Each year, Terra awards well-deserving teen parents pursuing post-secondary studies with financial support to help alleviate some the stress of being a young parent in post-secondary.

We typically recognize and honour these amazing parents at our annual donor appreciation event, Deep Roots, New Heights.  While we aren’t able to gather in person, Terra is thrilled to announce our 2020 Scholarship Recipients and celebrate their amazing achievements.

Thanks to donor support, Terra is able to provide these annual scholarships in addition to being able to support many more students in their post-secondary pursuits through one-on-one support, referrals to other community supports and career exploration.

Our 2020 Scholarship Awardees


Katelyn D

Katelyn is enrolled in the first year of the Social Work Diploma Program at Grant MacEwan University.

Katelyn plans to complete her diploma and eventually obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and hopes to help victims of domestic abuse and those struggling with mental illness.

Terra was a huge support to me during my last year. They truly wanted me to be successful. Through Terra, I was able to access mental health supports, one-on-support and a genuinely caring environment. I’m so grateful to Terra.”

Jenny H

Jenny is in her 2nd year of Psychiatric Nursing Diploma program at MacEwan University. Jenny plans to obtain her nursing Degree once she finishes this diploma.

As a mother of two, this scholarship will provide Jenny with more flexibility so that she can spend more time with her children and focus on her school.

“Terra has given me the confidence to continue my schooling by consistently reminding me of my worth. They have pushed me to see how capable I am of achieving my dreams all while being a young mom.”


Savannah F

Savannah is in her 3rd year at MacEwan University working towards a Bachelor of Arts Degree

She plans to use her education to help change the lives of young people who have struggled with addictions, traumatic families, or who may be stigmatized.

Savannah is committed to providing her son with a life of opportunities and this scholarship will enable her to continue her schooling. With a post-secondary education, she is confident that she can provide her son with financial security for his future.

“Terra saved me from my past homelife. The support they give to teen parents is outstanding. Thank you to all the donors, and staff inside and outside Terra. We appreciate you.”


Julia L

Julia is in her 3rd year of studies working towards a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at MacEwan University.

She will graduate in April 2022 and plans to continue her education to become an MD.

This scholarship will allow Julia to continue to attend school, achieve her dreams, and provide for her son so that they can live a stable, happy life. Julia considers this scholarship as the difference between being able to pay all her bills or not.

“Terra’s supports and their childcare at  Braemar School allowed me to get my high school diploma and provide for my son. I would not have been able to be Valedictorian of my graduating class, let alone graduate if it weren’t for the supports from Terra that were in place.”


Ehhserstinay P

Ehherstinay is her 2nd year of university enrolled in the Bachelor of Art at the University of Alberta.

She plans to become a teacher so that she can inspire others.

This scholarship means Ehhser can worry less about school costs and will help with daily needs like food costs and clothes for her 3 year old daughter.

“I am just so happy and so lucky that Terra is in my life. Not many people get a chance to find a family like Terra.  My workers at Terra push me to be my best and continue to give me opportunities to become the best possible me. Terra is my number one supporter for everything, including school, housing, daily needs, and mental health. Thank you so much for being apart of our lives.”