Post-secondary education has been a priority for our Club since its inception in 1921. And today, supporting the educational and career goals of young women in our region remains a key part of our Club’s identity.
The single largest allocation from our Charitable Fund goes to provide assistance to local young women wishing to study at college or university and to our local post-secondary education partners, Brock University and Niagara College.
Our 2016-17 Scholarships
Currently, CFUW St. Catharines’ annual scholarships total almost $11,700 and include:
❖ Four $500 scholarships to Brock students
- Lily Bell Memorial Award – most deserving female student in 2nd or 3rd year English
- Gail Jenkins Memorial Bursary – female student in the Faculty of Humanities
- Brock University Continuing Education Bursary – mature returning female part-time student
- Eleanor Shaw Award – second term Pre-Service Education Program
❖ Two $500 donations to the Niagara College Scholarship Endowment Fund
- CFUW St.Catharines Bursary Award – mature returning full-time female student
- Laura Sabia Bursary Award – 2nd year female student in the School of Administrative Studies
❖ Thirteen $500 scholarships to graduating high school students from 13 area secondary schools
- St. Francis
- Denis Morris
- Holy Cross
- Governor Simcoe
- Laura Secord
- Sir Winston Churchill
- St.Catharines Collegiate
- South Lincoln
- DSBN Academy
This continues a longstanding tradition – the first CFUW St.Catharines High School graduation award was given in 1926 to a graduate of St.Catharines Collegiate.
Students interested in applying for the Brock University or Niagara College awards should contact the Student Award and Financial Aid Office at Brock or the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office at Niagara College.
The recipients of the high school awards are selected by the school’s teaching staff at their discretion. Preference is given to female students with high achievement in any combination of senior courses in the Mathematics, Science and/or Technology subject areas who have applied to a post-secondary education program.
In addition to these, CFUW St. Catharines is proud to sponsor the following awards:
❖ Four $500 scholarships to graduating Adult Education students from the Lifetime Learning Centre and the St.Thomas Adult Education Centre. The recipients of these awards are selected by the Adult Education Centre’s staff. Preference is given to female students with high achievement in any combination of senior courses in the Mathematics, Science and/or Technology subject areas who have applied to a post-secondary education program.
❖ One award of $500 is given to the top female high school student entry as selected by the CFUW Judging panel at the Niagara Regional Science & Engineering Fair, held each year in March. CFUW also supports the administration of the Science Fair with a $375 contribution.
❖ A bursary of $200 to support the participation of Niagara student(s) at the Niagara Symphony Music Camp held each year in July.
❖ When possible, we provide support for the CFUW National Scholarship Fund. At the National level, CFUW’s Charitable Trust gives over $80,000 in fellowships and awards per year to female post-graduate students.
Some of our 2016 Award Recipients