A Guide for Individual and Business Contributions
College of the Rockies exists to transform lives and enrich communities through the power of education.
As a post-secondary institution firmly rooted in the East Kootenay, we pride ourselves on meeting the
need for accessible and applied education across Southeastern British Columbia.
As a donor, your generous support contributes to the success of our students and is an important
investment in our community. Scholarships, awards and bursaries encourage success by rewarding
achievement and/or addressing financial needs of our prospective and current students.
These gifts have an immediate impact on a student’s life, often allowing them to remain in school to
achieve their goals. This is an opportunity to create a legacy at College of the Rockies, by supporting
qualities that align with your priorities, honouring a milestone, or remembering a loved one.
There are two types of gifts when creating a scholarship, award, or bursary:
ANNUAL where a financial amount (minimum $500) is committed each year and all funds are
exhausted during the fiscal year received. Funds are awarded to students as scholarships,
awards or bursaries. We encourage donors to commit to at least 3 years when creating an
annual scholarship, award or bursary.
PERMANENTwhere a minimum amount of $5,000 is donated to College of the Rockies in
perpetuity. The funds received may be matched by the College and all interest generated from
the associated percentage of the book value of the investment is disbursed as an annual or
biennial scholarship, award or bursary.
Yes, I am interested in creating a scholarship, award or bursary and would like to further discuss my
proposed gift with the Director, Donor and Alumni Engagement.
Name: _________________________________________ Phone: _____________________________
Email (if applicable): ________________________________
Proposed name of the Scholarship, Award or Bursary:
Please complete the information on the reverse side and submit to
Or via post or in person at:
College of the Rockies
Graham Knipfel, Director, Donor and Alumni Engagement
2700 College Way, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 5L7
I am interested in making the following type of contribution:
$ ________________
Not sure yet, lets discuss
Proposed criteria for my scholarship/award/bursary…
Preference to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
With preference to a student from:
Cranbrook Kimberley Creston Invermere Fernie Golden
Other: ____________________________________________________
Doesn’t matter
With preference to a student in the following program area(s):
Adult upgrading
Arts and Science
Specifically: ________________________________________________
Doesn’t matter
Based primarily on:
Financial need
Merit, with preference going to the applicant with the highest GPA
Merit, with preference going to an applicant with a strong work ethic (
recommended by instructor
Other: ____________________________________________________
As an entrance scholarship
To a returning, transferring, or graduating student
With additional preferences including:
Affiliation (
e.g. Rotary or other service club, parent in a specific industry or union, military, etc
Future goals (e.g. requiring an essay to demonstrate career objectives):
Personal information (e.g. gender, disability, member of visible minority, etc):
Other (athletics, community engagement, performing arts, volunteering, sports, etc):
Following submission of this form, the Donor and Alumni Office will contact you to further discuss your interest in creating a
scholarship, award, or bursary, and to provide any additional documentation required. College of the Rockies is a
registered charity (107273989 RR0001). Official receipts will be issued for contributions of $20.00 or more.