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Women of Inspiration Series Presented by Syncrude

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The Women of Inspiration (WOI) Series is a partnership between Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta and Syncrude Canada, with a goal to recognize women throughout the Wood Buffalo region who inspire others, break new ground or old barriers, help create change, and who embody the mission of Girls Inc.: "To inspire all girls to be Strong, Smart & Bold."  The series also aims to show local girls positive role models who live within their community.

Over the course of a year we showcase the stories of these local women who are driving positive change for other women and girls, either directly or by example. We host a Women of Inspiration Celebration in June of each year to celebrate the contributions of all the nominees.

There are 3 scholarships as part of the program – to play it forward and to help the next generation of Inspirational Women to achieve their goals. Applications for the Women of Inspiration Education Award (Scholarship) will be received from June to July.  Applicants must be female post-secondary students from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The award will be provided to a student pursuing studies in accredited universities, colleges or technical/trades school. Two of the scholarships have been named after our Women of Inspiration: The Barb Jewers Memorial Scholarship, which will be awarded to an applicant who demonstrates a sincere commitment to volunteerism and community activism, and the Elsie Yanik Memorial Scholarship, will be awarded to a qualifying applicant with First Nations or Metis ancestry.