.
The grant is provided by Stronger Philanthropy, a collaborative giving circle of major private donors and foundations which seek to enable significant investment into innovation for Canada’s Christian charities. The Stronger Together grants, totaling over $1M in 2018, were awarded to charitable organizations based on a number of criteria, but primarily to organizations who are seeking to advance an innovative and creative solution to an existing community need.
The grant money received by Crandall will be used as part of a campaign to attract students from outside of Canada, to develop pathway agreements with universities in other countries, and to launch programs intended to serve the students who come.
“We are deeply appreciative of the generous grant we received through Stronger Philanthropy,” said Crandall President Dr. Bruce Fawcett. “These funds have made it possible for us to launch a focused effort to recruit more international students – a segment of our student population we anticipate will grow in the coming years. As a privately-funded university, we rely on financial support from private sources to launch new initiatives and we are grateful for the confidence this gift shows in our medium term strategic plan.”
Crandall is already seeing an increase in the number of international students, primarily from India, and expects those numbers to increase each semester over the next few years. Because post-secondary education is a key pathway to immigration for those who wish to come to Canada, Crandall is able to contribute to the immigration goals of the Maritime Provinces.
Crandall is approved by the federal government as a Designated Learning Institution to receive international students. Additionally, international students who graduate from Crandall are eligible to apply for a post-graduation work permit, enabling them to enter into the life and workforce of the region.
Crandall University is Atlantic Canada’s leading Liberal Arts University rooted in the Christian Faith, with undergraduate programs in Arts, Business Administration, Science, and Education, and graduate programs in Education and Organizational Management. To learn more, visit crandallu.ca or call 1-888-968-6228.