The latest scholarships given by the Morden Area Foundation.

William (Bill) & Colleen Lyne Scholarship – $2,250

$2,250 per recipient to two individuals annually.

Bill, retired local businessman, and Colleen, retired educator, established this fund with passion and dedication to support local youth with language arts disabilities pursuing a post-secondary education.

Colleen was hired by the Western School Division as a Resource Teacher and then as a Special Education Coordinator with a Reading Clinician Certificate (1978-1990). Colleen holds four academic degrees from the University of Manitoba, including a Masters of Education, and has taught all levels in the public school system. As an educator, Colleen has worked tirelessly with teachers inspiring and educating them regarding effective ways to teach reading.

As a dedicated professional, Colleen discovered that a number of students had difficulty in learning to read, write, spell, and some to speak, due to dyslexia. None of which affects the student’s general intelligence. As a result of Colleen’s experience, she and her husband Bill wish to support such students reach their goals of a higher education.

The William (Bill) and Colleen Lyne Scholarship Fund is awarding $2,250 per recipient to two recipients annually:

Two available scholarships to be awarded to students achieving a minimum of 70% and planning to enter technical vocational programming in a certified post-secondary school with the intention of achieving red seal certification.


  • Adam Derksen 2023
  • Lucas Friesen 2023

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