September 21, 2020
The Optimist Club of Puslinch has once again awarded scholarships to assist youth and families of the Township of Puslinch with educational expenses and to promote the Club as an organization committed to the advancement of education.
This is the 18th year that the Club has offered the scholarship program. Three scholarships of $1500 each were available for the 2019-2020 school year. The scholarships were split into three streams; an academic scholarship; a community college scholarship; and a vocational-technical scholarship. At the closing date for submissions the Club had the largest number of applications since the program was established.
This year’s three recipients are; Ms. Michaela McBride for the academic scholarship, Ms. Sophie Smith for the community college scholarship, and Mr. James McMillan-Whaling for the vocational-technical scholarship. As in the past the selection committee had a difficult time given the high caliber of applications from the youth of Puslinch.
The Optimist Club wishes to thank all those who submitted applications and wish them well in their careers.