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Scholarship Fund to Benefit Military Families at U of W

October 5, 2010 6:48 AM | News

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 UWinnipegfoundation.ca/choose.

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.