The Phil Everson Memorial Scholarship was organized after the sudden passing of Phil Everson in September 2019 at the age of 26, shortly after he completed the Ottawa Army Run.
Phil Everson was a former St. Lawrence Secondary School Student who always wanted to give back to his high school in some way. With the help of generous donors these past few years, his dream has become reality.
The family was happy to present the 2022 Phil Everson Memorial Scholarship in person this year, for the first time as a result the Covid-19 pandemic. The third annual scholarship fund was awarded to Haleema Chaudhry, in the amount of $2157. The family was happily surprised to find out that the recipient is a former Grade 2 student of Johneen Everson, Phil’s mother.
Haleema will be attending Queen’s University in the fall to pursue her BA with a major in Psychology. A deserving student, Haleema has done a lot for our community, including raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society focusing on Childhood Cancer Awareness, volunteering at the Agape Centre, and supporting the “Cornwall Gives a Shirt” campaign by collecting over 400 lbs. of clothing.