Trent receives largest estate gift in history in support of Indigenous graduate students

December 6, 2021
Trent University has received a $1M estate gift – the largest in the university’s history – from Indigenous art collector Bill Reid in support of Indigenous graduate students. The gift will help endow the William B Reid Scholarship, which provides over $30K each year to fund the research expenses, hands-on learning opportunities, and conference attendance of Indigenous graduate students at Trent. “Bill was a passionate individual who listened to Indigenous people’s stories, wanted to make a difference, and created a fund that encourages many young Indigenous students in their pursuit of higher education so that they, in turn, can better support their communities,” said Sherry Booth, Trent AVP of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement. Trent (ON)