Langara receives $1.3-million bequest

April 2, 2012

A $1.3-million donation to Langara College will establish two $10,000 annual scholarships for journalism students. The endowment was bequeathed to the Vancouver-based college by the estate of Michael Mercer to honour the memory of his wife Jeani Read, who began her journalism career at the Vancouver Province. The scholarships will be awarded to successful applicants upon graduation, to provide support for approximately 3 months while they produce a major work of journalism. Complementing the scholarship is an endowed honorarium that will provide funds to compensate mentors of scholarship winners. Langara News | Vancouver Province