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General News · 29th June 2011
Emily's family would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2011-2012 Dr. Emily Ellingsen Memorial Bursaries.
We are making three $1 000 awards for the coming academic year.

Calina Barton - entering 3rd year UVic, BA in Anthropology and Environmental Studies
Michaela Maxwell - entering 4th year UVic. BA in Social Work
Ariel Osland - entering 3rd year Capilano University, Early Childhood Education

The selection committee was again impressed with the diversity of applicants' educational goals and the breadth of community and volunteer involvement - here on Cortes and in their current communities.
Emily would be happy to see others setting off in pursuit of their dreams and thinking big. Emily loved so many aspects of her education and it made an exceptional and graceful transformation for her, becoming a vocation that was so clearly an extension of her character. We should all be so lucky.
Our heartfelt thanks for the generous contributions that have made these annual awards in Emily's name possible. We would like to acknowledge the support of the Cortes Island School PAC , for both their fundraising efforts and the support they have expressed for this bursary project. Thank-you to Mary Gordon and the PAC selection representatives for agonizing over applications with us.
Donations to Emily's bursary can be made to the account in her name at the Coastal Community Credit Union. On-going contributions are gratefully appreciated.
For further information please contact:
Aaron Ellingsen 250-370-4388
John Woolley 250-935-6905