Scholarships

How to Donate

Contact

Phone: 204-822-5614


100-379 Stephen St.

Box 50049 Morden, MB

R6M 1V1

Disclaimer:  amounts of scholarship may vary year to year and amount posted due the constant change to income earned on each individual scholarship fund

NEW – Joe (Johannes) and Annie Olafson Scholarship:  $400 per year to one recipient

Annie established this fund in loving memory of her husband Joe and their shared commitment to help educate local rural youth.

Joe was born and raised in the 1-6 farming district just south of Morden, Manitoba. He finished school at Grade 8 to work on the family farm.  At age 20, Joe enlisted in the army and toured Italy, France and Germany during World War II.  After the war, Joe returned home to work the family farm with his father and brother.  Eventually Joe took over the farm, married neighbor girl Annie Holenski, and together they raised one daughter and three boys while working hard to run a very efficient and productive farm.

Annie was a farm girl at heart and was raised in the 1-6 farming district as well. Annie finished school at Grade 6 to work the farm with her father and loved every minute of it.  Annie always dreamed of becoming a nurse but living and working on a farm, raising a family, volunteering in the community all kept her very busy.  Annie’s dream now is to support today’s youth accomplish their education goals.

The Joe (Johannes) and Annie Olafson Scholarship Fund is awarded to a rural student who is a Grade 12 graduate within the Western School Division catchment area with an average of 80% or higher who demonstrates a positive attitude and intends to pursue post-secondary studies in the nursing field. If there is no application for nursing studies, then a graduate who intends to pursue an interest in post-secondary studies in an agricultural field will be accepted.

 

NEW – Bill & Linda Fehr Scholarship:  $500 per year to one recipient

This scholarship has been established in memory of Bill L. Fehr.  Bill moved back home to the Morden area and sought additional education to pursue his interests in business and community.  It was through these experiences that he saw the need to encourage others to strive and succeed. The ability to recognize and achieve personal goals through further education will continue to enrich the individual and community.

Criteria for this scholarship:   mature student or past graduate (1 year +) seeking to return to a community college or other post-secondary institution for further education; caring, helpful attitude, high financial need; student/individual having a commitment to continuous learning and community involvement.

Please scroll down to the very bottom of this page for the Bill & Linda Fehr Scholarship Application form.  Please copy, paste onto a word document page, complete with all requested information, then mail or email to the Morden Area Foundation.

 

Doug Cram Memorial Bursary – $500

Doug Cram grew up on a farm in the Morden Area and became the 4th generation to farm the family land. He graduated from university with a Bachelor of Agriculture and worked as an agricultural representative for 5 years before returning to the family farm. In addition to his work farming, Doug held consulting and teaching positions with Assiniboine College and variety of farming boards. He was also the president of the Manitoba Institute of Agrologists from 1994 – 1996 and had an outstanding service record working in local organizations including the R.M. of Stanley, Western School Division, MSTW Planning District, and many others. Doug is remembered as someone who thrived on people, a man who loved to discuss and debate issues, and as a great supporter of our community and of students seeking post secondary education.

The Doug Cram Memorial Bursary was established by his family and friends. It is awarded to a student pursuing post secondary education in the field of agriculture, economic development, or technology, and who has shown academic achievement at school. Recipients include:

  • 2017 Tara Sweetnam
  • 2016 Logan Dyck
  • 2015 Aynsley Hildebrand
  • 2014 Madison McCausland
  • 2013 Kira Friesen
  • 2012 Amy Jean MacLean
  • 2011 Pieter Botha
  • 2010 Lauren MacLean
  • 2009 Candice Wiebe
  • 2008 Jaclyn Rampton
  • 2007 Kelvin Scott Friesen
  • 2006 Brodie Thiessen
  • 2005 Cara Lynn Friesen
  • 2004 Amara Reimer
  • 2003 Jennesa Dyck
  • 2002 Evan Gillis
  • 2001 Meghan Sprung
  • 2000 Matt Hildebrand
  • 1999 Tara Penner
  • 1998 Kerri Unger

Diane McAndrew Scholarship

Diane McAndrew was a passionate teacher of early years students in Alberta and Manitoba for 20 years, a woman who was known for making personal connections with her students. Diane passed away in 2006, but she did not want her illness to define her. Her family established this scholarship as a way of remembering her love of teaching, and to encourage teachers to strive and succeed in their teaching careers.

