A scholarship in memory of Peter Nykoluk has been established to recognize individuals whose outstanding contribution and/or achievements to the sport of rowing closely parallel the values of determination, commitment and sportsmanship consistently displayed in Peter. The scholarship will be administered by the University of Manitoba in cooperation with the rowing community in Manitoba.

Peter passed away on October 12, 1990 as he came to the aid of his teammates who were involved in an accident that occurred when the University of Manitoba Crew was travelling to a regatta in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Peter was a unique individual whose enthusiasm for life was evident in everything he undertook. He had an endless capacity for learning, and the dedication, perseverance and optimism that was consistent with his character was contagious to all who had the pleasure of knowing him.


Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must be enrolled as a full time student (minimum of 18 credit hours or the equivalent) at one of the community colleges or universities in Manitoba, and have achieved satisfactory academic standing (a minimum GPA of 2.00/4 in previous university academic work or a 60% average in Senior 4 (Grade 12) academic work (or a comparable equivalent). Proof of academic standing will be required.


Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on the following criteria: (a) contributions to the sport (e.g. helping with club operations, promoting the sport, bringing honour/recognition to rowing); (b) personal qualities (positive character attributes, leadership qualities, impact on crew morale, commitment to education/career); (c) pursuit of excellence as an athlete/coach (commitment and dedication to the sport, efforts to achieve excellence, determination to succeed in competition, competitive outcomes).

The Nykoluk Selection Committee will be seeking individuals who are making a positive impact and show the potential to provide leadership in the sport of rowing in future years.


Application and Awarding Procedure

All applications received on or before the September 30th deadline will be reviewed by an independent and qualified Selection Committee. References may be contacted for additional information and applicants interviewed. Consideration will be given to awarding the scholarship to one or more applicants on an equal share basis. The report and recommendations of the Nykoluk Selection Committee will then be forwarded to the Director of Financial Aid and Awards of the University of Manitoba for review and finalizing. The scholarship is awarded annually, generally at the end of the rowing season.

Please download the Scholarship Application below:

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