Opterus Rebel Scholarship is offered to young women in Canada. These are women between the ages of 16 and 28 years who are enrolled or will enroll at a Canadian post-secondary institution, pursuing a STEM or Arts educational path. This scholarship is inspired by Janet Hawkins’ mother, Dr. Helen McKilligin, and sister, Valerie Ann Hawkins.
Dr. McKilligin, during her life time led a very remarkable life. She graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1958 with a specialty in pediatrics. She was a published author, writing a book with pioneering insights into the principles of neonatal nursing in 1970. Dr. McKilligin practiced in Newfoundland at the Grace Hospital and taught as an associate professor at the medical school at Memorial University in Newfoundland. She helped form the first Family Planning Association of Newfoundland that opened a birth control centre in St. John’s, which was the first of its kind in the province. She moved her family to Ontario in 1980 and worked for the ministry of health creating groundbreaking programs in reproductive health. Dr. McKilligin completed her fine arts degree at the OCAD University before retiring. The Helen Rose STEM Award is dedicated to her memory of Dr. Helen McKilligin.
Any accredited Canadian university or college.
Eligible programs for Opterus Rebel Scholarship for Women
Bachelor’s degree in education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) at any accredited Canadian university or college.
The award recipient will receive a payment of $10,000 CND on or before August 31, 2021.
Eligibility criteria for Opterus Rebel Scholarship for Women
For you to qualify for this scholarship, you must:
- Be a woman between the ages of 16-28
- Be planning to pursue an education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) at an accredited Canadian university or college.
- All applications must be submitted in English
- Finalists must provide proof of enrolment at an accredited Canadian university or college for the 2021-2022 academic school year.
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Note that if an applicant is still in high school or not yet enrolled in post-secondary education,
then the money will be held in trust until they are enrolled.
June 30, 2021 at 11:59 EDT.