Don and Norine Lowry Awards for Women of Excellence

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Critical Dates for the Application

Application Opens: March 15, 2020
Application Deadline: May 31, 2020
Award Decisions Released: Early August at the latest.

Don and Norine Lowry Awards Criteria

  • Be a woman
  • Resident of the City of Edmonton. Surrounding municipalities are not eligible.
  • Be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident
  • Be pursuing a program of study in one of the following fields: Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry , Nursing, water, power, energy, finance, accounting, and safety.

Don and Norine Lowry Awards Priorities

  • Commitment to an ongoing career in your field of study in Edmonton
  • Community Involvement, leadership, or volunteerism
  • Participation in sports and recreation (running, swimming, biking, dancing, etc.)
  • Education goals related to establishing your excellence as a leader in your chosen field
  • Financial Need

What schools are eligible?

Awards can be used at any public university, college, or technical institute operating in Edmonton. Awards may also be used for exchange trips operated through an Edmonton school – you will need to demonstrate that you are returning to Edmonton.

What programs are eligible?

  • Medicine, Dentistry, and Nursing includes fields such as doctors, pharmacists, lab technicians, and psychiatry. Psychology is not eligible.
  • All Engineering is eligible, with a focus on water and power.
  • Accounting (CPA), finance, and workplace safety accreditations.

Required Documents

  • Two Reference Letters: Letters must recommend the student and the course of study. Each letter must be from a third-party individual (e.g. employer, volunteer contact, teacher), and should clearly address how the applicant meets the criteria and priorities described above. Reference letters should be signed, dated and current, and should provide contact information for the writer.
  • Resume: Resume must summarize the applicant’s employment and educational history.
  • Statement of marks for most recent studies: Official transcripts are not required. A photocopy or print out from a school website is acceptable. Provide marks as of the time of application; do not submit updates unless requested.

Application Process

The Awards Panel will review applications and select award recipients by the end of July. Candidates will be advised of the status of their application in early August. Edmonton Community Foundation will notify accepting post-secondary institutions of any scholarship recipients once all award conditions have been fulfilled.

In general, awards will be paid directly to the institution of study, to be applied to tuition.

The deadline for the application is May 31st

All applications must be received by the Edmonton Community Foundation by the deadline.
If you have any questions please e-mail: [email protected]