University of Winnipeg Retirees Association (UWRA)

Fund-Raising Campaign Update

In the autumn of 2016, the UWRA launched a fund-raising campaign in the interests of its Scholarship and its two Bursaries. The objective was to raise the value of the Scholarship from $2,000 to $3,000, and the Bursaries from $500 to $1,000, awards that will be made late in 2017. Our dollar target was $17,000, and our deadline was 31 March 2017 – after which the conditions applying to supplementary provincial funding for scholarships and bursaries were scheduled to change.

Thanks to the personal and very generous donations of UWRA members, and to the generous allocation of funds from the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursaries Initiative, we were able to commit as much as $35,000 to our two endowed funds.

Special thanks are owing to University President Annette Trimbee and to Brian Daly, President of the University of Winnipeg Foundation. Their allocation of the MSBI funds allowed us to far exceed our initial objective.

The real winners, of course, are our future award winners – students who combine very strong academic records with personal histories of sustained community service.