United Way invests in local youth

Allison Duncan awarded 2019 Betty Want Scholarship

United Way Elgin Middlesex is proud to announce Allison Duncan as this year’s winner of the Betty Want Scholarship. The $1,000 prize is awarded annually to a deserving Elgin County student pursuing post-secondary education.

Allison lives in Shedden and attends Parkside Collegiate Institute in St. Thomas. The scholarship will help her pursue a degree this fall in International Development at the University of Guelph.

“As far back as I can remember, my parents always told us the importance of putting others first and helping in any way we can. I see volunteering not as a requirement, but rather as an opportunity to reach more people and make their day better.”

Allison Duncan

A Certificate of Achievement will be presented to Allison at her secondary school commencement ceremony at Parkside Collegiate Institute.

A selection committee, including Betty Want, reviewed all applications from four different local high schools and chose Allison as this year’s recipient.”

The Betty Want Scholarship was established to recognize Betty Want’s many years of service to the community as a staff member at United Way.

“We are grateful to the many donors who make this scholarship possible,” said Kelly Ziegner, CEO, and United Way Elgin Middlesex. “Their generosity ensures that United Way can continue to honour local investments in Elgin County.”

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