The Winnipeg Police Service committed to education

Taina Theano-Pudwill, photo supplied

Taina Theano-Pudwill, photo supplied

UWinnipeg student Taina Theano-Pudwill is this year’s recipient of the Winnipeg Police Service Opportunity Scholarship in Memory of Injured and Fallen Officers. Since its creation in 2010, the scholarship has been awarded to 17 students from the North End and Downtown Winnipeg high schools for a total of $41,700. This is an ongoing scholarship that reflects the commitment of the Winnipeg Police service to education and inner-city youth.

Originally from Haiti, Theano-Pudwill arrived in Canada after living in the USA. From a young age, Theano-Pudwill loved school and learning new things. She was only five years old when she first arrived in the USA, and had to learn English quickly. Before long she was placed in an advance class that she enjoyed. Theano-Pudwill describes herself as an analytical thinker, who loves English, math and physics.

“I want to be certain of things, which is why I like math,” shared Theano-Pudwill . “There is always a right or wrong answer.”

She begins her studies this September and plans to pursue a four-year Bachelor of Business Administration with an interest in accounting.

“This scholarship has helped me with my dream of going to university.”

The Winnipeg Police Service Opportunity Scholarship in Memory of Injured and Fallen Officers is an annual award of $2,500, and is renewable. This scholarship is part of the UWinnipeg Opportunity Fund, which aims to close the graduation gap by helping students who might otherwise lack resources to attend The University of Winnipeg.

Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
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  • Philip Cavey said...

    Congratulations Taina!

  • Ruth and Les Babcock said...

    Wonderful. Isn’t that an amazing enouragement and help. Way to go

  • Shola Kehinde said...

    Congratulations Taina! so happy for you..