2019 Scholarship recipient Dawna Samis-Gris is shown here with Dave Holwell, Managing Director of the Lord Dufferin Centre along with two LDC residents and Rotarians Jeff Bathurst and Michele Fisher.
The Rotary Club of Orangeville Highlands is carrying on the legacy of Donna Holwell, co-founder of the Lord Dufferin Centre, by giving out a $1000 scholarship in her name to help a local student in a field of eldercare.
“Donna worked tirelessly to improve the lives of seniors and advance the legislation governing retirement homes,” said Dave Holwell, Managing Director of the Lord Dufferin Centre and member of Rotary Club of Orangeville Highlands. “She was a respected member of the eldercare community who had a lasting impact across Ontario. Our family is honoured to co-present this scholarship.”
The Donna Holwell Scholarship will be awarded to a student who meets the following criteria:
- A resident of Orangeville, Mono, Amaranth, East Garafraxa, or north Caledon (west of Airport Road/north of Olde Base Line) – either living there currently or a resident at the time of completing high school.
- Currently enrolled in a post-secondary field of study related to eldercare such as PSW, nursing, social work, medicine, and other studies relating to the care and well-being of seniors.