Rodger Henderson Memorial Scholarship
A person deeply committed to his family, his community and to issues of social justice, Rodger Henderson, along with his wife Barb, was part of a small group that had a vision to bring a fair trade store to Cobourg. It was a project that required dedication, hard work, and the belief that fair trade could change the lives of artisans and their communities in the developing world. A decade, what began as a booth at the Cobourg Waterfront Festival has become a fixture on King Street, providing quality products, raising consciousness and supporting global fair trade.
Rodger died in 2017 and we at the Northumberland Fair is Fair Trade Group are honouring his memory by establishing a $500.00 scholarship in his name. The Rodger Henderson Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of a high school in Northumberland County who has a demonstrated interest in fair trade and/or issues in social justice and who will be pursuing post-secondary education directly upon graduation. Interested students will be required to complete an application form and write a 400-500 word essay explaining their interest in, and commitment to, fair trade and/or social justice. The Board of Directors’ Scholarship Committee will review the applications; the successful candidate will receive recognition at graduation, and the $500.00 will be paid upon receipt of proof of registration at an accredited post-secondary educational institution.
Information about the Rodger Henderson Memorial Scholarship, along with scholarship applications, can be obtained through high school guidance offices, or by contacting the Northumberland Fair is Fair Trade Group at (905)373-1617 or sending an email using the button below.