Frank and Minnie Hechter Memorial Bursary

This bursary is established from the Sue and Frank Hechter Bursary Fund in tribute to the determination and ingenuity of immigrants such as Frank Hechter’s paternal grandparents, Frank and Minnie Hechter. Frank Hechter was the eldest of eight children who emigrated to Canada from Galati, Romania and settled in Winnipeg. In the years that followed he arranged for his siblings to join him. He married Minnie Cohen whose family had emigrated from Besarabia. Minnie and Frank had seven children, and died in 1934 and 1931, respectively. Acknowledging the impact of immigrant pioneers on present day life in this country, this bursary will assist a continuing student in the Social Sciences. Preference may be given to a student in a designed major which focuses primarily on the social, political, and economic impact of immigrants on contemporary Canadian society.