Cpl Jordan Anderson On the Ramp Bursary
The On the Ramp Bursary was established in honour of 3VP paratrooper Cpl. Jordan Anderson. Jordan, five other soldiers, and an Afghan interpreter were killed by an IED on July 4, 2007 in Panjway, Afghanistan. At the time of his death, Jordan was pursuing his degree at the University of Manitoba, through the Canadian Forces University Distance Education Program (now known as the Military Support Office). At the time of his death, he was only two credits short of obtaining is degree. After his death, Jordan’s friends from Army.ca petitioned the University to grant his degree. In October 2007, his widow, Amanda, alongside friends and family, accepted his posthumous degree to a standing ovation. Jordan was the first Canadian soldier in 50 years to receive his degree posthumously.
In Jordan’s memory the On the Ramp bursary is open to any cadet, regular force or retired member in a part time, full time, or distance-learning program at the University of Manitoba. While preference is given to political science students, all eligible students are encouraged to apply.
Interested in helping soldier’s obtain his/her education? Donate to the On the Ramp Bursary; your donation will increase the annual bursary amount distributed to the selected soldier.
In the Other box that will then appear, enter: Cpl Jordan Anderson On the Ramp Bursary
This will ensure your donation in memory of Cpl. Jordan Anderson goes directly the correct bursary fund. If you prefer to mail in your donation, there is a downloadable form on the website (follow the same link above). “On The Ramp” is an official bursary organized and overseen by the University of Manitoba. The University selects recipients. Donations over $10 will receive a charitable receipt.