Nellie McClung

Trailblazer

Scholarship

The Nellie McClung Foundation presents the Nellie McClung Trailblazer Scholarships.

These awards are for female students considering careers in the exciting fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), business, fine arts, or underrepresented trades. Careers in these areas offer excellent job opportunities, great earning potential and stimulating work environments.

2021 Recipients

Thank you to all applicants and congratulations to the 2021 recipients

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Caleigh Guillou-Cormier

High School

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Danielle Smith

High School

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Kendal Giesbrecht

High School

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Leia Sarrasin

High School

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Sasha Houle

High School

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Janelle Dupuis

Post-Secondary

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Josephine Zhao

Post-Secondary

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Karisma Vyas

Post-Secondary

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Kimberly Ballantyne

Post-Secondary

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Renata Truelove

Post-Secondary

Past Recipients

2019 Recipients

 

High School

Julie Van

Mona Zorigoo

Guneet Uppal

Sabrina Diagnozio

Makenna Coldwell

Wei-An Lau

Thilini Livera

2020 Recipients

 

Post-Secondary

Jeannette Comte 

Stefanie Byron

Samantha Jonasson

Maya Gusak

High School

Cara Klippenstein

Oksana Iwanshysko

Emily Shewfelt

Ava Jersak

SCHOLARSHIP

Categories

Grade 12 students:

  • Five awards of $1,000.00 will be granted to female students in grade 12 who have demonstrated an aptitude in an area of study that could lead to further education and/or careers in STEM, business, fine arts or underrepresented trades.

Post-secondary students:

  • Five awards of $1,750.00 will be granted to female students who are in their first year of post-secondary study in STEM, business, fine arts or underrepresented trades programs.

 

Selection criteria for both of these awards will ensure the diversity of Manitoba’s population is reflected, including awards to students from Indigenous, northern and rural communities.

SCHOLARSHIP

Who is eligible to receive an award?

  • The Nellie McClung Trailblazer Scholarships are open to self-identified female students who are studying and living in Manitoba and are Manitoba Residents*.

* For the purposes of the Grade 12 award category, a Manitoba Resident shall be defined as a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada who, at the application deadline, meets the following description:
– has resided continuously in Manitoba for any two-year period while attending a Manitoba high school
For the purposes of the post-secondary award category, a Manitoba Resident shall be defined as a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada who, at the application deadline, meets any one of the following two descriptions:
– has graduated from a Manitoba high school
– has resided continuously in Manitoba for any two-year period following high school graduation

  • The Grade 12 award category is open to female students currently enrolled in Grade 12 in a public or private secondary educational institution in Manitoba.

  • The post-secondary award category is open to female students who are in their first year of post-secondary study in STEM, business, fine arts or underrepresented trades programs (a list of these trades is attached to the application form). The student must be currently enrolled in full-time education (60 to 100 per cent course load in each term).

The following criteria will be considered in selecting award recipients:

  • academic standing

  • demonstration of leadership in school and community activities

  • demonstration of an interest and aptitude in a future career in STEM, business or underrepresented trades

  • representation of the diversity of Manitoba’s population

  • regional and program representation

 

SCHOLARSHIP

Who will award the  Scholarships?

The Nellie McClung Foundation will grant the awards based on recommendations made by a selection committee. 

SCHOLARSHIP

Applications

Application Deadline: March 31, 2021, 11:59 PM CST

Application requirement includes:

  • List any high school courses you have taken or are currently taking related to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), business, fine arts or underrepresented trades

  • a transcript of your most recent high school marks and proof of current enrolment in Grade 12 [photocopies are acceptable]

  • a brief typewritten essay (maximum 1,500 words) to tell us about yourself. Include your short and long-term career goals; what makes you passionate about a future career in STEM, business, fine arts or underrepresented trades; your leadership in the school setting; your commitment to your community; a description of any barriers you may have had to overcome in order to succeed; and why you deserve this award.

  • up to two letters of support by people who can speak to your interest and aptitude in a future career in STEM, business, fine arts or underrepresented trades, your leadership in the school setting and/or your commitment to your community (teachers, counsellors, supervisors, community leaders, mentors, etc.)

Underrepresented Trades

Agricultural equipment technician
Aircraft maintenance journey-person
Automotive painter
Automotive service technician
Boilermaker
Bricklayer
Cabinetmaker
Carpenter
CNC machinist
Concrete finisher

Conservation Officer, Park Warden or Fishery Officer
Construction craft worker
Construction electrician
Crane and hoisting equipment operator
Diesel engine mechanic
Electric motor system technician
Floor-covering installer
Gas turbine repair and overhaul technician

Gasfitter
Glazier
Heavy duty equipment technician
Industrial electrician
Industrial mechanic (millwright)
Instrumentation and control technician
Insulator (heat and frost)
Ironworker (generalist)

Plumber
Pork production technician
Pre-engineered building erector
Railway car technician
Recreation vehicle service technician
Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic (commercial)
Rig technician
Roofer
Sheet metal worker
Sloped roofer
Sprinkler system installer
Steamfitter-pipefitter
Tool and die maker
Transport trailer technician
Truck and transport mechanic
Water and wastewater technician
Welder