Scholarship CFUW 2019

From left, Sandie Primeau, Chair of CFUW's scholarship program; Miranda Cromwell, recipient of a scholarship to commemorate the 100th anniversary of CFUW National; Brooke Hanna, recipient of the 2019 Mature Women’s Scholarship; Peter Day, presenter of the first Carolyn Day Scholarship in memory of Carolyn Day; Alicia Rosenberg, accepting on behalf of Kaley Kahgee, recipient of the Carolyn Day Scholarship – Women in Care. Photo submitted

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Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Southport acknowledged two milestones at their opening meeting September 18 at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre. The local chapter commemorated 30 years since their inauguration while CFUW National celebrated their 100th anniversary. The Southport chapter has grown from 39 members in their first year to 86 members in 2019, most of whom were present to participate in the anniversary celebrations.

CFUW Southport also awarded three scholarships to local women who are pursuing post-secondary education. In addition to the Mature Student Scholarship that CFUW Southport has handed out annually over the last three years, two new scholarships were presented to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the National CFUW and the memory of one of their founding members, Carolyn Day, who passed away last year.

Brooke Hanna was the recipient of the Mature Student Scholarship and will be putting the funds towards the completion of a Registered Practical Nurse program. The money for this scholarship was largely raised by CFUW member Luz Maria Alvarez-Wilson through her 790 km El Camino walk and last summer’s Mexican Feast fundraiser which raised $2,320.

Members of the local chapter worked to raise money for the 100th anniversary scholarship this past year through multiple fundraisers, quilt raffles and donations. The new scholarship was awarded to Miranda Crowell who is coming out of foster care with Bruce Grey Child and Family Services and pursuing post-secondary education. Crowell will be attending Georgian College to obtain an Office Administrative-Executive diploma and aspires to work in the social services field.

The family of Carolyn Day donated to the CFUW Southport chapter in her memory, allowing them to create The Carolyn Day Scholarship which will be awarded annually for 10 years to a female student coming out of care.

The first recipient of the Carolyn Day Scholarship went to Kaley Kahgee who is enrolled at Fanshawe College in London in the Dental Hygienist program. Kahgee was unable to attend and Alicia Rosenberg from BGCFS accepted the award on Kahgee’s behalf. The scholarship was presented by Carolyn Day’s husband, Peter Day.

The Carolyn Day Scholarship presentation was followed by a moving video created by CFUW member Pat Sanagan. The video featured Day, the first chartered president of CFUW Southport, who reviewed the 30 year history of the local chapter.

The video can be viewed here.

Over their 30 years, CFUW Southport has contributed $40,000 to support women’s education in Bruce County.

Heather Conlin

Sandy Thomson, Ontario President of CFUW presents 30th anniversary certificate to Heather Conlin, President of CFUW Southport. Photo submitted

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