Catholic Family Service and the Unlocking Potential (UP) Foundation are guided by the belief that education is a route out of poverty for many of the people we serve.

We are grateful for valued partnerships that allow us to award scholarships each year to graduates of Louise Dean Centre: young mothers who often face financial barriers to further education.

On June 28, 2018, we were honoured to present four scholarships that will help recipients pay for tuition, school fees, books, supplies, trade tools and, in some cases, child care costs, rent and utilities while attending a post-secondary institution.

Congratulations to all of the scholarship recipients!

Calgary Women in Energy Scholarship ($10,000 each)

Through an annual fundraising golf tournament, Calgary Women in Energy (CWiE) provides scholarships for four Louise Dean Centre graduates each year. This year, CWIE members Poppy Guloien and Jana Hackman represented CWiE at the graduation ceremony.

Below (l-r) Poppy Guloien of the CWiE, Kennedee Brunn, Breanna Scheuerman, Marlee Connors (in pink), Jana Hackman, CWiE. Missing from photos: Autumn Garding

Pat Campbell Scholarship ($2,500)

Created in honour of a dedicated volunteer and Board member, the Pat Campbell Scholarship Fund supports the success of Louise Dean Centre graduates in their transition to post-secondary education. Thank you to Miji Campbell, Pat Campbell’s daughter, for attending the ceremony to present the scholarships this year.

Below: Miji Campbell presents the scholarship to (l-r) Sabryna Chiasson and Nicole Forhan

Rotary Club of Calgary North Scholarship ($1,000 each) and Pat Campbell Scholarship ($1,000 each)

Donations from the Pat Campbell Scholarship Fund and the Rotary Club of Calgary North are combined to provide scholarships for students pursuing university, college, certificates or trades.

Below: Miji presents the combined scholarship to (l-r) Jaylene Myers, Mariah MacKay and Maggie Hussain

Pictured below with Rotarians Ron Stickley, Robb Leibel and Brian Larson are scholarship recipients (l-r) Maggie Hussain, Cheyenne Stonechild, Jaylene Myers, Mariah MacKay and Nicole Forhan. Missing from the photo: Sabryna Chiasson and Sky Squire.

Catholic Family Service Scholarship ($750)

CFS presents an annual scholarship to a graduating student who has demonstrated positive personal growth, participated in extracurricular activities and is committed to post-secondary education. This year’s recipient was Mariah MacKay.