Canada Safeway’s Moving Muscles Scholarships

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:

  • British Columbia
  • Alberta
  • Saskatchewan/Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario

Eligibility

To apply for this great opportunity, you need to be:

  • Between the ages of 17 to 27
  • Be a registered client with Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
  • A resident of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba

Application Cycle

  • The deadline for receiving applications is July 15th 2016

 

2015 Safeway Scholarship Winners

Muscular Dystrophy Canada is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 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.

British Columbia – Jordan Marks

Jordan Marks, who is affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy, is currently entering his second year of law school at the University of Victoria. After completing his political science degree at the University of British Columbia he moved to Victoria to pursue his aspirations of become a lawyer. In addition to his academic success, Jordan has been very involved in his community.

Jordan Marks

Jordan Marks

Alberta – Meagan Klatt

Meagan Klatt, who is affected by Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy, is entering her second year at Lakeland College in the Bachelor of Social Work, University Transfer program with the goal of finishing her social work degree Meagan wants to work in a neuromuscular clinic, helping youth who are experiencing similar experiences to hers.

Meagan Klatt

Meagan Klatt

Manitoba and Saskatchewan – Shailynn Taylor

Shailynn Taylor, who is affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy has enrolled in the Criminal Justice program at Mount Royal College, her long term goal is to obtain her law degree. In addition to her studies, Shailynn is a mentor amongst her peers, mentoring kids and youth with Muscular Dystrophy.

Shailynn Taylor

Shailynn Taylor

Congratulations to all the scholarship winners! Safeway Canada and Muscular Dystrophy Canada wishes you the best of luck on your future studies!

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