February 15, 2020
Luella Logan Scholarship/Award
Mr. Robert Logan, a County of Wellington resident, has made a very generous donation to the County to set up a scholarship fund to encourage young women in politics and to set up an award to honour retired women politicians.
This donation has been made in recognition of this wife Luella “Lou” Logan who was the first woman councillor to sit on Wellington County and who recently passed away in her 88th year on December 2, 2017. Ms. Logan obtained her seat on Wellington County Council after being elected Deputy Reeve of Palmerston in 1973 and then Reeve in 1975, until she retired in 1978. She was first elected to Palmerston Council in 1966 and succeeded at the polls in five consecutive elections in ten years.
The Luella Logan Scholarship will grant $1500 annually to a young woman pursuing post-secondary studies in political science, public administration, or a related undergraduate or graduate degree at a Canadian college or university. Selection of the recipient will be based on academic excellence and demonstration of leadership and interest in local government.
The annual Luella Logan Award will be presented to a retired female politician who has shown outstanding service in local politics with the County of Wellington, or one of the County’s member municipalities. The recipients will receive a donation of $1500 to allocate to the charity of her choice.
Wellington County council currently consists of 14 male and two female councillors. At Robert Logan’s request, the first award will go to recently –retired Wellington County councillor Lynda White.
The application form, accompanied by a copy of an Official Transcript, must be submitted to the County Deputy Clerk by August 30th.
The purpose of this programme is to provide financial assistance for young women within our community who are currently pursuing post-secondary studies in political science, public administration, or a related undergraduate or graduate degree at a Canadian college or university.
The following criteria will apply for the Luella Logan Scholarship/Award Programme:
- The scholarship is open to female students who are residents of Wellington County.
- The applicant must be studying at an accredited Canadian college or university.
- Selection of the recipient will be based on academic excellence and demonstration of leadership and interest in government.
- Successful applicants will be required to forward their Social Insurance Number to Wellington County to receive award.
[View the full application and Wellinton County information by clicking here]