SCHOLARSHIP TRUST FUND

Historically, a primary interest of the University Women’s Club of Winnipeg has been scholarships. The Club, founded in 1909, has made contributions since 1914 to women desiring “higher” education. Later, funds have been given directly to deserving female scholars, unable to complete or continue their education without financial support.

For many years now both women and men have been eligible for all awards. The Fund provides the awards offices of the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg, Canadian Mennonite University, Red River College, and three performing arts organizations with funds. The institutions choose the recipients for the awards. 

The UWC Scholarship Trust Fund operates at arm’s length from the Club. Its investments are administered by CIBC Wood Gundy. For information on how to establish an award, please contact one of the Trustees.

The UWC Scholarship Trust Fund is a registered charity under Canada Revenue Agency (CRA #806081790RR0001). Donations to the Fund are eligible in full for income tax receipts.

How Can You Support the UWC Scholarship Trust Fund?

Your gift will allow the Scholarship Trust Fund to continue providing financial support through its 26 scholarships and bursaries to students.

Gifts in the form of a cheque can be mailed to: UWC Scholarship Trust Fund, University Women’s Club of Winnipeg, 54 West Gate, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 2E1.

Gifts can also come in the form of wills and bequests, shares, or life insurance.

To give online, DONATE HERE which channels your donation to us via the Canada Helps website. 

 

April 2020

The Patty Kirk Memorial Scholarship

The Patty Kirk Memorial Scholarship is an annual $600 scholarship given to a student entering second year in the Bachelor of Education (Elementary) pro-gram at the University of Manitoba with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Selection of the recipient is to be based on academic achievement in reading and learning disabilities courses.

Did you know?

* In 1934, two years after finishing high school, Patty Kirk graduated from Normal School and began teaching. By 1965, she had her B.A. and her M.Ed.

* Patty specialized as a resource teacher in the Winnipeg School Division.

* She became heavily involved in the University Alumni Association, donated money and time to the Faculty of Education and served on a University Senate committee.

* After her husband retired from an accounting career, Patty put him to work in her classroom as a volunteer.

* She and her husband supported the Faculty of Education library with generous donations to buy the books that would help other teachers continue her life work.

Donations to the Scholarship Fund to support our 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

March 2020

The Elizabeth Ann Russell Memorial Scholarship

The Elizabeth Ann Russell Memorial Scholarship is an annual $600 scholarship given to a student who completes the second year of the Bacca-laureate of Nursing program at the College of Nursing, University of Manito-ba, and achieves a high standing. The student must then register in the third year of the same program.

Did you know?

*Having been born in Ireland, Elizabeth Ann Russell received her early education there. She came to visit her brothers in Winnipeg and liked it so much she enrolled in the Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in 1916.

*She was a strong believer in public health nursing. She was appoint-ed as a staff nurse and then director of the Manitoba Board of Health’s public nursing service. By 1936, under her direction in its first 20 years as a Manitoba Public Health province, public health nurses made 23,000 visits to homes and examined 8,000 children.

*With the assistance of members of the UWC and several other organizations, she ensured that bundles of clothing, mitts and hats were sent along with public health nurses to many impov-erished rural families.

*She helped in the establishment of the School of Nursing at the University of Manitoba by serving on the Advisory Committee and seconding a member of her staff to the University to work with students in their field practice.

Donations to the Scholarship Fund to support our 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

February 2020

The Elsie Gauer Memorial Scholarship

The Elsie Gauer Memorial Scholarship is an annual $600 scholarship given to a student who holds the Bachelor of Physical Education degree at the University of Manitoba and has met the course requirements for the early childhood concentration in Physical Education. This student then enters the after-degree Bachelor of Education program in the elementary stream.

Did you know?

  • The youngest of eight children, Elsie Gauer grew up in Winnipeg, attending St. John’s High School and the University of Manitoba.
  • She was a member of the University Basketball team which won the Western Canadian Championship and in 1927 she placed 2nd in Javelin and 1st in Ball Throw at the Olympic trials.
  • After 20 years as the girls’ physical education teacher at St. John’s High School, she became a supervisor and finally Assistant Director of Physical Education for the Winnipeg School Division.
  • In 1968 she received the R. Tait McKenzie Award of Honour from the Canadian Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (C.A.H.P.E.R.)
  • She received the Manitoba Historical Society Centennial Medal in 1971.
  • She was an active member of many organizations, including the University Women’s Club of Winnipeg. Elsie was 100 years old when she passed in 2006.

