External Awards

Awards and Financial Aid

The following is a list of awards offered by private companies and organizations that may be of interest to current University of Winnipeg students. This webpage is updated frequently so students are encouraged to search for scholarship opportunities year-round.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for the convenience of students only. Although the Awards and Financial Aid office attempts to assure the external awards listed are legitmate, we cannot guarantee the validity of any claims made by these organizations. Students should independently confirm competition details and closing dates by consulting the relevant websites directly. We do not recommend applying for awards that ask for more personal information than you are willing to share.

AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program

Supported by an educational grant from AbbVie, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada will extend ten (10) one-time scholarships of up to $5,000 to students living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis who are entering into or currently attending a post-secondary educational institution for the Fall semester. The AbbVie IBD Scholarship is a competitive bursary.

Advancing Futures Bursary

The Advancing Futures Bursary is being offered to former youth in care and/or youth on extensions of care who are attending post secondary education on a full or part time basis. This bursary, coordinated through the Building Futures program, is intended to assist individuals with education costs to support their training and employment pathway. Bursaries will be awarded on demonstrated financial need up to a maximum of $10,000 based on course load. Deadline: Friday February 24, 2017

AFOA Awards

AFOA Canada is dedicated to helping Aboriginal people reach the highest standard of excellence in finance and management. AFOA's initiatives in the development of Awards and Scholarships are examples of that commitment.

Allied Van Lines Scholarship

Annually, 4 recipients will be awarded 1,000 dollars towards their education. Anyone majoring in logistics, as well as equivalent majors such as business, business operational management, and other like majors can apply for this scholarship.

Annual Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

A Place for Mom is proud to annually offer a $1,000 scholarship to five university students who intend to use their education to help the senior population through their fields of study. These may include nursing, medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, sociology, social work or gerontology.

Athena Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship

The Athena Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship is awarded annually to a young woman who exemplifies values and characteristics of the Greek goddess Athena (wisdom, strategy, and heroism). She will have a proven track record in making a difference in other people’s lives through strong community involvement and a commitment to her own professional development.

Bee Maid Fiftieth Anniversary Scholarship

Two separate scholarships will be awarded, each valued at $1,000. will recognize and encourage children and grandchildren of members and staff of BeeMaid Honey as they enter post-secondary study.

Bernard J. Persiko Merit Scholarship

The Bernard J. Persiko Merit Scholarship is an annual scholarship intended for Canadian students of all academic programs who wish to study at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for a semester or a year. The financial support is based on the length of each program at the Hebrew University and is provided by funds raised during the annual March Madness online college basketball tournament administered by the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University.

Best Price Nutrition Scholarship

Best Price Nutrition is offering one student a $1,000 paid scholarship towards their academic costs for the 2016 school year. If any alumni win this scholarship, $1,000 will be given to the school the alumni graduated from. As a bonus, the winner will also receive $250 in supplements from Empyrean Nutrition.

BluEarth’s Aboriginal Clean Energy Scholarship (ACES)

BluEarth awards Aboriginal Clean Energy Scholarships (ACES) of up to $3,000 annually to Aboriginal students pursuing post-secondary education. Candidates will be reviewed based on academic merit, community involvement and pursuit of studies that could be transferable to the clean energy sector.

Boling Rice, LLC Scholarship

Offering a $1,000 yearly scholarship to help students meet their financial needs.

Brilliant Earth’s Social Enterprise Scholarship

Brilliant Earth offers a $1,000 scholarship to one student between the ages of 16 and 22. Students must write 800 words or less on their ideas for a socially responsible for-profit business.

Building Foundations Bursaries

This bursary program is open to post-secondary students throughout the Province of Manitoba who attend college or university and either live in Manitoba Housing or in subsidized housing associated with Manitoba Housing. Applications are evaluated based on a combination of academic excellence and volunteer work in the community.

Business Council of Manitoba Aboriginal Education Awards

If you are of Aboriginal ancestry, you are eligible to apply for a Business Council of Manitoba Education Award if you meet the following criteria: a citizen of Canada and permanent resident of Manitoba, having resided in Manitoba for the last 12 months, plan to attend a Manitoba Public Post-secondary Institution in any discipline (trades, business, general studies, science, etc), plan to maintain full time status (at least a 60% course load), and you are in need of financial assistance. Deadline is March 31 each year.

Application forms will be available online as well as from the UW Aboriginal Student Centre and Awards & Financial Aid office in February each year.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

The Dick Martin Scholarship Award. Any student enrolled, either full-time or part-time, in an occupational health and safety (OHS) related course or program at an accredited Canadian college or university leading to a certificate, diploma or degree in OHS. Programs include mine safety, occupational or industrial health and safety, industrial hygiene, safety management or other related safety program.

Canadian Federation of University Women

The CFUW Charitable Trust provides funds for a range of post graduate awards and fellowships to women.  The Trust is supported by donations from CFUW clubs, individual club members and non-members. The CFUW Fellowships and Awards Program is an affirmative action program as provided for in the Constitution of Canada and eligibility is restricted to women.

Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies

A primary aim of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies is to foster, develop and support Ukrainian studies in Canada and internationally. This is done in part by offering or administering a postdoctoral fellowship, graduate fellowships (to master’s and doctoral students) and scholarships to undergraduate students. Grants are also awarded to established scholars to support research work that would lead to publications or dissemination of results in other forms.

Canadian Transportation Research Forum Awards

The Canadian Transportation Research Forum (CTRF) encourages graduate students to specialize in the transportation field through its scholarship program.

CAPI Advancing a National Dialogue Award

The Awards Program, "Advancing a National Dialogue," seeks out fresh ideas from graduate students for policies or models that will enhance Canada's competitiveness in the emerging agriculture and agri-food world. This initiative has been made possible through the support of Farm Credit Canada (FCC). These awards are available to candidates who are studying at the graduate level.

Career Trek  Inc. Awards

Career Trek is proud to announce that it has renewed its commitment to support young Manitobans with it's scholarship and bursary programs.

Chinese Canadian Railroad Workers Foundation

Scholarship Award Opportunity - Foundation To Commemorate Chinese Railroad Workers in Canada.

CIBC Run for the Cure Education Award

This year, participating full time top fundraising students in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Run for the Cure Post-Secondary Challenge have a chance to win a $2,500 CIBC Education Award.

CMSA Scholarships

The Canadian Meat Science Association (CMSA) is accepting applications for scholarships for both Graduate & Undergraduate students interested in meat science research. The Scholarships to be awarded in 2015 will be 2 for Graduate students (at $3,000 each) & 2 for Undergraduate students (at $2,500 each). My Passion, My Path Annual Scholarship offers a $4,500 scholarship which seeks to reward those who have chosen to create their own journey and/or career centred around something they are passionate about.

Congress of Black Women of Manitoba Inc. Awards

The Congress of Black Women of Manitoba Inc. offers scholarships to female Black students who are pursuing post-secondary education.

Corporate Finance Institute Scholarships

Two $500 scholarships are offered annually for Canadian business school students enrolled in a degree program. Applicants are asked to outline their financial need, passion for business and career goals for consideration.

CRI Canada Learning Grant

Four learning grants of $1,000. each to eligible students for full-time study who is a member of Manitoba Credit Union.

David L. Squires Scholarship

The Squires Foundation provides two scholarships of $750 each year to computer science students with a high level of scholastic achievement and financial need.

Electro-Federation Canada Scholarships

The Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) scholarship program has been supporting students for over 21 years. In 2016, EFC and its members and participants will provide students with $136,000 in funding across 53 scholarships. Students receiving scholarships are also introduced to EFC members through visits to their offices and facilities to learn about the many opportunities that exist.


The scholarships range from $250-$400 and are awarded based on a students marks, experience, volunteer/group participation, and Equals6 site participation. The scholarship are funded by the various companies registered with Equals6, and from Equals6 itself. The company is fairly new (was launched last year) and as it grows, the number of companies registered grows too, leading to more scholarships available for students.

Ethan Bruce Johnston Minaker Award

The Ethan Bruce Johnston Minaker Award is being offered to encourage full access to post-secondary education for students with disabilities. The award will be offered to outstanding applicants who have a demonstrated strong commitment to the field of disability research, advocacy and support. Applications are available through the Accessibility Office at The University of Winnipeg or by request to:

Explore Program

Five-Week French-Language Bursary Program — Most expenses are covered! Are you looking for a spring or summer program to learn French? Do you want to discover another region of Canada and meet new people? Go Explore! Explore is a five-week intensive language-immersion program. You can take the program in the spring or summer, whichever you prefer. Participants in Explore receive a $2,200 bursary (taxable income) that covers tuition fees for the programs, instructional materials, meals and accommodations, workshops, and other mandatory activities. Discover another region of Canada while learning French. Enjoy five weeks of learning and adventure, friendship and discovery!

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Will award a $2,000 scholarship which will be presented in the winner's municipality.

Fessenden-Trott Scholarship

This scholarship is available to undergraduate students attending a university in the Western provinces who have completed their first year (30 credit hours) of their first undergraduate degree program on a full-time basis, and have attained high academic standing in their post-secondary education to date. There are four scholarships valued at $9,000 CAD each.

Further information and the application forms may be requested directly from AUCC by contacting, or by visiting the AUCC website. Students seeking nomination must submit completed applications to the UWinnipeg Awards and Financial Aid office by Wednesday June 1, 2017.

Flight Network Scholarship

Students must submit a 500-1000 word essay about a travel related experience or topic. The winning essay will be featured on the Flight Network blog and will also secure the winner a one-time scholarship of $1000.

Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship

The Frank L. Greathouse Government Scholarship is available for award to two graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in full-time study preparing for a career in state and local government finance.

Fulbright Canada

Fulbright Canada, a member of the prestigious worldwide Fulbright family, offers a wide range of programs that support Canadian students and scholars who wish to study, conduct research, or lecture in the United States.

GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program

The GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program in Canada is a unique program that provides financial support and skills development opportunities for accomplished first-year undergraduate students from recognized institutions who are pursuing degrees in the fields of engineering or business/management and are Canadian resident Aboriginal individuals who are either First Nation status or non-status, Metis or Inuit.

