We are pleased to announce our Scholarship and Bursary Trust Award Recipients for 2019.
These awards have been made possible by the generous donations of individuals, an annual grant from the CFUW/PQ , Thrifty’s Smile Card programme, the 100+Women Who Care Oceanside and the J. C. Reid Family Trust. For further information about the Scholarship and Bursary Trust tap on this link cfuwpa.ca/about the Scholarship and Bursary Trust.
Sarah Cockcroft: Parksville/Qualicum CFUW 100th Anniversary Award $5,000
Sarah is entering the 5th year of her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Linguistics at University of Victoria. This past year she worked as a research assistant for a UVic professor who is developing a new curriculum for teaching English to new Canadians. She has been tutoring two young students who are recent refugees – work that has involved working with their families as well. Sarah is strong academically and, after graduation, she hopes to do a Post Degree Professional Program in Education. She not only wants to teach but also is extremely interested in developing a new curriculum for refugee families – a holistic approach that involves every family member.
Megan O’Reilly: CFUW/PQ Memorial Scholarship $4,000
Megan is entering her 3rd year at Selkirk College in the Rural Pre-Medicine Program. She is a resident advisor for campus housing at Selkirk and a Rural eMentor serving BC. Next year she plans to attend UBC Northern Medical Program and to return to Oceanside after graduation to practice family medicine.
Reece Koch: CFUW/PQ Memorial Scholarship $4,000
Reece is entering 3rd year at UBC, majoring in Entrepreneurship. On campus she joined Project Imagine, helping its pop-up thrift shops gain permanent funding and worked in an executive position on the University Fashion Week. She founded She Closet, a dress rental company, remained on the Dean’s List and received a prestigious award for entrepreneurship.
Frances Goodman: CFUW/PQ Memorial Scholarship $4,000
Frances is entering her 2nd year at VIU where she is 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 the QB museum.
Billie Reath-Lang: J.C. Reid Memorial Scholarship $3,000
Billie obtained her Fine-Arts Diploma from North Island College and transferred to VIU for a final year of a Visual Arts degree. She plans to build a portfolio of work for submission to publishing firms with a view to becoming an illustrator, and to galleries to further her career as an artist. Among her summer jobs, Billie has worked as a gallery assistant at TOSH.
Molly-Rae Walker: Post-Graduate Scholarship $3,000
Molly-Rae is entering her final year at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at University of Saskatchewan. It has been her life-long goal to become a veterinarian, and CFUW PQ has been with her on this journey since her first award upon graduation from KSS in 2012. She intends to return to the Island to practice as a companion-animal veterinarian in Oceanside.
Keana Zimmerman: Post-Graduate Scholarship $3,000
Keana will be returning to VIU to complete 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 love in her future students.
Samantha Skye Donald: Return-to-School Bursary $2,000
Skye is fulfilling a life-long ambition of having a career as a classical singer and will be attending UBC School of Music in the Diploma of Music Performance Studies program. Admission in this program is limited; participants typically already have a bachelor’s degree in music or comparable skills and experience. Pursuing the opera program at UBC will enhance Skye’s skills and help her make contacts for a singing career.
Jenna Rutherford: Return-to-School Bursary $2,000
Having had several successful careers, including 9 years in Human Resources at a credit union, Jenna is entering the Bachelor of Science in Nursing at VIU. Upon graduation she hopes to gain hands-on experience at NRGH and move with her family back to District 69.
Alex Roberts: BSS Scholarship $1,000
Alex has been a straight-A student throughout her time at BSS and describes herself as an active citizen in the BSS community. She was a competitive swimmer for 7 years and now coaches at the Ravensong pool. She will be attending University of Calgary to do a Bachelor of Health Science (major in Biomedical Sciences). Her goal is to become a physician.
Rhiannon Terpstra: KSS Scholarship $1,000
Rhiannon’s academic achievements, school involvement and sports activities are impressive. She has been accepted in the Bachelor of Science Program at UBC (major in Biology). Her future plan is to attend medical school.