My first two years of high school have been a learning curve. Coming out of grade eight, I had made the decision to start my grade nine year off at a local high school. My original thoughts were to attend UMEI; unfortunately, our money situation was not ideal and tuition was costly. So, I scratched…
The end of the school year brings with it a certain amount of nostalgia as we say goodbye to our peers and teachers for the summer. However, this past June was particularly emotional for the UMEI community. Ruth Harnadek, our teacher of 16 years, head of the drama department, chapel coordinator, overall mother figure for…
SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES
Over $12,000 in scholarships and bursaries awarded to returning students every year for their success in a variety of fields including STEM, arts, humanities, athletics and community service.
Here are a few of the unique scholarships and bursaries we award our returning and graduating students.
DEAN TIESSEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This award, given in memory of Dean Tiessen, is awarded to a student whose inquisitive nature is exemplified by a love of learning in all aspects of school and life. This award is presented to a deserving student who has a strong work ethic, who has a passion for learning and who goes the extra mile to get answers.
MENNONITE FOUNDATION OF CANADA, SPIRIT OF GENEROSITY AWARD
This award seeks to foster a spirit of generosity in students. This person must demonstrate a personal spirit of generosity in identifiable practical ways. This award is shared equally between the student and a charity of his/her choice.
ESSEX ANIMAL HOSPITAL AWARD FOR SCIENCE
This award, offered by the Essex Animal Hospital, recognizes passion for the study of the branches of science at UMEI: biology, physics, and chemistry. The winning candidate will be continuing his/her studies in science at the university/college level.
JOHN KLASSEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This award is given in memory of John Klassen, a graduate of 1973. UMEI was a large part of John’s life and he remained a strong supporter of the school throughout his lifetime. This award is given to a current Grade 9-11 student who demonstrates a sense of UMEI community; a team player who is respectful of others and wants to lend a helping hand wherever possible.
Co-operative Education at UMEI gives students an opportunity to test skills learned in the classroom and to expand their knowledge through related work experience. This experience provides students with a chance to practice the latest theories and approaches in their particular discipline.
Ricci Enns Rollier
Leamington Mennonite Home
Essex Animal Hospital Assistant
Leamington District Memorial Hospital
Leamington United Mennonite
Dwayne’s Auto Service
Leamington Fire Department
Collins Barrow Leamington L.L.P.
C.A. Bailey Ltd
Vernon’s Tap & Grill
Southpoint Industrial Supply
Miller’ Shell and Service
Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp
Cielo Vista FarmS