The Canadian Federation of University Women Brantford
TRUST AWARD GOALS
- to support female students who demonstrate vitality for living, enthusiasm for learning and intellectual curiosity about the world around them
- to support female students entering or attending post-secondary education through grants of money
Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants and residents of Brantford or Brant County.
- a female student may apply for either
AWARD A: SECONDARY SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT
AWARD B: MATURE STUDENT AWARD
- there will be a minimum of two awards given per year
- each award will be worth a minimum of $600
- applicants for AWARD A must achieve 83% or greater on six credits required for entrance to post-secondary education programs, but the final selection will be based on NON-ACADEMIC criteria as indicated on the Application Form.
NOTE: Final decision on the trust awards will be determined annually by the Scholarship Committee of the Canadian Federation of University Women Brantford. All applications will be destroyed after the selection process is complete.
SOURCES OF FUNDING FOR THE TRUST AWARDS
- A portion of each member’s annual dues.
- Special events. Over the years these have included Author presentations and associated book sales, our Trivia Nights, a concert and tea.
- Private and memorial donations.
- Invested funds from the sale of our book Significant Lives.
SIGNIFICANT LIVES – Profiles of Brant County Women
Significant Lives celebrates the lives of 40 women who have left their mark, in some way, on the local, national and sometimes international scene. These individuals excelled in wide-ranging endeavours involving the arts, literature, sports, business, medicine, education and philanthropy. The book, launched on December 4th, 1997, was the 50th anniversary project of the University Women’s Club of Brantford. The book sold out quickly and unfortunately is no longer available for purchase. Money generated from the sale of the book continues to sustain our CFUW Scholarships.
MAPLE ARBOR FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
The Maple Arbor Foundation was established by Helen Holmes Howell*. It is associated with CFUW Brantford, but is administered under a trust set up separately from, and independently of, the CFUW Brantford Scholarship Fund. The Trustees of said CFUW Brantford Scholarship Fund are responsible for the selection of these scholarships annually in accordance with the following criteria:
THE WINNERS ARE CHOSEN ACCORDING TO ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT. NO APPLICATION IS NECESSARY.
- One scholarship each year is presented to the highest ranking female student who is graduating at the 4U/4M level from Brantford/Brant County Secondary Schools and who intends to continue her education at an approved Canadian University or Community College.
- One scholarship each year is awarded to the second highest ranking female student according to the criteria outlined above.
*HELEN HOLMES HOWELL (1915 – 1982)
Helen Holmes Howell lived her life at her beloved Maple Arbor Farm in Onondaga Township. A brilliant student, she studied classical Greek and Latin on a scholarship at McMaster University and during the next 35 years taught Classics and History at Burford District High School, Caledonia High School and Pauline Johnson Collegiate & Vocational School. She believed in her community and promoted the successes of its citizens. She worked diligently for her church, the Canadian Club, the Women’s Institute and the University Women’s Club (as it was then known). To strengthen the intellectual and cultural wellbeing of her community, she established the Maple Arbor Foundation in memory of her grandparents and the homestead they had built. The Foundation continues the support she always gave her students by awarding scholarships to outstanding students.
ANNE M. HODGE Scholarships
In September, 1998, a scholarship in each of two Brantford schools, Brantford Collegiate Institute & Vocational School and North Park Collegiate -Vocational School, was created through a gift from Anne M. Hodge, a founding member of the University Women’s Club (as CFUW Brantford was then known), to honour one graduating female student in each school. Anne Hodge attended Brantford Collegiate Institute and was a teacher of French and a Department Head of Languages at North Park Collegiate.
The selection of a suitable recipient is to be determined by each school at the direction of the Principal.
No applications are necessary for the Maple Arbor Foundation Scholarship and the Anne M. Hodge Scholarship.
THE CANADIAN FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN BRANTFORD
The Canadian Federation of University Women Brantford (formerly known as the University Women’s Club of Brantford) was formed in 1946 by approximately 40 local women university graduates who were seeking opportunities for lively and stimulating discussion. These aims and objectives remain, but the organization – which has approximately 80 members – has added greater focus on the community by actively supporting local cultural activities, by promoting social/political activism through the hosting of all-candidates nights and campaign schools for women and by awarding scholarships to young women pursuing post-secondary education.
Founded in 1919, the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) is a national, non-profit, non-governmental, women’s equality-seeking organization of close to 10,000 women graduates, students and associate members in 112 Clubs across Canada (www.cfuw.org). CFUW clubs can be found in all provinces.
CFUW is the largest of the 62 affiliates of the Graduate Women International (GWI formerly known as International Federation of University Women) which has approximately 140,000 members. This organization was also founded in 1919 by women who, after the horrors of the First World War, believed in working together for peace, international understanding and friendship. GWI’s four priority action areas are education for the girl child, adult literacy for women, access to and the advancement of women in higher education, and empowering women to be leaders and decision makers (www.graduatewomen.org).
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