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Local 500 congratulates 2020 scholarship and bursary award winners

December 04, 2020 at 10:58 AM

The rising cost of post-secondary education remains a challenge for many working families. To help make education more accessible, Local 500 sponsors an annual scholarship and bursary program open to our members and their families.

The Scholarship and bursary fund was established in memory of Les Butterworth, a past education representative for CUPE. Les dedicated his life to making this a better world for working people.

This year, the
Les Butterworth Scholarship and Bursary Program awarded one scholarship of $1,500 and three bursaries of $1,000. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement and the bursaries are awarded for high marks and financial need.

“Being able to help our members and their families further their education is very important to our Local,” said CUPE 500 President Gord Delbridge. “I want to congratulate all of the recipients and wish them luck in their studies.”

This year's award recipients are:


Alaura Winning is enrolled in the Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg. Her mother Connie, works in the Community Services Department at the City of Winnipeg.

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Althea Ramos is enrolled in University 1 at the University of Manitoba. Her mother Darlene works in the Water & Waste Department at the City of Winnipeg.
Andrea Gusman is enrolled in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa. She is a Local 500 member working at the St. Boniface Museum.
John Luna is enrolled in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba. His parents are Local 500 members working at Riverview Health Centre.
Local 500 wishes to thank all who applied. The 2021 program will open in May. Watch for more information.

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Bursary Award Winners:  L-R: Althea Ramos, Andrea Gusman, John Luna