The Diane McAndrew scholarship is awarded to students continuing their studies in university in the field of education. The recipient must be in the top 25% of their class and demonstrate leadership within the school and community, as well as athletic or cultural achievement, Recipients include:

  • 2017 Jordan Parker
  • 2016 Amber Wiebe
  • 2015 Zoe Fraser
  • 2014 Selena Hollins $300
  • 2013 Paige Ready $300
  • 2012 Nicole Penner $230
  • 2011 T.J. Matychuk $230
  • 2010 Katie Kalinowski $175
  • 2009 Shawna Bluhm $175
  • 2008 Kiera Sigurdson $175
  • 2007 Melissa Rainkie $175

Jake Kenneth Warkentin Scholarship

Ken Warkentin (1950 – 2006) was a long time resident of Morden. He was employed as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for nearly 30 years, a job which he loved.  Ken was known for his gentle spirit, his joy in experiencing new people and places, and his willingness to serve others through volunteering with MCC and his church.

Ken’s family established the Jake Kenneth Warkentin scholarship to honour his memory. It is awarded to students who meet the general university admission requirements and who are interested in the field of social work, counseling, international development, or conflict resolution. The student must also demonstrated compassion and service for marginalized or disabled persons. Recipients include:

  • 2017 Sidney Sinclair
  • 2016 Lindsey Unger
  • 2015 Burgundy Thiessen
  • 2014 Franziska Schimpf $350
  • 2013 Sydney Schultz $350
  • 2012 Brett Elias $350
  • 2011 Matthew Remple $350
  • 2010 Shayna Wooley $500
  • 2009 Michelle Webe $500
  • 2008 Heather Spence $500
  • 2007 Matthew Duda $750

John & Isabel Reichert

Isabel Reichert taught in a one room school in the Morden area for many years. When she became housebound due to illness, she continued to help children from her home on 10th Street with their reading and writing.

This scholarship was established to recognize Mrs. Reichert’s teaching career and to encourage graduates from the Morden Collegiate Institute to pursue post secondary studies in the field of education. Criteria include academic merit, extra curricular activity, classroom performance, a caring, helpful attitude, and who need financial assistance. Recipients include:

  • 2017 Danaka Hanash
  • 2016 Julia Goertzen
  • 2015 Madeleine Friesen
  • 2014 Selena Hollins $800
  • 2013 Madison Jamieson $800
  • 2012 Vanessa Neufeld $500
  • 2011 Jeremy Penner $500
  • 2010 Carly Russell $500
  • 2009 Shawna Bluhm $500
  • 2008 Kiera Sigurdson $500
  • 2007 Nicole Friesen $500

Morden Area Foundation Scholarship – MCI

The Morden Area Foundation scholarship is granted to a student who has high academic standing and is involved in extra curricular activities in the school or community. The student must be continuing their studies at the post secondary level. This scholarship is provided as part of our community granting program. Recipients include:

  • 2017 Jordan Parker
  • 2016 Krista Neufeld
  • 2015 Evelyn Domitruk
  • 2014 Brooklyn Parker $1,100
  • 2013 Sydney Schultz $1,500
  • 2012 Sam Kalinowski $700
  • 2011 Blair Shewfelt $500
  • 2010 Shelisa Klassen $1,000
  • 2009 Makyla Moen $1,000
  • 2008 Darcie Reimer $1,000
  • 2007 Nicole Penner $1,000
  • 2006 Elizabeth Hopkins $1,000
  • 2005 Kirby Penner $1,000
  • 2004 Kerri Earl $1,000
  • 2003 Jenna Harms $1,000
  • 2002 Melissa Britton $1,000
  • 2001 Allison Nelson $1,000
  • 2000 Erynn Peters $1,000
  • 1999 Kristin Backhouse $1,000
  • 1998 Kate Dykman $1,000
  • 1997 Jolene Friesen $1,000

Morden Area Foundation Scholarship – Adult Education

The Morden Area Foundation Adult Education scholarship is awarded to a graduate of the Adult Education program who is entering post secondary studies. It recognizes the determination of these adult students, some of whom have overcome major obstacles, to achieve further education. This scholarship is part of our community granting program.  Recipients include:

  • 2017 Pawel Lukasz Sowinski
  • 2016 Chloe Friesen
  • 2015 Trudy Fehr
  • 2014 Shelley Taylor $1,100

Morden Collegiate Student Council Bursary

The Morden Collegiate Student Council bursary was founded in 1995 through a $2,000 donation from the MCI Student Council. Since then, this bursary fund has received contributions from teachers and the Class of ’82 reunion.

This bursary is presented to a student who has demonstrated strong academic performance and is pursuing post secondary education. Recipients include:

  • 2017 Bailey Derksen
  • 2015 Amber Wiebe
  • 2014 Hannah Doerksen $100
  • 2013 Saleena Hak $100
  • 2012 Emily Unrau $100
  • 2011 Kara Klassen $100
  • 2010 Anna Borren $200
  • 2009 Makyla Moen $200
  • 2008 Michael Hills $200
  • 2007 Matthew Duda $200
  • 2006 Zach Samborski $200
  • 2005 Tyler Morden $200
  • 2004 School Division $200
  • 2003 School Division $100
  • 2002 School Division $100
  • 2001 Alana Pona $100
  • 2000 Lavonne Fehr $100

Morden Festival of the Arts Scholarship – $250

Since 1975, the Morden Festival of the Arts has been a local highlight for young people within our community. Students have developed their skills in disciplines including dance, piano, strings, speech, voice, drama, band, and vocal choral. The Festival offers a venue for student performances and adjudication, enabling performers to grow in their abilities and self confidence.

