Scholars

Westland Scholars are the reason why the Westland Foundation exists.

The Foundation is committed to raising funds to support our inner-Winnipeg students' pursuit of higher education.

We are pleased to share the positive difference our support makes in our students' educational journeys.

Thank you to our donors and volunteers for making this happen!

Red River College

Nickolas Truong is a Sisler High School alumnus. He takes up Construction Management at Red River College.

Nickolas chose his degree program because of his deep interest in building things and entrepreneurship.

He has developed this interest growing up in his family’s house renovations and real estate business. His ultimate dream is to manage his own construction company someday.

Nickolas feels financially burdened to move forward with this dream. But thanks to the Westland Foundation, he says, “The scholarship lightened my load and eased my stress.”

Nickolas appreciates the much-needed assistance and would not let it go to waste. He would like to give back by donating to the scholarship in the future. He also says, “To anyone thinking of supporting the Westland Foundation, it is a great way to give back. You can be assured your efforts are going to a great cause.”

Donate to the WFEF here.
Read more Red River College Scholars' stories here.

University of Manitoba

Sisler High School alumna Hannah Daya studies at the University of Manitoba to be a teacher. She would like to be a Mathematics or Science teacher for high school students.

Hannah’s goal is to give back to the community through teaching.

As a teacher, she believes she can help students realize their full potential and guide them to better opportunities.

Hannah admits worrying about missing out on the much-needed scholarships by not meeting the required marks. That is why she is always working hard to be at the top of her class and perform better than before.

“Because of the Westland scholarship, I can relax. Even if I do miss out on other scholarships, I still have this one to support me. Your support relieves my anxieties about the costs of my studies,” she says.

Hannah is grateful to the Westland Foundation for the work it is doing for students. She says, “Your support will not go to waste. You are inspiring students and creating opportunities for better futures.”

Donate to the WFEF here.
Read more University of Manitoba Scholars' stories here.

University of Winnipeg

Jerique Balagtas is a graduate of Technical Vocational High School. He is proud to have been one of the Westland Foundation Education Fund (WFEF) scholars.

Jerique thanks the Westland Foundation donors for the

scholarship he received for his first-year at the University of Winnipeg. “The scholarship supports my long-term goal of helping the next generation,” he says.

Jerique attends the Faculty of Arts – Integrated Education program. He shares, “My dream is to be a teacher. I feel it is my calling to be an inspiration to the youth and add value to their lives.”

Jerique also shares his views on education. He says students need a strong foundation to attain higher education. He adds, “Students should learn early on the value of hard work and determination, which will carry them through the rest of their academic years.”

In the future, he says he will help students succeed by building up these essential qualities.

Donate to the WFEF here.
Read more University of Winnipeg Scholars' stories here.