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The University of Winnipeg Foundation


University & Collegiate Scholarships and Bursaries

Each year, the University of Winnipeg Foundation provides Endowment revenue which the University distributes to new and returning students. The University also contributes funds through its operating budget. Entrance scholarships range in value from $100 - $24,000 each. The University of Winnipeg guarantees scholarships to students with an entrance average of 80 per cent or higher. Nearly one-half of all entrants receive an award.

The Opportunity Fund

The goal is to create an endowed $10 million Opportunity Fund to help ensure access to a post-secondary education for everyone, regardless of background and socioeconomic status, and especially youth from inner-city neighbourhoods, Aboriginal students, and young people from war-affected nations and refugee populations.

The University of Winnipeg Opportunity Fund provides a comprehensive approach that includes:

  • Opportunity Fund Tuition Credits earned as early as Grade 4 for students who show academic promise with the potential to build up to $4,000 toward university tuition
  • Opportunity Fund Bursaries for critical needs such as emergency child care, food, shelter and access to funds for students who are under-represented at university 
  • Community Capacity Building through means such as micro-financing for new community-based enterprises.

The Duff Roblin Scholars Fund

In 2007, 40 years after Premier Roblin signed the Charter that granted university status to the former United College, The University of Winnipeg honoured The Honourable Duff Roblin with the creation of The Duff Roblin Scholars Fund. This fund would anchor and enhance the governance potential of the next generation of Manitobans and contribute to a future of hope for all people of Manitoba by providing Graduate Student Fellowships in Indigenous Governance. Since that time, it has expanded to also support students in the Master’s in Development Practice: Indigenous Development (MDP) program.

The endowed fund has surpassed its $1 million goal and is currently valued at more than $1.12 million. Of this, over $428,000 has been raised by the annual Duff Roblin Award Dinner. To date, more than 35 students have received over $200,000 in fellowships through the Duff Roblin Scholars Fund!

The University of Winnipeg congratulates the 2015/16 Duff Roblin Scholars: Esther Awotwe, Justin Johnson, Tyrone Otte, Paige Sillaby, and Vanessa Tait. Please take a moment to view this special video message from Justin and Vanessa:

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Scholarship Fund

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Scholarship Fund was established in recognition of the important work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and to honour students who are descendants of residential school survivors or who are themselves survivors. Two $5,000 scholarships are awarded annually, to one female student and one male student where possible.

Since the scholarship was created in 2010, more than 10 students have received over $50,000 in financial support.

Meet some of the past recipients of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Scholarship:

2014 - Christine M’Lot
2013 - Amber Chartrand & Diana Cowley
2012 - Ryan Sigmundson & Shauna Fontaine
2011 - Angel Compton & Priscilla Maud
2010 - Rachel Green & Nicole York