The Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship is a unique award that it is specifically for non-traditional students. Two students who demonstrate a commitment to furthering their education will be selected to receive the annual award. Any non-traditional student currently enrolled in a course or program at an accredited higher education institution in Canada or the United States may apply.
To learn more about the Scholarship, and to apply, please click here.
2014-2015 Scholarship Winners
|AUDIO | Continuing Education for Professional Growth: A Student’s Story (Nikki Karakostas | Master’s Student, George Washington University)||AUDIO | Inter-Departmental Communication Central to Improving the Student Experience (David Godoy | Student, Salt Lake Community College)|
|Institutions need to keep student needs and demands in mind when designing programming, especially when it’s aimed at working professionals.||Improving communication between departments is critical for institutions that want to provide a seamless customer experience for students.|
2013-2014 Scholarship Winner Essays
|Real-World Experience Benefits Non-Traditional Students (Geeti Ahmadzai | Student, Bucks County Community College)||Maturity and Drive Helps Non-Traditional Students Succeed (Saundra Vernon | Student, Saint Mary’s University)|
|Ahmadzai is a full-time student enrolled at Bucks County Community College. Currently majoring in biology, she is also taking prerequisites needed to later enroll in pharmacy school.||Saundra Vernon is a full-time student attending Saint Mary’s University. She is currently double majoring in psychology and anthropology and hopes to later enroll in master’s and doctoral programs.|
2012-2013 Scholarship Winner Essays
|My Educational Experiences and Future Plans (Moon Soe | Student, Metropolitan State University)||How Higher Education Improved My Life (Virginia Wilson | Student, University of Maine)|
|Moon Soe is a student at the Metropolitan State University in Minnesota and is currently enrolled in the Urban Teacher Program. Soe expects to graduate in 2013 and and become a secondary school teacher.||Virginia Wilson is earning her Bachelor of Sociology from the University of Maine and expects to work with the United Nations, or other relief organization upon graduation in 2013.|
To learn about the origins of the award, please see the following interview with the founder of the scholarship, Shaul Kuper, CEO of Destiny Solutions: