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External Awards

The following is a list of awards offered by private companies and organizations that may be of interest to current University of Winnipeg students. We update this webpage monthly, so students can search for scholarship opportunities year-round.

Students with disabilities should check out Accessibility Services' website for additional opportunities.

Indigenous students should check out the Indigenous Student page for additional opportunities.

Disclaimer: The Awards and Financial Aid office cannot guarantee the claims made by these organizations. Students should independently confirm competition details and closing dates by consulting the relevant websites directly. We do not recommend applying for awards that ask for more personal information than you are willing to share.

Scholarship Search Tools

We also suggest doing an internet search for scholarships directly related to your faculty.

List of awards offered by private companies and organizations

Veterans Affairs Education and Training Benefit

Application open year-round-awards of up to $40,000 for veterans with a minimum of six years of service and up to $80,000 for veterans with at least 12 years of service.

Jewish Foundation of Manitoba Awards and Scholarships

Deadlines vary depending on award-awards and scholarships to students. 

Jon Sigurdsson Chapter IODE Scholarships

Deadlines vary depending on award-various awards for students.


Application Deadline August, November, and February annually (on site year round)-Indspire is the largest supporter of Indigenous education outside the federal government. To date Indspire has awarded more than $54 million in scholarships and bursaries to 16,000 First Nation, Inuit and Métis recipients nationwide. Indspire disburses funds to Indigenous youth across Canada, covering all disciplines in funding categories in post-secondary education.  

Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Award

Application due April-Awards for Athletes.

Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship

Application due April-A scholarship for individuals with Mental Illness.

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarships

Application due April-Several scholarships ($1000 to $2000) to support full-time students with hearing loss. 

Dr. E Bruce Hendrick National Scholarship

Application due April-Several scholarships of up to $5,000 for students with Spina bifida/Hydrocephalus

Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport

Application Due April-For student athletes

Merck Canada Indigenous Student Scholarship

Application due April-For Indigenous undergraduate students.

Business Council of Manitoba Indigenous Education Award

Application due May-$3000 scholarships for Manitoban Indigenous students.

MADD Canada Bursary Fund

Application due May-$10,000 scholarship for a student who was injured or lost a family member due to drunk driving.

AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program

Application due May-Ten one-time scholarships of up to $5,000 for students living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

BridgesEDU Scholarship

Application Due June-$1,000 scholarships for students who write the best essays.

Nora's Nursery Scholarship Program

Application Due June-Nora's Nursery is offering a $1000 scholarship for parents in post-secondary education. A 500-word essay or 2-minute video presentation on a given topic is required.

Peter deMarsh Memorial Bursary

Application Due June- A $10,000 research bursary is available to a graduate student focusing woodlot owners or woodlot owners' associations. A travel bursary of up to $3000 is available for participating in conferences dealing with issues involving forest owners.

Jeanne Henuset Fraser Memorial Bursary for Rural Manitoba students

Application Due June-Scholarships between $500 and $2,500 for Female Manitoban Students from rural communities.

Royal Canadian Legion: Portage Branch 65 Bursary

Application Due April-Awards for Canadian veterans and their families.