CFPD offers 6 Bursaries: Application Deadline is May 15

Bursary Winners 2013

2013 Bursary Recipients: Left to Right
Keeling Horning/Lorraine Rae Bursary; Chris McCallister/Jody Lee Fulton Bursary; Samuel Davidson/Portage Community Development Bursary; Carly Hamilton and Kerri Hofer/Dr. Harvey Hassard Bursaries.

The Community Foundation of Portage and District has six opportunities for students to access funding to help cover their costs to pursue a post-secondary education. If you are seeking a career in business, education, medical care or aviation please go to Publication and Reports page to access the specific bursary criteria and application forms.

General Criteria:

  • a graduate of a Portage la Prairie district high school.
  • currently registered, or accepted, in any year of studies in education, business or medical care
  • consistently strong academic performance.
  • personal characteristics that exhibit compassion, integrity, service to the community, and leadership.
  • financial need Continue reading

Small Grant Available for Music Programs

Kathleen Bjarnason Fund for Music

The Community Foundation of Portage and District (CFPD) is accepting applications for a new grant that music teachers will be interested in. The purpose of the grant is to enhance music programs by providing funds for instruments, music or something unique or new that adds to their program.

Schools within the district of Portage la Prairie that have a music program are eligible to apply. The value of the grant is up to $800 this year. Download the application here (fillable PDF), email cfpd@mts.net or phone (204) 274-2442 for a copy. Please email a signed copy to CFPD. Application deadline is May 15, 2014.

The Kathleen Bjarnason Fund for Music was established with CFPD by Lorraine Rae and Kenn Bjarnason in memory of their mother who lived for music. Lorraine said it means a lot to her family to help young people appreciate and develop their own love for music.