The University of Winnipeg



$75K gift establishes Rose Nolan Memorial Scholarship

The Ted Nolan Foundation recently pledged $75,000 over the course of three years to establish the Rose Nolan Memorial Scholarship at The University of Winnipeg. Beginning in the fall of 2020, a $5,000 award will be given annually to a female First Nations student at UWinnipeg who demonstrates a superior level of commitment to both academic success and community involvement.

The Rose Nolan Scholarship honours Ted Nolan’s late mother, a woman whose passion for education inspired Nolan to create a fund that could be used to help First Nations women achieve their academic goals while attending post-secondary institutes.

“Creating meaningful opportunities for female Indigenous students aligns with our core values of inclusion and academic excellence, and also brings us closer to reconciliation,” said Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor. “We are pleased that Rose Nolan’s passion for education will live on at The University of Winnipeg.”

Located in Garden River First Nations outside of Sault Ste. Marie, the Ted Nolan Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to shaping young Indigenous students into the leaders of tomorrow. Since 2017, the foundation has awarded donations to Sault College, First Nations University, Cape Breton University, Indigenous Institutes Consortium, and Algoma University. Over $1M in scholarships have been awarded to First Nations women across Canada pursuing post-secondary education.

“I strongly believe that the power of our Nation lies within our women, for I know I would never be half the man I am today without the love, support and encouragement from my dear mother Rose,” said Ted Nolan.

The University of Winnipeg and its Foundation are very excited to be celebrating recipients of the Rose Nolan Scholarship.