$1,250 – 1 Recipient/Year
Essay submission (500 words max) & letter(s) of reference
Established in 2001, this award honors a treasured alumni of the SAIT community, Therese Murray. Through years of dedication and commitment to improving the SAIT student experience, Therese was involved in many initiatives that led to improved campus life experiences. Most notably, Therese was a member of the Disability Awareness Committee from 1989-1991; the committee won an award for their efforts towards improving accessibility on campus. The wheelchair ramps, automatic doors and Braille around campus are still with us today. SAITSA applauds the selfless philanthropic efforts of individuals such as Therese Murray through this award.
In the spirit of Therese Murray, this award is presented to an individual who dedicates their time and efforts towards encouraging a more inclusive and welcoming campus-community. Applicants must have volunteered a minimum of forty (40) hours with SAITSA; applicants must indicate their recorded number of volunteer hours within their application. Applicants should indicate what inclusivity/welcome events on campus they have either volunteered for and/or participated in. Applicants are encouraged to describe how being a member of the SAITSA community enhanced their student experience and contributed to their personal and academic success.
Applicants are required to submit a minimum of one, and maximum of three, reference letters.
Preference may be given to the applicant with the most volunteer hours, however other factors will contribute to the final decision. The Manager of Student Experience will be consulted for final recipient selection.