Sport Manitoba Hands Out $22,500 in Scholarships

Manitoba Post StaffSports

WINNIPEG – Sport Manitoba handed out $22,500 in academic scholarships to Manitoba Athletes and coaches.

The scholarships were presented to eleven high school students, eight university students, and four Manitoba coaches. The presentations included the Manitoba Foundation for Sport Scholarships, Bud Tinsley Sport Leadership Scholarship, Coaching Manitoba Bursaries, and Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarships.

Manitoba Foundation for Sport Scholarships

This year the Manitoba Foundation for Sports scholarships (MFFS) recognized the exceptional achievements of 18 student athletes. These athletes represent 10 towns/cities and 20 different sports.

$500 High School Scholarship Recipients

Jillian Marie Duncan Winnipeg University of Winnipeg Basketball/Volleyball/Track and Field
Olivia Sheldon St. Rose du Lac University of Winnipeg/CMU Baseball/Volleyball/Basketball
Alexa Jaworsky East St.Paul University of Winnipeg Artistic Gymnastics/Volleyball
Jayden Kyryluk Winnipeg University of Manitoba Football/Rugby/Wrestling
Jamie Johnson Arborg University of Manitoba Baseball/Volleyball/Cross Country/Badminton
Alex Knight Winnipeg University of Manitoba Handball/Volleyball/Track and Field
Deborah Nkiasi-Kuku Winnipeg University of Winnipeg Basketball/Handball
Alix Tosh Beausejour Assiniboine Community College Golf/Hockey
Makayla Dyck Winnipeg University of Manitoba Ringette/Cross Country/Basketball/Soccer
Braedy Farmer Oakbank University of Manitoba Athletics/Volleyball/Badminton/Baseball
Carson McComb Brandon Brandon University Triathlon/Cross Country/Track and Field

$1000 University Scholarship Recipients

Mason Metcalf Carman Brandon University Volleyball
Arnish Patel Winnipeg University of Manitoba Badminton
Yonatan Orlov Winnipeg University of Winnipeg Baton Twirling
Emma Parker St.Adolphe University of Winnipeg Volleyball
James Wagner Winnipeg University of Manitoba Basketball
Tyler Wilson Birtle Assiniboine Community College Archery
Robyn Silva Winnipeg University of Manitoba Swimming (Para)

Bud Tinsley Sport Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2012 in memory of Robert (Bud) Tinsley, by his family and friends. The $500 scholarship recipient is selected from among the Manitoba Foundation for Sport scholarship recipients, based on the added criteria of leadership.

This year’s recipient is Jayden Kyryluk of Winnipeg. Through hard work, dedication, and fortitude, Jayden’s grade 12 average was 92%. He is attending U of M this fall to pursue a Commerce Degree. He was a member of Football Manitoba’s U18 team that went to national last summer and was named as a Top 50 player by CFC Canada.

Coaching Manitoba Bursaries

One male and one female each from Winnipeg and Rural Manitoba received a $500 bursary to be used toward their 2018-2019 tuition. The bursaries have been named after two special coaches in Manitoba: Silvio Sboto and Jeff Collins.

Silvio Sboto Memorial Rural Coach Award Female: Cynthia Cote from La Broquerie of Figure Skating attending Université de Saint-Boniface

Silvio Sboto Memorial Rural Coach Award Male: Joben Smith from Foxwarren of Hockey attending University of Manitoba

Jeff Collins Memorial Winnipeg Coach Award Female: Lauren Jackman from Winnipeg of Gymnastics attending University of Manitoba

Jeff Collins Memorial Winnipeg Coach Award Male: Gee-ef Nkwonta from Winnipeg of Optimist attending University of Manitoba

Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarships

One male and one female high performance athlete enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Manitoba each received $3,000 today.


Female: Tegan Turner of Athletics attending University of Manitoba

Male: Arnish Patel of Badminton attending University of Manitoba

Also presented were the Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association (MSSA) Jack Matheson Award which provides $750 to post-secondary students who demonstrate an interest in a career in one or more of the following careers: sports writing, sports broadcasting, sports media production or sports public relations. The award is named in honour of the late Jack Matheson, a former Winnipeg Tribune sports editor and CJOB radio broadcaster. He was one of the first in Manitoba to hire graduates of post-secondary education programs for jobs in the sports journalism field.

There were two winners of this year’s Jack Matheson award.

Taylor Allen is a Vince Leah intern for the Winnipeg Free Press, and he does freelance work in a weekly series termed Hall Call. He also has served as a Winnipeg Jets/Manitoba Moose Press Box intern on game days and he is the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame host for its weekly podcast. Allen was nominated for the best Journalism story by a first-year student in the RRC Creative Communications Media Awards in 2017, and was the recipient of the Don Wittman Memorial Award.

Declan Schroeder Schroeder has interned and produced web articles for TSN 1290, and worked on various audio features for the station. He is a sports columnist for the Projector newspaper at Red River College. Schroeder received an ‘A’ grade in Journalism in 2017, and also won the Eric and Jack Wells Excellence in Journalism award at RRC the same school year.

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