Tom Wilson Launches Indigenous Scholarship – Fyi Music News

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Tom Wilson Launches Indigenous Scholarship – Fyi Music News

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 2020260 Views

Feb 05, 2020

Celebrated musician Tom Wilson has established a scholarship in partnership with McMaster University in Hamilton, his home city.

The Tom Wilson Indigenous Scholarship Award in Honour of Bunny Wilson (Tom’s presumptive mother) is designed to support year 1 Indigenous students from Ontario secondary schools completing an undergraduate program in any faculty at McMaster.

In a press release, Wilson (best known as a member of roots-rock trio Blackie and the Rodeo Kings and for his solo project, Lee Harvey Osmond) states the scholarship “was established to help honour, love, respect and shine a light back on the culture I have been introduced to later in life, and to honour the charitable nature that Bunny Wilson who raised me embodied throughout her life. This award is dedicated to empowering the next generation of indigenous people that will lead us into the future.”

To help raise funds and awareness for the Scholarship, Wilson headlines a concert on May 1st at The RL Wilson Concert Hall at McMaster University. He explains that “the concert and associated ticket sales will be managed by my team, with McMaster providing in-kind support e.g. use of space, assistance with logistics and ‘red tape’, and support with promotions and ticket sales. My goal for year one is to raise $50.000 for the scholarship.”

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