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Women of Inspiration “Syncrude” Education Award

Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta – in partnership with Syncrude Canada Ltd. – will provide three $3,000 Education Awards to female students within the RMWB pursuing post-secondary education at a recognized post-secondary institution.

The award will be given based on financial need, academic achievement and extracurricular and community involvement. Read Below for Award Criteria and Guidelines

Application Deadline: 4pm August 2nd, 2019

Submit to Via Email to EducationAward@GirlsIncofNorthernAlberta.org
or Fax 780 743 8856
or in person
Girls Incorporated of Northern Alberta
#21B – 10019 MacDonald Avenue
Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1S9

Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta is once again offering 3 scholarships ($3000 each) to female students within the RMWB who are pursuing their post-secondary education.

These scholarships are a part of the Women of Inspiration Education Award sponsored by Syncrude Canada. Over the past 6 years, Girls Inc. and Syncrude have proudly assisted 16 women to pursue their goals with our scholarships. These women are the role-models for girls in our community, so that they are inspired to become strong, smart and bold women in the future.

Two of the scholarships have been named after our former Women of Inspiration. The Barb Jewers Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who demonstrates a sincere commitment to volunteerism and community activism. The Elsie Yanik Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a qualifying applicant with First Nations or Metis ancestry.

To honour the legacy of Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta’s founder Ann Dort-MacLean, the Ann Dort-MacLean Scholarship will be awarded to an applicant with demonstrated passion for youth empowerment and gender equality.

The award will be given based on the financial need, academic achievement and extracurricular and community involvement. Should you have any questions about the scholarship, please call at 780-790-9236. If you would like to read more about our past Women of Inspiration or scholarship winners, please click below:

AWARD CRITERIA AND GUIDELINE:

  • The award will be provided to a female student from the RMWB
  • The award will be provided to a student pursuing post-secondary studies (university, college or technical / trades school)
  • The award will be given based on the following criteria:
    • Financial need
    • Academic achievement
    • Extracurricular and community involvement
    • Application must be filled out by the student
  • The maximum number of years a student may receive the award is one (1)

UPON RECEIVING THE AWARD, STUDENTS MUST:

  • Be registered as “full-time” according to the institutional guidelines of their chosen school
  • Be enrolled in programs leading to a diploma, degree or trade certification (minimum program length two-years)
  • Maintain passing grades. If after the first semester, passing grades are not achieved, the second half of the award will not be issued.
    • An award will be discontinued if passing marks are not maintained, or if the person does not maintain full course load attendance. However, the recipient may re-apply when studies are resumed (provided eligibility requirements are met)
    • One-half of the award will be paid directly to the student at the beginning of the school year (September) and the remaining half at the beginning of her second semester (January), providing all requirements above are met.

APPLICANTS MUST:

  • Have lived in the RMWB for at least one year immediately prior to applying for the award, or formerly been a long-term resident;
  • Be registered as a full-time student leading to a recognized degree or diploma or certification;
  • Provide parental financial information as required by our application form;
  • Provide your most recent transcripts from the last institute attended with your application;
  • If applicable, please provide proof of Indigenous ancestry (Status Card, Metis Card, Letter from Band or Metis Local);
  • Provide proof of acceptance into accredited college, university or trade school within Canada before an award can be received; and
  • Submit their completed application form, along with accompanying documents, by no later than 4:00pm August 2nd, 2019

Application Deadline: 4pm August 2nd, 2019

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