MAYOR’S SCHOLARSHIP FOR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

WINNIPEG – Today, Mayor Brian Bowman announced the opening of the application period for the Mayor’s Scholarship for Community Leadership. The Mayor encourages grade twelve students across Winnipeg to apply for an opportunity to receive a $1,000 scholarship.

“While students are currently experiencing a very different school year, it is still important to plan for the future,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. “Established in 2016, this scholarship has recognized and supported many high school students who have demonstrated a commitment to improving and strengthening our community.”

In 2016, the Mayor’s Scholarship for Community Leadership began by awarding five, $1,000 scholarships to students who have demonstrated consistent and outstanding dedication to solving a community problem or making their community a better place to live. Five years later, the Mayor’s Scholarship is continuing to reward the achievements of Winnipeg’s current leaders and supporting them on the path towards their educational and career goals.

Applicants can demonstrate community leadership through activities that promote racial and social inclusion, drive reconciliation, encourage environmental stewardship, and support or empower Winnipeg’s less fortunate.

The Winnipeg Foundation manages the fund for the Mayor’s Scholarship including issuing scholarship cheques and tax receipts, as required. The Mayor’s Office manages application intake, and award recipients are selected by an independent selection panel.

Scholarship applicants must complete and submit an application form. The application form as well as application criteria can be found on the Mayor’s website. Only application forms completed in full will be considered. 

Applications must be received by June 12, 2020. For more information on the Mayor’s Scholarship, visit: https://www.mayorbowman.ca/applications/mayors-scholarship

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