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 their educational journeys.
Thank you to our donors and volunteers for making this happen!
It helped us through our family’s financial challenges. It’s so relieving that we didn’t have to worry about the cost of my education.”
She is also proud to have been recognized as a Westland Foundation scholar. “The recognition has inspired me to continue to work hard and strive for what I want. I’m motivated to continue with my studies to become a teacher in the future,” she says. She believes she will have a more stable future with higher education. Plus, gaining more knowledge and training will allow her to give more to the world.
For Anna, scholarships help students get to where they want one step at a time. She hopes the Foundation will stay there for students forever. She wants to help with that by supporting the Westland Foundation in the future.
University of Manitoba
Darshan Singh is a Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute graduate. He is taking up biology at the University of Manitoba. Then, he will take it further to medical school to fulfill his dream of becoming a doctor.
Darshan is blown away by how doctors use their knowledge of the human body to lead their patients to healthy, joyful lives.
He would like to be like them, providing life-changing support to those that need it. But he knows how tough the competition will be and the considerable amount of time and money he will need to succeed.
That is why he is so grateful to the Westland Foundation donors for their help. He says, “Because of your generosity, I can attend university and work toward my dream. The scholarship has enabled me not to worry about my finances and instead focus on my education.”
He is also proud of being part of our incredible inner-Winnipeg community. He would like to contribute by volunteering in after-school programs. It is his goal to create opportunities for children and youth to grow and learn and, above all, have fun!
University of Winnipeg
Gurekamjot Sekhon is a Sisler High School graduate. Currently, she is studying at the University of Winnipeg to earn a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. Her goal is to equip herself for a thriving career in medicine.
As a first-generation immigrant, Gurekamjot has to figure out her career goals on her own.
She understands it will cost her family a lot, and it will be a long shot to get into the medical field.
But thanks to the Westland Foundation donors, she says, “The scholarship has helped me with my financial needs and encouraged me to stay on track with my goals.”
She shares that the last two school years online were tough. With the scholarship, she feels rewarded for the hard work and hours she dedicated to her studies.
As well, she thinks scholarship opens up many possibilities for students. It allows them to explore their passions, so she is thankful to the donors for their important support. She hopes to attain the financial stability to give back by helping other students one day.