The scholarship committee of the University Women’s Club (Toronto) Foundation is responsible for developing relationships with target schools in the Toronto District School Board to identify candidates in need of financial support for post-secondary education.
2019 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
What a celebration!! Our UWC Scholarship Reception, held on Monday, June 24, was a wonderful acknowledgement of our scholarship recipients.
Our first year of overseeing our scholarship process culminated in the presentation of eight awards.
The following six young women received our $4000.00 UWC Toronto Scholarships:
Smia Baig - Riverdale Collegiate Institute
Jateya Grbic - Harbord Collegiate Institute
Rajitha Gunaseelan - Central Toronto Academy
Maha Pervez - Monarch Park Collegiate Institute
Sarania Thavakaran - Jarvis Collegiate Institute
Lisa Yu - Central Technical School
The UWC Toronto Special Award of $2000.00 was awarded to: Bahja Farah - York Memorial Collegiate Institute
The Mary Macdonald Scholarship of $25,000 was presented to:
Alyssa Clark - York Memorial Collegiate Institute
We were delighted to host so many parents and family members of our award winners. Their pride was palpable. Support from school staff members who attended was truly appreciated.
We were honoured to have five representatives from the Mary Macdonald family present at the reception. Joan Hunter presented the Mary Macdonald Scholarship with a very touching tribute to her aunt.
Thank you to the great number of our club members who joined us in celebrating these incredible young women.
We wish all our award winners continued academic success and are looking forward to hearing from them as they transition to university life.
- Chris Ward
2018 scholarship recipients
The UWC Toronto is presently giving financial aid to two students from Iqaluit, Baffin Island. We have committed to helping these girls for each year that they are in post-secondary education.
Emily Ann Niego is majoring in Aboriginal Studies, as part of a general arts and science program, at Algonquin College in Ottawa. She is planning to continue next year in the second year program or go back to Nunavut and study Inuit Studies with Nunavut Arctic College.
Anna Lambe is working towards a Bachelor of International Development and Globalization Coop Program at the University of Ottawa.
The UWC Toronto is providing financial assistance, by covering residence fees at Innis College, to a young woman from a background of need.
Our recipient for the 2018-2019 school year is Katherine Yang. Katherine won an entrance scholarship to the University of Toronto, and our residence award. She graduated from A.Y. Jackson Collegiate Institute in North York, and is studying business at U of T.
UWC (Toronto) Foundation Board
The board members of the UWC Toronto Foundation are
Marianne Anderson, President
Talisha Ramsaroop Vice-Pres
Kathy Nolan-Garner, Treasurer
Penny Vincent, Secretary
Doris Geddes, Director
Susan Freeman, Director
Additional UWC members are invited to contribute to the work of the Foundation as members of the UWC Charitable Activities Committee.
UWC’s annual donation to the Heritage Fund for scholarships has been approximately $30,000. Further donations have been made by the UWC to Iqaluit students, Indspire, Sistering, Innis College and Romero House from the Board’s discretionary fund, fundraising and the charitable activities work.
In the past, the Heritage Fund was responsible for the distribution of UWC and its members’ donations to scholarship recipients. The Heritage Fund, represented by UWC members Deborah Maw, Mary Sauriol and Glad Bryce and former UWC member Heather Pearce, made a decision in February 2018 to wind down over the next two years. Heritage Fund plans for the dispersal of the remaining scholarship money, held in their trust, are unavailable.
In November 2017 the UWC gave the Heritage Fund $30,000, some part of which has been used for the undergraduate scholarships and awards of $1000 - $2000 to high school graduates, college and university students. As well, the Heritage Fund donated $10,000 to the Mary Sauriol post graduate prize in Physiotherapy in 2018.