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GivingTuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, annually taking place on the first Tuesday following Black Friday. Often labeled as the “opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for their favourite causes.

In keeping with the founding values of Brescia, as set out by the Ursuline Sisters, Brescia’s 2020 GivingTuesday Campaign will support student scholarships, helping to ensure that all students have access to quality education in what has proven to be a difficult year for so many.

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    75% percentage of funds that are supported through alumnae donors

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    $2,030 average value of a scholarship and bursary in 2020

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    105 number of students in 2020 who received a donor-funded scholarship or bursary


Brescia is a place that ignites, inspires and empowers young women. It is a place where students learn who they are and how they will make a difference.

Through the LEAD WITH US campaign, Brescia is raising $10 million to ensure we have the right resources to lead the University for the next 100 years. LEARN MORE

Your Impact

 By giving to Brescia, you will: 

  • Support academic excellence
  • Enhance financial aid and scholarships for our students 
  • Enhance the brescia student experience
  • Empower women to lead with wisdom, justice and compassion in a changing world
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Nivi Varagunan

BresciaLEAD Excellence Award & Continuing Scholarship

“Because of Brescia’s financial support, I now have the time to give back to the community and support my peers through the challenges of COVID-19.”


Megan Redick

Sister Mary Frances Dorschell Scholarship

“Due to the added uncertainty this year because of COVID-19, I am grateful to have less financial stress made possible by Brescia’s generous donors.”


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Huiwen Lu

Peggy Lord Memorial Award

"The Brescia donor-funded award I received changed  my life personally and academically."


Kat McCormack 

Kathryn Munn DOL Scholarship 

"Because of Brescia's generous donors, I am enabled to pursue my dreams and passions."

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