Gardens Manitoba Bursary

Those pursuing education in gardening or horticulture are encouraged to apply for this bursary. Six $500 awards will be provided.

German-Canadian Studies Fellowship Competition

The Chair in German-Canadian Studies and the Spletzer Family Foundation Inc. have announced the German-Canadian Studies Fellowships for 2017. 

Government Finance Officers Association Awards

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), founded in 1906, represents public finance officials throughout the United States and Canada. They offer four scholarship programs for full and part-time students preparing for a career in state and local government finance.

Grey Smoke Media Scholarship

Grey Smoke Media offers an annual scholarship of $3,000 to a student enrolled in a post-secondary institution that is pursuing a career in Business Marketing, Communications, Liberal Arts or Social Sciences.

Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Foundation Awards

The purpose of the Foundation is to provide financial assistance to Indigenous persons residing in Manitoba who are enrolled in post-secondary studies in Manitoba. This Foundation, in awarding bursaries to deserving full-time Indigenous students, strives to promote the memory of Helen Betty Osborne. It also acknowledges deserving Indigenous students who are making a difference in eliminating the barriers of racism, sexism, violence, and indifference in the society we live in. Award FAQ's

Horatio Alger Association of Canada Scholarships

This year, a total of 85 need-based scholarships will be awarded: 80 Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarships, valued at $5,000 each, to high school students in every province and territory, and; 5 Horatio Alger National Entrepreneurial Scholarships, worth $10,000 each, targeted at outstanding applicants nation-wide who intend to pursue a business-related degree or have expressed a commitment to following an entrepreneurial career.

IIA Winnipeg Chapter Scholarship for Business Students

The Institute of Internal Auditors - Winnipeg Chapter awards a scholarship of $1,000 to a student pursuing a business degree. The award is open to Manitoban students enrolled in a Bachelor of Commerce, Business Administration or equivalent program.

Indigenous Learning Centre Bursary

The Indigenous Learning Centre (ILC) will award three bursaries in the amount of $1,000 each. Bursaries are available to First Nation, Inuit and Métis students attending university or college as a full-time student in an academic program such as Business Administration, Business Management, Accounting, Commerce and/or other finance related programs.


Indspire is the largest supporter of Indigenous education outside the federal government. To date Indspire has awarded more than $54 million in scholarships and bursaries to 16,000 First Nation, Inuit and Metis recipients nationwide. Indspire disburses funds to Indigenous youth across Canada, covering all disciplines in funding categories in post-secondary education.

Institute of Internal Auditors-Winnipeg Chapter Scholarships

Two $500 scholarships are available to a student enrolled in a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Business Administration or equivalent program with an interest in pursuing a career in internal auditing. Deadline is March 31 each year.

Interior-Deluxe Scholarship is awarding a need-based scholarship of $1,500 to college students. The online application asks students to answer questions regarding how a college education will make a difference to your life, and how you intend to use your college degree.

Internet Security Scholarship

Answer an essay question to win a $1,000 Scholarship.

Internet of Things Scholarship

Answer an essay question to win a $1,000 Scholarship.

Ivey Engineering Inc. Scholarship

Two $500 scholarships are offered annually to students who can write the best essay on topics such as HVAC design and energy-efficient building techniques.

James Pon Memorial Award

The Foundation would like to encourage a deeper understanding of Chinese Canadian history by offering a cash award to the top three essays received annually for this scholarship contest.

Jessica Gavin Scholarship Program

Jessica Gavin, Certified Food Scientist and Certified Culinary Scientist, offers $500 scholarships to deserving students who author a winning essay. Working Parent College Scholarship Program is providing an annual scholarship for working parents in Canada who are pursuing post-secondary education. Each school year, a working parent receives $1,000 toward college tuition costs. There is no fee for the application. To apply, students must simply write an essay discussing their experience as a parent working your way through pursuing a higher education and explain three pieces of advice you would give to someone in a similar situation.

Jon Sigurdsson Chapter IODE Scholarships

IODE is a Canadian women's charitable organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children, youth and those in need, through educational, social services and citizenship programs.

Kawasaki Disease Canada Student Research Award

The award recognizes excellence in student research related to any aspect of Kawasaki disease. Research may be bio-medical, clinical, educational, epidemiological or psycho-social in nature. The research may form part of a larger research project/program, but there must be a portion clearly attributable to the applicant.

Ken Dryden Scholarship

Ken Dryden Scholarships are awarded to select young people, currently or formerly in the care of the Canadian child welfare system, who demonstrate great achievement and promise. Each scholarship covers up to $3,000 or 80% of the cost of tuition and fees, whichever is less, and is renewable annually.

Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg: Manitoba Citizens' Bursary Fund for Aboriginal Peoples

This annual award is open to aboriginal students from The University of Winnipeg, The University of Manitoba and Brandon University. You must be a student with Aboriginal ancestry (First Nations, Metis, or Inuit) and demonstrate financial need. Students must maintain satisfactory grades to retain their eligibility. Also points will be given for extra-curricular/volunteer activities.

KnightsbridgeFX Award

KnightsbridgeFX is a Canadian owned and operated currency exchange company, based out of Toronto, Ontario. The Scholarship is for $1,000 will be awarded to a full-time or part-time undergraduate student attending an accredited Canadian or U.S. university or college in 2015, who is a Canadian or U.S. citizen.

