On behalf of Isabella Olson’s loved ones, and the countless lives she touched, it is the esteemed honour of the Cloverdale Rodeo Youth Initiative Foundation to present the Isabella Olson Scholarship Award, “Rising Above.”
This scholarship was established in loving memory of an extraordinary and inspirational young individual who strived to ‘Rise Above’ the various obstacles she faced while always remaining determined to succeed. Isabella’s inspiring Spirit was a source of strength to all who knew her. As a multiple National Sports Champion and previous Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary Honour Roll student, Isabella understood the importance of hard work, perseverance, and dedication. Likewise, Isabella understood the significant barriers that exist for young people navigating life’s challenges. It is because of this insight that Isabella aspired to continue her studies in the field of Social Services where she could utilize her experience and wisdom to make a constructive difference in the lives of those who experience similar challenges. She was also intrigued by the idea of studying law to become a Crown Counsel one day. Isabella captured the hearts of those she touched and will continue to be an inspiration to her family, friends, and others through the Isabella Olson Scholarship, “Rising Above.”
To honour Isabella’s legacy, a $2000 scholarship has been created to recognize an inspiring Lord Tweedsmuir grade-12 student who is “Rising Above” obstacles, whether personal, mental health (i.e., anxiety, depression), bullying, or family related complications. A student who has the determination to continue doing well in school, who may participate in school activities, community services and/or possibly may have work experience.
The deadline for applications is Monday, May 27, 2024. Please download the Scholarship Application Form to apply and for further details.
2023 Scholarship Winner:
Kendra Wilson – Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary
2022 Scholarship Winner:
Mackenzie Dawson – Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary
2021 Scholarship Winner:
Madison Weiss – Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary