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:
Graham Koshman, who is affected by Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy, is entering his first year at the University of Fraser Valley, pursing a degree in physics. His long term goal is to obtain his Masters and then Ph. D in the subject. Graham has organized numerous fundraisers in his community and enjoys raising awareness for people with neuromuscular disorders.
Konrad Izykowski, who is affected by Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy, is entering his second year of engineering at the University of British Columbia. His long term goal is to combine mechanical and computer engineering to develop active prostheses to help those who need it.
Holli Vander Wyk
Holli Vander Wyk, who is affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy, is enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts program at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Her long term goal is to become a social worker or counselor. Holli has been very involved in her community, her family runs a camp for other individuals and families with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, she has also collected gifts for under privileged teens and sewed pillows and blankets for newly diagnosed families of children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Congratulations to all the bursary winners!