SCHOLARSHIP TRUST FUND

June 2019

The Margaret Waterman Memorial Scholarship

The Margaret Waterman Memorial Scholarship is an annual $600 scholarship given to a student registered in the Faculty of Arts at St. John’s College at the University of Manitoba. The student must have successfully completed at least six credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 3.50 and be registered to continue at St. John’s College.

 

Did you know?

  • Born in Sarnia, Ontario, Margaret attended Victoria College at the University of Toronto, graduating with a BA with Honours in English in 1949. She remained convinced of the importance of small, intimate institutions in university life and was a devoted friend of St. John’s College.
  • In the years following her (and her husband’s) move to Winnipeg, she was very involved in many causes: the Cancer Society, the Huntington Society, the board of the Philharmonic Choir, the Winnipeg Youth Orchestra and the Bach festival. She initiated a letter-writing group for Amnesty International.
  • She was athletic and founded a hiking group (now the Walking Group) at the University Women’s Club.
  • Margaret was an active member of our Club, serving on its Board and acting as a trustee of the Scholarship Fund. She was zealous in promoting activities supporting the Fund and the Club.

Donations to the Scholarship Fund to support the 26 annual scholarships and bursaries given to students advancing their educational goals are welcome. Donations are eligible in full for income tax receipts.

Cheques can be made out to:
The UWC Scholarship Trust Fund
54 West Gate, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2E1

May 2019

The Gertrude Mueller Memorial Music Scholarship

The Gertrude Mueller Memorial Music Scholarship is an annual $750 scholarship given to a student entering his/her second year of studies in a Bachelor of Music degree or a Bachelor of Music Therapy degree at Canadian Mennonite University and will be repeated in years 3 and 4 of the program provided the student remains eligible. The award recognizes leadership roles and contributions in music.

 

 

Did you know?

  • Born in Transylvania, Romania in 1924, Gertrude (Trudy) came to Canada with her family and initially settled in Sanford, Manitoba.
  • Trudy attended Normal School followed by the University of Manitoba.
  • She taught in the Winnipeg School Division, worked for Shell Transport and Trading in Venezuela, and later taught English in Rome, Italy.
  • When she came back to Winnipeg, she worked as a Reading Clinician at the Child Guidance Clinic until her retirement in 1985.
  • In addition to English, she became fluent in German, Romanian and Spanish and served as a Spanish interpreter for the 1967 Pan Am Games.
  • She supported the Arts, loved photography and travel.
  • She was active in the Delta Kappa Gamma Society and the University Women’s Club.

Donations to the Scholarship Fund to support the 27 annual scholarships and bursaries given to students advancing their educational goals are welcome. Donations are eligible in full for income tax receipts.

Cheques can be made out to:
The UWC Scholarship Trust Fund
54 West Gate, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2E1

March 2019

E. Phyllis Smith Scholarship in English Literature

The E. Phyllis Smith Scholarship in English Literature is an annual scholarship of $600 awarded to a student of high standing in English Literature entering the third year of the Major or Honours program at the University of Winnipeg.

Did you know?
*Emily Phyllis Smith was born in Killarney, Manitoba, where she attended school. *After receiving a B. A. degree from the United College (now the University of Winnipeg), she taught in a number of rural schools.
*Later she obtained her B. Ed. From the University of Manitoba and taught English at Norwood Collegiate and then at Grant Park High School.
*Phyllis enjoyed and supported the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Winnipeg Sympho-ny Orchestra and the Manitoba Theatre Centre.
*Committed to social justice, she was a generous contributor to various charities.
*She was a long-time member of the University Women’s Club where she served as secretary of the Scholarship Committee for many years.

Donations to the Scholarship Fund to support our 27 annual scholarships and bursaries given to students advancing their educational goals are welcome.

Donations are eligible in full for income tax receipts.

Cheques can be made out to:
The UWC Scholarship Trust Fund
54 West Gate, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2E1

February 2019

Catherine (Caye) Scott Memorial Scholarship

The Catherine (Caye) Scott Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship of $600 awarded to a full-time or part-time student enrolled in the second year of study in the regular Bachelor of Education or Weekend College program at the University of Manitoba in either the Early Years or Middle Years program with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and excellence in student teaching.

Did you know?

  • Caye was a direct descendant of the Selkirk Settlers and a great-granddaughter of Duncan McRae, the stonemason who built a number of Manitoba heritage sites.
  • After obtaining her teaching certificate at Brandon Normal School, Caye earned two degrees from the University of Manitoba.
  • She began her teaching career in rural Manitoba schools and then taught in several Winnipeg School Division elementary and junior high schools. She became principal of Sir Sam Steele and Clifton Schools and ended her career as principal of Weston School.
  • In 1964, she was President of the Winnipeg Teachers’ Association.
  • She was a long time member of the University Women’s Club of Winnipeg as well as a member of a variety of organizations that reflected her interests:
    Delta Kappa Gamma International, the United Nations Organization, the Laurier Club, the Liberal Party, the Lord Selkirk Association, the Manitoba Historical Society. African violets thrived in the sunroom in Ralph Connor House when Caye Scott cared for them. This room now bears her name. Her Queen Anne desk and chair are in the Taupe Room.

