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Vaughn Betz Engineering Centenary Award
VALUE: $7150 (2 @ $3575) - 2013-2014 award value


In celebration of the Faculty of Engineering’s centennial anniversary in 2008, Mr. Vaughn Betz [B.Sc.(E.E.)/91] established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba with an initial gift of $102,720, in 2010. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to the fund.

The purpose of the fund is to encourage engineering students to excel in their studies by providing scholarship support. The available annual interest from the fund will be used to offer two scholarships of equal value; one to a student in electrical engineering and one to a student in computer engineering. The scholarships will be offered to undergraduate students who:

(1) have completed at least 112 credit hours toward a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Electrical) or a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Computer) degree ;

(2) in the next ensuing year are enrolled full-time (minimum 24 credit hours) in the Faculty of Engineering, in either a B.Sc.E. (Electrical) or a B.Sc.E. (Computer) degree;

(3) have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.75;

(4) have completed an outstanding design project in at least three of the following courses:

Digital Logic (ECE 2220)
Microprocessing Systems (ECE 3610)
Microprocessor Interfacing (ECE 4240)
Digital Systems Design 1 (ECE 3760)

If in any given year there is no qualified candidate in either the B.Sc.E. (Electrical) or the B.Sc.E. (Computer), both scholarships may be offered to two students in the same program. If there is no qualified candidate in either program, the Award will not be offered in that year and the funds will be capitalized.

The Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will strike a committee to review candidates for the Award and will recommend the recipients to the selection committee.
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, October 6, 2010
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