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Community Roots Scholarship

Closed for 2021

 
 

We are proud to offer scholarship opportunities to students active in our local communities, who are enrolled in post-secondary education.

 

Congratulations to our 2021 Northern Birch Community Roots Scholarship recipients!

Check in again next year for your opportunity to apply.

AMALIE KANNE

First year student at McMaster University, Amalie is studying Earth & Environmental Sciences. She has been active in the Latvian community including involvement at summer camps, girl guides and the Latvian school, both as a student and a teacher. 

MARIKA GULENS-TAUBE

Marika is in her first year of a Masters program at the University of Amsterdam studying Sociology. She has been active in the Latvian community, attending schools and summer camps, dancing folk dances, and has been a board member of LNJAK since 2016. 

KAISA KASEKAMP

In her first year of studies at the University of Toronto, Kaisa is studying humanities with a focus on Ethics, Society, and Law. You may recognize her from her active involvement in Estonian Music Week.

MIHKEL JAENES

Mihkel is in his 4th year of university at McMaster. Mihkel has been a teacher at the Toronto Estonian School, a Youth Delegate at ESTO 2020 and has volunteered at other local Estonian events.

HEDY LÄETS

Hedy is in her 2nd year of the Broadcasting Program at Centennial College. New to Canada, Hedy has involved herself with local Estonian organizations by volunteering with Estonian Music Week and KESKUS. 

SANDRIA MAGRICS

A first-year student at McMaster University, Sandria is studying Medical Radiation Sciences. Sandria grew up participating in the Hamilton Latvian community, and currently volunteers as a teacher at the Hamilton Latvian School. 

MIKAELA BOUTILIER

Mikaela is a first year veterinarian student at the Ontario Veterinary College through Guelph University. She has been an active member of the Toronto Estonian Baptist Church. 

​LIVA GULENS-TAUBE

Liva is currently in her third year of a Humanities program at York University. Liva has been involved in the Toronto Latvian community as a teacher and a chorist, as well as being a board member of the Latvian National Youth Association. 

HEILI POOLSAAR

A third year Life Sciences student at Queen's University, Heili has been involved in the Estonian community since she was a child. From guides, to summer camps, to Estonian School, Heili participated throughout her life. 

MAIKI MUURSEPP

Maiki is a first-year student at the University of Toronto. Growing up in Connecticut, Maiki was involved in their local Estonian community, while visiting the Toronto area in summers and attending Toronto area Estonian Summer Camps as well. 

KRISTA TORA

A first-year student, Krista is attending the University of Ottawa for Political Science and Communication. Krista has been an active member of the Latvian community, attending and teaching at the schools, going to summer camps and attending the Latvian summer school Garezers. 

SYDNEY KEEVALLIK

Sydney is in her first-year at the University of Toronto in the Social Sciences Program. Sydney has been an avid volleyball player, learning many of her skills from attending the Jõekääru Volleyball Camp each summer. 

SARMA MARTINSONS

Sarma is a first-year nursing student at Western University. Her childhood was spent being involved in numerous Latvian activities such as folk dancing, and attending Latvian summer camps both in Canada and in the U.S.

TOMS MAKSINS

Toms is a first-year student attending Carleton University. Born in Latvia, Toms and his family moved to Canada in 2010. Toms has been active in the local Latvian Schools and camps. 

GENEVIEVE PERRON

In her first-year at Ryerson University, Genevieve is attending the Nutrition and Food Program. She has been an active member of the Estonian community, attending schools, girl guides, and summer camps as both a camper and counsellor. 

 
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