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You Can Do It Awards

For many youth in Winnipeg's inner-city, post-secondary education is so far beyond their economic means, it might as well be on the moon. Scholarships help make university or college an option for promising students, encouraging them to complete high school and plan for the future.


You Can Do It Awards recipients, 2014.

You can tell these students: "I believe in you. Your dreams are important. You are the future of our community."

Your gift of $295 creates a $1,000 You Can Do It Award scholarship -- thanks to matching support from both the Province of Manitoba and The Winnipeg Foundation.

You Can Do It Awards can be earned by students from grades five to 12 in five inner-city schools. Based on hard work, attitude and commitment to learning, these awards can be accumulated annually, building a learning account to help support a student's education goals. Since the program started in 2011, 796 awards have been made.

The You Can Do It Awards are a collaboration between the Province of Manitoba's Bright Futures fund, Winnipeg School Division and The Winnipeg Foundation, along with donors from all walks of life.

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