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Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta Announced continuation of Scholarship Program

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Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta are proud to announce the continuation of their Scholarship program and call for applications for three scholarships in conjunction with the Women of Inspiration series, presented by Syncrude.

This will be the sixth year that the organization will be providing the educational support to three women from the region. The scholarships, valued at $3000 each will be available to female post- secondary students from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The awards will be provided to students pursuing studies in accredited universities, colleges or technical/trades school. The scholarships will be based on the following criteria: Financial need; Academic Achievements; and Extracurricular and community Involvement.

  • Applicants must have lived in the RMWB for at least one year immediately prior to applying for the scholarship.
  • Applicants must be registered as a full time student leading to a recognized degree or diploma.
  • Applicants must provide proof of acceptance into accredited colleges, universities or trade schools
  • Two of the scholarships have been named after former Women of Inspiration: The Barb Jewers Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who demonstrates a sincere commitment to volunteerism and community activism. The Elsie Yanik Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a qualifying applicant with First Nations or Metis ancestry.

The deadline to apply is July 16th 2018 at 4:00pm. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered, no exceptions. All applications will have a blind judging by a selection committee.

Applications can be found on the Girls Inc. webpage under the Women of Inspiration Series or through their school office or by email at

The Women of Inspiration is a partnership between Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta and Syncrude, with a goal to recognize women throughout the Wood Buffalo region who inspire others, break new ground or old barriers and help create change. The series also aims to show local girls positive role models who live within their community.


For more information, please contact:
Ann Dort-MacLean
Executive Director
Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta
Phone: 780-790-9236