SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES
Cadets, who qualify, are eligable for several awards.

INTRODUCTION

Air Cadets interested in or seeking Scholarships or Bursaries for post-secondary education should investigate the financial support available at the institutions of education that are being considered in their future plans. High school students should consult with their School Counsellor to determine what support may be available to them. While students who have graduated from high school or are currently enrolled in post-secondary studies should contact the post-secondary institution's Financial Aid and Awards office, or obtain an awards handbook from that institution, for information on the scholarships and bursaries available. Other scholarships are generally publicized through the sponsoring groups or organizations. For example, music awards are offered at festivals and competitions, and professional awards are offered through industry associations.

The Air Cadet League of Canada (Manitoba) Inc. is pleased to offer several Scholarships and Bursaries each year for students that are active members or have aged out of a Manitoba Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets during the Training Year of application. These applicants may be nominated for the award by their Squadron Sponsoring Committee. All applicants will be considered for all the Manitoba Air Cadet awards for which they are eligible.

Awards that are available from the Air Cadet League of Canada (Manitoba) Inc. are arranged in three groups:

The Murphy Family Foundation awards are available to students that are members of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets and members of a Manitoba Air Cadet Squadron during the year of application. Applicants must be graduates of a Secondary School (or equivalent) system of any Province or Territory and who are entering directly into a full program of studies or are undertaking a full program at a fully-accredited post-secondary education facility (university, college or technical institute) where the program to be undertaken leads to a degree, diploma, or professional or technical qualification;

The Lieutenant-General MacKenzie Bursary, the Manitoba Air Cadet Post-Secondary Education Scholarships and the Professor Greg Lindahl Bursary are available to students that are members of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets and members of a Manitoba Air Cadet Squadron whose Squadron Sponsoring Committee is in good standing during the year of application. Applicants must be graduates of a Secondary School (or equivalent) system of any Province or Territory and who are entering directly into a full program of studies or are undertaking a full program at a fully-accredited post- secondary education facility (university, college or technical institute) where the program to be undertaken leads to a degree, diploma, or professional or technical qualification; and

Manitoba Squadron Leadership and Community Service Bursaries are available to students that are members of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets and members of a Manitoba Air Cadet Squadron whose Squadron Sponsoring Committee is in good standing during the year of application.

Applications for these awards, utilizing the format of 2017 Post Secondary Scholarship Awards Application Form, and must be received by the Provincial Office of the Air Cadet League Of Canada (Manitoba) Inc., Suite 153, P.O. Box 17,000 STATION FORCES, Winnipeg, MB, R3J 3Y5, no later than June 30, 2016.

Information to be provided:

  1. A letter from the applicant providing an outline of career goals and objectives;
  2. A letter of recommendation from the applicant's Squadron Commanding Officer;
  3. A letter of support from the Chairperson of the applicant's Squadron Sponsoring Committee;
  4. A letter of support from a community leader, such as, a minister, sports coach, previous employer or family friend;
  5. A letter of recommendation from the applicant's School Principal, Department Head, or Counselor; and
  6. A copy of the most recently available Transcript of Marks from either the Secondary School, the post-secondary institution or from the Ministry of Education.*

*(Not required for Leadership and Community Bursaries)

Criteria to be considered:

  1. Cadets in or completed Level Four.
  2. Attendance at squadron parades/activities.
  3. Leadership at squadron parades/activities.
  4. Volunteer community service.
  5. Assistance to other leaders.
  6. Grade point average for ten - grade 11, 12 or post-secondary academic courses.*

*(Not required for Leadership and Community Bursaries)

A selection board, comprised of members of the Manitoba Honours and Awards Committee, has been appointed to consider all eligible candidates. The Chairperson of the Honours and Awards Committee will declare the name of the recipient of the award, and a cheque will be presented to the recipient when all requirements have been satisfied. Following selection, the recipient may be requested to provide a photograph or digital image (in uniform) for purposes of publicity.

An award will not be finally approved until confirmation of proof of acceptance and registration at the selected post-secondary education facility has been received. In this regard, it should be noted that such proof is not required at the time of application, but that it will be required from the selected recipients as soon as possible after that determination has been made.

Note: The Honours and Awards Committee reserves the right to withhold the award if the academic standing of candidates is not sufficiently high when applicable.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES AVAILABLE TO MANITOBA AIR CADETS

The Lieutenant-General G. Allan MacKenzie Bursary award has been graciously funded by the Lieutenant- General G. Allan MacKenzie Estate.

Lieutenant-General MacKenzie held the position of Honorary-Chairman of the Manitoba Provincial Committee of the Air Cadet League of Canada from 2010 until his death in September of 2012.

The bursary is awarded on the basis of Secondary School or present institution scholastic achievement, combined with outstanding performance as an Air Cadet. The amount of the award will be determined annually and in 2017 the award will be $5,000.00.

More information on this award is available in the By-laws Policy and Procedures Manual Part 3..

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Five post-secondary education scholarships, graciously funded by the Murphy Family Foundation, are available.

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of Secondary School or present institution scholastic achievement, combined with outstanding performance as an Air Cadet. Each applicant will be considered for all awards, but a recipient may receive only one award. In 2017 each award will be $2,500.00.

More information on these awards is available in the By-laws Policy and Procedures Manual Part 3..

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Two post-secondary education scholarship awards are available and named in honour of two prominent Manitobans whose contributions to Canada are exemplary, they are:.

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of Secondary School or present institution scholastic achievement, combined with outstanding performance as an Air Cadet. The amount of the award will be determined annually. Each applicant will be considered for all awards, but a recipient may receive only one award. In 2017 each award will be $1,000.00.

More information on these awards is available in the By-laws Policy and Procedures Manual Part 3..

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391. The Professor Gregory W. Lindahl, B.Mus., M.Mus., D.M.A., C.D,
Music Bursary

The bursary will be awarded to a qualified Manitoba Air Cadet to study music in a bachelor level program at Brandon University or the University of Manitoba. The amount of the award will be determined annually. In 2017 the award will be $500.00.

Greg Lindahl graduated from 6 Jim Whitecross RCACS with his Glider Pilot Wings. He served as an Instructor at several squadrons and summer training locations as well as universities and colleges throughout North America. He also was a Director of the Air Cadet League of Canada (Manitoba) Inc. until his death on March 28, 2014.

More information on this award is available in the By-laws Policy and Procedures Manual Part 3..

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There are five awards named in honour of five former air cadets whose lifetime achievements are of the highest order. The amount of the award will be determined annually. Each applicant will be considered for all awards, but a recipient may receive only one award. In 2017 each award will be $500.00.

The bursaries are:

More information on these awards is available in the By-laws Policy and Procedures Manual Part 3..

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Several National Scholarships and Awards are available to Air cadets who apply.

More information is available at the National Air Cadet League Web Site.

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The The Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Command of the Royal Canadian Legion is pleased to offer Scholarships to students with the highest average marks. Applicants must provide proof or registration in a school of higher education to pursue studies leading to a degree. Bursaries are also offered for award to students who can demonstrate need of assistance. Awards will be made to Manitoba students who are continuing on to higher education.

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The Hubbell Awards Incorporated is a small charity whose mission is to provide scholarships to cadets currently enrolled in a Manitoba unit who will continue their education at a civilian technical institute, college or university.

The program currently provides seven $1,000.00 scholarships: three to air cadets; two to sea cadets and two to army cadets. The distribution of the scholarships is based upon the number of youth enrolled in each element and the number who age out and qualify for post secondary education. As the Trust Fund continues to grow, so will the number and value of the scholarships.

More information on these awards is available on the Award's web site.

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