In 2022, Westoba announced an update to their Manitoba High School Bursary program to better align with Westoba’s cooperative principles and meet the needs of graduating students.
“Westoba values and embraces a commitment to people, innovative thinking, learning, and knowledge,” said Jim Rediger, Westoba’s President and CEO. “We believe our scholarship program should align with these values and reward students who have demonstrated leadership within their school and have contributed in a positive way to making their school and community a better place.”
Along with changes to the eligibility criteria, Westoba is allowing students to take some time on their post- secondary decisions and still be eligible for the scholarship or bursary funds.
“Westoba recognizes driven, up-and-coming students who are ready to commit to building a better world,” said Rediger. “We also recognize that making decisions on their future education might take some time, and we are allowing that to happen.”
Westoba will hold the Student Bursary funds in trust for the student for 12 months post-graduation to allow for enrollment or acceptance to a post-secondary institution of their choice.
The Westoba Student Bursary Contest is available to all graduating Manitoba High School students through a electronic application submission process open from June 12 to June 30, 2023. The Westoba Student Bursary eligibility criteria and contest rules are available at westoba.com.