The Canadian Federation of University Women- Northumberland (CFUW-N), founded in 1991, promotes education and advocacy for women and girls. Membership is open to all women who value lifelong learning. Over the past 30 years, CFUW-N has, through annual scholarships and bursaries, supported girls and women on their educational journeys. Every year we hold fundraisers to promote our work and add to our scholarship trust fund and identify new opportunities to support local students with financial assistance.

CFUW-N works with the six Northumberland County high schools, the Children’s Foundation, the First Peoples House of Learning, Fleming College and Trent University, to identify women who will benefit from financial support as they pursue their education.

Over $8,000 in scholarships and bursaries were awarded in 2021. CFUW-N congratulates the 2021 award recipients and wish them every success in their studies. Pictured above are some of the award recipients, after receiving their awards in the mail.

The 2021 fundraiser was held virtually on September 8, 2021, with guest speaker,
Dr. Roberta Bondar.

In honour of CFUW-Northumberland’s 30th anniversary and to honour Dr. Roberta Bondar, who is also celebrating the 30th anniversary of her space flight, CFUW-N will offer six one-time scholarships of $1,500 each. The scholarships aim to support students pursuing STEM-related studies with one scholarship offered at each of the six Northumberland County secondary schools.