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Les Butterworth Scholarship and Bursary Program

2017 SCHOLARSHIP AND BURSARIES FOR LOCAL 500 MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES - APPLY TODAY!

Application deadline is Friday, June 30, 2017

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THE LOCAL 500 LES BUTTERWORTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND is inviting applications for its scholarship and bursary awards. 

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. 

Eligibility:

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 within 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). 

Note: 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.

About the Les Butterworth Scholarship Fund

The scholarship and bursary awards competition is an annual event open to CUPE Local 500 members and their families.  

The Les Butterworth Scholarship program, sponsored by CUPE Local 500, helps union members and their families defray the cost of higher education. 

The Scholarship fund was established in memory of Les Butterworth, a past education representative for CUPE. Les dedicated his life to making this a better world for working people.

If you have any questions or require more information about the scholarship program, call (204)942-1001 or by email: union@cupe500.mb.ca.

 


2016/2017 Scholarship and Bursary Winners

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(L-R) Ketan Bansal, Elaine Herrera. Bekelu Negash, Maria Sytnick, Brenda Tran (for
Brian Tran)


This year, one scholarship of $1,500 and four bursaries of $800 were awarded at a dinner held on September 29th  at the RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre.

Scholarship Winner

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement and went to Elaine Herrera.  Elaine is a Local 500 member working in the Community Development and Recreation Services Division of the Community Services Department.  Elaine is enrolled in the Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba.

Bursary Winners

The bursaries are awarded on the basis of good academic standing with consideration of financial need.

Here are the bursary award winners for 2016:

Ketan Bansal is enrolled in the Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba.  He is a Local 500 member working in the Community Development and Recreation Services Division of the Community Services Department.

Bekelu Negash is enrolled in the Faculty of Science at the University of Winnipeg.  She is a Local 500 member working in the Community Development and Recreation Services Division of the Community Services Department.

Maria Sytnick is enrolled in University 1 at the Université de Saint-Boniface. She is a Local 500 member working in the Library Services Division of the Community Services Development.

Brian Tran is enrolled in the Engineering Department – Construction Management Program at Red River College. His sister Brenda is a Local 500 member working in the Community Services Department who accepted the award on his behalf.


2015/2016 Scholarship and Bursary Winners

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The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement and went to Luke Boguski.  Luke's father Darrell is a Local 500 member working at the Transcona Library in the Community Services Department.  Luke is enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering - Aerospace Structures at Carleton University.  

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The bursaries are awarded on the basis of good academic standing with consideration of financial need.

Here are the bursary award winners for 2015:

Michelle Friesen is enrolled in the Faculty of Science at the University of Winnipeg.  Her father Scott is a Local 500 member working at the RBC Convention Centre.    
 
Atley Durette is enrolled in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba.  He is a Local 500 member working in the Golf Services Division of the Planning, Property and Development Department.   

 (L-R):  Michelle Friesen, Atley Durette, Madison Zienkiewicz.

Madison Zienkiewicz is enrolled in the Faculty of Arts - Human Rights and Conflict Resolution at the University of Winnipeg.  She is a Local 500 member working at the City of Winnipeg in the Recreation Services Division.


2014/2015 scholarship and bursaries awarded

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2014/2015 Award Winners from left: Marisa Thompson (Bursary), Kelsey Solarchuk
(Bursary), Quentin Robb (Bursary), Karen Thiessen (Scholarship). 

Four students
have won awards from the Les Butterworth Scholarship Fund sponsored by CUPE Local 500.

One scholarship of $1,250 and three bursaries of $750 were awarded.

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement.  This year’s scholarship recipient is Karen Thiessen.  Karen is a Local 500 member working at the Millennium Library in the Community Services Department.  She is enrolled in the Library and Information Technology Program at Red River College.

The bursaries are awarded on the basis of good academic standing with consideration of financial need.
Here are the bursary award winners for 2014:

Quentin Robb is enrolled in the Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba.  He is a Local 500 member working in the Community Services Department – Aquatics Division.  

