Scholars

Westland Scholars are the reason why the Westland Foundation exists.

Westland is committed to raising funds to provide the Westland Foundation (WFEF) Scholarship to inner-Winnipeg students aiming at pursuing higher education at either Red River College, University of Manitoba and The University of Winnipeg.

We are pleased to share with you how the WFEF Scholarship is helping inner-Winnipeg students. We thank our donors for their positive impact on students' lives through their generous support of the Foundation.

Red River College

Hope Shappee is a St. John’s High School graduate. She became aware of the Westland Foundation scholarship at her graduation ceremony in June 2019.

Hope thanks Westland for the scholarship she received in fall. She never thought she would be studying in College nor she would

be receiving an award as a result of her hard work.

The scholarship helped her pay part of her tuition fees for the legal assistant course at Red River College.

She says, “Because of your support, I can attend a post-secondary school. I can now work towards my dream to be a civil litigator.” She adds that her mother, a single parent, no longer must worry about her tuition fees because of the help she received through Westland.

Hope intends to integrate into the industry right after her studies. She wants to work as a legal assistant while preparing to enter law school.

She wishes to pay it forward by supporting Westland in the future. She believes that by helping Westland, she is helping ease the students and their parents’ financial burdens.

To donate to the WFEF, click here.
Read more Red River College Westland Scholars' stories right here.

University of Manitoba

Asher Wood feels honoured to be a Westland Foundation Scholar. A graduate of St. John’s High School, his goal is to complete a business degree at the University of Manitoba.

Asher wants to translate this degree into a career and hopes to find the joy of working in his chosen field.

Asher greatly appreciates the scholarship he received this past fall.

He says, “It’s a financial relief. It keeps me motivated to push myself and hold myself to a higher standard.”

Asher shares that it is quite challenging to manage a busy lifestyle with the added financial pressure of university education. Despite the challenges, he still believes in the value of having a higher level of education. He encourages inner-Winnipeg students to never give up on their university dream and encourages them to work hard for their goals in order to live up to their full potential.

To donate to the WFEF, click here.
Read more University of Manitoba Westland Scholars' stories right here.

University of Winnipeg

Louanne Macaraig graduated from Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute in June 2019. Currently enrolled in the Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg, Louanne intends to teach in an elementary or a middle school.

She knows that to get to where she wants to be, she must manage her time well. She has to learn to deal with the added stresses brought on by her course load as well as the expenses involved.

Louanne thanks Westland for the scholarship she received this past fall. She says it helped lessen her stress and motivated her to study harder.

She believes in the value of both hard work and persistence.

She says, “Good things don’t always come easy. Even if life gets harder, life will always get better.”

Louanne wants to be involved and volunteer more in our community. She signed up as a Westland volunteer as soon as she knew of her scholarship.

To donate to the WFEF, click here.
Read more University of Winnipeg Westland Scholars' stories right here.