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Earl and Annie Duffy Memorial Scholarship
Entering 1st Year
|Application Form:||Application Form|
|Occasion:||High School Graduation (June)|
|Description:||Awarded to an incoming high school student from Kinkora Regional High School who has the highest academic average based on courses used for admission to UPEI; in the case of two equally qualifying candidates, preference will be given to a student entering the Faculty of Science if possible.|
|Background:||This scholarship was established at the University of Prince Edward Island in memory of Annie (McIver) and Earl Duffy of Kinkora, PEI. This award is created through donations by their son Regis Duffy and his wife Joan in respect and appreciation of the Duffy's commitment to family and lifelong learning. Annie Duffy attended Prince of Wales College and graduated with a teacher's license in 1928. She taught in Newtown Cross and Kinkora, and spent her life teaching children of all grade levels. While raising 12 children and helping Earl run the farm, Annie contributed many hours to community organizations. She passed away in August 2000. Earl Duffy was born in 1892. He enlisted in the first Canadian Tank Battalion in 1915 and served in England and France. He was a potato farmer, a school board trustee and a board member of the butter and cheese factory organizations in Kinkora, PEI, for over 30 years. He passed away in July 1974.|