The University Women's Club of Toronto providing opportunities for the growth and advancement of women

The Heritage Fund

The UWC’s Heritage Fund is a charitable organization that was established in 1997 to support women’s post secondary education. This year we are celebrating our 20th Anniversary

Our Mission is HOPE

H = Helps through financial support

O = Opens doors through education

P = Promotes opportunities

E = Encouraging excellence and pursuit of dreams

Each year the Heritage Fund awards scholarships to female students who have been recommended by their educational institutions based on financial need and the likelihood of success. These students are then reviewed and selected by the Scholarship Sub-committee of the Heritage Fund.The amount of the scholarships can vary from year to year depending on the funds received from the University Women’s Club of Toronto, plus raised through fundraising endeavors.

The Heritage Fund offers scholarships in 5 different categories

1) Non Traditional Fields of Studies – 6 awards of $1000 each
2) Apprenticeship – 4 awards of $1,500 each
3) University – 8 awards of $2,000 each
4) Arts and Culture – 5 awards of $1000 each
5) Life Skills – 2 awards of $1,0000 each


2017 Scholarship Recipients

Emily Cadman and Emily Gibillini, 2017 Scholarship recipients with Deborah Maw, Judith Lewis and 2016 recipient Catherine Cooper
Emily Cadman and Emily Gibillini, 2017 Scholarship recipients with Deborah Maw, Judith Lewis and 2016 recipient Catherine Cooper

Congratulations to George Brown College Construction and Engineering Technology students Vanessa Brydges, Emily Cadman, Emily Gibillini and Leila Higenbottam, who were the recent recipients of the first round of 2017 Heritage Fund scholarships.

2016 Scholarship Recipients

We’re pleased to announce that in 2016 the Heritage Fund awarded scholarships to twenty- five women pursuing further education in universities and colleges in Ontario.

1) Non Traditional Fields of Study

Danielle J. Marcoux-Hunter – 2nd year Environmental Technology Fast-Track Co-op Program,Centennial College

Anamike K. Desai – 2nd year Architectural Technology Program. Centennial College

Amanda Bryce – 2nd year Computer Systems Technician, Centennial College .

Kathleen Agustin – a student of the Sustainable Energy and Building Technology Program,Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning:

Harshadha Sriharan – pursuing a degree in Software Engineering Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning:

Linghui Nie, a third year student in the Civil Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma Program.Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning:

2) Apprenticeship Awards

Catherine Cooper – final year student in the Building Renovation Technology Program at George Brown College

Kathleen Tiernan – second year student in the Construction Trade Techniques Program at George Brown College

Tracy Thomson – second year student in the Building Renovation Technology Program at George Brown College

Kemoy Cunningham – second year student in the Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Skills Program at George Brown College

3) University Scholarships

Mei Hung– graduate student from Harbord Collegiate
Anita Ospa – graduate student from Harbord Collegiate

As President of the Heritage Fund, with the assistance of the Heritage Fund board members and the Scholarship Committee members, in the conjunction with the University Women’s Club of Toronto, I am so pleased to have the honour of providing hope in the process of helping these young women pursue their education, careers and lives.

Thank you for your support!
Deborah Maw

At a recent Harbord Collegiate Commencement Ceremony,
Deborah Maw, Principal Vince Meade, Shaloma Gauthier and Barbara Bruser with Scholarship recipient Mei Hung, center.
Barbara Bruser, Shaloma Gauthier and Deborah Maw with Scholarship recipient Anita Ospa.