Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta

Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta announces continuation of scholarship program

Jun 14, 2017

Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta recently announced the continuation of its scholarship program and is looking for applications for three scholarships in conjunction with the Women of Inspiration series, presented by Syncrude.

This is the fifth year the organization will provide educational support to three women. Valued at $3,000 each, the scholarships are available to female post-secondary students from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The awards are provided to students pursuing studies in accredited universities, colleges or technical/trades school. They are based on the following criteria: financial need, academic achievements and Extracurricular and community Involvement.

In addition:

  • 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 including the Barb Jewers Memorial Scholarship that 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 15 at 4 p.m. and all applications will have a blind judging by a selection committee.

Applications can be found on the Girls Inc. webpage, through its 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.