The Pay It Forward Challenge was launched in 2016 to provide alumni with an opportunity to support students facing financial difficulties. Today, this has turned into an annual initiative creating a Pay It Forward movement – bringing alumni, students and corporations together.
To date, 424 students have received a $500 bursary with $212,433 total donations received from our alumni and corporate donors.
A $500 bursary is equivalent to 36 hours of work for a student earning minimum wage. Since 2016, 15,264 hours of free time have been gifted to deserving Seneca students – thanks to the Pay It Forward Challenge.
This initiative continues to promote awareness about student financial need and how that need continues to grow.