This scholarship was established by the Festival of the Arts in 2007 to encourage past and present participants to pursue post secondary education. It is awarded to students in recognition of outstanding musical talents. Recipients include:

  • 2017 Monica Lambrecht
  • 2016 Pyam Salimi
  • 2015 Steven Baker
  • 2014 Samuel Goertzen
  • 2013 Jody Friesen
  • 2012 Josiah Warkentin
  • 2011 Jenny Dyck
  • 2010 Anna Boren
  • 2009 Jessica Friesen
  • 2008 Megan Duthie
  • 2007 Duncan Halstead

Morden Masonic Lodge Scholarship

The Morden Masonic Lodge scholarship is presented to a student with a high academic standing who is continuing their education in the field of nursing. Recipients include:

  • 2017 Aline Lamirande
  • 2016 Luba Sharapova
  • 2015 Katie Douglas
  • 2014 Colleen Blaich $800
  • 2013 Dayna Foxton $800
  • 2012 Lyndsay Krueger $500
  • 2011 Carley Wolfe $500
  • 2010 Trudi Wall $500
  • 2009 Taylor Riddell $500
  • 2008 Natasha Vandenberghe $500
  • 2007 Krista Hoeppner $500
  • 2006 Amanda Heide $500
  • 2005 Jennifer Breddam $500
  • 2004 Tiffany Wiebe $500
  • 2003 Rebecca Stiff $500
  • 2002 Lisa Knight $500
  • 2001 Heidi Jeremy $500

Rebekah Lodge Scholarship – $100

The Victoria Rebekah Lodge #15 was founded in Morden on March 14, 1910. Over the years the Lodge provided support for many charitable organizations including the Freemasons Hospital, Special Olympics, Christmas Cheer, and many other worthwhile causes, as well as providing fellowship for the women of our community. The Lodge discontinued operations on December 31, 2002, but a scholarship was established to honour its ninety-two year history.

The Rebekah Lodge scholarship is presented to a student who excelled in Family Studies 40S. Recipients include:

  • 2017 Verena Schulz
  • 2015 Madison Bradley & Chauntel Dyck
  • 2014 Monica Giesbrecht & Kate Yekhova
  • 2013 Chelsea Staple & Kendra Friesen
  • 2012 Kylie Friesen & Sydney Schulz
  • 2011 Janie Giesbrecht & Christine Pfaffenrot
  • 2010 Brittany Brewis
  • 2009 Makyla Moen
  • 2008 Kim Krahn
  • 2007 Whitney Penner
  • 2006 Zach Samborski
  • 2005 Andre Mardli
  • 2004 Trista Friesen
  • 2003 Jenelle Dyck
  • 2002 Brian Earl
  • 2001 Vanessa Klassen
  • 2000 Ashley Loewen
  • 1999 Andrea Letkeman
  • 1998 Kate Dykman
  • 1997 Jolene Friesen
  • 1996 Dallas Neuman
  • 1995 Jennifer Smith
  • 1994 Sherry Kirk

Richard & Emma Krueger and Leonard Krueger Scholarship – $500

The Richard & Emma Krueger scholarship is granted to students who have an average of 75% or better in their Senior 4 courses and who are continuing their studies at a university in the medical field.

The Leonard Krueger scholarship is presented to a student who is a non-smoker and resides in the 1-6 area or rural area surrounding Morden.

These scholarship funds were combined in 2011 to form one Krueger scholarship. Recipients include:

