Two, $1000 Manitoba Women’s Institute Scholarships are awarded to rural applicants taking a Manitoba recognized academic or vocational course.
- Rural Manitoba resident
- Student enrolled in a recognized Manitoba academic or vocational course to gain knowledge and skills that would enable them to acquire professional or technical status.
Applications must contain:
- Name, address, Manitoba city/town, province, postal code, telephone number, email.
- Proof of current enrolment in a program related to enhancing or sustaining rural life.
- Letters of reference/recommendation from at least two people (teacher, employer, community leader)
- A resumé, including education, employment and volunteer, community and school activities
- Outline in a 500-750 word essay how you feel the experiences and education you have had so far or the training or education you are planning to embark on will help you to empower women, families or communities in your future.
The scholarship Funds are administered through the Red River Exhibition Foundation.
Oksana is from Dauphin Manitoba and will be pursuing a Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) Animal Systems Specialization. Her school years included music, having completed the Royal Conservatory of Music Honors for piano. She has also received numerous band merit and scholarship awards with her talents in guitar, flute and tenor saxophone. Oksana has 9 years of 4-H, served as treasurer and secretary and was a 4-H provincial communications finalist/winner numerous times. Through the 4-H program she has been the recipient of several Manitoba 4-H travel awards including representing Manitoba at 2020 4-H USA in Washington DC. Add to these a high scoring academic history, Student Council Secretary/President for Dauphin Secondary School and yearbook work.
A true community volunteer, Oksana applied for a grant to build a garden at the Dauphin high school to address hunger needs within the community. Grant received, she planned and built the gardens herself and co-ordinated students to tend the gardens spring and summer. Oksana canned and froze vegetables from the gardens during the summer in order to give them to the school and food bank.
A very worthy recipient , with plans to make her community, province, country and world a better place. Congratulations Oksana!
Lauren comes from Fisher Branch Manitoba and will be pursuing Indigenous Health Studies Transition Initiative at Brandon University. Her goal is to graduate with a Bachelor of Nursing degree and work in a rural setting. She has worked hard at her schooling and has been active on many committees—student council, Social Justice, yearbook and grad. She is trained as a Teen Talk Peer Supporter. Lauren is an active athlete, and is schooled in music and ballet. Volunteering is part of Lauren’s make up. She recently became a volunteer for the newly formed Fisher library committee, a committee she campaigned for with presentations at the municipal level as well as numerous town hall meetings. She has volunteered at the local day care and at the Fisher Branch Personal Care Home where she helped with activities for the seniors. She also did an internship at the Selkirk Regional Health Center Lauren takes an active part on the family farm and in her own words “fully intends on working rurally and starting a family in the Interlake.
Manitoba Women’s Institute extends warm congratulatory wishes to this worthy candidate.
Kate Le Texier