Empowered Kids Ontario is proud to announce the 2022 cohort of EKO
Scholars as they take the next steps on their education journey.
This year five EKO Scholars are recognized for their inspirations and
plans to share their talents, knowledge and skills. They are honour
roll students, experienced advocates, a medal-winning hockey player, a
new citizen of Canada, an accomplished musician and cell biology
researcher, and a Mattel Toys Role Model.
To be considered for the EKO Scholarship, applicants were asked to
describe their career goals and what influenced them. The 2022 award
recipients shared the experiences that led them to pursue studies in the
sciences, industrial design, social work, early childhood education,
and law at Ontario colleges and universities. We look forward to seeing
the impact they will make in their chosen fields.
“This year saw a deep field of scholarship applicants on their way to
doing great things,” says EKO CEO Jennifer Churchill. “We’re grateful
to our scholarship review committee, whose members gave their time to
learn about all of our amazing applicants and make some difficult
While the 2022 EKO Scholars have different personal interests,
academic pursuits and experiences, there is a consistent theme: the
strength of young Ontarians who establish personal goals, set high
expectations, and choose to contribute in positive ways to society.
“On behalf of the Board and everyone at EKO, we congratulate these
students on earning an EKO Scholarship to assist in their education and
career pursuits,” says Tom Walters, EKO Chair. “Each of our EKO scholars
has a promising future. We wish them success in the classroom and
Applications for the 2023 EKO Scholarship will open in February. Click here to learn more about the program.