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Fairgrieve McBane Scholarship in Nutrition
Donald and Isabel McBane have established an endowment fund at The University of Manitoba in honour of their parents. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to this fund. The purpose of the fund is to recognize the academic achievements of students in both the College of Medicine and the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences.

Each year, half (50%) of the available annual income from the fund will be used to offer the Fairgrieve McBane Scholarship in Nutrition to an undergraduate student who:

(1) is enrolled full-time (minimum 80% course load) in the second, third, or fourth year of study in the Bachelor of Science (Human Nutritional Sciences) at the University of Manitoba;

(2) has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5.

The selection committee will be the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences Awards Committee.

The Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba has the right to modify the terms of this award if, because of changed conditions, it becomes necessary to do so. Such modification shall conform as closely as possible to the expressed intention of the donor in establishing the award.

Biographical Information:
Dr. J.K. McBane was a physician who served overseas during World War I. He went on to practice medicine in Rainy River, Ontario until his death in 1951. His wife, Ethel McBane, raised two children, taught high school for many years, and was always an involved citizen. John and Lillias Fairgrieve, the parents of Isabel McBane, emigrated from Great Britain in the early 1900s and established a life for themselves and their family in rural Manitoba. They were always truly proud Canadians. They worked hard, endured difficult times and always supported their Manitoba farming community.


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