In memorial tribute to Isadore Coop, an endowment fund has been established at The University of Manitoba by his family, friends and associates. This fund shall be used to support the Isadore Coop Bursary in Architecture, which will first be offered in the fall of 2006.
Isadore Coop graduated in Architecture from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1948, and received his Masters of Science in Architecture degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, in Chicago, in 1953, studying with his mentor, the world famous architect Mies van der Rohe. Isadore was a respected and much loved Winnipeg architect who designed many well-known buildings on the Fort Garry campus, in Winnipeg - the city he loved so well - in Canada and internationally. He had true empathy for people who needed assistance to attend university, having needed support himself. Upon completing Grade 12 at Isaac Newton, he was awarded an Isbister Scholarship for admission to the University of Manitoba, and was dismayed to find it was only tenable in Arts and Science. Nevertheless, he decided Architecture was his calling and reluctantly gave up his award of $100. He would be proud to know that a bursary in his name will provide financial support to those who are studying the great profession of Architecture.
The bursary will be awarded to a student who:
• is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, in the Master of Architecture program at The University of Manitoba
• has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 (as an entering student, in the last 60 credit hours of their undergraduate program) and shows promise, in the judgment of the selection committee, of continuing to do outstanding work in the Master of Architecture program
• has demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form
No Application Required
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