Call for Applications: Emily Longworth Memorial Award

January 18, 2018

Call for Applications 

Please forward award applications by email (as one complete PDF attachment) or by mail to Discovery 1. Address all applications to Clare Slipiec ( Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Emily Longworth Memorial Award


The Emily Longworth Memorial Award was established in memory of Emily Longworth, a bright and young student teacher at Hastings Elementary School who worked tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of the children she worked with. Upon graduating, the 25-year-old embarked on a backpacking trip to South America with her friend and fellow teacher, Lauren. Tragedy struck in February 2007 when a hostel fire in Chile claimed the lives of Emily, Lauren, and eight other individuals. Her family established the award in 2011 to celebrate her generous spirit and love of travel.

Valued at a minimum of $3,000, this award is offered to help fund curriculum enrichment and/or extracurricular activities for children that promotes positive social change, such as multicultural understanding, healthy lifestyles, environmental awareness, and inspiration to achieve their full potential in life.


It is expected that several awards will be made from this fund each year and the value of each award will be based on the project budget submitted by the practicum student.

Awards will be distributed based on the following: 

  • Students must be enrolled in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University and be registered as a teaching practicum student in an elementary school setting; 
  • Proposed projects must demonstrate potential for social change and preference will be given to projects based in high-needs and/or less-privileged areas; 
  • Projects must be completed within the term of the practicum and must be designed and directed by the teaching practicum student submitting the application.

Note: Priority will be given to high needs schools.

Applications must include:

  • A one-page summary of the proposed project detailing:
    a. The proposed activities (what it is the practicum student teacher proposes to do).
    b. The benefits to the children and/or community and the number of children who will benefit from the project (why these activities are important or worth doing).
  • A detailed budget (what funds are needed and what they will be used for).
  • Letters of support from the faculty associate and either the principal of the school or the school associate.

For more information or to submit applications, please contact:

Clare Slipiec

Discovery 1 Building

Mailing address:
ATTN: Clare Slipiec
RE: Emily Longworth Memorial Award
Discovery 1 Building
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, B.C.
V5A 1S6