Scarborough, Ont. - Every March, Centennial College recognizes its scholarship recipients and the generous donors who support them with a grand dinner and presentation. On March 6 and 7, Centennial students, donors, employees and volunteers celebrated our most successful year ever for philanthropic scholarships and awards at the 2018 Student Awards Night.
Centennial's Impact Campaign is making its mark with strong growth year over year, given that there were 270 awards totalling $250,000 last year. The funds are a compelling incentive for students, especially for those who face endemic barriers to higher education. Among the newly established funds in 2016 are the WJ Pallett Scholarship, Samsung Electronics and the Baking Association of Canada – Ontario Region Scholarship.
Impact is the largest ever fundraising campaign in Centennial's 50-year history. Fittingly, the fundraising goal is $50 million, which is directed to student scholarships and college capital projects.
On Tuesday, March 6, the Athletics and Recreation awards were presented to ten student-athletes who have excelled in their sport as well as academically and in their respective communities.
Donated by Coca-Cola Ltd.
Awarded to the athlete(s) from each of the Centennial College Varsity programs who held the highest cumulative grade point average after the winter semester.
Badminton – Brandon Chung
Cross Country – Maria de los Angeles, Reyna Corona
Men's Basketball – Paul Walwyn
Women's Basketball – Karmealia Turner
Men's Soccer – Ostap Hamarnyk
Women's Soccer – Lais Rios
Men's Volleyball – Stephen Facca
Women's Volleyball – Kadeisha Powell-Graham
John Bertie Athletics Scholarship
Donated by John Bertie
Awarded to a third-year student enrolled in a Ministry approved post-secondary program who is on a varsity team and has demonstrated a distinct ability to balance their academic and athletic pursuits.
2017-18 Recipient - Kadeisha Powell-Graham (Women's Volleyball)
Mary Zettel Scholarship
Donated by the Family and Friends of the late Mary Zettel
Awarded to encourage a student-athlete who demonstrates academic and athletic competence, leadership on his/her respective varsity team and maintains the standard of an OCAA member.
2017-18 Recipient – Karmealia Turner (Women's Basketball)
Theresa and Jerry O'Connor Scholarship
Donated by Diarmuid and Valerie O'Connor
Awarded to a second-year student currently enrolled full-time in a Ministry approved post-secondary program who is an active member of the women's soccer team with the highest cumulative grade point average.
2017-18 Recipient – Nicole Tentativa