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Elinor (MacDonald) MacLellan Scholarship
|Occasion:||Awarded at other times throughout the year.|
|Process:||Award application flyer will be circulated by Faculty of Education each spring.|
|Description:||Awarded to a deserving full-time student in the Bachelor of Education program, who, in the opinion of the Faculty of Education, shows exceptional promise and ability for a career in teaching. Criteria included personal suitability, academic achievement, and relevant experience.|
|Background:||Elinor (MacDonald) MacLellan was born in Glenfinnan, PEI, the oldest of eight children. As a teenager shegraduated from Prince of Wales College in 1943 and then began her teaching career. In the 1960's she furtherpursued her education and obtained first her Bachelor's and later her Master=s degree in Education from BostonUniversity. She returned to her native Island as its first resource/guidance teacher to continue upon a career inteaching and education that has spanned fifty years. She was a Special Education Consultant to the Provinceof Prince Edward Island, and she played a major role in the Block Program in Elementary Education as aninstructor in the areas of child development and the education of exceptional children.In 1988 she was awarded the National President's Award for "Continuous and Exemplary Service" by the CanadianMenta l Health Association. In 1989 she was admitted to the Order of Canada and in 1992 she was awarded a Commemoration Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. In 1993 she was awarded anhonourary degree from UPEI in recognition of her service to the field of education. And, in 2003 she wasgranted the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal. Elinor was held in the highest esteem within her profession andearned the affection and respect of two generations of teachers and students. This award was created by Elinor (MacDonald) MacLellan in 1995 and was perpetuated by her husband, DonaldMacLellan, in memory of Elinor following her passing in 2004.|