This award was established to commemorate Greta Paige Marofke, daughter and granddaughter of two generations of William Aberhart alumni, who passed away in 2017 at the age of 3. The story of Greta’s two year struggle with a rare form of liver cancer brought together people from all over the world in a united effort to find an effective treatment.  Greta’s maturity was beyond her years. Her effervescent love of music, dancing, princesses and storytelling won the hearts of many, including medical personnel, the media, and all those who were touched by Greta’s sparkle and joy.

Donor

Marofke Family

Where Tenable

William Aberhart High School

Field of Study

Unrestricted

Value

$1,500

Number

Two

– One award is designated to a current student who has participated in one of William Aberhart’s  Music programs who has been personally impacted by cancer in the past or present (including a sibling or parent/guardian).

– One award is designated to any student at William Aberhart who has been similarly impacted by cancer.

In the event no suitable application be submitted from a music program student, the awards may be distributed to two members of the William Aberhart student body who meet the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility

Open to students registered in grade 12 at William Aberhart High School who are completing the requirements of a high school diploma.

Applicants are required to submit an essay of approximately 500 words sharing their story of how they have been impacted by cancer. The essay can also reflect on the applicant’s goals for the future and how this scholarship will assist them with reaching their goals.

Selection will be based on the essay.

Apply

Online application available at www.educationmatters.ca. Applicants should check with their guidance office for more information and are encouraged to discuss their application with the Scholarship Coordinator at their high school.

Selection & Payment

Recipients are selected by end of June. The EducationMatters Selection Committee may include the donor or their representative. To claim the award, within one year of notification of receiving the award, the recipient must provide proof of registration in an eligible program of study leading to a degree or diploma including vocational, apprenticeship, technical or post-secondary institutions. Payments are made to the educational institution.

Deadline

May 31