Irene Kathleen Weatherhead Award

Value: 1 award of $500 (BSW student) and 1 award of $500 (MSW student)

Term Offered: Spring

Irene Weatherhead has dedicated her life to helping others. A graduate of Renison University College’s class of 1977, Irene pursued a career in social work where she specialized in providing support and advocacy to individuals caught up in the criminal justice system as a result of substance dependency. Irene defied the odds in life. After leaving her marriage for the safety and security of her children, Irene put herself through school as a single mother, often relying on the kindness and support of others.

Family and friends, committed to ensuring that Irene’s legacy of kindness continues, established this Fund to support students in the BSW and MSW programs, with preference given to mature students who are single parents

To be eligible for this award, a student must: 

  1. be accepted into the Bachelor of Social Work or Master of Social Work program, full or part-time at the time of application
  2. be in good academic standing
  3. demonstrate financial need