Donald K. Johnson Student Leadership Award in Engineering
An endowment fund ($150,000) has been established at the University of Manitoba to offer an award to student leaders in the Faculty of Engineering who are elected to serve on the University of Manitoba Engineering Society (UMES) Council. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to the fund. The available annual interest from the fund will be used to offer a variable number of scholarships to undergraduate students who:
(1) are enrolled full-time or part-time in the Faculty of Engineering;
(2) have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0;
(3) have been elected to serve either as Senior Stick or as Vice-Stick, on the University of Manitoba Engineering Society (UMES) Council, in the academic session for which the award is tenable.
The selection committee will have the discretion to determine the number and value of scholarships offered each year based on the available revenue from the fund and the number of qualified candidates, with the following provisos; (i) the value of scholarships offered to each Vice-Stick will be equal and (ii) the value of the scholarship offered to the Senior Stick will be twice the value of the scholarships for Vice-Sticks.
The award will be disbursed in two equal instalments; one in the Fall term and one in the Winter term provided that the student continues to serve as either Senior Stick or Vice-Stick on the UMES Council. The selection committee will contact Financial Aid and Awards at the beginning of the Winter term to authorize the disbursement of the second award instalment for those students who continue to qualify.
The selection committee will be the Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards Committee of the Faculty of Engineering.
The Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba has the right to modify the terms of this award if, because of changed conditions, it becomes necessary to do so. Such modification shall conform as closely as possible to the expressed intention of the donor in establishing the award.
Established: Senate, March 2, 2011
NB: The Senior Stick of UMES shall inform the Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards Committee of eligible members each term.