model on catwalkA fashion show November 3 will benefit a scholarship for first- or second-generation Canadian students at the University of Windsor.

Fashion show to benefit newcomer scholarship

Windsor Fashion Festival, a fashion show to benefit the UWindsor Addolorata DeLuca Leadership Scholarship, will take place on November 3 at Water’s Edge Event Centre beginning at 6 p.m.

Scholarship founder, School of Social Work alumnus, and current Odette School of Business student Cessidia DeBiasio says the show will feature a collection of men’s and women’s fall fashions and accessories. All proceeds will benefit the scholarship, provided annually to a first- or second-generation Canadian student in their second, third or fourth year of study who maintains a minimum cumulative average of at least 80 per cent.

DeBiasio established the scholarship — which she says is based on the principles of integrity, determination, ambition, and strength — in honour of her grandmother as a way to acknowledge the efforts of her family and other newcomers to Windsor and Essex County.

Scholarship applicants are asked to include a short description of their family’s story of origin and a statement outlining their outstanding leadership abilities and community contributions. More information on the scholarship is available at:

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