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Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

January 11, 2021

Scholarships offer local students financial aid and opportunity to pursue their dreams.

Scholarship Details:

The Gordon Wiebe Scholarships Program is projected to grant $79,000 in awards this year! This means that approximately 32 local students will benefit from our financial support. A minimum of 11 new recipients will be selected, and approximately of 6 of those will be GVSD high school students.

Application Process:

Going into the final stretch before the application deadline on February 28th, we are looking for young adults to take the leap of faith and apply for our scholarships for those hoping to pursue post-secondary education in the upcoming 2021 school year. Our focus is selecting young leaders. Students that have demonstrated leadership skills and community involvement in school, extra-curricular activities, and other volunteer opportunities.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be:

Selection Process:

Impact:

Most of our students reach out to us during the school year to show their appreciation and thankfulness for the scholarship they have received. Our scholarship recipients come from all walks of life, and each of them have their own set of hardships to overcome as young adults. These students have explained that the awards have not only helped them with the financial stress of post-secondary education, but also has given them the confidence to keep pushing through the hard weeks knowing that they have the support of our foundation. There are people that believe they can do this and want to see them succeed.

Good luck to all of our scholarship applicants!

Apply Now!

Stories

WES YIP give back

Winkler Elementary School ran Youth in Philanthropy as an Exploratory program during the 2020-21 school year. They had a group of grade 8 students participate. As a part of the program, the students ran a Valentine’s Day themed fundraiser by selling boxes of smarties. They felt the smarties could share some “joy” during a COVID Valentine’s. The girls designed to and from tags for the students to send the smarties to friends aor siblings in the school. The money raised during the YIP exploratory program was matched by the Winkler Community Foundation. Thanks to the student’s efforts and the Foundation’s match, a grant of $669 was awarded to Gateway Resources. This grant has been designated for Gateway’s Life Skills Program to add tactile and sensory box resources. “We decided to raise money for the Gateway Life Skills Program because we believe everyone should have an equal opportunity to contribute to the community and do what they love!” – Karli, BYNN and Bria grade 8 YIP students from WES.   The Winkler Community Foundation loves seeing students engage in philanthropic activities. We were happy to see WES find a creative way to still teach young students about philanthropy and positively impact […]

Events

2021 Giving Challenge

November 15-21 All donations will be stretched.

Scholarship Renewals

Deadline: January 31, 2022. All current Make It A Reality scholarship recipients and Ongoing Education Support scholarship recipients must submit scholarship renewal form to qualify.

Community Grants

Application Deadline: April 15, 2022

Scholarship Applications

Deadline: Feb 28, 2022.