Local couple establish Brock graduate award in Niagara history

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Local couple establish Brock graduate award in Niagara history


Jun. 16, 2008

David C. Murray and Elizabeth Surtees of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., have made a significant donation to Brock University to establish a graduate award for students studying the history of Niagara.

The award will be entitled the David C. Murray and Elizabeth Surtees Niagara Historical Society Post-Graduate Scholarship in the History of Niagara.

Murray and Surtees donated $56,000 to establish the award, and the Ontario government's Ontario Graduate Fellowship Program (OGFP) will match their funds with $56,000, bringing the total value of the graduate student award to $112,000.

The students who receive this award should be in a graduate history program at Brock University and carrying out their Major Research Paper on a Niagara local history subject, focusing on such topics as the political, economic, social, industrial, agricultural, maritime, or related history of the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake or former township of Niagara.