Susan A. Thompson Scholarship for Women in Leadership
The Susan A. Thompson Scholarship for Women in Leadership will support a student who identifies as female in any area of study who is pursuing, or has future aspirations of serving in a leadership role within their community. It will be awarded to a continuing undergraduate student with a minimum 4.0 GPA who has completed a minimum of 60 credit hours. The candidates must submit an essay demonstrating their outstanding leadership qualities and outlining their community involvement and extracurricular activities on and off campus. The essay must be accompanied by a resume and at least two written references.
Dr. Susan A. Thompson, O.M. is a well-known and highly regarded leader. An alumna of The Collegiate ‘67 and UWinnipeg ‘71, she was awarded UWinnipeg’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2012 and bestowed an Honorary Doctor of Laws in 2016. She is a proud Winnipegger, a proud Manitoban and a proud Canadian. With a wealth of experience and a highly engaging personality, Susan is a mentor to all who know her. She believes in reaching for one’s dreams and is a strong proponent of achieving the impossible. In honour of her 30th anniversary of becoming Winnipeg’s first woman Mayor, her dearest friends and family established this scholarship.