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.
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.
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.
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.