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Doris Marjorie Johnson Bursary
To commemorate the life of their mother, the children of Doris Marjorie Johnson (neé Blondal) - Janis, Jennifer, Daniel, Jón, JoAnn and Gillian - have established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba, with a gift of $50,000, to provide financial assistance to deserving students in the Human Nutritional Sciences degree program. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a matching contribution to create a fund totaling $100,000.

Doris Marjorie Johnson believed that everyone should have the opportunity to pursue higher education, regardless of their financial circumstances. Her children share this view and by establishing a bursary in her name, they seek to honour their mother’s beliefs and life achievements.

Each year, the available income from this fund will be used to provide two bursaries in equal value and no less than $1,000, to undergraduate students who:

(1) are enrolled full-time (minimum 60% course load) in any year of study in the Bachelor of Science (Human Nutritional Sciences) degree program, offered by the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba;
(2) have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5;
(3) have demonstrated their well-roundedness by way of a documented history of community involvement and extra-curricular activities;
(4) have demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.

Applicants for this bursary will be asked to submit a brief summary of their community involvement / extra-curricular activities along with their bursary application form.
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.

Established: Senate, August 16, 2000
Edit, May 2002 (name change of department)
Senate, May 13, 2015

To apply for this award, you must:

(1) Complete the U of M General Bursary Application (see the Financial Aid and Awards webpage for further info) and apply by October 1, 2017

(2) Submit the application form found below, along with all other required documents. See "Supporting Files" below to download the application form.

Deadline to apply for this award: October 1, 2017

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