Secondary students in the Comox Valley will be getting support through a million-dollar legacy gift.
According to the Comox Valley Community Foundation, the gift comes from Rick Jackson, a businessman and philanthropist, who in his will asked his family to establish the Rick Jackson scholarships.
These scholarships will be used to encourage and support students to pursue post-secondary education.
Rick’s daughter Tammy Garrett says her dad had an insatiable thirst for learning.
“Having only completed Grade 9 himself, my dad knew the value of education and loved to learn new things, which contributed to both his business success and his enjoyment of life,” said Garrett.
“This gift ties it all together.”
The foundation adds two scholarships will be established, one for vocational and trades training, and another for University Studies.
Over $30,000 will be provided to these scholarships every year, starting in 2025.
More info on the scholarships will be announced in the fall of next year.