Donations are eligible in full for income tax receipts.

Cheques can be made out to:
The UWC Scholarship Trust Fund
54 West Gate, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2E1

December 2018

Dr. Vivian Bruce Scholarship

The Dr. Vivian Bruce Scholarship is an annual $600 scholarship given to a full-time second year student enrolled in either the Bachelor of Health Sciences degree or the Bachelor of Health Studies degree at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and achieves a minimum grade point average of 3.5. In the ensuing academic year, the student must be enrolled as a full-time student in the third year of one of the listed degree programs.

Did you know?

Originally from Saskatchewan, Vivian Bruce came to the University of Manitoba to take her BSc (HEc) degree graduating in 1953. After working in Saskatoon, she returned to U of M to complete her MSc in Foods and Nutrition under the supervision of Dr. Elizabeth Feniak (UWC President 1986-88). The Vitamin C adequacy of diets in a group of rural Manitobans constituted the basis of her research.

She was employed at the University of Saskatoon Hospital in 1960 as a Research Dietitian and participated in clinical studies in calcium metabolism.
Returning to U of M in 1963, she was hired as a Lecturer in Foods and Nutrition. A study leave was granted in 1966 to attend the University of Wisconsin where she completed her PhD degree. Her research related to the metabolism of calcium in human subjects fed vegetable diets.
She came back to U of M to continue her teaching. Research focused on the effects of fat intake on blood lipids in human subjects.
She joined the University Women’s Club of Saskatoon in 1960 followed by the University Women’s Club of Winnipeg in 1981. She has served as Chair and Secretary of the Scholarship Trust Fund and as Dining Room Chair of the UWC Management Committee among others. Vivian continues to be an active member of the Club.

NOVEMBER 2018

DR. DIANE DOWLING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Dr. Diane Dowling Memorial Scholarship is an annual $600 scholarship given to a student who attains the highest standing on the aggregate of final examinations in a course of studies for full-time students in the second year of the Science curriculum, General or Honours.

Did you know?

  • Diane Dowling completed her B.Sc.(Hons.) in 1955 and her M.Sc. in 1956, both from the University of Manitoba. In 1959, she was awarded her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.
  • She was the recipient of the University Women’s Club Graduate Scholarship in 1955 and became a member of the Club that year.
  • She taught in the Mathematics Department at the University of Manitoba starting in 1958. Her research was in the field of combinatorics.
  • After retirement, she was appointed as a Senior Scholar of the University and continued her educational activities. She was devoted to increas-ing interest in mathematical studies in the province, chairing and serving on numerous committees.

Donations to the Scholarship Fund to support the 27 annual scholarships and bursaries given to students advancing their educational goals are welcome. Donations are eligible in full for income tax receipts.

Cheques can be made out to:

The UWC Scholarship Trust Fund,
54 West Gate, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2E1

Scholarship Fall Celebration

Ruth Suderman (Scholarship Chair), Stephane Lwonard (RWB Interim School Director), Kate Fennell (RWB Director of School Operations), Margared Cuddy (Scholarship Board Member), Emilie Lewis  (UWC Bursary Recipient 2014 / 2015)

 

Emilie Lewis  Right -  Kate Fennell

 

Emilie Lewis Speaking


OCTOBER 2018

 

THE ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP TRUST FUND CELEBRATION
SAVE THE DATE: UWC ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP TRUST CELEBRATION WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018 1:30 pm -3:30 pm HIGHLIGHTING THE ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET SCHOOL BURSARY. GUEST SPEAKERS WILL BE A TEACHER AND STUDENT FROM THE BALLET SCHOOL

Edith Motley Memorial Scholarship

The Edith Motley Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship of $600 available to a student entering or continuing in the School of Music degree program at the University of Manitoba, preferably with voice as the major practical study area.

Did you know?

  • Upon completion of a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba in 1922, Edith Motley joined the University Women’s Club. She was employed at the Great West Life Assurance Company.
  • She enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II, working on a news magazine for the force and assisting in the writing of a history of the R.C.A.F.
  • Returning to Winnipeg, she completed a Master’s degree, and became a registered music teacher, teaching voice.
  • She was elected President of what was then known as the Wednesday Morning Musicale.
  • She was said to have a sparkling personality, flamboyant in her dress, preferring green and purple, and always carefully coordinated.

Donations to the Scholarship Fund to support the 27 annual scholarships and bursaries given to students advancing their educational goals are welcome. Donations are eligible in full for income tax receipts. (see our page on the website for more about our scholarships and bursaries.)

Cheques can be made out to:

The UWC Scholarship Trust Fund
54 West Gate, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2E1

SEPTEMBER 2018

Scholarship Committee meets Friday, September 14 at 10:00 am.

