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Meet The Founder

The  Visionary behind The ADL Scholarship

My name is Cessidia De Biasio, and I am the founder of The Addolorata De Luca Leadership Scholarship. I am a 2015 University of Windsor graduate from the School of Social Work and a 2018 graduate with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from the Odette School of Business. I am currently finishing my Master of Business Administration from the Smith School of Business at Queen's University. I am very committed to giving back to my community.


Volunteer Work

I am involved professionally and voluntarily with various non-profit organizations, including Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Windsor-Essex, The Downtown Mission of Windsor, and UNTOLD. I am an advocate for collaboration, vulnerability, kindness, volunteering, storytelling and mental health initiatives.  


I was awarded the 2017 Athena Scholarship, the  CANADA 150 Award of Distinction for Leadership from the Town of Amherstburg, and was one of Leadership Windsor Essex's 40 Leaders Under 40. 

"There is nothing more gratifying than seeing students

succeed at University and in life" -- Cessidia 


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