Kay Livingstone Memorial Award Form
Sponsored by the Congress of Black Women of Canada, London Chapter (Two $1000 scholarships) offered to Afro-Canadian Students, from the London-Middlesex area, who meet the selection criteria. Candidates must provide evidence of Academic Excellence, Community Involvement and Financial Need. Deadline for submission of completed forms is May 15.
Kay pioneered the cause of Black women in Canada and was an advocate of social justice for all individuals. In 1992, the London Chapter established the Kay Livingstone Award in her memory.
Kay Livingstone was born in London, Ontario in 1918. Her parents, James and Christina Jenkins were leaders in the Black community and founders of the newspaper, “Dawn of Tomorrow”.
Kay pioneered the cause of Black women in Canada and was an advocate of social justice for all individuals. In 1992 the London Chapter established the Kay Livingstone Scholarship in her memory. See more under the “About Kay Livingstone” page.
*This award is made possible through the generosity of Dirka Prout and Maurus Allum who wish to encourage and support a student pursuing education in a STEM field. The Congress is grateful for the opportunity to assist another young person this year. Thank you Dirka and Maurus.
Black Women, we recognize your accomplishment, and we thank you as a community.
2016 Kay Livingstone Memorial Award Recipients
My name is Shanee Stone and I am 19 years old. I am a proud student of Montcalm Secondary School. I am a kind and enthusiastic individual who loves to volunteer and connect with people. I am a good motivator for my peers and I am always willing to help in whatever way I possibly can. In the future my aspiration is to become a successful Social Worker as I enjoy working with children, youth, adults and seniors. My hobbies are singing, dancing, writing poems, and listening to music. My aim in life is to never give up, always strive for excellence and to make a difference in the world.
My name is Rachael Eniola Motunde and I was born in London, England in 2009.. I moved to Windsor, Ontario and later to London in just over a year. I am the oldest of five children, so a lot of responsibility is placed upon me to take care and be an example for them. From a young age I have had an aptitude for math, which has grown strongly over the past few years. With my interest in math, I plan to pursue an education in the field of actuarial science at the University of Waterloo. I am extremely grateful to receive this scholarship which will further aid me in achieving my goals
My name is Tamar Rose. I am an 18-year-old African-Canadian female who’s attending Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School. Back in grade 6, I used to be an extremely lazy child, not wanting to do assignments and never handed in my homework on time. Since I was not doing my homework and assignments, I was considered an IEP student to the school’s system. My laziness all changed after attending Byron Somerset Public School. In grade 7 and 8, I was in a classroom full of IEP students; we were trained not only to finish our school work and hand them in on time, but we were taught how to organize and manage time. It was very helpful! From grade 9 to today, I have been on honour roll with an average 80%. Throughout my high school career, up until 2014, I have put in 65 hours in community service. I currently have a part-time job at the Keg. Now, I am balancing my education and job, aspiring to be financially stable for college while maintaining high grades. Education has been nothing but important to me ever since attending Byron Somerset Public School.
PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS (1992-PRESENT)
Natasha Denise Lett
Ya Njameh Jeng
Shaquiera Hamilton (Canada 150 Award)
Anne Marie Kamanye
Julie Caroline Worrel
Michelle Lynne Ford
Mugo Michael Mwangi
Rachael Eniola Motunde