Marisa Thompson is enrolled in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Manitoba.  Her father Randy is a Local 500 member working in the Water and Wastewater Services at the City of Winnipeg.  

Kelsey Solarchuk is enrolled in the Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg.  She is a Local 500 member working at the City of Winnipeg in the Recreation Services Division. 

Congratulations to the 2014 award winners!


2013/2014 scholarship and bursaries awarded

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2013/2014 Award Winners:  from left) Michael Grossi (Scholarship), 
Nicole Sheedy,
Erika Manaigre and Allen Chalanchuk (Bursaries)  

Four students have won awards from the Les Butterworth Scholarship Fund sponsored by CUPE Local 500.

One scholarship of $1,250 and three bursaries of $750 were awarded.

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement.  This year’s scholarship recipient is Michael Grossi who is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science, Honours Degree – Chemistry Program at the University of Winnipeg.  Michael is a Local 500 member working in the Recreation and Leisure Services Division at the City of Winnipeg.

The bursaries are awarded on the basis of good academic standing with consideration of financial need.
Here are the bursary award winners for 2013:

Nicole Sheedy is enrolled in the Faculty of Agricultural & Food Sciences, Pre-Veterinary Studies at the University of Manitoba.  Her mom Deborah is a Local 500 member working in the Library Services Division of the Community Services Department.

Erika Manaigre is enrolled in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Department of Psychology at the University of Manitoba.  Erika is a Local 500 member working in the Recreation and Leisure Services Division at the City of Winnipeg.

Allen Chalanchuk is enrolled in the Occupational Health and Safety Program at Red River Community College.  He is a Local 500 member working in Golf Services at the City of Winnipeg.

Congratulations to the 2013 award winners!

Click here to view the 2013 awards dinner photo gallery
 


2012/2013 scholarship and bursaries awarded

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2012/2013 Award Winners:  from left) Michael Gallagher,
Helene Morakis,
Matyas Toth.  Missing:  Alan Chorney. 

The Les Butterworth Scholarship Fund awards sponsored by Local 500 were presented to the award winners at a dinner held on September 20, 2012. One scholarship of $1,250 and three bursaries of $750 were awarded.

The scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of academic achievement, went to Helene Morakis.  Helene is enrolled in the Faculty of Science at the University of Winnipeg. She is a Local 500 member in the Community Services Department.

The bursaries were awarded for high marks and financial need. The winners were:

Alan Chorney is enrolled in the Faculty of Management at Dalhousie University.  He is a Local 500 member in the Community Services Department.

Michael Gallagher is enrolled in the Faculty of Criminal Justice at the University of Winnipeg.  He is a Local 500 member in the Public Works Department.

Matyas Toth is enrolled in Animal Health Technology at Red River College.  His mother Heather is a Local 500 member in the Corporate Services Department.

Congratulations to our 2012 award winners! 


 2011/2012 scholarship and bursaries awarded

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Local 500 President Mike Davidson (left) is pictured with the 2011
award winners: Courtney Brecht; Adam Reisacher;
Kevin Bairos-Novak
(Missing: Meaghan Welby)
 

The Les Butterworth Scholarship Fund awards sponsored by Local 500 were presented to the award winners at a dinner held on September 15, 2011. One scholarship of $1,250 and three bursaries of $750 were awarded.

The scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of academic achievement, went to Adam Reisacher. Adam is enrolled in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba. His partner Lorraine is a Local 500 member in the Community Services Department.

The bursaries were awarded for high marks and financial need. The winners were:

Kevin Bairos-Novak is enrolled in the Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba. He is a Local 500 member in the Water and Waste Department.

Courtney Brecht is taking Creative Communications at Red River Community College. She is a Local 500 member in the Assessment and Taxation Department.

Meaghan Welby is enrolled in University 1 at the University of Manitoba. She is a Local 500 member in the Water and Waste Department.