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Improving Lives Through Education
Winnipeg Police Service Opportunity Scholarships Recipients Announced

The Winnipeg Police Service Opportunity Scholarships in Memory of Injured and Fallen Officers were awarded to UWinnipeg students Andreah Anterola and Ruth Mesgna. The scholarships have assisted them to attend University.

Andreah AnterolaAnterola is a pre-medicine student in her fourth year at UWinnipeg. She plans to become a doctor that specializes in oncology.

“Having been awarded this scholarship will not only help relieve the financial strain, but also assist me in furthering my university career,”  expressed Anterola.

“Thanks to Winnipeg Police Service’s generosity, I will be able to focus more on my academics, community service and leadership involvement. I hope to be able to repay this gift through my excellence in all my future endeavours."

Anterola is enjoying her UWinnipeg experience. “I appreciate the close interaction between professors and their students as well as between students. In short, my UWinnipeg experience has helped me focus on what is important in life–that is, the attainment of proper education.”

Ruth MesgnaMesgna is a first year student studying biochemistry. She enjoys her field of study and furthering her knowledge. She plans to pursue graduate studies and obtaining a PhD.

“I think its a wonderful scholarship, that has helped – and continues to help students in the inner-city,” explained Mesgna.

“I really like that UWinnipeg is close by and I’m very familiar with the campus which has helped me adjust to University life much easier.”

“The Winnipeg Police Service continues to be a proud partner with The University of Winnipeg on this important education initiative,” said Winnipeg Police Chief Devon Clunis.

“As Chief of Police I truly believe that providing young people with access to education is a vital part in being a good community partner.”

The Winnipeg Police Service Opportunity Scholarship in Memory of Injured and Fallen Officers scholarships are awarded annually and are renewable annually, with the intention that students receive scholarship support throughout their University degrees. These significant annual scholarships of $2,500, established by the Winnipeg Police Service, are to support educational opportunities for students from North End and Downtown Winnipeg high schools.

Republished with permission from the University of Winnipeg