In-Course Awards

Awards and Financial Aid

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 2020-21 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.

  • Spring 2020 term: applications closed
  • Fall 2020 term deadline: October 1, 2020 (application now open)
  • Winter 2021 term deadline: January 31, 2021 (application will open in December)
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.

You can also look at some of our awards through our Resources page.

Other In-Course Awards

Graduate and Professional Studies Expenses Bursary [PDF]

  • For students in their final year of an undergraduate degree program in the 2020-21 academic year that are applying for Graduate or Professional Studies which begin in 2021-22. 
  • Application open until funds have been exhausted

Convocation Awards

  • Undergraduate students graduating in the 2020-21 academic year (Oct. 2020, Feb. 2021 or June 2021) 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 for 2020-21 open April 2021.

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.

2020-21 In-Course Award Opportunities: