Eric Chudley earns UWinnipeg’s 2015 Marsha P. Hanen Scholarship
On his way to the Fringe Festival, Eric Chudley, UWinnipeg’s 2015 Marsha P. Hanen Entrance Scholarship recipient dropped by UWinnipeg to check out his new campus. Chudley begins his first year at UWinnipeg this September in the Faculty of Arts. He is described by his former teachers at College Pierre Elliot Trudeau as a ‘model transformative citizen’.
Chudley has an interest in human rights and plans to pursue a law degree based on the foundations of a strong interdisciplinary degree at UWinnipeg.
“During high school, I have developed a passion for social justice, intercultural learning, and transformative citizenship,” explains Chudley. “I believe that human rights law is an area of study which embodies my personal values and ideals.”
Chudley chose UWinnipeg for its commitment to the environment, the UWSA Bike Lab and its small class sizes. “I look forward to meeting new people, trying new things and getting involved,” said Chudley.
Chudley is also a man of action. He has participated in more than two dozen extra-curricular activities, over half of which he has led. This includes serving as a UNESCO committee member, organizing a 30 Hour Famine in support of the Stansberry Children’s Home in Bolivia, volunteering at Siloam Mission and helping with the United Way.
“I am thrilled to hear that Eric Chudley has received this year’s Hanen Entrance Scholarship,” said Dr. Marsha Hanen. “The combination of his commitment to excellence in his studies, his broad intellectual interests, his passion for making a positive difference in the world through human rights law and his openness to the University of Winnipeg experience all augur well for his success as an undergraduate and for his future. I send my admiration and best wishes to Eric, and hope to hear wonderful things of him over the next few years.”
Throughout high school he has kept a part time job in order to save money for his education, “Receiving this scholarship will allow me to truly excel and flourish intellectually at The University of Winnipeg,” expressed Chudley. “This will allow me to focus exclusively on my studies.”
Marsha P. Hanen Entrance Scholarship is valued at $10,500 over four years. This scholarship is named after UWinnipeg’s fourth President and Vice-Chancellor who served from 1989 to 1999. In her role as president, Hanen was instrumental in the advancement of UWinnipeg’s growth and development strategy. During her tenure, notable accomplishments include: the passing of The University of Winnipeg Act, which had been highly sought after since the University’s creation in 1967, establishment of a full Bachelor of Education program, and the opening of both the Bulman Student Centre and the acclaimed Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall.
Last fall, Hanen received the honour of President Emerita at The University of Winnipeg’s 100th Convocation for her exemplary work in academia, her consultative leadership style, and her inclusive nature that is recognized throughout the university community.
Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
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