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Ernest Fischer Bursary In Engineering
VALUE: $1625 (variable) - 2013-2014 award value


Mr. Ernest A. Fischer has established a fund at the University of Manitoba to provide financial support to students in the Faculty of Engineering. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative also made a contribution to this fund. Mr. Fischer graduated from the Faculty of Engineering at the University in 1950 and secured employment with Underwood & McLellan for the installation of a water and sewage system in Flin Flon, Manitoba. He was later commissioned as a Saskatchewan land surveyor, first employed by Underwood & McLellan and later by Saskatchewan Power. He worked on surveying an extensive system of transmission lines for natural gas. Mr. Fischer went on to work for British Columbia Hydro from 1965 to 1984 and was involved in laying out proposals for major electrical T lines and major electrical substation sites.

This fund shall provide bursaries, the number and value of which shall be determined by the selection committee, which will be offered to students who:

(1) are enrolled full-time in the second or third year of a program in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba;
(2) have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5;
(3) have demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.

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

Est. 06/2000
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