Agriculture students receive Mary Hartwell scholarships
Lucy Brain and Grace Augustinowicz, both enrolled in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s new bachelor of science in sustainable agriculture program, are the first recipients of the Mary Hartwell Memorial Scholarships, valued at $2,500 each.
The awards were given last month at the White Rock Farmers’ Market, by David Hawkins, husband of the late Mary Hartwell.
“As an enthusiastic, burgeoning, urban farmer, I’m thrilled and grateful that scholarships such as the Mary Hartwell Memorial Fund exist to support those of us striving to make a difference in the health and sustainability of our communities and their citizens,” said Brain. “Through my studies I am excited to participate in the movement that is bringing food production to the forefront of community life. With this award, I have the financial support I need to make my studies possible.”
The Mary Hartwell Memorial Scholarship was originally created for one recipient, but Hawkins was so impressed with this year’s candidates that he included additional funds to award three $2,500 scholarships. The fund was created in memory of Mary Hartwell, a director and passionate supporter of the White Rock Farmers’ Market Society.