The John R. Rhodes Scholarship Dinner

This year’s dinner honours “The Hollingsworth Family”, and will take place at the Water Tower Inn on Wednesday,  October 17th, 2018, with a reception starting at 6 pm and dinner at 7 pm.

Tickets cost $150 each and can be purchased by filling out the 2018 John Rhodes Scholarship Dinner Brochure and sending it to:

Bev Teller, CFRE
Alumni and Development Officer
1520 Queen Street E
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6A 2G4

For more information,  Please download the 2018 Hollingsworth Family Dinner brochure

The John R. Rhodes Scholarship was established in 1979 through generous donations from friends and family of the late John Rhodes.

This prestigious scholarship, valued at $3,000 is offered annually to a student entering their first year of university studies from secondary school who has demonstrated academic achievement and community leadership while involved in political, social, or academic activities.

This scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years providing the recipient maintains a minimum average of 80% each academic year on 30 credits taken in two consecutive terms.

John R Rhodes

Born and educated in Sault Ste Marie, John R. Rhodes began his career in broadcasting as a radio and television personality on CJIC in the 1960s. Mr. Rhodes was elected to City Council and served as Mayor from 1969 to 1971. He went on to serve in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1971 to 1978 as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party and was a member of the provincial cabinet in the government of William Davis as Minister of Transportation and Communications from 1974-1975, Minister of Housing from 1975-1978 and Minister of Industry and Tourism in 1978.

Algoma University proudly hosts the annual John R. Rhodes Scholarship Dinner. This event serves to honour the memory of John R. Rhodes by raising funds to offer this prestigious scholarship to meritorious students at Algoma University. Each year, up to four students may carry this scholarship, requiring a total financial commitment of $12,000 per year.

Algoma University is committed to providing scholarships and bursaries to Algoma University students now, and into the future. The University currently manages a number of endowed funds that provide scholarships and bursaries to Algoma U students. These funds are held in perpetuity, and the interest earned by these funds is used to provide financial awards to students.

New endowed funds are created with donations of $20,000 or more, sometimes pledged over a period of three to five years.

Each year, the John Rhodes Scholarship Dinner Planning Committee selects an honourary speaker who embodies the integrity, leadership, vision and commitment to community services that was the hallmark of John R. Rhodes.

For more information, view our Previous John R. Rhodes Scholarship Dinner Honourees section.