Internal Awards

Graduate Studies

Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships Program

The Community Foundations of Canada (CFC), the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF) and Universities Canada (UnivCan) have announced that The University of Winnipeg has been awarded a highly competitve grant of $825,000 to establish a scholarship program designed to develop global citizens through enriched academic, professional, and cross-cultural experiences. To read the full news release from the University of Winnipeg, see here and for more information on the program, see here.

The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES) is managed through a unique partnership of Universities Canada, the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF), Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and Canadian universities. This program is made possible with the financial support from the Government of Canada, provincial governments and the private sector.

There are several components to the Queen Elizabeth scholarship program. First, scholarships will be awarded to students from Commonwealth countries to pursue graduate study at UWinnipeg. The value of these awards for incoming scholars will range from $25,000 to $30,000 per annum. Second, awards valued at $6,000 will be given to UWinnipeg students for research, scholarships or internships in other Commonwealth countries for a three to six month period. All Queen Elizabeth scholars will participate in a range of activities designed to allow them to integrate their academic learning with broader cross-cultural experiences.

Participation in leadership events, community engagement activities, and the network of QE scholars is expected of all scholarship winners.

A list of UW Graduate Program Chairs can be found here:

Outgoing Scholars Application Deadline to the UW Graduate Program Chair*:

June 1st (Fall Term start)
October 15th (Winter term start)
February 15th (Spring Term start)

*Program Chairs to submit completed application packages to the Faculty of Graduate Studies 10 days after the deadline listed above.

Outgoing Application (fillable PDF)

Outgoing Application Checklist (PDF)

Outgoing Application Instructions (PDF)

Incoming Scholars Application Deadline to the UW Graduate Program Chair*:

April 1 (Fall Term start)

Incoming Application Form (fillable PDF)

Incoming Application Checklist (PDF)

Incoming Application Instructions (PDF)

*Program Chairs to submit completed application packages to the Faculty of Graduate Studies 10 days after the deadline listed above.

Inquiries? Deanna England, 204.786.9093 

The University of Winnipeg Manitoba Graduate Scholarships

General Information: The University of Winnipeg has established a Manitoba Graduate Scholarship (MGS) valued at $15,000 through an agreement between The University of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba to support research-based graduate studies and assist in attracting and sustaining excellent students from within and outside of the Province. Awards are made mainly on the basis of academic excellence, and are open to students who will be registered as full-time graduate students in a Master's program at The University of Winnipeg regardless of discipline during tenure of the award.

Regulations and Application Form - (form fillable PDF)
*Submit the application by March 1 (or next business day if this lands on a weekend) to the Graduate Program Chair of the program to which you are currently enroled, or applying.
Instructions on how to complete the Application Form (PDF)

Application Checklist (form fillable PDF)

RENEWAL Application - Manitoba Graduate Scholarship (form fillable PDF)
*Renewal Application deadline is March 15 (or next business day if this lands on a weekend) to the Graduate Studies Office.

For more information, please contact Deanna England at 204.786.9093 or email:

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The University of Winnipeg Graduate Studies Scholarship

Value: $15,000 for a period of 12 months. There are no automatic renewals for a second year.

General Terms: For full-time graduate students, in recognition of academic excellence and of contributions to community service. Students must demonstrate superior intellectual ability and academic accomplishment, holding a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.75 or greater for the last two completed years of study.

Application Deadline: April 1 Application Instructions Application Form: (PDF)

The Senator Thomas Crerar Scholarship

Value: $8,500.00

General Terms: This scholarship will be awarded to a student who is completing his or her final undergraduate or M.A. qualifying year and is planning to enter a graduate program in Humanities with preference given to students showing an interest in Canadian History or Philosophy or the language and literatures of either French or English speaking peoples. This scholarship, named in honour of the late Senator Thomas Crerar, P.C., C.C., L.L.D., is established by a fund created by a bequest of Dorothy Naylor and administered by the Winnipeg Foundation.

Eligibility: Accepted to the first year of a master's program in Humanities at the University of Winnipeg and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (B).

Application Deadline: August 14,  Application form:(form fillable PDF)

International Student Scholarship Opportunity: The University of Winnipeg President’s Scholarship for World Leaders

The University of Winnipeg is pleased to annouce the creation of 53 new entrance scholarships for international students who will be entering The University of Winnipeg for the first time.

Given to international students entering any of the University’s divisions for the first time – Undergraduate, Graduate, Collegiate, PACE or ELP. Applicants must have a minimum 80% admission average or equivalent, and must be involved in activities that demonstrate leadership.

To access the application, please visit the Awards and Financial Aid web site.

Application deadline: June 3, 2016

The University of Winnipeg Graduate Student Travel Grant

Application deadlines: October 15, March 15 and June 15

Graduate Student Travel Grant - Information (PDF / DOC)

Graduate Student Travel Grant - Application Form (PDF)

The Donald V. Snider Memorial Fellowship

Applications will be received from any graduate of a Manitoba university who is enrolled or enrolling in one of The University of Winnipeg - University of Manitoba Joint Master's Programs.

Application Deadline: July 3,  Application Form (PDF)

Linda Brown and Vana Kirby Graduate Scholarship

Established by Dr. Sandra Kirby, in honour of her sisters, Linda Brown and Vana Kirby. This scholarship will be awarded to a student or students enrolled in Graduate Studies at the University of Winnipeg. Preference may be given to graduate students with a disability.

Value: Varies - approximately $1000.00

Application Deadline: Students: September 1 Graduate Programs: September 15

Student are expected to submit a CV, transcript, and if applicable, any documentation regarding a disability to their Graduate Program Chair. Graduate Program Committee Chairs should submit a letter of recommendation to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Questions: Contact Deanna England

The Graduate & Professional Studies application Expenses Bursary

The purpose of this bursary fund is to provide some assistance to current UW students with respect to the high costs associated with applying to Graduate and Professional schools. For more information, please visit the Awards page here.

The University of Winnipeg Graduate Assistantship (UWGA)

These awards are available to students in the MA in Indigenous Governance and Cultural Studies programs as well as the MSc in BioScience, Technology & Public Policy and Applied Computer Science programs. Contact the graduate coordinators of these programs for more information.

Cultural Studies Graduate Scholarships

click here for more information.

Louis Riel Institute Bursaries

click here for more information.

The University of Winnipeg Awards and Financial Aid website offers a wide variety of opportunities for student funding.

- For Indigenous student award opportunities, click here.

- For opportunities for international students, click here.

- For opportunities for students with disabilities, click here.