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In-Course Awards

Awards and Financial Aid


In-Course awards are directed to students currently attending The University of Winnipeg. Generally you apply for these awards in the Fall term after you have enrolled in your classes. There are both financial need based awards (awards and bursaries) and also merit based awards (scholarships and prizes) available.

The values for in-course awards range from $100 to over $10,000. Some in-course awards require the completion of first year (at least 30 credit hours) in order to be considered. Unless otherwise stated, these awards are open to all students - domestic and international. All students are welcome to apply for consideration. If you are looking for a detailed listing of all of our awards, please refer to the Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships Handbook found on our Events and Resources webpage.

How to Apply

There will be four main applications for you to consider each academic year. Make sure to submit all applications by the end of the business day on the deadlines stated below. Late applications will not be considered. Complete applications are accepted by mail or dropped off in-person at one of the two drop-box locations listed on the application forms.

 

2019-20 In-Course Award Opportunities

(Application forms will start becoming available in PDF format below in late July 2019):

 

1. Scholarships

Have excellent marks? A scholarship is awarded for academic achievement. They are directed to students who have a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 (B).

Deadline: Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

2. Awards and Bursaries

Need money? A bursary is a grant made to a student where the main selection criteria is financial need. Students must also have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (C). Awards, are selected using both financial need and academic merit as criteria. Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 (C+) to be considered for awards.

Deadline: Monday, September 16th, 2019

3. Opportunity Fund Fast-Track Bursaries

Need money? A bursary is a grant made to a student where the main selection criteria is financial need. Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) and belong to a population currently under-represented at The University of Winnipeg such as recent immigrants or refugees, Aboriginal students, adult learners, students from low-income families, students with disabilities, or first generation students (those who are the first in their family to attend college or university).

Deadline: Monday, September 16th, 2019

4. General Bursary

Need money? A bursary is a grant made to a student where the main selection criteria is financial need. Students must also have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (C). These bursaries are meant to assist students in the Winter and Spring terms.

           Winter Term Deadline: Friday, January 31st, 2020
           Spring Term Deadline: Monday, June 1st, 2020

Other Awards Available for Application

There are a few awards that have their own application process and form. Please see below:

  • Convocation Awards - for undergraduate students graduating in 2019-20.  Nominations will be accepted from faculty, staff, students or by self-nomination.  Deadline: Wednesday, April 20, 2020
  • Graduate and Professional Studies Expenses Bursary - for students in their final year of an undergraduate degree program in the 2019-20 academic year that are applying for Graduate or Professional Studies which begin in 2020-21. Funds available until exhausted once the application is open for the academic year.
  • Research Awards - for students who have undertaken a research project. Deadline: TBD
  • Volunteerism Awards - for students that have volunteered on campus or in the community. Deadline: TBD
  • Sir William Stephenson Scholarship and Dr. & Mrs. Roderick Hunter Scholarship- Awarded to a student with high academic standing, outstanding leadership qualities, and significant  extracurricular involvements. Deadline: Thursday, August 15th, 2019

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. 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.

Please visit the External Awards page for more information on awards offered outside of The University of Winnipeg.

Refunds to Students with an Award and/or Government Student Aid

Students with an account credit that received an award and/or government student aid should note that our office authorizes refunds at the end of each term only. Cheques are mailed to students at this time (December, April, August).  Students receiving award and/or government student aid refunds will be notified by Webmail shortly before the cheques are mailed.

If the account credit is a result of a dropped course, enrolment will be reviewed to ensure the student still meets the eligibility criteria for the award and/or government student aid funding they have received. If the student has not maintained eligibility, they may receive either a portion of the funding or none. Money may be refunded back to the award fund and/or government student aid branch. Students will be notified if this occurs by Webmail.

If the refund is required before the end of term, students that received an award and/or government student aid are welcome to make an early refund request to our office. You can drop by the office or email awards@uwinnipeg.ca to provide the reason for your request, full name and student ID number. Depending on the type of funds received, the refund may be released early in full, partially, or will have to wait until term end to be released. Early refund requests are reviewed every two weeks and students are notified of the results shortly after review.

All other refund request inquiries for students without an award or government student aid should be referred to Student Central.