Jen Brown Memorial Sponsorship Fund

The Jen Brown Memorial Scholarship was established to honour the memory of Jen Brown who in May 2020 passed away far too early.

Jen breathed and embodied social justice.  She worked with Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services for 12 years and gave her heart, soul and grit to the YODA Program (Youth Overcoming Depression and Anxiety) and the early stages of the youth engagement initiative.  Jen put the client at the centre of the service, was a voice to the voiceless, and was always fighting for the underdog.

Jen always advocated for her clients and their families. She passionately believed that barriers could be overcome and everyone could achieve their dreams. Jen knew she wanted to do more.  And so she took the courageous leap and said goodbye to her Woodview family to pursue her dreams of becoming a lawyer in order to continue to fight for the underdog.  Jen graduated from Osgood Hall Law School, with a primary focus on the law as it affects persons with disabilities; including Constitutional Law, Human Rights, Education, Consent and Capacity.  Jen’s commitment for helping grew even stronger as a lawyer, her integrity never waivered as she challenged the system to ensure that an individual’s dignity and well-being was at the forefront.

Woodview wanted to ensure we memorialize Jen’s memory of going above and beyond with a scholarship to help students achieve their dreams of higher education.  As part of the Woodview way we want to support our communities in developing resiliency, well-being and independence.  We hope this scholarship can offer addition support and celebrate you in your journey.

This scholarship is offered exclusively for participants, current or previous, in the Woodview Mental Health and Autism Programs. The amount of $1500.00 will be award to one successful candidate per year to help with the cost of post-secondary education. 

The scholarship fund is administered by the Community Education Awards Hub at the Oakville Community Foundation.

Pictured: Jen Brown

How to Contribute to the Fund

The Jen Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund is administered by the Community Education Awards Hub at the Oakville Community Foundation. The fund is fully supported by the generosity of donors. 

How to Apply for the Scholarship

Jen leaves behind a legacy of finding a voice for the voiceless, and finding equality for individuals that have struggled throughout their life.  Jen started from humbled beginnings but never stopped dreaming of helping people.  Jen advocated for others to be heard and accomplish their dreams. Jen’s talent to help others find access to resources will be memorialized through the recipient of this scholarship and her mission of helping people obtain their dreams will live on.

Scholarship Amount

Scholarship Amount

The amount of $1,500.00 will be award to one successful candidate per year to help with the cost of post-secondary education. 

Criteria

Application Criteria

This scholarship is offered exclusively for participants, current or previous, in the Woodview Mental Health and Autism Programs.

Applicant must:

  • Demonstrate commitment to learning
  • Be accepted to a post- secondary program
  • Have a dream they have worked to achieve through obstacles

The Jen Brown Memorial Scholarship provided by Woodview does not discriminate based on your race, or other related grounds, such as ancestry, colour, place or origin, socio-economic status, citizenship or creed.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Applications for the scholarship fund are accepted through the Oakville Community Foundation Awards Hub. The application process includes a written essay (500 words), describing your commitment to achieving your dreams. Applicants are asked to explain how adversity has inspired or motivated you to persevere, and how you will continue to overcome obstacles in the future.

Awards Hub: https://www.awardshub.ca

Applications will open in early 2022.

For technical questions about the Awards Hub, contact the Oakville Community Foundation at: education@theocf.org 

For questions about the application / award specific questions, please contact Woodview at: wmhas@woodview.ca