Senator Gwen Boniface,
Senate of Canada
Senator Gwen Boniface, Senate of Canada

20th Annual

ATHENA Awards Scholarship Luncheon

featuring Senator Gwen Boniface

Date: Friday, November 1, 2019

Time: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Location: St. Clair College Centre for the Arts


Join us at the 20th Annual ATHENA Luncheon where Senator Gwen Boniface from the Senate of Canada will speak on "A Look at Leadership Through the Rear View Window" and three exceptional students will each be awarded a $5,000 ATHENA scholarship.

Congratulations to the 2019 ATHENA Scholarship Award Recipients:

Jessica Glazewski, St.Clair College,Child and Youth Care Program

Katherine E. Hirsch, University of Windsor, Master of Human Kinetics Program

Kiara Clement, St.Clair College,Protection, Security and Investigation Program

ATHENA Scholarship Program and Luncheon

The ATHENA Scholarship Program was created in 1999 for full-time post-secondary students between the ages of 18 and 30 years old.

As well as having excellent academic achievement, recipients must be interested in increasing leadership opportunities for women and enhancing the quality of life in our community.

The program is supported by generous donations from private citizens, corporations, professions, academic institutions and community organizations.

In 2004 the ATHENA Scholarship Fund (Windsor) was established as a registered charity. The Fund is currently invested and its assets managed by the WindsorEssex Community Foundation.

Since 2001 the ATHENA Committee has hosted an ATHENA Scholarship Luncheon to honour the ATHENA Scholarship recipients, to acknowledge its generous sponsors and to feature a speaker of influence who exemplifies its values.

2018 ATHENA Scholarship Recipients:

Syndey Chapados – University of Windsor
Holly Nicholson – St. Clair College
Erin Dufour- University of Windsor

ATHENA scholarship recipients with keynote speaker Shelley Fellows
ATHENA scholarship recipients with keynote speaker Shelley Fellows

29th Annual Business Excellence presented by Windsor Star


Windsor became the first Canadian city to present the ATHENA Award in 1996. The award honours women and men who are recognized for business and professional excellence, for community service, for mentoring and providing a role model to encourage women to achieve their leadership potential. The ATHENA Award is presented each year at the Chamber’s Business Excellence Awards Gala.

2019 Business Excellence ATHENA Award Recipient:

Sherrilynn Colley-Vegh
2019 ATHENA Award Recipient
Sherrilynn Colley-Vegh 2019 ATHENA Award Recipient