VALUE: $TBA (1) - 2015-2016 award value
TERMS & CRITERIA
Through gifts to The Winnipeg Foundation, the family of Mr. Frank M. Fowler and the Board of Directors of Nelson River Construction Inc. have established a fund at the Foundation to support students of Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba. Each year, The Winnipeg Foundation will report the available annual earnings from the fund to Financial Aid and Awards at the University of Manitoba. The available annual earnings from the fund will be used to offer one scholarship to an undergraduate student who:
(1) is enrolled full-time (minimum 80% course load) in the third year of studies in the Department of Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba;
(2) has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.75.
The selection committee will be the Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards Committee of the Faculty of Engineering.
Established: Senate, May 2000
Revised: Senate, November 5, 2014
Frank Fowler was born on February 7, 1921, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He earned a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering at McGill University in 1942. He then enlisted in the R.C.N.V.R. and served with distinction in the North Atlantic as Sub-Lieutenant until the end of the Second World War. In 1955, upon his father’s death, Mr. Fowler took over the family business in Winnipeg - Nelson River Construction. He remained in the post of Chief Executive Officer of the company until his retirement. During his time as a Professional Engineer, Mr. Fowler volunteered for the Association of Professional Engineers of Manitoba by serving on many committees and taking on a term as President of the Association in 1968. He earned the Association’s Outstanding Service Award in 1979. In 1991, his peers in the Canadian Construction Association honoured him with this Association’s most prestigious award, the Robert Stollery Award for leadership and excellence in the construction industry. Mr. Fowler was also an active member of the Westminster United Church. He is remembered as a true gentleman and an outstanding citizen by those who knew him.