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.
DOWNLOAD THE ATHENA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM
Click here to download the ATHENA Scholarship Application Form 2017 (PDF). Deadline is Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce office.
The ATHENA Scholarship Fund (Windsor) is proud to announce that applications are now being received for its 2017 scholarship program.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
·be between the ages of 18 and 30 years as of January 1, 2017
·be presently enrolled full-time in a college or university
·have spent a significant and substantial period of time (at least 18 months as of April 1, 2017) in Windsor/Essex County.
Students may be male or female and must demonstrate academic excellence, community involvement and be engaged in leadership activities. Most importantly, they must have increased the leadership opportunities for women by mentoring, role-modeling and leading activities that help women reach their full potential.
Three scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded as follows:
·one to a St. Clair College student
·one to a University of Windsor student
·one to a student who is attending any college or university provided he/she has spent a significant period of time in Windsor/Essex County.
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.
17th Annual ATHENA Scholarship Luncheon - October 28, 2016
Special thanks to Snapd Windsor for the photos:
Special thanks to Spike Bell for the photos:
16th Annual ATHENA Scholarship Luncheon Photos - October 23, 2015
Special thanks to Snapd Windsor for the photos.
15th Annual ATHENA Scholarship Luncheon Photos - November 7, 2014
PAST ATHENA AWARD RECIPIENTS:
|1996||Katherine Roth||2006||Aruna Koushik|
|1997||Sandra Stanciu||2007||Sandra Pupatello|
|1998||Dianne Moore||2008||Lynda Monik|
|1999||Lee Anne Doyle||2009||Melissa McCormick|
|2000||Karen Behune Plunkett||2010||Charlotte Loaring|
|2001||Denise Hrastovec||2011||Maureen Lucas|
|2002||Sue Zanin||2012||Chantal Vallée|
|2003||Mary Fox||2013||Dr. Michelle Prince|
|2004||Shirley Linton||2014||Kay Douglas|
|2005||Mary Jean Gallagher||2015||Loretta Stoyka Henderson|
2016 ATHENA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
Michelle Krieger - University of Windsor
Janny Lau - University of Windsor/St. Clair College
Myla Picco - University of Windsor
2015 ATHENA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
Sarah Davidson - Western University
Jordynne Ropat - Western University
Sara Santarossa - University of Windsor
2014 ATHENA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
Jennifer Kysilka (Wang) - University of Windsor
Susie Redekop - University of Windsor
Katherine Vrantsidis - University of Windsor
2013 ATHENA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
Julia Church - University of Windsor
Christie Kluytmans - St. Clair College
Leslie Skakun - University of Windsor
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.