Tylena Readwin was an art major at Bowness High School with infectious spirit and humour. She was an inspiring artist with compassion for all life (human, animal, and plant) wanting the world to be a more beautiful place for all to enjoy. This award was lovingly established in Tylena’s memory to support students who struggle in school as she did and to recognize artistic achievement, educational effort (a turnaround of attitude) and individual improvement. This “turnaround” scholarship in intended to inspire students to pursue their passions and remain creative in their post-secondary endeavours.


Family and friends of Tylena Readwin

Where Tenable

Bowness High School

Field of Study



Minimum of $1,000 or cost of training/upgrading as appropriate


Minimum of one


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

Applicants are required to share their story through a letter, video, comic strip, art portfolio/project or another creative demonstration describing the “turnaround” they have demonstrated in their life and highlighting how this scholarship will help them pursue their passion and achieve their dreams.

Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need. Applicants with financial need should provide a separate “statement of financial need” explaining their financial situation/circumstances.

Applicants are also required to include a note of recommendation from a teacher, counsellor, school administrator or a community member (including, but not limited to an employer, social worker, medical professional or leader representing a community-based organization) speaking to the student’s demonstrated “turnaround.”

Selection will be based on applicant’s story, demonstrated turnaround and improvement and, where applicable, financial need.


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 Bowness High School.

Selection & payment

Recipients will be notified in June and will be selected by a committee consisting of the donor or their representative, staff at Bowness High School and a representative from EducationMatters. To claim the award, within two (2) years of high school graduation, recipients must be registered in an eligible program of post-secondary study in Canada, an eligible skilled trades or apprenticeship program or an eligible institution providing certification. Upgrading courses are also eligible. Payments are made to the post-secondary/educational institution.


May 30