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Aboriginal Students

Awards and Financial Aid


Aboriginal Student AwardsWinnipeg has one of the fastest growing urban Indigenous populations in Canada. The University of Winnipeg proudly reflects this reality. We are one of the top four universities in the country for Indigenous participation, and more than 12% of our student body self-identify as First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. The University of Winnipeg is dedicated to ensuring that all students have equal access to higher learning, and as a result has numerous financial assistance programs to ensure that happens.

Unless otherwise stated, all full-time and part-time students are eligible for Entrance and In-Course awards as long as they meet the published criteria. In addition to these programs, there are also some specific opportunities available just for Aboriginal students that we would like to highlight for you. Please see our Aboriginal Student Funding Poster [PDF].   

In addition to the financial assistance offered at the University, please review our Government Student Aid page for information on government student loans, grants and bursaries. In addition to loans, did you know there are bursaries for students from northern and rural Manitoba?


How to Apply for Financial Assistance

Applying for awards at The University of Winnipeg is easy! Fill out the In-Course Award applications.


Thinking of Coming to The University of Winnipeg?

If you have just applied for admission to the University, or you are thinking of coming in the near future, please visit our Entrance Awards page for more information on assistance for first year students.<span


External Awards Available

  • Manitoba Citizens' Bursary Fund for Aboriginal Peoples
  • Aboriginal Education Awards
  • Indspire

Other Services and Support Programs

For more information visit the Aboriginal Student Services Centre, or contact 204-779-UWIN.