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Celebrating 5 years of Gordon Wiebe Scholarships

2021 marks 5 years of Gordon Wiebe Scholarships for the Winkler Community Foundation. Over the past 5 years, 170 scholarships totaling $380,000 have been awarded to young people from our community thanks to a generous gift left to the Winkler Community Foundation by late Gordon Wiebe. Through these scholarships, we have been able to support local young people in their pursuit to gain knowledge and follow their educational paths through post-secondary institutions across Canada. In addition to providing financial support, these awards have provided opportunities for some that otherwise may not have pursued post-secondary education, as well as, offered esteem support for others.  “The financial support from [the Winkler Community Foundation] has provided a supportive community that cares for individuals in order to succeed within postsecondary education.” – Leonore Schwarzkopf – OES 2018. Although financial need is named as the greatest barrier towards pursuing post-secondary education, social support is also listed as a significant need.  “We, as a scholarship committee, realized that handing out the cheque was the easy part.  Support beyond the money was also key to success for our first-year students.” – Viola Enns Woelk, Scholarship committee chair. From this need, the Peer-to-Peer program was developed.  This is a peer-based […]

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Part-time Scholarship & Marketing Coordinator. This employee is responsible for the Winkler Community Foundation scholarship program: development, implementation, and administration. As well, manage the foundation’s marketing campaigns, website and social media communication. This employee will work with the Executive Director on routine administrative tasks and ensure smooth and efficient administrative operation of the foundation. Average 10-15 per week. Flexible hours. Qualifications: Excellent computer skills; Excel, Word, Adobe Graphic Design skills Excellent oral and written communication skills Strong organizational skills Attention to detail, accuracy, and ability to organize tasks to meet deadline Ability to be self-directed and work independently at times with little or no supervision Ability to update website and manage social media Ability to flex time as required.

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