For over 65 years, UWCNY has been promoting the education of young women through awards and scholarships. Our Scholarship Fund is a registered charitable foundation.

 Current officers include:
• Scholarship Fund Chair – Barb Cook
• Scholarship Fund Treasurer – Ellen Baker
• Scholarship Fund Secretary – Alison Booz

Other trustees include the Education Convenor and Vice-President of UWCNY.  The Treasurer and President of UWCNY are non-voting ex-officio members.

Club members also contribute to CFUW scholarship projects. Many UWCNY members donate to the Ecole Polytechnique Commemorative Awards administered by CFUW’s Charitable Trust. These awards were created in response to the events of December 6th, 1989 and are a memorial to the fourteen women engineers and students killed that day.

To learn more about the scholarships available through the Canadian Federation of University Women, please visit the CFUW Fellowships and Awards page:
List of Fellowships and Awards – CFUW – The Canadian Federation of University Women

In 2019, we formalized our donor agreement with York University and have pledged to continue funding nine awards with an annual total worth of $8,500 for ten years.  In the academic year 2023-24, we will begin funding two more Glendon College scholarships, worth $1,000 each, for the next five years. We also currently provide six scholarships worth $1,000 apiece to those studying at Seneca College. In addition, young women graduating from five North York area high schools receive scholarships of $1,000 each year. This allows them to pursue higher education in the arts and STEM fields. Students attending Earl Haig S.S., Claude Watson School for the Arts, Downsview S.S., C.W. Jefferys C.I., and Madonna Catholic Secondary School are eligible for these awards.

 $5.50 of each member’s annual fee is designated to the UWCNY Scholarship Fund. We also raise money with extra member donations, an annual book sale, and In Memoriam donations.
If you wish to make a donation, please contact our Scholarship Fund Treasurer: