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Pat Lord Award

The Pat Lord Post Secondary Education Award for Pictou County Adoptees

The Pat Lord Post-Secondary Education Award for Pictou County Adoptees was created in 2009 to recognize the work of Mrs. Pat Lord, Adoption Worker with the Children’s Aid Society of Pictou County, who retired after 39 years of service.

When the long time private agency was integrated into the Department of Community Services in 2010, funds from donations and bequests to the Children’s Aid Society of Pictou County were transferred to the Aberdeen Health Foundation, and an endowment fund was created. Funding for this award comes from this endowment, and is awarded based on the recommendation of a Selection Committee.

This award is available to any youth who was in the care of the child welfare system either in Pictou County or elsewhere in NS, and who was placed for adoption by or through the Children’s Aid Society of Pictou County. This award is not based on academic success, but rather, it requires the applicant to have demonstrated involvement in their school or in the community at large.

Applications will be accepted no later than June 8, 2015.

Click here for eligibility details and application.

Posted: May 8, 2015