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2017 Edmonton YMCA Foundation Scholarships & Awards

Each year the YMCA recognizes outstanding achievements by volunteers or employees of YMCA of Northern Alberta (only) who show a dedication to improving their community and helping others. Various scholarships and awards support these individuals to continue the amazing work they do.

  • One application per applicant - please choose the award most relevant to your circumstances
  • Applications are accepted between September 1 and September 30 annually

Information regarding each scholarship and award is listed below along with a link to each online application form.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2017

Franco & Barbara Savoia Star-Builder Award

Established in recognition of retiring President & CEO, Franco Savoia, who provided 43 years of outstanding YMCA service before retiring in 2012, and his spouse, Barbara.

One $500 scholarship is awarded annually to provide financial support for a resident of the Melcor YMCA Village who is attending post-secondary education.

Edwin S. Cook Leadership Award

Established and endowed by the family and friends of long-time YMCA volunteer and supporter Edwin S. "Ed" Cook.

One $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a YMCA of Northern Alberta volunteer or employee to assist in the advancement of his/her leadership qualities and YMCA involvement. This award may be used toward travel, accommodation, or registration fees for national or international professional development or YMCA related events.

Ron Coulombe "Joy of Asking" Award

Established in recognition of former Vice President Ron Coulombe, who provided 26 years of outstanding YMCA service before retiring in 2008.

One $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a YMCA of Northern Alberta volunteer or employee who demonstrates the "Joy of Asking," a phrase coined by Ron that models the true spirit of philanthropy. This award may be used toward travel, accommodation or registration fees for national or international professional development events.
 

Bennett Clarke Memorial Scholarship

Established by Muriel A. Clarke in memory of her brother Bennett Clarke, long-time volunteer with the YMCA and World War II pilot who was killed in action.

One $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a young YMAC of Northern Alberta employee or volunteer to assist in the advancement of his/her post-secondary education toward a career working with youth. The award is based on leadership qualities, YMCA involvement and financial need.

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Del Dilkie Leadership Award *New in 2017*

Del Dilkie has been an active member in the arts and culture scene her entire life. Owning and operating a small business gave her a true understanding of leadership, and an appreciation for the work that goes into developing the qualities that make a good leader. As a long-time supporter and ambassador of the YMCA, Del is passionate and committed to the principle of life long learning and strongly believes that you can grow and develop at any age.

One (valued at $1,000) or two (valued at $500 each) awards are presented annually to a YMCA of Northern Alberta volunteer(s) or employee(s) to assist in the advancement of their leadership qualities and YMCA involvement. Preference will be given to those with an interest in arts and recreation as a means to build leadership qualities, skills, and competencies of children and youth in YMCA programs.

This award may be used toward travel, accommodation, or registration fees for YMCA sanctioned local, national or international professional development opportunities.

Lammerink Leadership Award *New in 2017*

Ivor Lammerink has been a member of the YMCA for more than 35 years.  During his YMCA involvement as a member, donor and volunteer he has come to recognize and appreciate the importance of YMCAs in developing effective, competent, and capable leaders in our community.

The Ivor Lammerink Leadership Award was established to assist Leadership Circle employees at YMCA of Northern Alberta in securing further training/education.  One $1,000 award is presented annually to assist in the development of an individual’s leadership qualities, skills, and competencies, as well as to support the advancement of their work within the YMCA.

This award may be used towards travel, accommodation or registration fees for local, national or international YMCA sanctioned opportunities.