Because of your support, Red River College (RRC) has been able to provide $5,104,509.45 directly to students in need during the 2020/2021 fiscal year – that’s more than any year in the College’s history. These funds were provided to more than 1,700 deserving students in the form of Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries.
Thank you to the many alumni, staff, donors and community members who generously donated to help students in what has been a challenging and uncertain year. Your kindness has helped students overcome financial barriers so they can be successful in their studies, and carry a sense of pride as they enter their careers.
A special thank you to the donors who participated in the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative (MSBI) matching program this past March. During that month, MSBI matched scholarship and bursary gifts on a 1:1 ratio – doubling the amount of funds we could provide to students. Because of this one-time matching incentive, RRC received an incredible $2,447,950 from the provincial government.
Thank you again to our incredible community of donors – your support truly makes a difference in the lives of students at Red River College.
“I would like to thank you for this award. I’ve been struggling to find a way to pay for my schooling. It’s been a very stressful situation for me, especially the thought that I may have to ask family members to borrow large sums in order to pay for my next tuition. That’s why it was such an amazing surprise to see the email that I received this award. I teared up immediately as it has taken a huge load off my shoulders. I am very passionate about Nursing and am so thankful for the opportunity to continue in my program without worry of being unable to pay for tuition and textbooks.
I want to sincerely thank you for this opportunity and assure you that this bursary will not be wasted. Thank you for all you do in allowing us students to continue in our education.”
-2020/21 award recipient
We’d like to recognize the following donors for their contributions to the MSBI 2020/21 Matching program:
Advertising Association of Winnipeg
Alisa Ramrattan and Christine Watson
Arden Mills ULC
Arlene Joanne Sawicz
Arnold Bros. Transport Ltd.
ASM International Manitoba Chapter
Association of Manitoba Land Surveyors
Beach Rocke Engineering Ltd.
Bell Media Radio Winnipeg
Bird Construction Company
Boeing Canada Operations Ltd
Broadcasters Association of Manitoba
Bruno Carvalho Rivas
Bryan C Collier
C. Dudley Hill
C.K. Machine Tool & Industrial Supply
C.P. Loewen Foundation
Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories
Canadian Culinary Federation – Winnipeg Branch
Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society – Manitoba Chapter
Canadian Institute of Steel Construction
Canadian Public Relations Society – Manitoba Chapter
Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba Inc.
Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba Inc.
Christiane & Charles LaFleche
Clinton E. Wilmot
Community Foundation of Portage and District
Concord Projects Foundation
Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
Dale H. Kendel
David and Joan Rew
De Jonckheere Family
Denis and Gwen Sutton
Dynamic Machine Corporation
Electrical Association of Manitoba
Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba
Erik Von Der Behrens
Ernst Hansch Construction Ltd.
Flávio Raphael dos Santos
Flynn Canada Ltd.
Francesca and Tony Creta
Frank Patterson Foundation
Fred and Elaine Meier
Garland Commercial Ranges
Gene Haas Foundation
George and Adele Rohulych
Gerry & Barb Price
Glenn and Norma Baldwin
Horatio Alger Association of Canada
Howard R. Engel
Hydro-X Club – Winnipeg Chapter
IATSE Local 856 Film Technicians Union
Industrial Truck Service Ltd.
International Scholarship and Tuition Services Inc.
Irene and Gerry Varnes
James and Brenda Nykoluk
Janice and Bob McWilliams
Jean J. Burrows
Jean-Marc Joseph Blanc
John and Geraldine Coyne
Kevin Hines and Shelly Smith-Hines
Keystone Projects Ltd.
Les Marmitons Winnipeg
Lewis Instruments Ltd.
Library Technicians Division of the Manitoba Library Association
Macdonald Youth Services
Manitoba Association for Resource Recovery Corp.
Manitoba Dental Assistants Association
Manitoba Dental Association
Manitoba Good Roads Association
Manitoba Home Builders’ Association
Manitoba Metis Federation Inc.
Manitoba Pork Council
Manitoba Restaurant and Foodservices Association
Manitoba School Improvement Program Inc.
Manitoba Society of Artists
Manitoba Teachers’ Society
Manitoba Trucking Association
Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association
Manitoba Veterinary Technologist Association
Marc Da Silva
Marilyn and John Kenny
Melody and Rod Penner
Mid-Canada Marine and Powersports Dealers Association
Mike Van Dam
Morden Area Foundation Inc.
OnWard Investments Ltd.
Pat and Bill Reid
Pepsi Cola Beverages Ltd.
Project Management Institute – Manitoba Chapter
Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada
Robert & Beverley Barr
Robert and Janet Okabe
Rose Marie Hess
Rotary Club of Portage la Prairie
Royal Canadian Legion District No. 6
RRC Students’ Association
Russell Hendrix Food Equipment Ltd.
Sandvik Coromant Canada
Seven Oaks General Hospital
Shellon P. Williams
Shirley and Tom Strutt
Sid Brodovsky and Cary Shafir
Sinclair Dental Co. Ltd.
Stephanie Cyr, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Consulting Inc.
Steve Blayney and Associates LTD
Steven Blayney and Roberta Lowry
Stu and Heather Charles
Sunstar Americas, Inc.
T. Kent Morgan
Tess Newton Financial Services Inc.
The Fairmont Winnipeg
The Farquharson Foundation
The Glenboro Area Foundation Inc.
The Happy Cooker
The Leonard Foundation
The Princess Auto Foundation
The Walter and Maria Schroeder Foundation
The Winnipeg Foundation
UFCW Local 832
University Women’s Club of Winnipeg–Scholarship Trust
Western Corporate Solutions Ltd.
Wilhelm C. Miller
WOW Hospitality Inc.
Yvette and Dave Slobodian
For more information about Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries at Red River College, click here.