The Lucille Harkness Memorial Bursary was created to honour the life of Lucille Harkness, who passed away days before her Grandson’s wedding. It is with her lessons in our hearts that this scholarship was created, to promote community involvement.
Lucille was actively involved in her community in Nelson, BC and she often volunteered her time by helping her community, neighbours and church. Education was important to Lucille, and through her kindness and generosity she taught the importance of education and community service to those fortunate enough to cross paths with her. Lucille, though a devout Catholic, believed in the power of love. In particular, Lucille was supportive of the LGBTQ community, thinking all God’s children deserved love. It is with this in mind that special consideration will be granted towards involvement in projects that benefit the LGBTQ community. We will award this scholarship to someone who has been involved with community projects, plans to continue them, and start their own in their post-secondary years.
Bursaries of $1,000 are available to the chosen recipient who plans to pursue his or her studies at a community college, university or equivalent educational institution in British Columbia. The award is based on applicant’s financial need, academic potential, commitment to studies, and community involvement.