Scholarship for Tweedsmuir student

Federation of Canadian Municipalities offers Canadian Women in Municipal Government scholarship.

  • Jun. 3, 2016 8:00 a.m.

Every year the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) offers Canadian Women in Municipal Government scholarship awards to young women who demonstrate exceptional leadership and a strong interest in local politics.

Claire McCallum, a Grade 12 student at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School in Cloverdale, is the B.C. recipient of the scholarship award.

This year the FCM received a record number of applications for the Canadian Women in Municipal Government scholarship. McCallum is one of four recipients awarded the Canadian Women in Municipal Government scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

“It is gratifying to know that there is such a high interest in local politics among our young women across the country,” said Mayor Linda Hepner. “I am especially proud that local Surrey teen, Claire McCallum, has been recognized by the FCM for her leadership and work in this area.”

McCallum, an active member of her school’s student council, won the scholarship for her research essay on “how women make a difference in community service, leadership positions and politics.”

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