MATCHING GRANT OPPORTUNITY!
Donate today and double your gift to the Bruce Alumni Scholarship Fund!
The first $5,000 donated will be matched by an anonymous donor. Just think, your $100 donation will become $200, or your $500 will become $1,000! All gifts, no matter the amount, will be matched.
Match offered through 2/14/2024
The purpose of the Bruce Alumni Scholarship Fund is to annually grant scholarships to help graduates of Bruce High School further their post-secondary education.
This Fund will award scholarships of $500 each year to graduating Bruce High School seniors. Graduates who plan to attend a two-year school for generals before continuing to a four-year degree or a four-year post-secondary educational institution are qualified to apply.
The Bruce Alumni Scholarship was created in 1995 by the Bruce High School (BHS) Class of 1960 at their 35th class reunion. A classmate from Alaska couldn’t attend the reunion but ordered a case of champagne to be served with dinner. Several bottles remained unopened after the meal, so someone suggested auctioning off the remaining champagne and the beautiful floral centerpiece to raise money to establish a scholarship fund. By the end of the evening, over $800 had been donated!
Since then, numerous contributions have been made by various individuals and other BHS classes. Fundraising initiatives were also added. For example, the BHS Class of 1960 held an auction and raised an additional $3,300 at their 40th class reunion. The first Bruce Alumni Scholarship was awarded in 2001. Since then, 98 scholarships have been awarded, ranging from $300 to $500 each, totaling over $38,500!