The Purpose of the George Rigg Scholarship is to further the education at the primary, elementary , secondary or post-secondary school level for members of the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Clubs.
Scholarships are available to members in good standing of any unit of the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Clubs and can be put towards any continuing education expenses. This can include:
• Tuition and/or cost of lessons or classes
• Books, Supplies, Equipment & Materials
• Clothing or uniforms
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George Rigg was born in England in 1918 to a large family under very poor circumstances. Opportunities were few and the hardships were many. At the beginning of World War II, George joined the British Army and advanced through the ranks to the position of Sergeant Major in the Army School of Physical Training.
During the war, George married and had one son. After the war, George and his family immigrated to Canada. George was very proud to be a Canadian. He spoke endlessly on the abundant opportuni-ties to succeed in Canada that were not available in his native country. George became associated with the Kiwanis Club of Toronto Boys and Girls Clubs in 1959 (Presently Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Clubs). He was appointed Director of the Gerrard K Club, then Executive Director of all Boys and Girls Clubs operated by the Kiwanis Club of Toronto. He passed away in 1982.
He was a pleasant and friendly human being. George believed that every child has a great opportu-nity to get ahead. Some he felt needed a helping hand in order to gain self-confidence and a good attitude. He devoted his years with the Kiwanis Boys and Girls Clubs to offering a helping hand. Many members and staff of the club were touched by George’s enthusiasm and friendly attitude. In memory of this fine gentleman, the George Rigg Kiwanis Scholarship was founded.