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In-Course Awards


In-Course awards are for students currently attending the University of Winnipeg. We encourage all students to apply online.

The University of Winnipeg has hundreds of available awards for students from different backgrounds, departments and faculties. Some criteria for these awards include minimum GPA requirements, demonstrated financial need, and extracurricular activities. Many in-course awards require that applicants have completed their first year (at least 30 credit hours).

Which opportunities can I qualify for?




Required GPA

2.0 or greater

2.5 or greater

3.0 or greater

Financial Need


Academic Achievement


Extracurricular Activities

How to Apply for In-Course Awards?

Our online application makes applying for awards easy. 

When should I apply?

We offer the majority of our in-course awards in the Fall term. However, the University of Winnipeg opens applications for its Opportunity Fund Bursary and General Bursary in Fall, Winter, and Spring terms.

  • Visit Key Dates for all UW award application open and close dates.

How much can I expect to receive?

The value for in-course awards range from $100 to over $10,000.

Where can I see available awards?

View the full list of opportunities currently available. We will add more opportunities as they become available.

Automatically Offered Awards

  • Departmental (Faculty/Major) Awards: These are department specific awards. We will notify selected award recipients by December of each year. No application is necessary for most most departmental awards.
    • NOTE: We recommend that students check with their Faculty or Department office to ensure they do not require an application or additional information.
  • Academic Proficiency Scholarships: This is an award for academic achievement. It is awarded to students currently registered in at least 12 credit hours with a sessional GPA of 4.00 or higher in at least 12 credit hours in the previous Fall/Winter and Summer sessions combined. Students must have completed at least 30 credit hours at the University to be eligible for this award.
    • NOTE: Eligible students are rank-ordered. Recipients will be awarded monetary value until all the budget has been disbursed or until the last student has received an offer, whichever comes first.
  • Dean’s Honour List: This is a transcript notation for students with high academic achievement. It is awarded to currently registered students who have achieved sessional GPA of 3.55 or higher in at least 18 credit hours completed in the previous Fall/Winter and Summer sessions combined. Students will be considered after they have completed 30 credit hours at the University.
    • “Student of Distinction” = sessional GPA of 3.55 to 3.99
    • “Student of Highest Distinction” = sessional GPA of 4.00+

Awards for Graduating Students

Graduate and Professional Studies Expenses Bursary

  • These awards go to students in their final year of an undergraduate degree program in the 2023-24 academic year who are applying for Graduate or Professional Studies starting in 2024-25. 
  • To apply, complete the application form
  • Deadline: March 31, 2024 or until funds are exhausted

Convocation Awards by Nomination

  • These awards go to undergraduate students graduating in the 2023-24 academic year (October 2023, February 2024 or June 2024). The University of Winnipeg disburses most convocation awards automatically. However, some require nominations. Faculty, staff, and students can nominate applicants. Students may also self-nominate.
  • Complete nomination form
  • Deadline: April 15, 2024

Convocation Medals

  • The University of Winnipeg awards medals to students during the Spring (June) Convocation to students who achieved the highest standing in their degree program and major.
  • Eligibility:
    • Must graduate in October, February, or June of the current academic year
    • Must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.75

Dr. Douglas W. Leatherdale Global Citizen Internships

The Dr. Douglas W. Leatherdale Global Citizen Internships assist students who choose to enhance their degree programs with credits from international studies in Human Rights and Global Studies, including any of the major areas represented by the Institutes of Global College.

The Internships are available to University of Winnipeg students wishing to study abroad, and also are available to international students to pursue their studies at The University of Winnipeg.

How to Apply: download and complete the PDF application


Starting Term

Apply by:

Fall 2023

August 1, 2023

Winter 2024

November 1, 2023

Spring 2024

March 1, 2024

For complete details and eligibility requirements, please visit Global College's Student Awards.