  • 2017 Monica Lambrecht
  • 2016 Mykayla Loutchan
  • 2015 Steven Baker
  • 2014 Samuel Goertzen
  • 2013 Jody Friesen
  • 2012 Josiah Warkentin
  • 2011 Paige Drobot
  • 2010 Theresa Loeppky & Lauren MacLean
  • 2009 Rachel Enns & Candice Wiebe
  • 2008 Lynsay Krueger & Mallory Mayert
  • 2007 Jessica Persson & Aryn Gillis
  • 2006 Elizabeth Hopkins & Kevin Rach
  • 2005 Jenifer Breddam & Cameron Mayert
  • 2004 Amara Reimer & Melanie Peters
  • 2003 Marni Gillis & Kristin Ching
  • 2002 Mee Jean Wei & Marni Gillis
  • 2001 Vanessa Klassen & Kari Dalke
  • 2000 Kelly Cumming & Karen Hildebrand
  • 1999 Jaclyn Neufeld & Tara Pauls
  • 1998 Karen Hoeppner & Kristen Hildebrand
  • 1997 Adele Rempel & Aryn Gillis
  • 1996 Tanya Worms
  • 1995 Daphne Hoeppner
  • 1994 Tricia Walske
  • 1993 Chadwick Ginther
  • 1992 Shauna Link
  • 1991 Melanie Ballard
  • 1990 Sean Link
  • 1989 Leanne Titchkosky
  • 1988 no award given
  • 1987 Connie Link
  • 1986 Janis Titchkosky
  • 1985 Scott Evenson & Victor Olafson
  • 1984 no award given
  • 1983 Dwight Martens
  • 1982 Daryl Rex
  • 1981 Jennifer Dudgeon

Youth In Philanthrophy/Hopeful Aware Students Taking Action Scholarship

The Youth In Philanthrophy Advisory Council at the Morden Collegiate Institute began in 2003 with funding assistance from the Morden Area Foundation and the Thomas Sill Foundation. This group of young philanthropists takes on various projects to raise money which is used to support worthy causes in our community. This scholarship is just one of their many charitable endeavours.

The YIP/HASTA scholarship is presented to a student who demonstrates leadership within the school and community.  They must be caring, helpful, and have a positive attitude.  Recipients include:

  • 2017 Jordan Parker
  • 2016 Chloe Friesen
  • 2015 Evelyn Domitruk
  • 2014 Franziska Schimpf $500
  • 2013 Erin Froese $500
  • 2012 Amy Jean MacLean $150
  • 2011 Mahalia LePage $150
  • 2010 Shelisa Klassen $150
  • 2009 Kerrie Ferris $150
  • 2008 Dalal Kheder $150

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Bill & Linda Fehr Scholarship

Application Form for Bill & Linda Fehr Scholarship ONLY

           (Please note spelling, grammar, and application appearance will be taken into consideration)

General Information:

Name: ____________________________________________________________________

(First)                                      (Middle)                                 (Last)

Home Address: ______________________________________________________________

(Apt/Box/Street)                                                    (City)

______________________________________________________________

(Province)                                                             (Postal Code)

Phone:  _________________________    E-Mail: ___________________________________

Home/Cell

Last School Attended: _________________________________________________________

(Name)

____________________________________________________________________

(Mailing Address)

Grade Completed: __________  or Date Graduated: _______________________________

Education Plans:

Please indicate your proposed program of post-secondary studies.

Education Facility:   (First Choice)

____________________________________________________________

(Name)

____________________________________________________________

(Street, City, Province & Postal Code)

____________________________________________________________

(Phone)

 

Education Facility:  (Alternate Choice)

____________________________________________________________

(Name)

____________________________________________________________

(Street, City, Province & Postal Code)

____________________________________________________________

(Phone)

Career/Occupational Goals

Indicate the area of study chosen and why:

 

Name of Program being applied for: ______________________________________________

Program/Course cost: ________________________________________________________

Number of years required to complete program: ______________________________________

Degree or Diploma when program complete: ________________________________________

Start Date: _______________________   Completion Date: ___________________________

Personal Experience:

  1. List any Public Service, Community Activities, Special Endeavours or Volunteer Participation/Interests that you feel may be relevant to this application.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Indicate any organizations and/or individuals that support/confirm the above community involvement.

________________________________________________________________________

(Organization/Individual)                                                                                   (Contact Number –phone/e-mail)

________________________________________________________________________

 

 

  1. List any Full or Part-Time Employment (past 2 years) you have held – specifying employer, type of work and length of time in position:

________________________________________________________________________

(Employer)                                                            (Type of work)                                      (Time Period)

________________________________________________________________________

 

________________________________________________________________________

 

 

  1. Indicate any special recognition or awards received during and/or since school.

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

 

 

  1. Explain your goals within the next 3-5 years:

 

 

 

 

  1. Indicate how your career goals will benefit the community:

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Explain your financial need and how this Scholarship would benefit your career goals:

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Explain why you should receive this scholarship:

 

 

 

 

 

  1. What additional information do you wish to share, that you feel may be relevant to your application for this scholarship.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Please indicate the names and contact information of two (2) references.

__________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________

 

I certify that all the information provided on this application form and in any accompanying documents is true, accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge.

 

____________________________________    ____________________________________

(Name)                                                                                      (Signature)

Date: _______________________

Scholarship Application Due Date:                   June 10, 2016

Submit your application to:                             Morden Area Foundation

                                                                                    Box 50049

                                                                                    100-379 Stephen St.

                                                                                    Morden, MB  R6M 1V1

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