Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society’s Legacy Fund
The Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society is pleased to announce a program, which the SHFS Board believes will have a long-lasting impact in the preservation of Saskatchewan’s social history.
The impetus for developing this program was the receipt of two bequests to SHFS. Although both of these bequests were given to the Society without any specific direction for the monies’ use, the Board of Directors saw an opportunity to develop a program through which monies received as bequests could be put to some specific plan, and thus the Legacy Fund was formed.
The Legacy Fund program will provide scholarships for post-secondary education at a Saskatchewan facility for the student’s study of western Canadian plains history.
All bequests that Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society receives, unless the will states otherwise, will be placed in the Legacy Fund. The interest earned from this fund will be distributed annually in the form of post-secondary scholarships.
The Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society hopes that our members will recognize the importance of providing a lasting legacy, which will assist in the education of our future historians, and thus see fit to provide a bequest to the Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society in their estates. Should you require further information on this important and far-reaching program, please do not hesitate to contact the office.
Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society Legacy Fund Award
We offer one bursary of $300 to assist a full-time undergraduate student who is currently enrolled at the University of Regina. This bursary is made possible by estate gifts received by the Society.
Who can Apply:
Students who have made application and meet the following criteria:
- enrolled in either the College of Arts & Science or Education
- his or her major area of study is Western Canadian Plains History
- submission of an essay about a topic of the Society’s choosing
- academic merit
The applicant’s current and previous final marks transcripts must be submitted. The recipient will be selected on the combined basis of academic merit (50%) and a written essay (50%). The essay should be 750 words in length on the subject “Why is it important to study Western Plains history?”
Deadlines for applications are September 15 (Fall semester) or January 31 (Winter semester). Further information may be obtained by contacting the SHFS office.