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Bell Family Bursary In Engineering
**Application required (see Supporting files below)**

VALUE: $3850 (1) - 2013-2014 award value

Ed Bell (B.Sc. Mech. Eng./50) and Gert Bell have established a fund to support undergraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering at The University of Manitoba. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to this fund. Mr. Bell’s class of 1950 was the second class to graduate from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University. Mr. Bell was vice-president and general manager of Versatile Farm Equipment for many years and spent a few years at Monarch Industries before retiring in 1987. The Bells have recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and both lead very involved lives in their community. Mrs. Bell served on the Board of Marymound Inc. for 25 years and Mr. Bell’s involvements include Versatech Industries Inc., the United Way of Winnipeg and, most recently, volunteering at Deer Lodge Hospital. The first bursary will be awarded in the fall of 2000. The Bells’ gift will support, in perpetuity, an annual bursary valued at the amount of available annual income, which will be offered to a student who:

(1) is enroled as a full-time student (in at least 60 percent of a full course load) in the first year in the Department of Mechanical Engineering after having completed the prescribed first year of Engineering, either in the Faculty of Engineering or in University I;

(2) has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0;

(3) has demonstrated the greatest financial need among all eligible applicants on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.

Preference in selection shall be given to students who demonstrate community and volunteer involvement on the cover sheet attached to the bursary application form. In addition, preference in selection shall be given to students who have excelled (i.e., achieved a grade of B+ or higher) in the English (ENGL 1310) or Logic (PHIL 1290) course required in first year Engineering.

In the event that circumstances change in the future, the Board of Governors of The University of Manitoba reserves the right to amend the terms of reference of this award, provided that the amendment maintains the spirit of the intent of the donors.

The selection committee shall be the Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards Committee of the Faculty of Engineering.

Est. 03/99
Rev. 08/2000
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