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Legacy of Lindor Reynolds Lives on in UWinnipeg Bursary

November 6, 2014 2:28 PM | News

Lindor Reynolds

Lindor Reynolds accepts the 2000 Michener Citation of Merit Award from Governor General Adrienne Clarkson on behalf of the Winnipeg Free Press. (MICHENERAWARDS.CA)

The memory of award-winning Winnipeg Free Press columnist Lindor Reynolds will be preserved through a new bursary at the University of Winnipeg.

The newspaper worked with the UWinnipeg Foundation to establish the Lindor Reynolds Youth-in-Care Tuition Waiver Bursary, a program pioneered by the university to ensure that former foster children can achieve their dreams and pursue a post-secondary education.

The bursary currently stands at $23,020 and reached its $10,000 goal is just one week.

“Lindor continues to touch our community in a real and meaningful way, and among her many accomplishments, we can add this final gift to the next generation of scholars,” said Dr. Annette Trimbee, UWinnipeg’s president and vice-chancellor. “She continues to be a remarkable role-model.”

Reynolds was a U of W graduate in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She passed away October 16 after a battle with brain cancer.

Those wishing to make a contribution to the bursary can do so online.