Donavon Puttick Memorial Scholarship Legacy Fund

The Donavon Puttick Memorial Scholarship was established in honour of Donavon Puttick, who lost his battle with mental illness at the age of 16.

Despite his own struggles, Donavon was known among his friends and family as someone who could be relied on to help talk others out from their own darkness or self-doubt. He was kind, fair, and perceptive to others emotions well beyond his 16 years.

In establishing this scholarship, Donavon’s mom hopes to help reduce stigma around mental illness by encouraging mental health awareness among our youth and supporting students who are active in this area.

Students will be selected by school staff based on demonstrated support of mental health awareness and/or initiatives. Involvement may be formal or informal. There is no requirement to be registered in post-secondary education.