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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 for the 2018-19 academic year. Make sure to submit all applications by the deadlines stated below. Late applications will not be considered.

Fall Applications for the 2018-19 academic year are now available. Apply now!

1. Scholarships [PDF]

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: Friday October 5, 2018

2. Awards and Bursaries [PDF]

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 17, 2018

3. Opportunity Fund Fast-Track Bursaries [PDF]

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 17, 2018

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: Thursday, January 31, 2019 - application available in December 2018.
           Spring Term Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019 - application available in April 2019.

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 who graduated in October 2017, February 2018 or will graduate in June 2018.  Nominations will be accepted from faculty, staff, students or by self-nomination.  Deadline: Monday April 15, 2019

  • Graduate and Professional Studies Expenses Bursary - for students in their final year of an undergraduate degree program applying for Graduate or Professional Studies. Program is closed for the 2017-18 academic year. An application for the 2018-19 academic year will be available in August 2018.

  • Research Awards - for students who have undertaken a research project. Deadline: Friday, January 18th, 2019

  • Sir William Stephenson Scholarship and Dr. & Mrs. Roderick Hunter Scholarship[PDF]- Awarded to a student with high academic standing, outstanding leadership qualities, and significant  extracurricular involvements. Deadline: Friday August 17, 2018

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.