'Krill Oil Educate Your Heart' Scholarships

Everest Nutrition's Krill Oil will be giving $1,000 to two students, pursuing further education beyond a high school level, as part of the 'Krill Oil - Educate Your Heart' program.

LA Tutors Innovation in Education Scholarship

An award of $500 is provided each month to high school and college students who showcase their creativity in a new exciting way to make a positive impact - whether it’s setting a world record to raise money for cancer research or becoming an activist for a worthy cause. The application deadline is 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month.

Levin Firm Scholarships

Offering two yearly $1,000 scholarships to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future.

Lighting55 Scholarships

Lighting55 is offering college based scholarships for students aspiring to achieve a college education. Students of all majors of all countries who are 16 years of age or older are encouraged to apply for our scholarships. High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners are all encouraged to apply.

Loganix Scholarship

This scholarship is available to students of both the U.S. and Canada, and the winner chosen from our entrants will be awarded with a $1000 grant toward their education in either U.S. or Canadian dollars, depending on their country of origin. or our scholarship, we’re going to ask you to create an infographic for your favorite cause related to our topic. You can use the space to bring attention to a problem, to recommend solutions or to advocate for an organization already working to solve the problem.

L'Oreal Canada For Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowships

With the Support of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, L'Oreal Canada will give two (2) fellowships of $20,000 CAD each to female post-doctoral researchers in the field of Life Sciences. The fellowships offered alternate each year between the fields of Life Sciences and Engineering/Pure and Applied Sciences. This fellowship is a part of the For Women in Science Program which recognizes the importance of the contributions of women in the progress of science. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of scientists, including representatives from the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and L'Oreal Canada. Candidates must conduct their research at a Canadian host institution or organization.

Louis Riel Bursary

These awards are available to Metis students attending participating universities in Manitoba. The funds for this award come from the Manitoba Metis Federation and are matched by the university.

For consideration, University of Winnipeg students are required to submit either the Opportunity Fund Bursary or the Awards & Bursaries application form by the specified due date and indicate they are Metis. The Louis Riel Institute confirms if applicants are eligible (by verifying Metis ancestry or MMF membership) and the university chooses the recipients. Students are eligible to apply for this award every year they are at the university.

Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Award

The Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund is a national endowment fund whose purpose is to support the critical study of values and ethics questions and policies affecting Canadian sport in the non-professional domain. Financial awards to support the critical study of sport will be granted annually to applicants who meet the criteria.

MADD Canada Victim Bursary Fund

The MADD Canada Victim Bursary Fund is for Canadian students who have had a parent, legal guardian or sibling killed in an impaired-driving crash and who are pursuing any full time post-secondary educational program that is approved by a provincial Ministry of Education.

Manitoba Beef Producers Bursary

Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) is pleased to make available six $500.00 bursaries annually for MBP members or their children attending a university, college or other post-secondary institution or pursuing trades training.

Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children

The Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of effective practice in educating students with exceptional needs in Manitoba. They have various award available for application through their Yes I Can! Awards Program.

Manitoba Government and General Employees & Union (MGEU) Awards

Each year the MGEU awards over $20,000 in bursaries and scholarships to Manitobans pursuing post-secondary education and training program. In addition, since the MGEU is a member of the National Union of Public and General Employees Union, children of our members who are starting a post-secondary education are also eligible for NUPGE's scholarships. Deadlines are May 15 and June 30.

Manitoba Legislative Internship Program

The program provides 6 positions for a ten-month period each year to recent Manitoba University graduates to gain experience with the legislative process within the Manitoba Legislature.

Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Employment Equity Awards

Manitoba Lotteries has an Employment Equity Education Awards program to promote their commitment to Employment Equity and assist in meeting future employment needs. Applications are reviewed in October of each year in the areas of Information Technology and Management.

Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) Awards

The MMF has scholarship and bursary programs for Metis students, such as the Mary Guilbault Metis Bursary.

Manitoba NEAHR Program

The Manitoba Network Environment for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHR) Program seeks to expand the pool of indigenous health researchers and contribute to the development of a sustainable and collaborative research environment for First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities in Manitoba.

Marketing Results – Digital Marketing Scholarship

Marketing Results offers a $2000 scholarship to the student who can write the most engaging essay that responds to the question, “How will the Internet and digital media influence the way we shop in 2025?” You must be between 15 to 24 years of age and must be currently enrolled at an educational institution.

Mattinson Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) administers up to six (6) $2500. scholarships, tenable for one academic year, to encourage Canadian students with permanent disabilities entering full-time studies in first year or already enrolled in a first bachelor degree program.

Mayor Andrée P. Boucher Memorial Scholarship

Since 2006, an FCM scholarship has been presented to a female college or university student deemed to have submitted the best research paper on a topic related to women in politics. In June 2008, the scholarship was renamed the Mayor Andrée Boucher Memorial Scholarship, in honour of the late mayor of Quebec City. FCM will award two (2) scholarships, one (1) scholarship to a student at the college /university undergraduate level, and one (1) scholarship at the university graduate level. Each award will be $4,500 and will be presented in the winner's municipality.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Scholarships

MCC offers two scholarship programs to students studying international development, conflict transformation or human rights. Applications are available for the Canadian Japanese Mennonite Scholarship and the MCC Manitoba Scholarship Fund online.

