Emily Bieman, a graduate of F.E. Madill Secondary School, is following her dreams at the University of Guelph, with help from Ontario’s former Minister of Agriculture and the Sunset Community Foundation.
Bieman received the 2022 Jack Riddell Scholarship. The Scholarship was established at the Sunset Community Foundation to honor the career of Riddell, long-time MPP for Huron Bruce and Minister of Agriculture for Ontario. It was created with generous contributions from Riddell’s family, friends, and colleagues.
“I was honoured to be selected for this scholarship,” Bieman says. “It will relieve some of the financial pressure that comes with pursuing a post-secondary education and will help me achieve my educational goals.”
Bieman is in the first year of a Bachelor of Science program with a major in Animal Biology at Guelph. She chose the program, she says, because she has a passion for animals and wants to learn everything she can about them.
While at university, she plans to continue volunteering as the Huron County 4-H webmaster. She also has participated in the OAC Beef Science Club, the OAC Sheep and Goat Club, and the College Royal dairy show. “I look forward to more exciting extracurricular opportunities throughout my undergraduate degree,” she says.
Bieman hopes to become a large animal veterinarian.
“The Riddell Fund ensures that each year a student in the Avon-Maitland District School Board receives both recognition and support,” says Tom Prout, Chair of the South Huron Vitality Fund at Sunset Community Foundation. “Scholarships like this make a real difference in the lives of students like Emily.”
, for more information please contact:
Lisa Reaume, Executive Director, Sunset Community Foundation, [email protected] or 519-280-0944
Tom Prout, Chairman, South Huron Vitality Fund, 519-670-2373