The annual Maya Person Memorial Scholarship will be awarded on October 25th at the TGIF Dinner.



Maya Karin Person was a youth leader in the Nordic community. She was a fourth year university student and passed away at the age of 21 as a result of a brain tumor. Maya demonstrated leadership qualities in her community work and through her involvement at the Scandinavian Centre. She was a long time member of the youth dance group, a youth ambassador and 2 time adult ambassador representing the Scandinavian Pavilion for Folklorama. Her compassionate spirit led her to dedicating countless hours to improving her community with a focus on human rights, disadvantaged citizens and anti-bullying.

This award is available to a 2nd year or later student enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution or a student enrolled in a one year accredited Canadian college program. To be eligible for this award you must be a member of the Scandinavian Centre and a Canadian citizen with permanent residency in Manitoba.

*Donations to the Maya Person Memorial Scholarship are accepted by cheque to the Scandinavian Cultural Centre. 764 Erin Street Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 2W4. A Tax receipt will be issued for all donations over $10.00.