Sharon Walz Memorial Business Development Scholarship

This $250.00 participant scholarship is awarded once a year to a selected participant, and presented at the Opportunity Annual General Meeting on October 17, 2017.


The scholarship is open to Calgary mental health consumers who:

  • are actively engaged in business development
  • demonstrate working within a value system that reflects consumer involvement and the right to self-determination
  • demonstrate a business and/or financial need
  • have not previously won this award


The Application Form is a Word document. Please fill out the application in Word and email the document to by end of day, September 30, 2017.

2017 Application Form (Word)

About Sharon Walz

Sharon Walz first began her involvement with OW as a part-time Self-Employment Support Worker in early 1999, while at the same time, pursuing her entrepreneurial endeavour, Solace in Style, creating one-of-a-kind upholstered furniture pieces. She moved to doing full-time self-employment coaching with OW, and upon her departure as a Staff member from OW in June 2001, became a member of OW’s Board of Directors.

Sharon passed away in October 2002, and requested that any contributions to be made in her memory to go to support the ongoing work of Opportunity Works. The Sharon Walz Memorial Fund has been set up to recognize Sharon’s contributions to, and to protect her legacy at Opportunity Works.