VALUE: $2125 (variable) - 2013-2014 award value
TERMS & CRITERIA
In 2011, Henry Neufeld (B.Sc. (C.E.)’72) established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba with an initial gift of $25,000 to offer a bursary in the Faculty of Engineering. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a matching contribution to the fund. The purpose of the fund is to encourage second and third year Engineering students to pursue a career in civil or construction engineering, and/or, project management. Each year, the available annual interest from the fund will be used to offer one or more bursaries to undergraduate students who:
(1) are Canadian citizens having graduated from a rural high school in Manitoba, Saskatchewan or Alberta;
(2) are enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Engineering in either second or third year of the Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering degree program at the University of Manitoba;
(3) have achieved a minimum degree point average of 2.5;
(4) have demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.
Preference will be given to high school graduates from rural Manitoba. If there are no eligible applicants from rural Manitoba, then preference will be given to applicants from rural Saskatchewan, followed by those rural Alberta.
The number and value of each bursary will be at the discretion of 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 2, 2013
After having completed a two year Civil Technology Program at Red River Community College in 1967, Henry Neufeld graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering degree in 1972. He had taken the two year technology program initially because he could not afford a four year degree program. After working for one year with Manitoba Hydro at Kelsey Generating Station, Henry applied to go to university. Henry had grown up on a small farm and put himself through university since his parents were not in a financial position to support his academic endeavors. He received a $600 bursary from Trans Canada Pipelines which in part has been the inspiration to initiate this personal bursary. In 1994, Henry earned a Master of Engineering Degree in Project Management from the University of Calgary and also became a Project Management Professional (PMP) the same year. He has spent his entire working career in development and construction projects with the same group of construction, mining and real estate companies in Alberta.