National Girls Inc. Scholarships

The National Scholars Program was created when Lucile Miller Wright, a long-time supporter of Girls Inc. and a pioneer aviator, made a bequest from her estate to fund scholarships expressly for young women members.

Since 1993, Girls Inc. has awarded over $3.3 million in scholarships to hundreds of high school girls across Canada and the United States. Multiple scholarships ($5,000 and $20,000) are awarded each year and may be applied to tuition and expenses at any accredited 2- or 4-year college or university. This is a private scholarship, open only to young women who are in the 11th or 12th grade and who are members of a Girls Inc. affiliate.

Previous Girls Inc. of Durham National Scholarship Winners

In 2006, Kate Sweet-Underhill was the first Canadian scholarship winner and won $2,500
In 2007, Jessica Schell was awarded a $16,000 scholarship and Kate awarded another $3,500
In 2008, Krystin Edgerton was awarded a $15,000 scholarship.
In 2009, Taylor Curley was awarded a $2,500 scholarship.    
In 2010, Natasha Nechvatal-Drew was awarded a $15,000 scholarship.
In 2013, Ashley Ramnaraine was awarded a $5,000 scholarship.
In 2014, Nikki Witherspoon was awarded $20,000 and Ashley Ramnaraine was awarded another $5,000 scholarship
In 2015, Michelle Ramnaraine and Elyse Comire were awarded the NEW Grade 8 scholarship of $500

In 2017, Michelle Ramnaraine was awarded a $20,000 scholarship and Morgan Kool was awarded a $5,000 scholarship

All applicants must be a participating member of Girls Inc. for at least 24 months before submission of application and have a minimum average of 83%.

For more information and application form contact Heather Buckner at