CFUW supports young women in education
by Sandy Lindsay

June 15, 2016

Women Today

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Scholarship Recipients
(R-L) Nadine Dobson (PSW Mature Student), Madison Masterson (Dental Hygienist), Jessi Nesselder (Kinesiology), Lauren Kerker (B.A. Business) and Jane Kramer, CFUW

Each year, the Federation of University Women (CFUW) SouthPort provides scholarships to young women who are continuing with post-secondary education.

Since 1990, the organization has given some 55 scholarships that range from $500 to $1,000  to young women in the community.

On Thursday, June 9th, CFUW SouthPort held its annual general meeting where they honoured the recent scholarship recipients.

The vision of the CFUW is of a strong national organization working to ensure that all girls and women have equal opportunities and equal access to quality education within a peaceful and secure environment where their human rights are respected. It includes a world where poverty is reduced, discrimination eliminated, where there are equal opportunities for leadership, employment, income, education, careers and the ability to maximize potential.

This year's recipients of young women are going on to further their education in a variety of fields:

  • Lauren Kerker:   B.A. in Business at Laurier University

  • Jessie Nusselder: Kinesiology at Laurentian University

  • Madison Masterson: Dental Hygiene at Georgian College

  • Nadine Dobson: Mature Student PSW from Fanshawe

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'The CFUW motto of "Knowledge is growth, come grow with us' also means providing a wide variety of interests to involve a community at both local and national levels.

The group is made up off members who have a common interest in advocating for women's issues and a university education is not required.

For more information, visit ...

www.sites.google.com/site/cfuwsouthport .

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