Indigenous Students

Awards and Financial Aid

With 12% of the University student population declaring Indigenous ancestry, The University of Winnipeg is committed to offering a variety of Indigenous focus programs, research, scholarship opportunities and accessibility to a post-secondary institution.

How to Apply for Awards at The University of Winnipeg

Applying for awards at The University of Winnipeg is easy! Our applications will ask if you wish to self-declare as indigenous. Self-declaring on the application will ensure you are considered for all awards that fund indigenous students.

To apply for University of Winnipeg Awards now, please visit our Apply for Awards page!

FAQ: Do I need to have my treaty card, Métis card, or other identification documentation to self-declare as and indigenous student for The University of Winnipeg awards?

  • No, at this time we do not require you to upload documentation. We understand students may not always have documentation and ask you to self-declare.
  • Please note that other award opportunities external to The University of Winnipeg may require documentation. More on those in the External Awards section below.

External Awards Opportunities for Indigenous Students

There are many organizations that offer awards specifically to assist indigenous students. Here are a few opportunities below. You can find more opportunities to apply for outside the university on our External Awards page.

  • The Business Council of Manitoba Aboriginal Education Awards
    • Awarded to full-time students in Manitoba of indigenous ancestry with financial need.
    • Deadline is March 31st annually.
  • Indspire
    • There is one application for all of Indspire’s bursaries, scholarships, and awards
    • Three deadlines annually: February 1, August 1, November 1, at 11:59 p.m. EST
  • Louis Riel Bursaries
    • For consideration, University of Winnipeg students are required to submit an online application and self-declare as a Métis student.
      Term Deadline
      Fall October 1 (application opens July)
      Winter January 31 (application opens December)
    • Awards & Financial Aid will email eligible Métis applicants the Louis Riel Institute application to submit for verification of Métis status.
    • The Louis Riel Institute confirms if applicants are eligible (by verifying Métis ancestry or MMF membership) and the university chooses the recipients.

Services and Support for Indigenous Students

For more information visit the Aboriginal Student Services Centre, or contact 204-779-UWIN.