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.