Mr. & Mrs. L. Dexter Woodman Scholarship

If you are from Essex, Massachusetts you may be eligible for this award.

My Visa Source

My Visa Source awards merit-based scholarships for students pursuing higher education with an emphasis in law.

NEADS Student Awards

The NEADS National Student Awards Program is offered to encourage full access to post-secondary education for persons with disabilities, who often have greater barriers to participation in higher education, as well as extra costs because of their disabilities. Students must currently be registered in and continuing at post-secondary institution and provide documented proof of registration as part of the application and on receipt of the award. The award will be offered to outstanding applicants who meet the criteria of the program. The awards are paid directly to the post-secondary institution (in the students accounts) that the recipients are attending to defray the cost of tuition fees for post-secondary study.

Norman Taylor Memorial Bursary Program

There are four $1,000 bursaries to be awarded. Bursaries are available to First Nation, Inuit and Métis students attending college or university as a full-time student in an academic program such as Business Administration, Business Management, Accounting, Commerce and/or other finance related programs.

North American Van Lines 2015 Logistics Scholarship Competition

Qualifying Canadian students can receive their new scholarship, which is intended for students in the area of business, logistics, and similar fields, with eight lucky winners being selected to receive an award amount of $1,000 each.

Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program

Research is a critical component for the development and advancement in the life science community. We want to further scientific achievement by helping students who are interested in developing a career in science. The Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program is awarded to students pursuing a degree in a science related field twice a year. A $1500 (or international currency equivalent) scholarship will be awarded to one student for the fall and spring semesters.

Odyssey Program

Are you looking for a paid work experience in a school environment? Does the opportunity to travel throughout Canada, and share your culture appeal to you? Take part in Odyssey! Odyssey is a language-assistant program. Under the supervision of a teacher, your role will be to encourage students to improve their knowledge of the English language and its associated cultures and to use the language on a daily basis. You will leave your home province or territory to work in a rural or suburban area in another province.

Order of the Sons of Italy Scholarship

The Sons of Italy strives to keep alive and protect the many rich traditions of Italian heritage. Each year they award a student with the Josephine Lavey Memorial Scholarship Award in support of their members’ higher learning.

Out on Bay Street

A national non-profit organization that strives to facilitate the professional development of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied (LGBTQA) students as they transition from school to the workplace.This new scholarship program will provide 2 post-secondary student recipients with a financial award to help defray the costs of higher education.

Paul Stothart Memorial Scholarship in Mineral Economics

To qualify for the scholarship, candidates must be studying either a Bachelor of Masters of Economics/Commerce, or a Master of Business Administration. Students must also demonstrate an interest in mining finance supported by current or intended course work.

Perfect Patients Chiropractic Scholarship

Perfect Patients understands the cost of tuition is high. We're helping students overcome the cost barrier by awarding a $500 scholarship to one student annually for a 500 word essay that explains chiropractic, its principles or its benefits in a way that a lay person would understand and be inspired by.

Prairie Water News Graduate Scholarship

A one-time scholarship is offered to support a graduate student with a study and research program contributing to collaborative approaches to managing the challenges associated with rural water sources, water supplies, water quality and human health, or protection of water. Open to students entering or continuing studies in a Masters (up to 24 months) or Doctoral (up to 36 months) program whose research contributes to discovering and promoting collaborative approaches to water supply management, and water quality protection and enhancement. The student must be registered full-time in a graduate studies program at an institution in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba. For more information contact

Progressive Automations' Annual Scholarship Program

Progressive Automation is giving away scholarships to engineering students each year. Our goal is to promote a better, more affordable engineering education and make it more accessible to students.

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships

The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships offer young people in Canada and throughout the Commonwealth an outstanding opportunity to gain research-based global experiences that will benefit them throughout their careers.

Component 1 – Scholarships for Canadian students to Commonwealth countries: This component awards scholarships to Canadian graduate students enrolled at Canadian universities to complete a semester or a year abroad outside of Canada at a partner Commonwealth university or to conduct research in a Commonwealth country. Please refer to the Graduate Studies webpage for application information.

Component 2 – Scholarships for Canadian students to conduct internships in Commonwealth countries: This component awards scholarships to Canadian senior-level students (3rd or 4th year undergraduate students or graduate students) to participate in internships for a minimum of three months with partner organizations in Commonwealth countries. Students in a Graduate program should refer to the Graduate Studies webpage for application information. Undergraduate students can contact the Awards and Financial Aid office for application information.

Queen Esther Foundation Awards

Gives bursaries for post secondary schooling to those who do not qualify for traditional forms of government assistance.

Rabin Scholarship Fund for the Advancement of Peace and Tolerance

The Rabin Scholarship Fund for the Advancement of Peace and Tolerance was created to enable three scholars - Canadian, Jewish Israeli and Arab Israeli - to study or advance their research. The financial support is tenable for a one year period at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The program is open to doctoral students at accredited universities, or recent PhDs within 5 years of receiving the degree, focusing on areas relating to the advancement of peace and tolerance.

RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program

Selected students are awarded up to $4,000 each academic year for two to four years to use towards tuition, textbooks, supplies and living expenses. For students majoring in disciplines related to the financial services industry, or students majoring in disciplines unrelated to the financial services industry. You may also contact

RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship for Undergraduates

Scholarship opportunity being offered by RBC for 6 undergraduate students.

RE/MAX of Western Canada Quest for Excellence Program

Graduating high school students who will be attending university are encouraged to write an essay to convey the contributions they have made to enrich the lives of others and their communities. Sixteen awards of $1,000 are available each year and one student will also receive a hot air balloon ride for two.

Research and Communications at the Responsible Investment Association (RIA) Scholarships

Our organization will award scholarships to 20 talented students or recent grads who are interested in the fields of responsible investment and corporate social responsibility. The scholarships, which are valued at approximately $1,250 each, will enable 20 young professionals to attend the 2015 RIA Conference in Banff from May 31st to June 2nd. The scholarships provide young professionals with an exciting opportunity to network with 300 business leaders and learn more about the growing field of responsible investment. 

Rhodes Scholarship

A Rhodes Scholarship covers all University and College fees, a personal stipend and one economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the Scholarship, as well as an economy flight back to the student's home country at the conclusion of the Scholarship. Rhodes Scholarship selection committees will be seeking young women and men of outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service.  The Rhodes Scholarships support students who demonstrate a strong propensity to emerge as 'leaders for the world’s future'.
Applicants are nominated by the school. The internal deadline to apply is September 19, 2016. To apply, please submit the information below and send to Awards and Financial Aid, 2Ri06 (2nd Floor, Rice Centre - 489 Portage Ave).

  • Transcript (complete or in progress) of undergraduate study. You can also submit a copy of your WebAdvisor statement with your grades
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume - listing your principle activities
  • Personal Statement - including a clear statement of what you wish to study at Oxford and why
  • Evidence of Age - copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • English Language Proficiency - if English is not your first language
  • Photograph of yourself
  • Reference Letters - a minimum of four, from people who can attest to your character and intellect, including academic, personal, extra-curricular, and leadership achievements.

If you are selected for nomination, you will receive a special code to access the online application by October 14, 2016 (the Rhodes application deadline).

Richard West Law Office Bi-Annual Scholarship

Richard West Law Office offers two awards per year to help support the costs of tuition and books. Every six months, the Richard West Law Office will choose one qualified applicant to receive a $500 scholarship.

Robert E. Oliver Scholarship

A $1,500 scholarship is given to a full-time post secondary student who is enrolled in an undergraduate advertising or marketing program at a Canadian university or college.

Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

The Manitoba Theatre Centre offers scholarships to students pursuing diplomas and degrees in Theatre.

R.W.F. Hunt Scholarship

A $1000. bursary is available to students entering first or second year who are majoring in business administration, marketing or related business programs.

s+s First Step to Distraction-Free Driving Scholarship

Sutliff & Stout is offering a $2,500 scholarship to students. Students are asked to write an essay of at least 500 words detailing their most common distracted driving habits, and to describe the concrete steps they will take to put an end to those habits. Scholarships is offering two $1000 scholarships to students who will be enrolled in a college or university for the Fall of 2016 academic semester. The SeniorAdvice Caregiver Scholarship is open to students who have been a caregiver for an adult relative. The SeniorAdvice Volunteer Scholarship is an opportunity for students serving as a volunteer at a senior living community within the past year. Future of Assisted Living Scholarship, the premier ratings and reviews site for senior services providers nationwide, is proud to announce our third annual scholarship for advancement in higher education. This is a general scholarship which will award each of the selected applicants with a scholarship award of $2,000. Aging Matters Scholarship

A $1500 scholarship will be given annually to a selected college student that currently cares for an aging loved one, works within the senior community, or intends to pursue a career that will have an impact on the elder population.

SeniorsZen Scholarship offers scholarships to students enrolled full time in a diploma, undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited Canadian college, university or trade school. To be eligible you must be a legal resident of Canada or hold a valid student visa. Scholarships are awarded based upon an essay on a topic related to senior living in Canada. This is an annual scholarship. The application deadline is August 1st, 2014 and February 1st, 2015.

Seven Oaks General Hospital Bursary

Seven Oaks General Hospital recognizes the importance of providing opportunities to staff, volunteers, and students in support of their ongoing educational endeavours.

Sharda University Scholarships

Offers twenty (20) scholarships to foreign students in order to attend its 2 week Cultural Experience program in India.

Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program

The aim of the Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program is to help young adults manage the additional challenges that come with having ADHD and be even more successful in school and their daily life. We also hope that our program will raise awareness regarding the benefits of ADHD coaching. The program is open to residents of Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec. One applicant will be selected out of each province, for a total of five awardees. Selection will be based on a personal essay describing how ADHD has impacted the applicant's life, and their thoughts about ADHD coaching. The deadline for submitting applications is April 15, 2014.

Silver Cross Scholarship

SILVER CROSS is offering two Ability Achievement $3000 Scholarships for physically challenged students. One in the USA and one in Canada.

