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In-Course Awards


In-Course awards are for students currently attending the University of Winnipeg. Although individual award criteria may vary, all students are encouraged to apply online for consideration.

There are hundreds of awards available for all types of students from different backgrounds, departments and faculties. Minimum GPA requirements, demonstrated financial need, and extracurricular activities are just some of the criteria for these awards. Some in-course awards require the completion of first year (at least 30 credit hours) in order to be considered.

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?

Applying for in-course awards is made easy through our online application

When should I apply?

The majority of our in-course awards are offered 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 ranges from $100 to over $10,000.

Where can I see what awards are available?

View the full list of opportunities currently available. More opportunities will be added as they become available.

Automatically Offered Awards

  • Departmental (Faculty/Major) Awards: selected award recipients will be notified by December each year. For most departments, no application is necessary.
    • NOTE: It is recommended students check with their Faculty or Department office to ensure no additional information or an application is required for Departmental award consideration.
  • Academic Proficiency Scholarships: awarded to all currently registered students with a 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. Recipients who have received no monetary value or have graduated will receive a transcript notation only.
  • Dean’s Honour List: 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 the completion of 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

  • For students in their final year of an undergraduate degree program in the 2022-23 academic year that are applying for Graduate or Professional Studies which begin in 2023-24. 
  • Complete application form
  • Deadline: March 31, 2023 or until funds are exhausted

Convocation Awards by Nomination

  • Undergraduate students graduating in the 2022-23 academic year (October 2022, February 2023 or June 2023) can be considered for Convocation Awards. Most are awarded automatically however some require nomination. Nominations are accepted from faculty, staff, students or by self-nomination.
  • Complete nomination form
  • Deadline: April 15, 2023

Convocation Medals

  • Medals are automatically awarded during the Spring (June) Convocation to students who achieve the highest standing in their degree program and major.
  • Eligibility:
    • Must have completed the work required for a University degree (i.e., graduated in October, February, or June in the academic year)
    • 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 to enhance their degree programs with credits they obtain through 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 2022

August 1, 2022

Winter 2023

November 1, 2022

Spring 2023

March 1, 2023

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