ATHENA Award Program
Windsor became the first Canadian city to present the ATHENA Award in 1996. The award honours men and women who are recognized for business and professional excellence, for community service, and for mentoring and providing a role model to encourage women to achieve their leadership potential. The ATHENA Award is presented each year at the Chamber's Business Excellence Awards Gala and, this year, is sponsored by KPMG LLP.
ATHENA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM & LUNCHEON
The ATHENA Scholarship Program was created in 1999 for full-time post-secondary students between the ages of 18 and 30 years old. As well as having excellent academic achievement, recipients must be interested in increasing leadership opportunities for women and enhancing the quality of life in our community. It is supported by generous donations from private citizens, corporations, professions, academic institutions and community organizations. In 2004 the ATHENA Scholarship Fund (Windsor) was established as a registered charity. The Fund is currently invested and its assets managed by the WindsorEssex Community Foundation.
Athena Scholarship Application - Deadline is Friday, March 22, 2013 by 2:00 p.m.
PAST ATHENA AWARD RECIPIENTS:
|1996||Katherine Roth||2004||Shirley Linton|
|1997||Sandra Stanciu||2005||Mary Jean Gallagher|
|1998||Dianne Moore||2006||Aruna Koushik|
|1999||Lee Anne Doyle||2007||Sandra Pupatello|
|2000||Karen Behune Plunkett||2008||Lynda Monik|
|2001||Denise Hrastovec||2009||Melissa McCormick|
|2002||Sue Zanin||2010||Charlotte Loaring|
|2003||Mary Fox||2011||Maureen Lucas|
2012 ATHENA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
Melissa Iarusso - St. Clair College
Suzanne Robinson - York University
Marianne Stoesser - University of Windsor
2011 ATHENA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
Taryn Matis - St. Clair College
Holly Lafontaine - University of Windsor
Julie Caron - University of Toronto
2010 ATHENA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
Marium Arain - University of Windsor
Matt Caron - St. Clair College
Shae Kavanaugh - University of Windsor
PAST ATHENA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
Since 2001 the ATHENA Committee has hosted an ATHENA Scholarship Luncheon to honour the ATHENA Scholarship recipients, to acknowledge its generous sponsors and to feature a speaker of influence who exemplifies its values. The ATHENA Luncheon is usually held in October or November of each year.