In-Course Awards

In-Course awards are for students currently attending The University of Winnipeg. Awards are available for undergraduate, graduate, and PACE students. Unless otherwise stated, in-course awards are open to all students - domestic and international. All students are welcome to apply 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 do I apply?

Applying for in-course awards for the 2021-22 academic 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?

You can view a list of available opportunities here. More opportunities will be added as they become available.

Other In-Course Awards

Graduate and Professional Studies Expenses Bursary

  • For students in their final year of an undergraduate degree program in the 2021-22 academic year that are applying for Graduate or Professional Studies which begin in 2022-23. 
  • Applications for 2021-22 will open in Fall 2021. Please check back for more details.

Convocation Awards

  • Undergraduate students graduating in the 2021-22 academic year (October 2021, February 2022 or June 2022) 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.
  • Nominations will open for 2021-22 in February 2022.

Automatic Awards

  • Departmental (Faculty/Major) awards and the Academic Proficiency Scholarships are awarded automatically to qualifying students. You will be notified by December each year if you are a recipient of one of these awards. 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.