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Linda McCoy-Aitkens Memorial Scholarship

2 winners, $500 each
Application Deadline
Sep 30, 2024
Winners Announced
Oct 31, 2024
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school or undergraduate student
Field of Study:
Human rights, social justice, or social work
Socioeconomically underserved

Inspiring the next generation of community leaders is absolutely critical to the health, longevity, and vibrancy of our world.

Linda McCoy-Aitkens was a beloved mother, a lifelong social worker, and a children’s mental health advocate. Linda understood the importance and impact of advocating for human rights, education, and mental health. Investing in the future leaders in these fields creates an ongoing ripple effect that positively impacts individual communities and society at large.

This scholarship aims to honor the life of Linda McCoy-Aitkens by supporting students who need assistance pursuing their education in order to make a difference in the world.

Any high school or undergraduate student who is underserved socioeconomically and pursuing human rights, social justice, or social work may apply for this scholarship, but first-generation students, (single) mothers, and those with volunteering experience in their field of study are preferred.

To apply, tell us about your childhood, a question you wish the adults in your life would have asked you more often, and how the absence of this question has impacted you.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Need
Published July 3, 2024
Essay Topic

Reflect on your childhood and identify a question you wished you had been asked more often by your parents, teachers, or other influential adults. How has this question, and the absence of it, influenced your goals and aspirations today?

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Sep 30, 2024. Winners will be announced on Oct 31, 2024.