THE ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP TRUST FUND CELEBRATION
SAVE THE DATE UWC ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP TRUST CELEBRATION WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018 1:30 pm -3:30 pm HIGHLIGHTING THE ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET SCHOOL BURSARY GUEST SPEAKERS WILL BE A TEACHER AND STUDENT FROM THE BALLET SCHOOL LOOK FOR FULL DETAILS IN THE OCTOBER BULLETIN

March 2018

The 2017 charitable income tax receipts for your 2017 donations were sent out the week of Feb 9 to Feb 16. If by any chance you did not receive these or have any questions about these tax receipts contact Willy Slipetz, Chair , or Lorna Pyrih, Treasurer .

We expect to hear in the very near future, some information about the Marion Mills bequest, as the executor has completed the majority of the estate administration.

The Shirley Bradshaw Scholarship Fund held at the University of Manitoba provides an undergraduate and a graduate Scholarship, and requires authorization from the University Women's Club or a designate since Shirley Bradshaw's death. We received the terms of reference for these 2 scholarships and need to include them with our scholarships.
The trustees are also revisiting the terms of reference for the Joanne Greene Memorial Scholarship as it has not been awarded for the last 2 years. We continue making great strides in our archival research and clean up.

Our next meeting is April 13, 2018 10:00 am at the club at which we hope to receive a report from our financial advisor.


February 2018

Thank you to all the donors to the Scholarship Trust Fund and to all the club members that attended the Scholarship Trust Celebration Tea, which featured the Prairie Theatre Exchange School, to which we annually give a $200 bursary. Our next meeting will be on February 9, 2018 at which we will send out the 2017 charitable tax receipts. If you would like your tax receipt earlier than that, please contact Lorna Pyrih, our treasurer, at 204.668.3178. If you have not donated to the Scholarship Trust Fund and would like to do so, send in your donation to the club before Jan. 1, 2018 to receive your 2017 charitable tax receipt.

To all, and the club, a Happy and Healthy 2018.

Scholarship Trust Fund Celebration

Left to Right: Loc Lu, Willy Slipetz, Agnes Collins, Gislina Patterson

Scholarship Trust Fund Celebration


Our annual celebration will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm in the pleas-ant surroundings of the Living Room. Refreshments will be served. 

We are highlighting this year our Prairie Theatre Exchange bursary which goes to their Theatre School. Our speakers are Lac Lu and Gislina Patterson, both from PTE. Personal invitations along with the Scholarship's second annual report to all members of the club have been sent out Sept 27, in which we solicit your atten-dance at this celebration as well as donations to the Scholarship Trust Fund. About half of our scholarship awards are financed directly by your annual gifts, for which we are grateful. Friends, relatives, non-members of the club are very welcome to attend this event, which gives you the opportunity to show Ralph Connor House and highlights one of the many activities of the club.

Click on the poster to the right for a larger version.

 

 


UWC Scholarship Fund Trustees 2017/18

Back Row (L to R): Anne Dunlop, Lorna Pyrih (Treas.),  Linda Wilson, 
Nettie Peters,  Ruth Berry,  Ruth Suderman
Front Row (L to R): Marg Cuddy,  Willy Slipetz (Chair), 
Agnes Collins,  Judy McDonald (Sec.)
Absent:  Grace Johnson,  Rhoda Sewell,  Winnie Warkentin

 


THIS FUND ADMINISTERS THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES.  A charitable tax receipt is available for donations.


UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA and UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG

1 Faculty of Graduate Studies (Arts)

UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA

Faculty of Arts

2 Jubilee Scholarship

Faculty of Science

3 Dr. Diane Dowling Memorial

Faculty of Music

4 Gladys McIntyre Memorial

5 Edity Motley Memorial

6 Bethia Henry Memorial

Faculty of Nursing

7 Elizabeth Ann Russell Memorial

8 Joanne Greene Memorial Scholarship

Faculty of Health Sciences

9 Dr. Vivian Bruce

10. Mildred Simmons Memorial

Asper School of Business

11 Jean Rorke Memorial

Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreational Studies

12 Elsie Gauer Memorial

Graduate Studies Department of French

13 Margaret R. Pope Memorial

Faculty of Education

14 Patty Kirk Memorial

15 Catherine (Caye) Scott Memorial

ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE

16 Margaret Waterman Memorial

UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG

Education

17 Mary Talbot Memorial

Theatre and Film

18 Bethia Henry Memorial

Sociology

19 Bethia Henry Memorial

English Literature

20 E. Phyllis Smith Memorial

Education (Aboriginal Student, Bursary)

21 Winifred Gamble Memorial

RED RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE

22 Creative Communications degree program

CANADIAN MENNONITE UNIVERSITY

23 Gertrude Mueller Memorial Scholarship

PERFORMING ARTS BURSARIES

24 Winnipeg Youth Orchestra

25 Prairie Theatre Exchange

26 Royal Winnipeg Ballet