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.


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, April 25, 2014

Past Recipients

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 Chantal Vallée

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:

2000 Tamara Johnson
Jana Paniccia
2005 Erin Kaczmarski
Andrea Karpala
Radha Khosla
2001 Anna-Marie DePape
Chantelle Foreman
Francine Salinitri
2006 Erin Marcotte
Lindsay Thrasher
Brittanie Walker-Reid
2002 Susanna Tang
Chantal Thorn
Hanna Wong
2007 Catharine Hondzel
Amanda Reaume
Antonietta Verardi
2003 Charlotte Karam
Megan Reid
Anna Marzotto
2008 Amanda Bakker
Dawn Germain
Mercy Quartey
2004 Cindi Albojer
Karis Hurst
Natasha Mullen
2009 Chloe Barraco
Jessica Courtney
Eden Hagos

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.