For several years Canada Safeway has been a key supporter of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Annually, Canada Safeway’s campaign raises funds for research of neuromuscular disorders as well as provides financial assistance for mobility grants in Western Canada. Since 2008, Muscular Dystrophy Canada has received over $6.5 million from Canada Safeway and their generous customers.
Canada Safeway has extended its support and is now offering scholarships to young adults aged 17 to 27 living with a neuromuscular disorder. The purpose of the Canada Safeway Moving Muscles Scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to young adults in pursuit of their post secondary education or training.
Canada Safeway is pleased to offer three scholarships. Three Moving Muscle Scholarships will be awarded to the following regions:
To apply for this great opportunity, you need to be:
Muscular Dystrophy Canada is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Canada Safeway’s Moving Muscles Scholarship!
Since 2008, Canada Safeway has been an integral partner of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Through the generosity of Canada Safeway, their customers and employees, Muscular Dystrophy Canada has received over $6.58 million dollars in support. The dollars have helped fund research, as well as provide mobility grants for people living with neuromuscular disorders.
This year, Canada Safeway is pleased to extend their support. The purpose of the Moving Muscles Scholarship is to help provide financial assistance to young adults in pursuit of postsecondary education, raining, or those who are already enrolled and continuing their studies.
Manitoba – Amanda Dziedzic
Amanda Dziedzic, who is affected by Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy, is a third year student at the University of Manitoba. She is entering her second year in the Faculty of Social Work, her passion is working with inner city kids and her connection to the area of focus was instant. Amanda is very involved in her community, whether it was with, 4-H, seniors or church, just to name a few.
Alberta – Justin Perry
Justin Perry, who is affected by Becker Muscular Dystrophy, is enrolled in MacEwan University. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree with the intention of going into social work. He is very involved in his community, being a mentor at his local Big Brothers and Big Sister’s and is very interested in helping youth and those with disabilities.
British Columbia – Daniel Ko
Daniel Ko, who is affected by Duchene Muscular Dystrophy, is starting a Bachelor of Arts degree at Simon Fraser University. After completing an associate arts degree at Douglas College, Daniel will continue his studies, majoring in history. His long term goal is to find work in the education field, finding work as a disability learning specialist or counsellor to those with disabilities. In his community, Daniel has been very involved with his church as a leader in a program offering peer support to those with disabilities.
Congratulations to all the scholarship winners! Safeway Canada and Muscular Dystrophy Canada wishes you the best of luck on your future studies!