BACF Scholarships

Honouring Heartfelt Legacies

Scholarship Funds are opened for a variety of reasons, all aligning with the Foundation’s goal to support educational achievements.

Brandon Area Community Foundation and the United Way Brandon & District YIP Scholarship

2024 Brandon Area Community Foundation and the United Way Brandon & District YIP Scholarship application has closed.


1.  The scholarship shall be known as the “BACF/United Way of Brandon YIP Scholarship”.

2.  The four participating high schools are:

  • Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School – Brandon, MB
  • École secondaire Neelin High School – Brandon, MB
  • Elton Collegiate – Forrest, MB
  • Vincent Massey High School – Brandon, MB

3.  That two (2) scholarship in the amount of five hundred dollars each ($1,000.00) will be awarded annually to two students graduating from either the Brandon School Division or Rolling River School.

4.  The recipients of this scholarship must meet the following criteria.


 Word essay providing the following information:
  • demonstrating service to their community through volunteer activities
  • any involvement in community/school clubs or groups
  • leadership experience
  • future goals
  • State post-secondary education you will be pursuing
  • a letter from their YIP Teacher Advisor or Principal certifying the recipient’s program involvement, character and abilities


5.  Brandon Area Community Foundation Board of Directors shall select the recipient from the students who apply.  The Foundation shall have the right to withhold the award in any year in which it is deemed that no suitable candidate is available. This scholarship will be awarded based on listed criteria.

6.  Payment of this award will be made by Brandon Area Community Foundation upon the recipient providing proof of successful completion of the first semester in their post- secondary.

7.  Disbursement of this scholarship is on a one-time basis. The scholarship will be made available only for the year in which it was awarded.

8. The YIP Scholarship shall be in effect commencing June of 2021 and shall remain in effect for an indefinite period of However, the YIP Scholarship may be discontinued at the discretion of the Brandon Area Community  Foundation, providing six months’ notice in writing of its intention to discontinue this scholarship.

9.  It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that the application is complete and that all required            information, documents and reference letters are attached with the application. Please refer to the check list. Failure to provide all the required documents and/or information will result in disqualification. Please feel free to include any other attachments or information regarding the questions in the application.

BACF/United Way Brandon & District YIP Scholarship is CLOSED.  





Irv Powers Memorial Baseball Scholarship

Irv Powers was an avid athlete who excelled in baseball and hockey. Born in Nesbitt, MB, Irv played in various minor, junior and senior leagues in Brandon and the Westman area.  He was a fierce competitor, teammate, coach, and mentor who loved to be on the ice and diamond.

Mr. Powers was passionate about the game of baseball.  A speedy outfielder, he played minor ball in Nesbitt, Junior in Souris and Senior ball with the Brandon Cloverleafs.  A serious work accident in 1957 ended his playing career.  Determined to not let the accident keep him from the sport he loved and with the support of family and friends, he returned to the diamond as a manager.  He went on to coach the Brandon Cloverleafs for 23 years, winning several league and provincial championships.  He was a provincial coach in five national senior baseball championships, winning gold in 1971 and silver in 1973.  He coached both minor hockey and baseball in the Brandon area and also served in an administrative capacity for the Cloverleafs’ organization for many years.  Irv was honoured for his baseball achievements in 1997, as one of the first members of the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame.

This scholarship in the amount of $750 will be awarded annually to a graduating student who is a current member of Brandon Minor Baseball or Westman Softball, and is attending a Canadian or United States post secondary college or university.  The successful candidate must demonstrate academic achievement, community involvement and leadership skills. The recipient must exhibit a high degree of sportsmanship and participation in the game of baseball or softball.

Irv Powers Baseball Scholarship is open until 4 pm August 31st.  

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