Simple Texting $1,000 Canadian College Scholarship Contest

SimpleTexting will award a $1000 college scholarship to a highly motivated student who can thoughtfully express how their mobile device improves their lifestyle.

Skills Awards for Aboriginal Youth

Through the Skills Awards for Aboriginal Youth, the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers are proud to jointly recognize and celebrate selected Aboriginal youth for their skills development and career aspirations in the revitalized forest products industry. These awards are given to two individuals that exemplify the qualities of strong academic standing, commitment to the revitalized forest products industry, and a demonstrated commitment to the Aboriginal community.

Sleekins Academic Scholarship

Sleeklens is proud to announce its academic scholarship program for 2016. Three winners will each receive $2000 to will cover their academic expenses for the 2016 academic year. At Sleeklens, we believe individual effort and brilliance should be rewarded, and, because of our strong sense of community responsibility, we play a big role in giving back to the community.

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly the Women's Opportunity Awards)

If you are a female head of a household with one or more dependents, have financial need & attending an undergraduate degree program, you are eligible to apply.

SoundOut Social Media Scholarship

We are awarding two $1000 scholarships for the students who design the most compelling social media campaign. This opportunity is geared towards students studying business and marketing, but students of all majors are welcome to apply.

Stewart J. Guss College Student Scholarship

This yearly scholarship of $1000 is designed to alleviate some of the financial pressure on present and future students with the desire and potential to succeed. To qualify for the Stewart J. Guss College Student Scholarship you must be an aspiring or current college student and must participate in our essay competition on a chosen topic.

Storwell's Foster Children Bursary Program

Storwell offers an annual bursary of $2,000 in support of foster children to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life.

They have identified ten $500 awards available for application with deadlines ranging from April 1 - December 30, 2014 for the various awards.

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program

In recognition of having demonstrated the highest ideals and qualities of citizenship and humanitarian service while in pursuit of excellence in academic, amateur sport, fitness, health and voluntary community service. In so doing has reflected those ideals of courage, humanitarianism, service and compassion, which Terry Fox embodied. Deadline: February 1 of each year.

The Aboriginal Circle of Educators

Supplies a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Aboriginal students.

The Beliz Law Firm Scholarship

A $500 scholarship is offered to a student who can create the best video essay persuading others not to text and drive.

The Dalton Camp Award

Established by Friends of Canadian Broadcasting in 2002, the Dalton Camp Award, honours the memory of the late Dalton Camp, a distinguished commentator on Canadian public affairs. The Award will go to the winner of an essay competition on the link between democracy and the media in Canada. Up to four finalists will also be recognized.

The DermMedica Scholarship

To enter, you’ll need to create an infographic based around one of their two listed topics. The winner of our scholarship will receive a $1000 award toward their education.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award - Manitoba

Founded in 1956 by His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, the Award was officially launched in Canada in 1963 for all young Canadians between the ages of 14 to 24. The Duke of Edinburgh's Award will give you the chance to set goals and achieve results in a fun and challenging way! You can explore new activities and pursue current interests. You can hang out with others your age, experience incredible adventures you never thought possible, dream big and succeed! Through the Award's three levels (Bronze, Silver, and Gold) you'll have the chance to tackle and make great strides in the following areas: community service, exploring your skills, experiencing the outdoors, physical fitness, and a residential project.

The Fitterfirst Scholarship

The Fitterfirst Scholarship is a student award that supports undergraduate students who are passionate about balance and movement in all aspects of life. Students write an 800 word essay to be considered for a $1000 award.

The Hitched Wedding Scholarship

This bursary/scholarship of £700/US $1000 will be awarded to one student from the UK, US or Canada. To enter, write a 600 word blog or article on any wedding topic you choose, with one or more images to accompany it. The winner will have their article published on

The Scholarship

The scholarship is a student award that supports any undergraduate student who is passionate about the outdoors. You must submit a 600 word essay on why your province is the best place to Live Out There.

The Matinée Voice-over Scholarship

In order to apply, applicants must submit a 250+ word blog on the following subject: the importance of being able to communicate in multiple languages for today’s multi-national companies, and the benefits it can bring to those businesses, who make the effort to localise their website content.

The Maritime Dairy Industry Scholarship

Various partners of the Maritime dairy industry have established the Maritime Dairy Industry Scholarship in order to support the academic efforts of students committed to securing the future of a successful Canadian dairy industry.

The May Firm Injury Scholarship

The May Firm offers two $1,000.00 scholarships per year. Students are asked to write a brief essay on ways to make drivers stop texting while driving.

The Mona Gray Creative Arts Scholarship

Open to Manitobans of all backgrounds, the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba is proud to award annually to a Bachelor's Degree graduate of a Manitoba university, who is pursuing graduate studies within or outside of Manitoba in one of the following areas: Creative Writing; Film; Fine Arts; Music; Theatre; Dance; or Photography. The scholarship is based on artistic achievement, financial need, community/volunteer involvement and academic achievement.

The National Union's Scholarship Program

Four awards of $1,500 given each year to children of NUPGE members.Each year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers four scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers. They are open to the children of the National Union's 340,000 members who are starting a post-secondary education.

