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Ida Mensah

St. Roch Catholic S.S., Class of 2022

Ida will be studying Political Science at York University and will be starting in September 2022.


Hear from our inaugural award recipient:


“Many people have great potential to succeed in this world but I have seen firsthand how poverty and lack of resources block that potential from being fulfilled – I have been one of those people. As the oldest daughter of Ghanaian-immigrant parents and as a first-generation Canadian, getting a degree matters to my family and me. I would like to pursue law in the future and specifically become a civil and human rights lawyer as I have a passion and desire to bring justice to people who have been wronged, abused or exploited by those in power. The DFOY scholarship and mentorship has given me hope that I can pursue a university education, focus on school and not stress too much about expenses and next steps.”

Our vision is to establish a degrees for our youth award in every low income POSTAL CODE in Canada.