The Battle River Community Foundation awarded the Rudy and Flora Baker Scholarship to Kylie Peake. Battle River Community Foundation Board Member Leon Lohner presents the $4,200 cheque to Kylie Peake, Medical Student, University of British Columbia.
Kylie Peake, who attended Chester Ronning School, graduated from New Norway School, and completed a University of Alberta Undergrad Degree at Augustana Campus while volunteering with a variety of organizations in those communities, is now in her first year studying medicine at the University of British Columbia. Peake explained the scholarship will be used to offset the expenses of medical school so she can focus on her studies.
“I am very grateful for all the support I have received from the community and in the future, I hope I can return and give back in any way I can,” said Peak.
Battle River Community Foundation Board Member, Leon Lohner, said that he was delighted to present the Rudy and Flora Baker Medical Scholarship to such a deserving, community minded candidate and wished Peake success in her studies and career.
The Rudy and Flora Baker Scholarship in Medicine is funded from investment income earned by the Rudy and Flora Baker Scholarship in Medicine Fund, established by the Estate of Rudy Baker.
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be currently enrolled in a Canadian Faculty of Medicine seeking an MD designation and have graduated from a high school located in the Battle River Area. Applications for the scholarship are accepted annually in mid August.
The Battle River Community Foundation exists to support organizations in east central Alberta, which benefit the local communities and have a positive impact on the future.
Grants from the Battle River Community Foundation are primarily made possible through the generosity of individual donors and organizations that have created endowment funds. The principal of these endowment funds are kept intact and the income is made available annually to support local projects and organizations.
Since it was founded in 1995, the Battle River Community Foundation has granted over $8,679,700 to support charitable activities in the Battle River Region.