The Percy Lanham bursary is a bursary
to assist with tuition, book and supply cost and if possible to living
expenses to students attended post-secondary schooling. Bursaries
shall be available to students who have completed more than one year
Percy A. Lanham was a retired educator, having graduated from Normal
School in 1936 with a Certificate of Education. He graduated from
University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in 1934 and
a Master of Arts in 1935. He taught in a number of rural schools before
becoming a vice- principal and then principal in the Brooklands School
District from 1941 to 1955. He then taught junior high school at several
institutions in Winnipeg, including Laura Secord (1955-1960), Gordon
Bell (1960-1969) and General Wolfe (1969-1975). He was very active
in coaching and organizing sports programs both within and outside
of the school system. He is particularly noted for his efforts in
track and field and speed skating.
Percy was very appreciative of the financial assistance he received
from the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire during his
post secondary education. Without their support, he would have been
unable to continue his education. Percy felt it was his privilege
to be in a position to help other students in financial need. Accordingly,
he established The Percy Lanham Foundation Inc., a registered charitable
foundation, to provide bursaries to qualifying candidates.
The board of the Foundation shall in each year award one or more
bursaries at each of the six main post-secondary institutions in the
province, namely the University
of Manitoba, the University
of Winnipeg, Brandon
River Community College, Assiniboine
Community College, and University College of the North. The number and size of the bursaries shall
be in the sole discretion of the board of the Foundation in keeping
with the funds available. It is intended that the bursaries shall
be a substantial contribution to the tuition, books and supply costs,
and possibly living expenses of the recipients.
The board shall judge the applicants based upon financial need, scholastic
results, extra-curricular activities, and such other criteria as the
board considers meritorious. The successful candidates shall be entirely
in the board’s discretion.
Applications should be sent to the foundation together with transcript before July 15th each year prior to the upcoming school year. Applications will be assessed in late July.
Applications must be received at the address below in order to be accepted.
Applications will not be accepted if sent via email.
Applications may be mailed to:
THE PERCY LANHAM FOUNDATION INC.
1661 Portage Avenue