CFUW/Calgary has a long-standing history of funding scholarships and bursaries. Each year donations, investment interest, and proceeds from the annual fundraising projects support these awards which are paid annually to selected students who meet award criteria. The club operates a charitable trust, registered with Canada Revenue Agency, and issues tax-deductible receipts.
CFUW/Calgary members have approved motions to endow scholarships and bursaries in various departments at the University of Calgary. As each award is endowed, the University manages the investments and grants the awards to students according to the terms of the endowment agreement with CFUW/Calgary.
We now have a midwifery award at Mount Royal University.
As well, CFUW Calgary manages a family sponsored award at the University of Alberta: CFUW Margaret and Walter Lindley Francophone Experience Award.
|AWARDS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY|
|CFUW/Calgary Judy McCaffrey Graduate Scholarship in Social Work or Social Science
|CFUW/Calgary Mary Wilson Legacy Indigenous Studies Award
|CFUW/Calgary Edel Bording Memorial Bursary|
|CFUW/Calgary B. Lindley Scholarship in Biological Science|
|CFUW/Calgary Evelyn M. Brown Legacy Bursary|
|CFUW/Calgary Helen Steeves Memorial Bursary
(Faculty of Arts)
|CFUW/Calgary Helen Steeves Memorial Scholarship in Law|
|CFUW/Calgary M. Jean Hicks deBruyn Scholarship in Education|
|CFUW/Calgary Undergraduate Centennial Scholarship in Arts|
|CFUW/Calgary Hall/Street Graduate Scholarship in Nursing|
|CFUW/Calgary Jean & Judy Radons Scholarship in Science|
|AWARD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA|
|CFUW Margaret and Walter Lindley Francophone Experience Award||AWARD AT MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY|
|CFUW/Calgary Centennial Bursary for Midwifery|
DONATIONS TO THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Donations may be made at any club meeting and also at the Scholarship Luncheon. Tax receipts are issued for donations of $10 or more.
Cheques are payable to “CFUW/Calgary, Scholarship” and can be mailed to the Scholarship Treasurer:
CFUW Scholarship Chair
218103 76th Street East
Foothills, AB T1S 3V8
CFUW FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
The national organization sponsors numerous annual fellowships and scholarships . Click HERE for information on these awards.
My Very Own Book Project (MVOBP): An Early Literary Initiative
In 1998, CFUW-Calgary undertook My Very Own Book Project to provide less fortunate children with books they can own. From 2001 – 2010, our club presented the Calgary Urban Project Society’s (CUPS) One World Child Development Centre withover 800 books and other learning materials.. CFUW-Calgary also donated $500 to fund 25 children’s individual book bags through the Welcome to Kindergarten Program. In 2011, Calgary Reads became the continuing recipient of MVOBP donations. As of 2021, CFUW-Calgary raised approximately $15,000 for Calgary Reads.
In 2022, the Club enlarged its support of early literacy initiatives in Calgary through financial donations to the CanLearn Society’s early literacy programs, and volunteer support of the Little Red Reading House as well as new children’s book donations for the House and book donations for their annual book sale.
WOMEN’S SHELTER DONATIONS
Members are invited to make donations of toiletries for donation to women’s shelters in Calgary. These donations are collected annually at our Christmas Luncheon.
NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR WOMEN
CFUW participates in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women held in New York in the first 2 weeks of March.
March 8 Events are held across Canada for International Women’s Day
Christmas Lunch and Silent Auction
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023
Place: **Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club, 12501 – 14 Street SW**
Time: 11:30AM to 2:30PM
Bring Family and Friends