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Diane Kays Memorial Bursary
Inge Blackett Memorial Bursary
PEIACSW Engineering Bursary for Women







(Page updated September 23, 2015)

Diane Kays Memorial Bursary
The Diane Kays Memorial Bursary is available to a woman-identifying student who is a resident of PEI and registered full-time at the University of Prince Edward Island, Holland College, or Collège Acadie. The bursary is worth $500.


An eligible applicant

  • is registered full time at UPEI, Holland College, or Collège Acadie - AND -
  • demonstrates an exemplary commitment to women’s equality goals (through personal actions, volunteer or paid work, or course of study) - OR - is pursuing training or education in a field which is not traditional for women and where women are under-represented - AND -
  • faces financial or other barriers to achieving her goals


A complete application requires

  • an application form with complete details
  • form submitted to the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women by the deadline of October 15

DOWNLOAD PDF of the form for the Diane Kays Memorial Bursary (Form is printable, but not saveable. Hard copy is encouraged).


Inge Blackett Memorial Bursary
The Inge Blackett Memorial Bursary is for a woman-identifying PEI resident who entered Canada as a refugee and is pursuing further education. The bursary is worth $500.

An eligible applicant

  • has been granted refugee status in Canada
  • faces financial or other barriers to achieving her goals
  • is pursuing educational / training opportunities towards meaningful employment


A complete application requires

  • an application form with complete details
  • form submitted to the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women by the deadline of October 15


Inge Blackett’s contributions as Council member and Vice-Chairperson from 1998 to 2002 were significant. Her commitment to women’s equality was always present. Inge shared her knowledge and experience on many of the Advisory Councils issues including seniors, health care, and education. Her compassion for others was reflected in her tireless volunteer efforts in the community. Inge Blackett died in December 2002.

DOWNLOAD PDF of the form for the Inge Blackett Memorial Bursary  (Form is printable, but not saveable. Hard copy is encouraged). 


 

PEIACSW Engineering Bursary for Women
PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women Engineering Bursary for Women is awarded to a woman entering third year engineering at UPEI in recognition and support of women pursuing non-traditional fields. The bursary was established in 1995 by the Government of PEI on the twentieth Anniversary of the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women. The bursary supports the Council’s work to encourage young women to choose careers in math and science fields and also pays tribute to the fourteen women engineering students who were murdered at L’Ecole Polytechnique in 1989.

This bursary is administered through the Registrar's Office at UPEI and its deadline is October 1. For more information about this Engineering bursary, email scholarships@upei.ca or call 902-620-5187.

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