Two College of Law students receive scholarships for enhancing lives of women
Photo: College of Law dean, Sanjeev Anand, congratulates Leighanne (left) and Meaghan (right) on receiving 2014 DIVA Foundation scholarships.
Law graduands Leighanne Gardipy and Meaghan LaRose were recognized for their dedication to enhancing the lives of women during their time in law school at the Aboriginal Law Students Association (ALSA) graduation on April 27.
Gardipy and LaRose were each recipients of a scholarship from the DIVA Foundation, a national organization dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of women through the promotion of educational programs.
Gardipy, originally from Duck Lake, Sask., grew up on the Beardy’s and Okemasis reserve. She is a graduate of the Program of Legal Studies for Native People (PLSNP), a mother of six-year-old Jaxon, and was recently elected as a councilor of the Willow Cree Nation Band.
LaRose is a Métis woman from North Battleford who completed her B.Comm prior to enrolling at the College of Law, and like Gardipy, is also a graduate of the PLSNP. During her legal studies, LaRose commuted from North Battleford every day to attend classes. She will begin her articles in Lloydminster this June.
The DIVA Foundation rewards exceptional individuals, such as Gardipy and LaRose, and organizations that have shown excellence in the advancement of the quality of life of Canadian women. The DIVA Awards program is supported by those who believe in their motto, “Healthy Women…Healthy World.”