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"I feel I've had a good life and now I want to enhance the lives of others"
As recent graduates of UVic's school of music, Julie and Carli Kennedy's adventures in music are just beginning. Both top music students, the identical twin sisters are pursuing a career in music as a performing duo - Carli on guitar and Julie, violin. And thanks to a scholarship given by Dr. Betty Kennedy (no relation), this dynamic duo got a boost in their studies too.
“The time commitment to study and practice is heavy, and the scholarships allowed us to focus on our musicianship without worrying about finances,” says Julie.
“We’re so grateful for the support,” says Carli. “Scholarships provide the added inspiration that spurred us on”
As a retired UVic professor of mathematics, Betty Kennedy wanted to make a difference in students’ lives.” I feel I’ve had a good life and now I want to enhance the lives of others.”
Betty chose to create scholarships in areas that reflect her personal interests: music, law, engineering and mathematics. “Mathematics was my own discipline, “ she says, “law was my husband’s, engineering was my father’s and music because I love classical music.”
Creating bright futures
Many UVic students depend on scholarships to pursue their educational dreams. Find out how your gift of a scholarship will create bright futures for deserving students by exploring this site or contacting us for further information.
Miriam Isman, one of the outstanding law students of the University of Victoria impressed supporters attending the recent Benefactors Leadership Reception on Oct 26, 2011, with her articulate speech thanking them for all the opportunities available to students through donations of scholarships, bursaries, and fellowships.
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