PEI Status of Women Announces Bursary Winners

L-R: Doreen Kays presents cheque to Marilyn Enman, winner of the Diane Kays Memorial Bursary.

L-R: Doreen Kays presents cheque to Marilyn Enman, winner of the Diane Kays Memorial Bursary.

Congratulations to Holland College (Steamfitting/Pipefitting) student Marilyn Enman, the first recipient of the Diane Kays Memorial Bursary. The $500 bursary is for a woman-identified student in a post-secondary program at UPEI, Holland College, or College Acadie who is pursuing a field where women are under-represented or who is an active advocate for women’s equality.

Council members updated criteria and amounts for our bursary program this year and proudly renamed this bursary for late Chairperson Diane Kays. Diane’s sister Doreen notified the winner of the bursary and presented her with the cheque this week.

Congratulations also to Arpana Giri, winner of the $500 Inge Blackett Memorial Bursary for a woman-identified student who entered Canada as a refugee and is pursuing education or training. The bursary remembers past Council Vice-Chairperson Inge Blackett, who when she died was the last Holocaust survivor on PEI.

The deadline for next year’s bursaries will be October 15, 2016.
More info:  Bursary webpage / En français

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