We have exciting news to share with the Clarington community! Each year at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarington, graduating Little Brothers and Sisters who are planning to attend post-secondary education have an opportunity to apply for a scholarship. The Deeley Family Memorial Scholarship provides $1000 in funding to contribute to the selected Little’s financial resources to pursue post-secondary schooling.  

This year, we have not one but two recipients! The entire team at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarington is incredibly proud of their academic achievements, and we are thrilled to contribute to furthering their education through this award.  

The Deeley Scholarship was started by brothers David and Dennis Deeley in memory of their parents, Dudley and Minnie. As part of their legacy, they make an annual donation of $1,000 available to our Little Brothers and Little Sisters. This enables Littles to continue their education and pursue their professional aspirations. Dennis has been a long-term Big Brother and champion for our agency for nearly 30 years! 

Makenzie and Isabella have been successful in their applications and were presented with their scholarship by Dennis Deeley on July 6th. They each had their moms and Big Sisters with them to join in the celebration and recognize their academic achievements. Congratulations to Makenzie and Isabella!