General News · 1st September 2020
Deadline is midnight on September 6
2020/2021 Dr. Emily Ellingsen Memorial Bursary applications are now being accepted.
Emily's memorial bursaries support Cortes Island students in their pursuit of postsecondary education. Students who attended a Cortes Island school or home-schooled on the island for three or more years are eligible to apply.
Emily Ellingsen (née Woolley) was born on July 27, 1978. She spent her childhood on Cortes, before pursuing degrees at the University of Victoria and McMaster University in Hamilton. Emily passed away on February 19, 2010, following two rounds of treatment for cervical cancer.
Although her life was cut short, Emily was blessed with a rare capacity for living well. She passed away after completing her medical degree, only months away from becoming the first UBC medical graduate to complete a five-year psychiatry residency in Victoria. A lovely maple tree and memorial plaque in the courtyard at the Royal Jubilee mark her social and professional connections with the medical community there.
Emily was proud of her many accomplishments. She loved her family and friends. She loved her work. She loved her pets. She loved to run. She loved to row. She loved her life. We family members are also proud of her accomplishments, and we think of them often. We think of her often.
These bursaries are a reminder to all of us of Emily’s enthusiasm for seizing opportunities, and for encouraging others to seize opportunities.
Applications for two $1,500 2020/2021 Dr. Emily Ellingsen Memorial Bursaries will be accepted until midnight on September 6, 2020.
See the attached document for application details.