Kit passionately believed that young people with neuromuscular disorders, who wanted to pursue higher education, deserved an extra helping hand. She understood the challenges that these youth face – challenges that included serious barriers to university, college and satisfying careers – and she wanted to help them reach their goals. The bursary gave her the means to provide that support.
Since its inception, the bursary has been awarded to 84 people and distributed nearly $70,000 for books, tuition, and other expenses that contribute to the high cost of education. Recipients have gone on to work in a variety of interesting careers in diverse fields, including early childhood education, law, small business, and dentistry.
Successful candidates may receive up to $3,000 from the Kit Davison Endowment fund, which will be awarded on the basis of need and the recipient’s willingness to continue Kit Davison’s legacy via a personal commitment to achieving their best.
To apply for this great opportunity, you must:
Sarah Cheung, who is affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy, is starting her Bachelor of Social Work at the University of British Columbia. She completed her bachelor of science in psychology, also at the University of British Columbia. Her long term goal is to be a social worker in a community setting, helping those with disabilities. She has been involved with various organizations in a leadership and peer support capacity and aims to continue with this passion.
Holli Vander Wyk
Holli Vander Wyk, who is affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), is enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts program at Simon Fraser University, majoring in history. Holli’s passion is working with children so it is no surprise that her long term career goal is to be a first grade teacher. Her passion for working with children is also evident in her work in the community, her family runs a camp for those affected by SMA, she has collected gifts for under privileged teens and made pillows and blankets for newly diagnosed SMA families.
Micaela Evans, who is affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy, is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts at Simon Fraser University. She is majoring in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s studies. Her long term goal is to work be in the non profit sector, working with marginalized women or people with disabilities. Micaela is very involved in her community and university life, helping to run the women’s centre among many other things.
Congratulations to all the bursary winners!