University of Winnipeg Retirees Association (UWRA)

A Very Special Time for Giving

Your Board of Directors thought it would be appropriate at this time of year to remind you of what your sustained generosity has built in less than a decade. 10 years ago, there was no Scholarship in our name, and no Bursary.  In 2010 you created a Scholarship of $1,000, which today stands at $3,000.  In 2011 you created a Bursary, which was followed by a second, both at $500. Today, each has a value of $1,000.

This is a remarkable achievement, one in which every donor should take great personal pride.  Pride not only in the dollar values, but pride in the fact that the criteria for both Scholarship and Bursaries go beyond excellent academic records. We want our recipients to be community citizens, people who volunteer their time and talents to some of our society’s most worthwhile causes, on and off campus.  And we have told you about each and every one of them in the form of our periodic Newsletters and Reports to the Annual General Meeting. From those communications, you will know that our recipients have come from Business Administration, Chemistry, Education, Global Studies, Human Rights, Physics, Psychology, Sociology and Geography.  And you will not have forgotten that all but three of our outstanding recipients have been women.

Thanks to your cherished financial support and to the University’s annual distribution of funds made available by the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative, since 2010 we have generated three awards with a current market value of $168,000. We are also grateful for the sustained cooperation and support we continue to receive from the University of Winnipeg Foundation. Its website provides all the information you would need for making donations very convenient. 

If you choose to donate online click on the website, just select “Other” and type in UWRA Scholarship, or UWRA Bursary, or both!  Charitable receipts for online giving are in your hand within minutes!  

In this Season of Giving, if you are looking for a cause in which you can believe, as well as a surefire investment, do please think of the UWRA Awards.