Student Awards

Apply for the 2019 Cathy Pitt Memorial Scholarship

2019 marks OBEA’s nineteenth year of scholarships open to children of OBEA members who are in good standing. Two $1000 scholarships are awarded each year: one for a member’s child who is attending university and one for a member’s child who is attending college. Winners are selected from valid applications received. Remember to submit an application for your son or daughter who will be attending college or university in the 2019-2020 school year.

Download application for 2019:  Word  PDF

View complete list of 2018 O.B.E.A. Contest Award Winners here.

Presented at the banquet on Saturday, September 29, 2018.

2018 Cathy Pitt Memorial Scholarship Winners

2018 winners are Gianluca Ieraci and Aatif Susiwala.

Gianluca Ieraci

Cathy Pitt 2018 Gianluca Ieraci

Gianluca Ieraci

Son of OBEA member, Rocky Ieraci, Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board, Gianluca will be attending St. Clair College to study Advertising & Marketing Communications Management. The Interactive Advertising Bureau of Canada calls this program, “the most up-to-date curriculum of any of the Ontario advertising programs.” Gianluca is eager to become a sought after creative mind in the elaborate world of advertising and marketing. As a Holy Names Knight, Gianluca has actively participated in soccer, football, mock trial, and debate teams while delivering the announcements every morning as a part of student radio. Additionally, Gianluca also starred as a leading role in five school plays, earning him the Dramatic Excellence award at graduation. Moreover, he has also been a strong advocate of the cooperative education program at his school; educating students and giving speeches to multiple grade levels explaining the course.

Aatif Susiwala

Cathy Pitt 2018 Aatif Susiwala

Aatif Susiwala

Son of Julie Susiwala, Waterloo District School Board, Aatif attended  Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute in Kitchener.  Aatif was a member of various clubs which included the debate, investment, and badminton clubs throughout the years Aatif attended high school. In addition, Aatif was a member of Llink Crew and was responsible for organizing various events within the school including the Terry Fox Run. Aatif has been accepted into the Public Health Co-op program at Waterloo University and is hoping to open his own chiropractor business in the future.




Congratulations to these past scholarship recipients!

2017 Recipients
Sam Morency
Mary Anne Schoenhardt

2015 Recipients
Marina Gallagher
Mackenzie Wilson

2014 Recipients
Carolyn Berkmortel
Madison Hainstock

2013 Recipients
Keanu Elliott
Jordan Scolnik

2012 Recipients
Andrew Kulcsar
Conor O’Mara

2010 Recipients
Sasha Gerster
Megan Heesaker

2009 Recipients
Nicole Fleming
Kathleen Moro

2008 Recipients
Robin Callaghan
Emily Thorne

2007 Recipients
Katherine Krozonouski
Julianne Vidug

2006 Recipients
Allison Rosien
Stephen Stankiewicz

2005 Recipients
Heather Bogue
Kristina Vidug