Scholarship Fund to Benefit Military Families at U of W

Telus Vice-President Michael Sangster, Gen. (ret.) Rick Hillier and University of Winnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Lloyd Axworthy announce a new fund to benefit Canadian military personnel on Monday, October 4, 2010 (DAVE DARICHUK / HANDOUT)

A new fund to support Canadian military personnel who attend the University of Winnipeg was set up on Monday.

Telus partnered with the U of W to announce a $15,000 Telus Military Families Scholarship Fund to support military members and their families.

The scholarship will be awarded each May to assist a select number of sons and daughters of Canadian Forces personnel to attend the University of Winnipeg.

Manitobans can contribute to the fund by donating at

The telecommunications company also announced the creation of a $150,000 Telus Technology Fund, meant to enable the U of W to invest in technology from Telus.

Enrollment is up 2.8% at the U of W this year to account for 9,394 students.