Westlock Community Foundation Receives $26,000 Donation to Launch Scholarship Fund


The Westlock Community Foundation is thrilled to announce the receipt of a generous $26,802 donation from the Westlock Educational Scholarship Society. This substantial contribution will serve as the cornerstone for establishing a new scholarship fund aimed at supporting local students who aspire to pursue post-secondary education or engage in research.

The newly established scholarship fund reflects our community’s commitment to fostering educational opportunities and supporting the youth of Westlock in their academic and professional endeavours. It underscores a shared belief in the transformative power of education and the importance of community support in unlocking the potential of future generations.

Katie Robertson, Executive Director of the Westlock Community Foundation, expressed her gratitude and excitement about the new opportunities this fund will create: "We are profoundly grateful to the Westlock Educational Scholarship Society for this significant donation. It marks a momentous step forward in our mission to support the educational aspirations of our community's youth. Together, we are opening doors for those who dream of furthering their education. This fund is not just an investment in individual futures; it's an investment in the future of our community as a whole."

Tina Viney, Treasurer of the Westlock Educational Scholarship Society, shared her thoughts on the impact of this collaboration: "It is with great pride that we contribute to the creation of this scholarship fund. Education has the power to change lives, and through this fund, we are delighted to play a part in nurturing the next generation of leaders, innovators, and thinkers. Our society believes in the importance of giving back and supporting our community, and we see this donation as a way to do just that."

The scholarship fund will provide financial assistance to students from Westlock who are entering post-secondary institutions or pursuing research projects. Further details regarding the application process and eligibility criteria will be available shortly.

This initiative is a testament to the power of community collaboration and the impact of collective efforts in making a difference in the lives of young individuals. The Westlock Community Foundation and the Westlock Educational Scholarship Society invite the community to join them in supporting this noble cause.

“The Westlock Educational Scholarship Society has existed for several years, and is in the process of winding up. We wanted the program to continue, which is why we chose the Foundation as the steward of this legacy,” says Viney.

To support the Westlock Educational Scholarship Fund: