Legacy Foundation Scholarship Program

Legacy Foundation Scholarship Program 

Delegates viewed a video update on the Institute’s Legacy Foundation, including brief profiles of this year’s scholarship laureates.  

For more than 20 years, the Institute has been raising money to help kids all across the country. We’ve enabled kids to fulfill their dreams, we’ve funded life-changing resources for child amputees, and, most of all, we’ve funded scholarships for deserving kids.

This year we awarded 35 scholarships worth a total of $55,000.

To date, we’ve awarded $1,105,000 in scholarships to 577 students. 

Our scholarships are funded by the generous contributions of individual members, constituent bodies, and by corporate sponsors.

You can help us support a new generation of young professionals and make a difference in their lives.


Founders’ scholarships

$1,500 scholarship sponsored by the Information Technology Group

  • Tharun Ganeshram, Ottawa, ON (Vahini Ganeshram, AFS-CS), U of Waterloo

$1,500 scholarship

  • Lucie Yang, Edmonton, AB (May Zhou, AFS-LS), U of T

$1,000 scholarships

  • Heidi Elder, Ottawa, ON (Amy Elder, SP), U of Ottawa
  • Beatrice Mowat, Coquitlam, BC (Suzanne L’Heureux, SP), U of Victoria

Sponsors' Series Scholarships

$5,000 scholarship

  • Morgan Shusterman, Ottawa, ON (Allan Shusterman, OSFI-retired), Cape Breton U.

$1,500 scholarships

  • Shariq Ahmed, Calgary, AB (Shah Ahmed, NEB), U of Calgary
  • Serena Chen, Ottawa, ON (Sharon Deng, IT), U of Western Ontario
  • Stephen Dunbar, Longview, AB (Rob Dunbar, AFS), U of Ottawa
  • Sophie Feng, Port Moody, BC (Marie Wu, CP), Carnegie Mellon
  • Dacian Filipescu, Victoria, BC (Dr. Cosmin Filipescu, RE), Camosun College
  • Félix Lafortune, Candiac, QC (Yves Lafortune, RE-retired), Cégep de l'Outaouais
  • Cameron MacDonald, Surrey, BC (Robert MacDonald, SP), Dartmouth College
  • Brook Motty, Corner Brook, NL (David Motty, IT), Queen's 
  • Stella Murphy, Halifax, NS (Charles Murphy, IT), Queen's 
  • Veronika Podobed, Ottawa, ON (Dr. Serguei Podobed, NUREG), U of T
  • Anjali Singh, Saint Andrews, NB (Dr. Rabindra Singh, SP), U of New Brunswick
  • Austin Wang, Ottawa, ON (Huili Li, IT), U of Western Ontario
  • Kelly Wang, Toronto, ON (Xihong Wang, SP), U of Waterloo
  • Sherilyn Wen, Ottawa, ON (Mrs. Rui Mao, IT), Queen's
  • Debbie Zhao, Ottawa, ON (Yong Guang, IT), U of Western Ontario

Boys and Girls Clubs Scholarships

$1,500 scholarships

  • Kayley Baker (Mississauga, ON), U of T, Business
  • Stephen Brown (Halifax, NS), Dalhousie University, Engineering
  • Alyssa Cook (St. John’s, NL), Memorial University of Newfoundland, B.A.
  • Gavin D’Souza (Lethbridge, AB), University of Lethbridge – Sciences
  • Samuel Foster (Victoria, BC) University of Victoria, Health Sciences
  • Vincent Garneau (Laval, QC), Dawson College, Accounting
  • Manal Hamid (Ottawa, ON) Algonquin College, Health Sciences
  • Isaac Howe (Fredericton, NB) University of New Brunswick, Sciences
  • Patrick Kemp (Toronto, ON), York University, Life Sciences
  • Blerta Kurti (Winnipeg, MB) University of Manitoba, Sciences   
  • Anita Lee (London, ON), University of Western Ontario, Business
  • Trevor Poirier (Orleans), Université de Québec en Outaouais, Sciences
  • Teresa Talbot (Vancouver, BC) Simon Fraser – Psychology
  • Danait Tekle (Orleans, ON) Carleton University, Computer Science
  • Justin Thériault (Montréal, QC) University of Calgary, Child Health