Ms Anne Smigel, with a personal donation and with an additional contribution from the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative, has established a fund at The University of Manitoba. This fund commemorates a lifetime that Ms Smigel has devoted to education, including ten years as a classroom teacher, nine years as a resource teacher and 25 years as an elementary school principal. Ms Smigel was the first Canadian-born woman of Ukrainian origin to be appointed to the position of principal in the Winnipeg School Division No. 1. The purpose of the fund is to encourage and reward students at The University of Manitoba who pursue studies in and develop their knowledge of Ukrainian heritage in Canada. A scholarship valued at the available annual income from the fund shall be offered annually to a student who:
Applicants will be required to submit an application consisting of the following:
At a time when the earnings on the fund permit, two or more scholarships may be offered, upon the discretion of the selection committee.
The selection committee shall be named by the Director of the Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies.