Braaten Family Scholarship


The Braaten family has a rich teaching tradition. The the late Harry Braaten, former Superintendent of Schools (Grades 7 – 12) spent 42 yrs in education, the late Penny Braaten, former music teacher/consultant (K-12) gave 27 years of service, Ken Braaten, former principal of Central Collegiate and Riverview Collegiate devoted 37 years of service, and Mona Braaten, former teacher at AEP and CCI (4 years) and S.I.A.S.T. (15 years). The Braaten family comes from a long line of educators, beginning with Penny’s parents, Patrick (P.J.) Gillen, a teacher/principal at several small Saskatchewan communities -chiefly at Esterhazy, Sask., along with his wife, May Gillen, herself a graduate of Queen’s University in Kinston, Ontario. Also, one of Penny and Harry Braaten’s children, Pam Ludwar, taught for 30 years here in Moose Jaw, as well as one of Ken and Mona’s children, Cheryl Braaten, who taught here briefly, and continues as a principal at an elementary school in Petawawa, Ont. The Braaten family represents a collective 197 years of teaching service. In honour of this rich teaching tradition, in 2011, members of the Braaten family established a substantial scholarship. The Braaten Family Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving graduate who plans to pursue teaching as a profession.


  • Must be a graduate during the current school year.
  • Must be continuing post-secondary studies at a Canadian institution.
  • Must be pursuing a career in the teaching profession (either elementary or secondary).

Special Considerations

There are no special considerations for this scholarship

Required Documentation

  • Must provide proof of acceptance into a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Must submit 3 letters of reference from each of the following:
    • A teacher from the applicant’s school.
    • A person from the community with close knowledge of the applicant.
    • A coach, or other person who has had a significant influence on the applicant’s development.

Application Deadline

May 01