The University of Winnipeg



Business student awarded Buhler Bursary

WINNIPEG, MB – An 18 year-old first year student at The University of Winnipeg who struggled with two jobs, determined to graduate from high school and pursue her dreams, has received a $25,000 boost by receiving the Buhler Bursary in Business and Economics.

Aimee Hartley says “I could not believe it when I heard. I was in shock.” The bursary will support her for four years of study in Business Administration as long as she maintains a 3.5 grade point average.

Hartley has overcome obstacles to attend UWinnipeg and credits her grandmother with instilling in her the desire to pursue excellence and further her dreams. Hartley hopes one day to use her business education to own a health and beauty salon.

“It is so much better now that I can focus on school,” said Hartley. “Without this bursary I would need to work a surplus amount of hours outside of school to support myself, now I can exert all my time to my studies. This bursary is a major help.”

In January 2010, an historic $4 million dollar gift from Winnipeg business icons and philanthropists John and Bonnie Buhler to The University of Winnipeg allowed for construction of one of downtown’s signature buildings at 460 Portage Avenue, the Buhler Centre, which houses UWinnipeg’s Faculty of Business and Economics. The gift also established the Buhler Knowledge Access Fund to support business students with scholarships and bursaries, with a focus on those with financial need.

Diane Poulin, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
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