Kay Livingstone was born in London, Ontario in 1918. Her parents, James, and Christina Jenkins were leaders in the Black community and founders of the newspaper, “Dawn of Tomorrow”.
Kay pioneered the cause of Black women in Canada and was an advocate of social justice for all individuals. One of Kay’s main focuses was ensuring the Black woman and her family had opportunities to receive an education. In 1992 the London Chapter established the Kay Livingstone Scholarship in her memory.
The scholarship is for $1,000 and is sponsored by the Congress of Black Women of Canada, London Chapter. It is offered to Afro-Canadian Students from the London-Middlesex area, who meet the selection criteria. Candidates must provide evidence of Academic Excellence, Community Involvement, and financial needs. The deadline for submission of completed forms is May 15.