The Robbie and Jean Shaw Scholarship Fund was created by a group of dedicated donors interested in paying tribute to the Shaw family for their long-term commitment to making the world a better place. Specifically, Robbie and Jean love the IWK Health Centre and they believe in the potential and passion of every young person to make a meaningful difference, in part, thanks to a strong educational foundation.
IWK children and youth have a special place in Robbie and Jean’s hearts because of their long term professional and volunteer experience with the IWK and the IWK Foundation.
The Award and Application Process
The IWK Foundation invites applications for the Robbie and Jean Shaw Scholarship. This award consists of a scholarship valued at minimum $2,000.
Eligible applicants are current or former IWK patients who have an academic average of 75% or higher and who are entering their first year of post-secondary studies.
Applicants must submit a minimum 500 word essay answering the following question:
How has your experience at the IWK impacted your life and shaped your goals for the future?
Please include the following points in your essay:
• Why the IWK is special to you
• Your community involvement and/or volunteer work
• Your goals for the future
• How the scholarship will make a difference for you
In addition, applicants must submit a recent transcript, two personal references—one from a teacher and one from a representative at the IWK who is familiar with their care journey.
Deadline: Monday, April 10, 2023