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For the Joy of Learning - Penny Bisonette Textbook Bursary - Winter (495)

This bursary is dedicated in memory of Penny Bissonette and to her love of books.  Penny was also a much loved and respected employee of Bow Valley College with 20 years of dedicated service.
Penny lived without regrets. While an introvert who spent countless hours with a book and a cup of tea, and a glass of wine! She also formed deep friendships over shared work and interests. She believed in and demonstrated the power of education. She graduated college as a mature student to become a library technician. She balanced all of this as a young mother.  She was dedicated to lifelong learning.
After being diagnosed with cancer, she faced her illness head-on. Being the planner that she was, she prepared for what would come. During her illness she made room for friends and family to visit with words of encouragement and conversations around books and sharing knowledge. A wonderful colleague who grew to be a treasured friend. She died as she lived.

  • FT or PT in a BVC credit program
  • Domestic or International learner
  • Demonstrated Financial Need (specific to paying for textbooks)
Value: $300
Number of awards: 1