Hazel Education Bursary

YWCA Announces the Hazel Education Bursary Call for Applications Opens on International Women’s Day

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton Education Awards Committee welcomes applications for the 2024 Hazel Education Bursary. Applications are due Thursday April 18, 2024.

The YWCA Hazel Education Bursary is intended to help women who have experienced gender-based violence reach their goals through education or training.

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton Board of Directors, through the Education Awards Committee, and with the generosity of donors in our community, offers two bursaries of $1,500 and two bursaries of $2,500 to women who:

  • have experienced barriers related to the impact of violence and abuse;
  • have a dream to strengthen their economic security;
  • are a resident of Peterborough City/County or Haliburton County;
  • seek to further their formal or informal education, or develop skills.

Please note: Women from rural areas will be given special consideration for this award, in honour of Hazel’s request.

Hazel’s Legacy
Since 1998, the YWCA has honoured Hazel’s vision of helping women pursue their dreams and overcoming barriers related to their experiences of violence and abuse. Hazel was a consumer, advisor, and volunteer of several community services. Hazel passed away in 1996, after a long struggle with breast cancer. Soon afterwards an education fund was created by friends and admirers to honour this very special woman.

To Apply
To learn more about YWCA Hazel Education Bursary or to apply, please click here for the detailed page or contact Emily Jensen, by phone at 705-743-3526 ext. 120 or by email at ejensen@ywcapeterborough.org.

Applications are reviewed by the YWCA Board of Directors’ Education Awards Committee. All personal information is kept confidential and applicant names are not shared with committee members.