Arlington Foundation is completely not-for-profit and run by volunteers with all monies raised going directly towards paying student tuition, books, and incidentals for the program. We currently support the post-secondary education of Gordon Bell High School students who are distinguished by their resiliency and commitment to succeed. The fund is inspired by the spirit, pride, desire, and ability to overcome adversity embodied by the families who immigrated to the downtown core of Winnipeg, Manitoba during the 1950’s.
An alumnus of Gordon Bell High School, Arlington Group CEO Frank Lonardelli was inspired by his own upbringing and struggle with school to make an initial investment of $100,000 to the fund. The 10-year goal of the program is to launch it throughout Western Canada and eventually on a national scale. This will be achieved through strategic partnerships and fundraising initiatives.
The fund will fully finance all tuition & books to the recipient for his/her undergraduate degree or otherwise approved post secondary program.
Recognizing the importance of cultivating tomorrow’s leaders, our board of advisors are deeply committed to helping youth achieve their goals.
The recipient will receive a formal reference from the Board of Advisors once they have successfully completed the scholarship program.
Arlington Foundation was established to support young people overcoming personal adversity in their pursuit of higher education. With a combination of mentorship and financial support, young people can achieve great things. Meet the team behind our inspired initiative.
We believe that personal achievement must also be measured in consideration of what students have overcome, alongside their accomplishments. Perseverance, desire and the ability to conquer personal adversity are integral characteristics of scholarship candidates. Each year the fund will reward one Gordon Bell student who has shown determination and resiliency in school-based athletics and academic pursuits. The scholarship will provide financial support and mentoring for the duration of that student’s first post-secondary program of studies.
Applicants will be required to fill out an application form and provide a one page letter explaining how their experience has qualified them for this scholarship by March 31st. Students who apply for the scholarship will be both interviewed and assessed by a nomination committee composed of the Arlington Group Board of Advisors, with the winner announced at Gordon Bell’s graduation ceremony.
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed
Envision what ought to be there. Not what is. Then be courageous enough to create it.