A fresh wave of students receive scholarships at awards night The Lampe Foundation celebrates 30 scholarship winners in 2013-2014

Group photo of Lampe award winers May 2014

Back row, left to right: Hidayatullah Azimy, Sarah-Hannah O’Reilly, Emily MacGegor, Jill Guthrie, Ramona Peasley, Miriam Bass, Julie Carbonneau
Front row, left to right: Sarah Lafrenais, Cheryl Brus Peterson, Hannah Vanasse, Audrée Simard.

Sherbrooke, May 28, 2014 – Donors and scholarship winners rubbed shoulders at this year’s awards nights, hosted by the locally-based Lampe Foundation, CFUW Sherbrooke & District.  Eleven outstanding students from various post-secondary institutions were present to receive scholarships and bursaries to help fund their studies.  In all, this year the Lampe Foundation was able to give out 30 awards, including awards at all high schools in the historic Eastern Townships and at all levels of post-secondary study.

The evening recognized nursing students like Emily MacGregor and Jill Guthrie, who are returning to school for a career change, young student Miriam Bass who is discovering how inspiring science can be, and medical student Cheryl Brus Peterson, who will contribute to her community by helping to fill the gap in physician availability.

A true community event, the awards night saw the next generation of doctors, nurses, teachers and artists encouraged by the presence of educational institutions, local foundations, government leadership, and community associations.    Lampe Foundation co-president Carol Mooney animated the soirée, and award winners felt free to express their words of appreciation in either English or French.  Representatives from Bishop’s University, Champlain Regional College, Lennoxville Vocational Training Centre and the École de Réadaptation de l’Université de Sherbrooke were on site to hand out the awards to the students from their prospective schools.

Community building is often most effective through partnerships, and the 30 scholarships were only possible thanks to the support of various individual and institutional donors.  The now-dissolved Sherbrooke Hospital Foundation remains active through a partnership with the Lampe Foundation, which administers awards to students in the health professions.

For the second year, Mike Everett of the Tillotson Coaticook Region Fund presented awards offered jointly by the Fund and the Lampe Foundation to students from the Coaticook and surrounding region. 

The evening was also marked by the presentation of a cheque for $4 000 from the local CFUW chapter.  The donation is earmarked to endow a scholarship for a female student with high academic achievement and significant leadership contribution at Bishop’s, a scholarship which was first awarded in 1976.

With 30 awards given out in 2013-2014, the Foundation is supporting more local students than ever.  Today’s ambitious youth are the future of our community.  The Foundation and it’s donors are proud of all the award winners, and is happy to be lighting the way to a brighter future!

The Lampe Foundation, CFUW Sherbrooke & District is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education support for students from the Eastern Townships and across Canada.  It is proud to offer scholarships in partnership with numerous educational institutions and private foundations. 

For more information on scholarships or to donate to the Foundation visit www.lampefoundation.org

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