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Marguerite Simons and Family Bursary
Mrs. Marguerite Simons, prior to her passing in the spring of 1999, presented a $10,000 gift to The University of Manitoba to establish a fund to support students in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences. Her gift was matched by the Province of Manitoba through the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative. Mrs. Simons was a strong wife and mother and raised her family in a special way through all types of adversity. She worked as a young mother and continued her career after the passing of her husband, Jack, in 1963, as a single mother. Her career focused in the areas of advertising and communications and she spent ten years with the Government of Manitoba, directly leading to her retirement. Marguerite’s retirement was spent travelling to Nova Scotia to visit family and friends, with later travels to more exotic locations, staying active in the Bronx Community Club in North Kildonan and as a founding member of the North Kildonan Good Neighbours Seniors Club, and spending weekends at the family cottage. Marguerite always encouraged her children to pursue a university education. Her son, John, the family representative for this award, completed his studies at the University of Manitoba in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, and his two daughters are also pursuing careers in this field, one having graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba and the other currently enrolled in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences.

This fund will provide bursaries, the number and value of which shall be determined from year to year, to undergraduate students who:

(1) are enrolled full-time in the degree program in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences;

(2) have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5;

(3) have demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.

Preference in selection shall be given to students who are resident of an urban, rather than a rural, community.

The selection committee shall be named by the Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences.


To be eligible for this bursary, please fill out and submit the “University of Manitoba General Bursary Application” now available on Aurora Student
Check the “Student Awards and Financial Aid” Tab and apply

Deadline to apply: October 1, 2015

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