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Bill & Denise Andrew Scholarships in Island Studies: Gold & Silver Award
Faculty: MArts
Status:
Grad Studies at UPEI
Application Form: Application Form
Deadline: Aug 15
Occasion: Deans' Academic Honours and Awards Night
Description: Awarded to two (2) students studying in the Master of Arts in Island Studies (MAIS) program who have completed at least four of the core MAIS courses, are not full-time employees at UPEI, or will not be receiving other scholarships in excess of $2,000 at the time of application.Preference will be given to students in the thesis-based Master of Arts, Island Studies program. Gold Award minimum $1,400 and Silver Award minimum $800.
Background: These annual scholarships are established at the University of Prince Edward Island in honour and memory ofJoyce M.(Hooper) Andrew and Erwin Andrew, by their son Bill Andrew and his wide, Denise. Joyce and Erwin resided in Milton, PEI. They Had three sons: Bill, Brian, and Rollin. Erwin Andrew was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force. In 1948, as part of his service, the family movedfrom the Island to Europe. Several family moves occurred throughout Mr. Andrew's career. Following retirementin 1967, the Andrew family returned to Prince Edward Island where they took up residence in South Milton wherehe became part of the horse breeding business for more than 50 years. Joyce(Hooper) Andrew was a teacher and aside from her hobbies of knitting, quilting, cooking, reading, playingbridge, skating, and snowshoeing, she was also very involved in community initiatives. She was the chairwomanof the Provincial Exhibition Committee for the Prince Edward Island Women's Institute. Apart from her Women'sInstitute involvement, Joyce was active in church work. She was the Vice President and Secretary of Educationof the Milton ACW and member of the PEI Board of Anglican Church Women. For many years she was a Sunday SchoolTeacher. To quote Mrs. Andrew "Being involved in volunteer work one becomes more aware of the needs andconcern of not only one's community, but the universal community. Action should follow awareness."
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