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Isbister Undergraduate Scholarship
VALUE: $3200 (2 @ $1600) - 2013-2014 award value


Isbister Undergraduate Scholarships are to be offered to students who:

(a) have been ranked above all competitors on the average of the grades on the subjects for which the scholarships are given (or in cases where more than one scholarship is offered, are members of a group that has been so ranked) or have become eligible through reversion; and

(b) have removed at the same examination period, or prior to it, any condition from a previous year that may have been registered against them.

The scholarship is to be used in the annual session following that of the examinations at which it was won. To receive payment, in the next succeeding academic year, the winner must be registered full-time and in attendance at The University of Manitoba or an affiliated college (i) in the same degree course or (ii) in the first year of any other faculty (e.g., Law, Management), if the scholarship has been awarded based on course work completed in University 1, Arts, or Science that meets the minimum prerequisites for admission to that faculty.

One of the Isbister Undergraduate Scholarships will be offered as an entrance scholarship to a student who:

(a) has been admitted to the first year of the Undergraduate Medical Education Program in the Faculty of Medicine;

(b) has been ranked highest on the Admission Composite Score, as determined by the Admissions Committee of the Faculty of Medicine.

The Isbister Undergraduate Scholarship for Medicine may not be held with the Isbister Undergraduate Scholarship for any other faculty or school.

Until the 1997-98 academic session, awards were valued at between $150-$200. Starting in the 1998-99 academic session, the award values were increased as additional donations have been made to the fund and the revenue on the fund grows each year. Specific award values will be set each year in accordance with available revenue.

Within the faculties and schools, Isbister Undergraduate Scholarships shall be awarded on the basis of highest related average standings irrespective of year and course, subject to the following two provisos:

(a) No Isbister Undergraduate Scholarship shall be awarded in the graduating year of any faculty or school;

(b) No distinction shall be made between general and honours students.

To ensure, so far as possible, that all Isbister Undergraduate Scholarships shall be awarded each year, a system of reversions has been established according to the following plan:

(a) Faculties and schools will be organized into four divisions

(b) When a scholarship offered in any faculty or school is to go by default through lack of a qualified candidate, that scholarship will revert to the student within the same division who has the next highest related average standing to the last Isbister winner in that division.

(c) Should there be one or more scholarships not qualified for within the division in which it is offered, it shall revert to division I.

The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to this fund.

Senate, July 8, 1998
Senate, October 7, 1998
Senate, February 3, 1999
Senate, September 6, 2000
Senate, October 4, 2000
Senate, May 15, 2002
Senate, June 30, 2004
Senate, May 12, 2009
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