Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta in partnership with Syncrude Canada will provide 3 – $5,000 awards to female students from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB), pursuing post-secondary education at a recognized post-secondary institution. The award will be provided to a female student pursuing studies in, but not limited to, colleges or university studies. Technical or Trades studies are also eligible.
This program was created when Lucile Miller Wright, a long-time supporter of Girls Inc. and a pioneer aviator, made a bequest from her estate to fund scholarships expressly for young women members. The Girls Inc. Lucile Miller Wright Scholars Program is the largest girls-only scholarship in the United States and Canada that allows young women to pursue a college degree of their choice, at an institution of their choice.
2012 is the first year that this scholarship has been made available. The program is also funded through a generous bequest from Lucile Miller Wright, a visionary and long-time supporter of Girls Inc. and young women.
Eighteen of these $500 scholarships are available to 8th Grade Girls Inc members/participants. Awards are held in escrow until scholars begin post secondary education. Full award must be used within two years after high school graduation.