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Adler University Vancouver Launches 
 New Memorial Scholarship 11.28.17
Adler University Vancouver Launches
New Memorial Scholarship

On the heels of the largest student intake of its history, Adler University Vancouver representatives announced Tuesday the launch of a new endowed scholarship fund that continues one Adlerian's legacy and comitment to counselling.

The Dr. Clair Ladner Hawes Memorial Scholarship was made possible by a generous gift from Dr. David Kirkpatrick, Hawes's widower. Eligible students in the second year of their Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology or Master of Counselling Psychology programs may apply for scholarships by demonstrating a commitment to Hawes's special interests in one-on-one counselling, couples counselling, family therapy or PTSD treatment.

“Along with her family, friends and clients, I shall remember Clair with a heartfelt mixture of warmth, love and deepest respect," Kirkpatrick said. "If life is an admixture of giving and taking, Clair balanced those two sides of the human condition with exquisite judgment, calm and equanimity. She embodied tough love. I look forward to sharing Clair’s qualities with you through this scholarship.”

Adler University community members marked the scholarship's launch with a Nov. 28 celebration on the new Vancouver campus at 520 Seymour St.

“This extraordinary investment in our students not only offers financial support where it is needed most, but also honours the memory of Dr. Clair Hawes, a much loved and respected member of Adler University’s family," said Bradley O'Hara, Ph.D., and executive dean of the Vancouver campus. "I am delighted to know that future generations will benefit from her passion for Adlerian Psychology”

For more information about the Dr. Clair Ladner Hawes Memorial Scholarship and Adler University, or to make a gift in memory of Dr. Hawes, please contact Emma Grant, director of development, at 236-521-2342 or

About Adler University

Adler University educates students to engage the world and create a more just society. Established in 1952, it enrolls more than 1,400 students in master’s and doctoral programs for social change through its campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver, as well as an Online Campus. Adler University’s mission is to continue the pioneering work of Alfred Adler, the first community psychologist, by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities and advancing social justice.