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2017 Scholarship and Bursaries – Apply today!

May 01, 2017 at 2:34 PM

Local 500 is inviting applications for its Annual Les Butterworth Scholarship and Bursary Program.

This year the fund is offering:

-    One scholarship of $1,500.

-    Four bursaries of $800 each.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and the bursaries on the basis of good academic standing with consideration of financial need.


Open to Local 500 members in good standing and their families (family is defined as spouse, children, grandchildren, brother, sister, son-in-law and daughter-in-law.  Also eligible are families of disabled, retired or deceased members who were members in good standing at the time of their disability, retirement or death).

The awards are available for use in an accredited post-secondary school, college or university in Manitoba for the 2017-2018 academic year.  (Awards can only be used at Canadian schools outside Manitoba when the course of studies is not offered in Manitoba).

Previous award winners are not eligible, but previous applicants may re-apply.

Method of selection:   

A selection committee of three prominent Winnipeg citizens will review the applications and other information provided.

Closing date:

Scholarship and Bursary applications must be returned by Friday, June 30, 2017.

For More Information/Applications:  

For more information or to request an application form, please contact the Local 500 office at 204-942-1001 or click here to go to the scholarship and bursary application and information page.