The Percy Lanham Bursary

The Percy Lanham bursary is a bursary to assist with tuition, book and supply cost and if possible to living expenses to students attended post-secondary schooling. Bursaries shall be available to students who have completed more than one year of study. Deadline: July 15 each year.

The PixelPoynt Scholarship Contest

The PixelPoynt Scholarship contest requires you to create a short 2-5 minute video. The winner of this scholarship will receive $1,000 to put towards higher education and the opportunity to intern with the company.

The Tremblant Sunstar Annual $500 Scholarship Contest

Challenge to prospective Scholarship winners: Write a unique, creative essay of a minimum of 800 words that can be used as a promotion for Mont Tremblant Resort in Quebec, Canada as a vacation destination!

The TWO/TEN Charity Trust of Canada Bursary Program
The TWO/TEN Charity Trust of Canada Bursary Program was established to provide bursaries based on financial need, scholastic achievement and personal promise to help students meet the costs of education  beyond high school in Canadian universities, colleges, nursing programs, and vocational/ technical schools.

The Undergraduate Awards

The Undergraduate Awards provides top performing students with the support, network and opportunities they require to raise their profiles and further their career paths, as well as coming to Dublin for an all-expenses-paid trip to receive their medal.

The White Buffalo Club Annual $500 Scholarship

The White Buffalo Club, a luxury hotel in Jackson Hole Wyoming, offers a $500 scholarship opportunity for College and University students. Interested students must write an 800-word article on Jackson Hole which attracts tourists to visit and vacation in the area.

Theater Masks Bi-annual Scholarship

The Theater Masks Scholarship is a $500 scholarship awarded bi-annually, twice each year to individuals who are enrolled (or planning to enroll) to study in an art or drama related field.

Toptal International Scholarship Program

In an effort to bridge the gap for women in technology industries, Toptal just launched a new scholarship program to award 12 scholarships over the next 12 months to help women pursue their technical career aspirations. Each scholarship winner will receive $5,000, and in addition, winners will receive a year of mentorship and guidance from the senior developers within Toptal’s network.

TWCC Scholarship Awards Program

Tribal Wi-Chi-Way-Win Capital Corporation ("TWCC") offers an award program designed to promote First Nation students in Manitoba pursuing their post-secondary studies in the form of a certificate, diploma, or degree. To date, TWCC has awarded over $100,000 in post-secondary scholarships to students in Manitoba.

Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre Awards

The Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre administers an awards program for new writers, media artists, folk artists and musicians. The application deadline is November 30, of each year. Award winners are announced in the following spring.

United Way Youth Leaders in Action Scholarship

Scholarships are available to students (under the age of 25) who are connected with United Way-funded organizations as participants, volunteers, or staff members.

Vale Manitoba Operations Post-secondary Scholarship Program for Study in Mining Related Disciplines

Applicant must:

  • Reside in Manitoba and be living in a community that is North of the 52 parallel.
  • Be entering the first year or already enrolled in a first bachelor degree or first diploma program on a full-time basis;
  • Be available to accept a summer internship at Vale Manitoba Operations.

Venngage Student Startup Scholarship

Students are asked to create an infographic that pitch a startup business idea. One scholarship of $5000 and two of $1000 are available.

Vita Health Products Inc.

Will sponsor one student per year, up to a maximum of four students at any time, through the four years of their undergraduate studies, who are enrolled full-time in an eligible, recognized science program. The selected student(s) will receive $500.00 each towards their tuition each year of the program up to a maximum of four consecutive years. 

Voices: Manitoba's Youth in Care Network Awards

Voices: Manitoba's Youth in Care Network provides support, encouragement, and advocacy to young people in and from care in Manitoba. Members range in age from 12 to 30 years old, from youth while they are in care, to those transitioning into in(ter)dependence, and those growing into adults pursuing their goals. There are various awards advertised and offered by Voices. 

Vol & Tier Excellence in Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Toronto-based digital marketing company, Vol & Tier provides one $4,000 annual scholarship to an undergraduate student enrolled in an academic institution (College or University) with both a high level of business acumen and a strong entrepreneurial mindset. Applicants cannot be in their final year of study and must be enrolled full-time.

WealthSimple Scholarship

Wealthsimple is proud to offer an annual $1,000 scholarship to university students interested in the fields of finance and economics. This scholarship will be awarded to (5) Canadian citizens enrolled and currently taking classes at an accredited college or university, and will grant selected applicants a $1,000 financial donation for their compelling essays on personal finance.

West Indian Students of Manitoba Alumni (WISMA) Scholarship

Must be West Indian by birth, or have direct West Indian ancestry (actual or adoptive - parent, guardian, grand-parent, etc., who was born in the West Indies). Must be pursuing full-time post-secondary training/education at a Manitoba based organization or institution.

Wifi Security Scholarship

Create a video to win a $1,000 Scholarship.

Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary and Middle Schools (WMEMS) Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to annually provide a $1,000.00 financial award to a WMEMS Middle School graduate who has completed high school and is entering their first year of post-secondary education.

Women of Distinction Awards

This award recognizes a woman's outstanding achievements in the expression, performance, development, preservation or patronage of the visual, literary, performing or creative arts.

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