Hilda Ramsay Fund Application
The NDP PEI Hilda Ramsay Award of $500 will be granted to a female identified student who exemplifies excellence in pursuing study at UPEI or Holland College.
Preference will be given to a student in financial need with a demonstrated interest in social justice, women/diversity studies, Indigenous, environmental studies, or political studies.
Background: In 1951 Hilda Ramsay, of Indian River, PEI, became the first women to run for a seat in the Legislative Assembly of PEI. She represented the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, later renamed the New Democratic Party (NDP). As a community minded person, Hilda Ramsay served as provincial president of the Women’s Institute, the Catholic Women’s League, the Island Drama Festival, and was a recognized actress and winner of a Canadian Drama Award.