University of Manitoba


Marydel Ilagan is a Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute graduate. She is studying at the University of Manitoba to become a nurse.

Marydel describes the challenges of a university student in a pandemic school year. These include not having a part-time job, which eventually results in not having the money for school. Additionally, time management and staying focused while things are in chaos are a daily challenge.

Marydel appreciates the Westland Foundation donors for the scholarship, which is like a patch of relief to her pandemic pains. She says, “It relieves me of my financial burden and stress. It also motivates me to still do well despite many challenges.”

Marydel hopes to pay it forward by working hard to graduate and hopefully support the Westland Foundation in the future.

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