Les Butterworth Scholarship and Bursary Awards Dinner
September 29, 2023 at 2:26 PM
Last night, Local 500 held its annual Les Butterworth Scholarship and Bursary Awards Dinner at RBC Convention Centre. Congratulations to our 2023 recipients and all the best in your future endeavors!
Our scholarship and bursary recipients(L-R):
Lara McCabe, Lyle Kokesch, Summer Deakin and Brittany Nickel.
Local 500 congratulates 2023 scholarship and bursary winners
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 for our members and their families.
The Local 500 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 all the best in their studies.”
This year's award recipients are:
Lara McCabe is enrolled in Master of Business Administration- Leadership for the Common Good, at the University of Manitoba. Lara works in the Civic Services Department at the City of Winnipeg.
Lyle Kokesch is enrolled in the Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba. Kyle is a Local 500 member working in the Public Works Department at the City of Winnipeg.
Summer Deakin is enrolled in the Bachelor General Sciences at the Universite de Saint Boniface. Her father Adam works in the Public Works Department at the City of Winnipeg.
Brittany Nickel is enrolled in Medical Radiologic Technology at Red River College. Brittany is a Local 500 member that works in the Community Services Department at the City of Winnipeg.
Local 500 wishes to thank all who applied. The 2024 program will open in May. Watch for more information.