Join us in congratulating Olivia Nylen and Maya Van Thiel on being named winners of the Bernice Bolek scholarship for 2023!

This scholarship was established in 1997 in memory of Bernice Bolek, former director of Social Services at Winnebago Mental Health Institute. Ms Bolek was passionate and dedicated to her role as a social worker at Winnebago Mental Health Institute. This scholarship fund honors her commitment to the next generation of social workers hoping to work with consumers affected by mental illness.

Both Olivia and Maya are currently seniors in the Bachelor of Social Work at UWO, with plans to continue their educations.