CFUW NORTHUMBERLAND. Canadian Federation of University Women


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CFUW-Northumberland Scholarships and Bursaries

Over the past twenty-four years, CFUW Northumberland has offered scholarships to enable young women across the County to pursue higher education. Recent graduates of local high schools received funds to go to McMaster, Brock, Queens, Carleton and Ottawa Universities; and Sir Sandford Fleming College

We also offer two bursaries for students with high grade point averages already enrolled in programs at Trent University and Sir Sandford Fleming College.

Member contributions and Scholarship Luncheon revenue are put to excellent use in fulfilling our goal of promoting academic achievement and development in the young women who live in our community. We thank all for being part of this vibrant group of educated and committed women who are making a difference in supporting the promotion of further education for young women in Northumberland.

First Nations, Metis, Inuit Award

For 2016,  we established a bursary to be given to a female non-status First Nations, Metis or Inuit (FNMI) student from Northumberland County who has been accepted at any post-secondary educational institution. This award will  be administered by CFUW-N in consultation with the Alderville First Nations Band. Click here for more information.


“In receiving the CFUW Northumberland award, it meant that I could proceed to university and continue my education with no debt. I was honoured to have been the recipient of this award coming from such strong women in the community.”
“If it wasn’t for organizations such as the CFUW, I would not have been likely to fund my post-secondary studies. The fact that I am a first-generation post-secondary graduate within my family is such an accomplishment and an amazing feeling.”
“This award was, and remains, very important to me as scholarships such as yours allowed me to take advantage of every opportunity university life had to offer.”