The M. J. Muma Bursary has become an annual award for selected graduating students of North Lambton Secondary School. To be considered for this award, students of NLSS must complete the Scholarship and Bursary Information form. The North Lambton Commencement Committee determines the qualified candidates, and selects the winner.
The first M. J. Muma Bursary was awarded to Robert Taylor of Forest in 2010. Rob graduated from North Lambton Secondary School, where his “strong drive to learn” earned him this award. He is currently enrolled in Lambton College, where he is taking courses in Carpentry and Construction Technology. Rob’s father was a cabinet maker until his untimely death several years ago, and Rob is planning to carry on his family’s tradition of skilled craftsmanship. Rob commented, “This award meant a lot to me and my family. It was great to see that my four years at NLSS really paid off.”
The Foundation wishes to express its sincere appreciation to Ms. Muma for her generous donations, which have enabled the establishment of the M. J. Muma Endowment Fund. This Fund is managed by the Grand Bend Community Foundation to ensure that grants and bursaries can be awarded annually to the Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre, and the Lambton Educational Foundation.
Ms. Muma’s has been a long-time resident of this area. Her great grandfather, who was her family’s original immigrant to Canada, was a cabinetmaker, so she was especially pleased that the first recipient, Rob Taylor, is studying carpentry.
The Grand Bend Community Foundation is a not-for-profit community foundation that manages endowment funds, makes grants to local charities, and provides philanthropic leadership in the community.