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2023 Scholarship Program

Yesterday the The Hour-A-Day Study Club was honoured to distribute eight scholarships and bursaries totalling $19250 to Windsor-Essex Underground Railroad Descendants at the John Freeman Walls Historic Site and Underground Railroad Museum. The Hour-A-Day Study Club is celebrating 89 years of continuing their educational pursuits in post-secondary school. The eight students represent St. Clair College, The University of Windsor & Wayne State University.

This year’s recipients were:

Jordyn Taylor – Eleanore Patricia Alexander Scholarship

Jenayah Wilson – Glendora Watkins Scholarship

Quincy-Browning-Morgan- Hour-A-Day Study Club Scholarship & Martha C. Elliott-Tolson & George R. Tolson Bursary

Mya Mulder – Hilda Watkins Greater Essex ETFO Bursary

Matteo Ristic – Ethel Irene Christian Memorial Bursary & Jane McCoy Robbins Bursary

Hailey Chase – Evelyn & Lornie Hurst Sr. Memorial Bursary

Ciara Bigelow – Elsie Bishop Memorial Bursary

Denzel Ross – Ada & Leo Ellsworth Memorial STEM Bursary

Over the next eight weeks we will be honouring each recipient with their own Hour-A-Day Study Club spotlight. Stay tuned.

Thank you to Dr. Bryan E. Walls & Anna Walls at the John Freeman Walls Historic Site & Underground Railroad Museum for allowing us to distribute our scholarships and bursaries at the museum. It made the event particularly special with part of our Underground Railroad History as a backdrop to the photos. Most of the recipients are descendants of John Freeman Walls, making it an even more meaningful location to hold the scholarship distribution.

We’d like to thank all of the generous donors and supporters of The Hour-A-Day Study Club.

The Hour-A-Day Study Club members pictured with recipients are Marium Tolson-Murtty Raquel HurstBarbikath Smith Cari-Lynn Ristic Elana Freeman K.A. Ellsworth Leslie McCurdy Lana Talbot Patty Alexander Tricia Alexander-Brooks Dena Shreve Irene Moore Davis Tramaine Whited

University of Windsor St. Clair College Wayne State University