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Frequently Asked Questions

Awards and Financial Aid


Accessing the Online Award Application

Go to Apply for Awards page and click on the "Apply Online" button to be redirected to the application site. Then, click on “sign in” and enter your UWinnipeg webmail user ID and password. 

NOTE: Only students who have been admitted to the university will be able to log in.

Trouble logging in? Contact Technology Service Help Desk at servicedesk@uwinnipeg.ca to reset UWinnipeg webmail user ID and password.

Check the categories below to see if the online award application is available to you:

Undergraduate: online awards are available to both part-time and full-time domestic undergraduate students and full-time international undergraduate students.
Exceptions:
Online awards are not available to those admitted on Visiting status, including students in the Psychiatric Nursing program. You should apply for the awards available from your home or degree-granting institution.

Graduate Studies (including Theology): online awards are available to both part-time and full-time domestic graduate students and full-time international graduate students.
Exceptions:
Online awards are not available to those admitted on Visiting, including students in Joint Masters programs. You should apply for the awards available from your home or degree-granting institution.

Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE): online awards are available to full-time domestic and international PACE students.

English Language Program (ELP): There are no awards available through the online award application at this time for ELP students. Visit the ELP website for information on other funding programs that may be available.

UWinnipeg Collegiate: There are no awards available through the online award application at this time for UWinnipeg Collegiate students. Visit the Collegiate website for information on how to apply for their funding programs.

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NOTE: The Online Award Application is not currently optimized for mobile devices.



Using the Online Award Application

After logging in, click on the "Applicant Record" button on the lower left side of the screen.

applicant record button

If you think the information in your Applicant Record is not accurate, please contact Student Records through studentcentral@uwinnipeg.ca.

Yes, you can make changes to your application as long as it is before the application deadline. After the deadline, you cannot amend your application, and all assessments will be made based on what has been submitted.

The online application does the work for you. It will look at information on your UWinnipeg student record as well as answers you provide in the application.

Some awards will ask you to answer a specific set of questions. These awards will be visible to you as “Recommended Opportunities”. Other awards will automatically consider your application based on your student record and the information you enter. You will not see a list of these awards.

You will be notified through your UWinnipeg webmail if you have been offered an award.

In the past, with use of paper application, students could expect to wait 6-8 weeks for notice of their application outcome. By using the online application, the Awards & Financial Aid office expects the time required to complete review of applications and award funds will be reduced. Check your UWinnipeg webmail and student account regularly for updates.



Answering Questions on the General Application

First generation student means neither of your parents or guardians have graduated from post-secondary education. If your sibling has attended college or university, that’s okay. You’re still within the first generation of your family to attend post-secondary.

No, at this time we do not require you to upload these documents. We understand you may not always have documentation and allow you to self-declare.

Please note that other award opportunities like the Louis Riel Bursaries, Business Council of Manitoba Aboriginal Education awards and other opportunities may require identification.

There are 5 options to choose from. Select the option that best applies to your living situation.

For example, you are an international student who is married but is living in Winnipeg by yourself. "Option 3: I am a single student not living with parents/family, paying rent." is the best option that applies to your living situation.

Enter the number 1 as your answer. Make sure you enter zero (0) for the other options.

Every student should have resources of some sort, whether it’s help from parents, spouses, part-time jobs, student aid, personal savings, etc.

If you’re unsure how to answer the resources questions, please contact awards@uwinnipeg.ca for guidance.

NOTE: Be careful not to confuse this section with the "Expense Category" section that comes before. You will need to enter an amount, not just one or zero.

Enter your Expense Category (living situation) as you intend it to be for most of the term.

For example: if you are living at home right now but will be moving out to live on your own for the rest of the term, you would select "Option 3: I am a single student living away from home, paying rent."

The personal statement should include information on your educational/career goals, skills, abilities, interests, aspirations, etc. You may also want to state how receiving award funding will help you with your educational costs.