Undergraduate Awards & Bursaries

A.J. Averbach Memorial Prize

Award # 20170
Account #931-0191
Award type: prize

Through the generosity of the family and friends of the late Mr. Averbach, there has been established a fund to support the A.J. Averbach Memorial Prize.

The prize shall be awarded to the student who attains the highest average final mark in International Trade and International Finance (currently numbered ECON 3670 and ECON 3680, respectively), with the average grade being at least C+, and who has clear standing on a full academic year's work. The two courses must be completed in the same academic session, but if one of the courses is not offered in a particular session, results from the one course that is offered will be used in selection of the recipient.

The first award shall be made in 1966 and shall be in the amount of $50. In 1967 and subsequent years the prize shall be the annual interest on the fund.

The Board of Governors of The University of Manitoba has the right to modify the terms of this award if, for any reason, it becomes necessary to do so. Such modification shall conform as closely as possible to the wishes of the donor.
Est. 05/66
Rev. 03/99

Clarence Barber Memorial Award

Award #25033
Account # 931-0226
Award type: prize

The family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Clarence Barber have contributed to establish an endowment fund in his memory that is initially valued at $8,475. Dr. Barber joined the University of Manitoba in September 1949 where he remained until his retirement in 1983. During his tenure, from 1963 until 1972 he served as Head of the Department of Economics.

For a full-time Master's or Doctoral degree program delivered by the Department of Economics who has achieved high academic standing and is undertaking or has proposed to undertake thesis research in macro-economics and/or social policy.

Recipients must have achieved a minimum degree GPA of 3.5 (or equivalent) based on the last 60 credit hours of study.

Est. 05/05  

Ruben Bellan Bursary

The friends of Dr. Ruben Bellan, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Manitoba, offer to establish a bursary fund in his name at the University.  Dr. Bellan has taught in the department since 1946.
The Bursary shall be awarded to a student who:

 (1)   is a single parent with financial need documented on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application;
 (2)   is enrolled in the major or honours program (or in the graduate program) in Economics at the University of Manitoba;
 (3)   is carrying at least 60 percent of a full course-load in the regular session.

More than one bursary may be awarded in years when funds permit, the number and amount others bursaries to be left to the discretion of the selection committee.  the fund is to be exhausted by the year 2040 A.D.
The selection committee shall be named by the Head of the Department of Economics.

Est. 07/94

Louis Lercher Memorial Scholarship

In memory of the late Mr. Louis Lercher, his son-in-law R.C. Bellan has established The Louis Lercher Memorial Scholarship.  The scholarship shall be of the value of $100 and shall be awarded annually to the student registered in second year or higher who attains the highest standing in Canadian Economic Problems, ECON 2310, along with a minimum grade-point average.  If a tie remains, the scholarship will be split equally between the eligible recipients. 

The recipient shall be required to register at The University of Manitoba or one of its affiliated colleges in the next annual ensuing session for a full-course lad, but the area of registration is not restricted.

If the winner does not register at The University of Manitoba or one of its affiliated colleges in the next annual ensuing session for a full program of studies, the scholarship shall revert to the next qualified candidate.

The scholarship shall be tenable with other awards.

Est. 05/63
Rev. 10/64, 06/71, 10/73, 10/98


Rubin Simkin Memorial Prize

In memory or Rubin Simkin, formerly of the Department of Economics, an awards fund has been established at The University of Manitoba.

From this fund an annual prize of $400 will be available, effective in the spring of 1985, to a student who wins an essay competition.  The general theme of the essay will be "Economics, Growth  and the Quality of Life" within which general theme the Department of Economics may list topics form time to time.  Students may submit papers and instructors may do so on their behalf.  A paper can be submitted that has been the course permits a re-write or re-submission, the final version of the paper will be considered for adjudication.  These and non-course research papers are excluded.

If either or both of the earnings on, and additional donations to, the fund permit, the value of the prize will be increased.

The panel of judges for this competition will be named by the Head of the Department of Economics.

Est. 03/85
Rev. 10/98