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

December 2019

The Mary Talbot Memorial Scholarship

The Mary Talbot Memorial Scholarship is an annual $600 scholarship given to a student entering third or fourth year in the Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg. This scholarship goes to a student deemed to best combine the qualities of leadership and academic excellence.

Did you know?

  • Mary Talbot was a long time resident of the University Women’s Club House and was made an Honorary Life Member for her many services to the Club.
  • She started teaching in a one-room school and ended her career teaching in a large city high school, Daniel McIntyre.
  • The Exchange Teachers’ Club, The Retired Teachers’ Club, The Historical Society, Delta Kappa Gamma and the UWC were all important interests for her.
  • Our only picture of her was taken from the 1921 yearbook, where she was named Head Girl of Sparling Hall.
  • When this scholarship was established in 1984, it was originally known as the University Women’s Club Education Scholarship. In 1995, it was renamed the Mary Talbot Memorial Scholarship in her memory.

November 2019

Graduate Scholarship

A scholarship of $3000 is offered annually to support an outstanding student who has completed a Bachelor of Arts general, advanced or Honours degree or a pre-Master’s program at either the University of Manitoba or the University of Winnipeg and has chosen to pursue studies in a Master’s or Ph.D. program at any university recognized by Graduate Women International. The recipient must have achieved a 3.5 grade point average on the last 60 credit hours of university studies and intend to pursue a graduate program within twelve months.

Potential recipients from either the University of Manitoba or the University of Winnipeg must submit their applications to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba.

Did you know?
The first Graduate Scholarship offered by the UWC Scholarship Trust Fund was in 1947. The recipient, Anne Cunningham, at that time received $150. This scholarship is now $3000.

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

ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP TRUST FUND CELEBRATION
OCTOBER 16, 2019
Guest Speaker: DELICA LEBOE-MCGOWAN
Winner of THE DR. DIANE DOWLING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

 

October 2019

THE ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP TRUST FUND CELEBRATION
SAVE THE DATE

  • WED. OCTOBER 16 1:30 - 3:30

THIS YEAR WE ARE HIGHLIGHTING THE DR. DIANE DOWLING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP.

OUR GUEST SPEAKER, DELICA LEBOE - MCGOWAN, IS A 2018/19 RECIPIENT OF THE SCHOLARSHIP.
LOOK FOR FULL DETAILS IN THE OCTOBER BULLETIN.


The Jean Rorke Memorial Scholarship is an annual $600 scholarship given to a student enrolled in the I. H. Asper School of Business and has achieved the highest grade in Introduction to Management and Organizational Theory. The student must register in the I.H. Asper School of Business for the following term.

Did you know?

  • Jean Rorke was born in Minnedosa and received her education in Minne-dosa schools, Brandon College, Manitoba Normal School and the University of Manitoba. She began her teaching career in small rural schools before moving to Winnipeg where she entered the business world.
  • She helped launch the Manitoba Hospital Services Organization (later to become the Manitoba BlueCross).
  • Following her career in the business world, she returned to teaching at Gordon Bell Technical Vocation School and Churchill High School. She served a term as President of the Women’s Local of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society.
  • She was a member of the University Women’s Club and contributed to the Finance and House Com-mittees.

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

September 2019

The Gladys McIntyre Memorial Scholarship is an annual $600 scholarship given to a student en-rolled in any year of the degree course in Music at the University of Manitoba. The student must show special musicality and promise.

  • Gladys McIntyre graduated from Manitoba College with a Bachelor of Arts de-gree in 1911. She joined the staff of the Winnipeg School Division teaching at La Verendrye, Greenway and Earl Grey schools.
  • She was a member of the University Women’s Club for many years and a resi-dent of the Club House for a number of years before her death in 1963. She served as the Club’s Treasurer, a member of the Scholarship Committee and Convener of the Loans Committee until stu-dent loans were discontinued.
  • Gladys was active in the Canadian Federation of University Women.
  • This award, which started as a modest $25 yearly prize in 1965, has become a $600 annual schol-arship.

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 re-ceipts. Cheques made out to: The UWC Scholarship Trust Fund 54 West Gate, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2E1

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

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