The Bursary is intended to assist a third-year student with the added expenses incurred in a program of study abroad.
The recipient must be a registered full-time student at Huron and demonstrate financial need. The Rooney family established The Hugh B. and Dorothy Rooney International Travel Bursary in 1996 to honour Hugh and Dorothy Rooney, long-term friends and members of the Huron Community.
Mr. Rooney served Huron with distinction in many roles from 1959 to 1972 including lecturer in Business and Economics, Dean of Residence, Comptroller, Corporation and Board Member, Bursar, and later Assistant Vice-Principal at Western University.
Mrs. Rooney was known as “nurse” to many students when the Rooney family lived at Huron University College. Sadly, Mrs. Rooney passed away in January, 1995.