Westland Foundation’s Education Fund exceeds $2M
L-r: Westland Foundation’s founder and president John Prystanski, scholars Andrea Fajardo, Alyza Kho, Allyn Santos, Sarabjot Kainth, Duyen Chau, Simran Jandu and communications and development coordinator Marilyn Camaclang
The Education Fund of Westland Foundation has exceeded $2 million as of January 30, 2018.
Westland Foundation Education Fund is a scholarship accessible to all inner-Winnipeg students registering at Red River College, the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg.
Former City Councillor and Westland Foundation president John Prystanski says, “The Education Fund will continue to enable Westland Foundation to award post-secondary scholarships for our inner-Winnipeg students… continue to increase the number of scholars and the dollar value of the scholarship.”
Since 2009, the Fund has awarded 625 scholarships totalling over $374,000. This academic year, 2017-2018, the Fund awarded its largest combined scholarships of over $78,500 to 120 students. To access the scholarship, students have to earn at least 80%, and in some instances, at least 70% as final grades from grades 7 to 12 in any of inner-Winnipeg participating schools.
Alyza Kho, Westland Foundation scholar and University of Winnipeg child development student, says, “The Fund assists students like us to pursue higher education and to reach for our dreams.”
Westland Foundation scholar and University of Manitoba science student Duyen Chau says, “We thank Westland Foundation’s generous donors, dedicated volunteers, and outstanding community supporters for all your contributions towards our future success.”
Prystanski adds, “Donor contributions ensure a brighter future for students and their families and our inner-Winnipeg communities…we ask that you continue to help us grow the Fund. We look forward to your continued support,” concludes Prystanski.
Westland Foundation was created in 1993. It is a volunteer-based and non-profit organization dedicated to empowering inner-Winnipeg youth through post-secondary education.
For more information, call 204-333-9320.
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