These awards have been made possible by the generous donations of individuals, an annual grant from CFUW-PQ, and the Thrifty’s Smile Card Program. For further information, see cfuwpq.ca/scholarship.
Erin Wadge – BSS Scholarship – $1,000
Erin has been a straight A student throughout her 4 years at BSS while also being involved in sports, writing, and various community and school activities. She will be attending MacEwan University in the fall in the Paralegal program. Her goal is to become a lawyer.
Emily Godfrey – KSS Scholarship- $1,000
Emily’s academic achievements, school involvements and community volunteer activities are impressive. She has shown very strong leadership skills and has “a strong moral compass”. She has been accepted into a B.Sc. program at UBC with a future plan of going into medicine, possibly specializing in pediatric surgery.
Grace Collins – PASS Scholarship- $1,000
Grace has demonstrated leadership while at PASS. In addition to school and part-time work Grace has volunteered her time in various school activites and in local groups devoted to helping the homelessness population. She will be attending the hairdressing program at VIU to begin a career as a hairdresser.
Nataliya Zabyelina – PASS Scholarship – $1,000
Nataliya emigrated from the Ukraine, where she worked as a nurse, in 2007. She now wants to obtain a B.Sc.N. degree at VIU, after completing the prerequisite courses at PASS with “exemplary grades”, and to become a registered nurse.
Keana Zimmerman – J.C. Reid Memorial Scholarship – $3,000
Keana will be returning to VIU in the B.Ed. Post-Baccalaureate Secondary Program to become a teacher. She has had a life-long love of learning and wants to instill that in her future students.
Jessyca Little – CFUW-PQ Memorial Scholarship – $2,000
Jessyca is entering the BSW program at VIU to become a social worker. She states that she wants “a career where I can make a difference in people’s lives”. Eventually her goal is to become a youth probation officer.
Megan O’Reilly – CFUW-PQ Memorial Scholarship – $2,000
Megan is entering her 2nd year at Selkirk College in the Rural Pre-Medicine Program. She is already an active volunteer in the field of healthcare. Next year she plans to attend UBC to become a doctor.
Kay-Lynn Yacoboski – CFUW-PQ Memorial Scholarship – $2,000
Kay-Lynn is currently working on a BA degree with a double major in Environmental Studies and Geography at UVic. She is passionate about promoting a message of preserving sensitive ecosystems, and hopes to one day work for Parks Canada.
Ekeline Ashton – Return-to-School Bursary – $2,000
Ekeline will be attending VIU in Powell River in the Education Assistant and Community Support program after being out of school for many years. She has been working towards strengthening her skills to work and communicate with seniors and people with disabilities, and to foster an environment of trust and respect.
Frances Goodman – Return-to-School Bursary – $2,000
Frances has been accepted into VIU’s Incoming Outstanding Student Initiative where she will be pursuing a BA in anthropology. Eventually she wants to earn a Master’s degree in archeology and museum studies. She currently works and volunteers at QB Museum.
Jade Steel – Post-Graduate Scholarship – $2,000
Jade’s undergraduate degree from UVic is a B.Sc. in Environmental Management. She will now be taking a Master’s degree in Coastal and Marine Management at the University Centre of the Westfjords in Iceland. Afterwards, she hopes to return to Vancouver Island to “assist in developing standards and best practices” for our local coastal areas.
Molly-Rae Walker – Post-Graduate Scholarship – $2,000
Molly-Rae is entering her 3rd year at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. It has been her life-long goal to become a veterinarian. Even though she is busy with school she finds time for volunteer activities, sports, and is the class Vice President. In time, she hopes to return to the Island to have her own veterinary practice in the Oceanside area.