Joyce Shipley Education Fund for Women

The Joyce Shipley Education Fund for Women

In memory of Maryjane Schmitz

The Joyce Shipley Education Fund for Women supports the mission of the Jean Tweed Centre and was established to assist women to further their education.

Funds will be awarded for post secondary education costs, including tuition and/or books. Successful applicants may receive up to $500 each year.

Awards will be distributed twice per year.

Maryjane Schmitz

Maryjane – a former counselor at the Jean Tweed Centre and a treasured staff member – was convinced of the power in each woman to make changes in her life. She helped women know their strengths and believe in their goals. Maryjane’s commitment is exemplified in her desire to continue to support women through the establishment of an Education Fund in her mother’s name; Joyce Shipley.

Joyce Marion Shipley’s family history of substance use and sorrow contributed to her own personal battle with problematic substance use. She strived to teach her daughters to assist other women to increase their self esteem and to support those who are struggling with problematic substance use.

Eligibility Criteria

Applications are due by May 31 and September 30. Funding awards are granted August 1 and December 1 of each year.

Applicants must be part of the Jean Tweed Continuing Care program.  Completed applications can be submitted to Janice Nadin, Director of Development or to your JTC continuing care counsellor.

Click here to download an application form.