U of L Students Land Six Persons Case Scholarships

March 8, 2013

In recognition of International Women's Day, the contributions women and men have made to the advancement of women in Alberta are being celebrated through Persons Case Scholarships.

Among the 46 recipients are several University of Lethbridge students:

Brittney Adams, Political Science ($1,500)

Jenae Dunlop, English $2,000

Madison Ouellette, Kinesiology ($1,500)

Alysha Smith, Music ($1,500)

Maxine Trimboli, Physics ($2,000)

Elizabeth Young, History ($3,500)

This year's scholarships recognize 46 outstanding students whose studies and career goals contribute to the advancement of women, or to those studying in fields where members of their gender are traditionally few in number.

"Congratulations to the recipients, whose passion and dedication to their fields of study inspire all of us," said Human Services Minister Dave Hancock. "Their ambitious education and career goals help foster women and men as powerful voices for the advancement of women in our communities."

Alberta has a history of strong, determined and courageous women. The Persons Case Scholarships began in 1979 to honour the 50th anniversary of the Persons Case and the legacy of five Alberta women who fought and won the right for women to be deemed as "persons" under Canadian law. Emily Murphy, Louise McKinney, Nellie McClung, Irene Parlby and Henrietta Muir Edwards are known as Alberta's Famous Five.

The Persons Case Scholarships provide financial assistance to help both women and men pursue their post-secondary studies while advancing the status of women.

Scholarships range from $1,000 to $4,000, with a total of $100,000 being awarded. To qualify for a scholarship, applicants must be enrolled full-time in a post-secondary institution in Alberta. The nominations are reviewed by a selection committee based on academic performance, program of study and a personal essay.

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