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Sarah’s Story

  August 5, 2018

Youth Education Award Recipient 2017

Sarah Dykeman (Milton, ON)
Pursuing a Bachelor of Education at the University of Ottawa
Diagnosed with a pilocytic astrocytoma at age 15
Generously funded by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada Donors

“As a teacher-in-training, this scholarship will allow me to take advantage of professional development opportunities instead of dividing my focus between school and part-time work.

Thanks to this generous support, I will be launching my career debt-free, freeing me to give myself fully to the needs of my future students without the financial and emotional burden of student loans”.

August 2018 Update:

“I had a great year and graduated from my program magna cum laude! Looking forward, I have been hired to Occasional Teacher lists in several Ontario boards, and am planning to split my time between them while I figure out where I want to seek more permanent employment.”