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Applications open for Vernon volleyball club scholarship

The scholarship, worth $5,000, will be granted in mid-July
Left to right: Sherman Dahl, Emily Dahl Foundation (EDF); Cory Hoard, president of Sky Volleyball Club; Kristina Tobler, EDF; Leanne Hammond, Community Foundation North Okanagan; Tom Watkinson, EDF; and Troy Lorenson, Sky/EDF. Applications are now open for Sky Volleyball Club's $5,000 scholarship, which will be granted in mid-July 2024.

Vernon's Emily Dahl Foundation and Sky Volleyball Club are looking to award a 2024 scholarship worth $5,000. 

Applications will be reviewed in the coming weeks and the award will be granted around the middle of July.

The scholarship is for students who have been involved with Sky Volleyball and embody the characteristics of leadership and compassion demonstrated by the late Emily Dahl. 

"It is our pleasure to manage funding for the Emily Dahl Foundation," said Leanne Hammond from the Community Foundation North Okanagan (CFNO). "We know that Emily's legacy lives on through this incredible award and all the young people who will receive this award in the future." 

The $5,000 award can go a long way towards making a student's post-secondary dreams come true. 

"This scholarship is meaningful for so many," said Tom Watkinson, of the Emily Dahl Foundation. "It will not only help the deserving recipient with their post-secondary education costs, but also continues to spread the love and compassion that Emily Dahl demonstrated in her own life. It was powerful to sit with the group discussing the foundation work and to feel Emily's energy. It is in this light of love that we find true happiness."

The application is available online at

For more information, contact Leanne Hammond (CFNO) at 250-300-6061, or Troy Lorenson (Sky Volleyball) at 250-550-8769. 


Brendan Shykora

About the Author: Brendan Shykora

I started at the Morning Star as a carrier at the age of 8. In 2019 graduated from the Master of Journalism program at Carleton University.
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