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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. This webpage is updated frequently so students are encouraged to search for scholarship opportunities year-round.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for the convenience of students only. Although the Awards and Financial Aid office attempts to assure the external awards listed are legitimate, we cannot guarantee the validity of any 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.

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

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Alphabetical list of awards offered by private companies and organization: 

AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program

Supported by an educational grant from AbbVie, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada will extend ten (15) one-time scholarships of up to $5,000 to students living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis who are entering into or currently attending a post-secondary educational institution for the Fall semester. The AbbVie IBD Scholarship is a competitive bursary.

ACLS Scholarship for Healthcare Providers

This $1000 scholarship is open to undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in a healthcare-related degrees, including pre-professional programs. A 750-word essay is required.

Advancing Futures Bursary

The Advancing Futures Bursary is offered to current and former youth in care who are attending post-secondary education. This bursary, coordinated through the Futures Forward program through the Government of Manitoba, is intended to assist individuals with education costs to support their training and employment pathway.

Ad Standards Scholarship

Two $1500 scholarships are available to an undergraduate advertising or marketing student with a committment to volunteerism, a record of academic excellence, and an interest in pursuing a career in advertising or marketing.

Allied Van Lines Scholarship

Allied Van Lines offers a scholarship for Canadian students studying business, logistics, and similar fields. Four qualified candidates will be selected to receive an award amount of $1,000 each.

Association of Black Law Enforcers Scholarship Program

Students focusing their studies in criminal justice are encouraged to apply for A.B.L.E.'s Peter Butler III - Rose Fortune Scholarship program.

Athena Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship

The Athena Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship is awarded annually to a young woman who exemplifies values and characteristics of the Greek goddess Athena (wisdom, strategy, and heroism). She will have a proven track record in making a difference in other people’s lives through strong community involvement and a commitment to her own professional development.

Building Foundations Bursaries

This bursary program is open to post-secondary students throughout the Province of Manitoba who attend college or university and either live in Manitoba Housing or in subsidized housing associated with Manitoba Housing. Applications are evaluated based on a combination of academic excellence and volunteer work in the community.

Business Council of Manitoba Indigenous Education Awards

If you are of Indigenous ancestry, you are eligible to apply for a Business Council of Manitoba Education Award if you meet the following criteria: a citizen of Canada and permanent resident of Manitoba, having resided in Manitoba for the last 12 months, plan to attend a Manitoba public post-secondary institution in any discipline (trades, business, general studies, science, etc.), plan to maintain full time status (at least a 60% course load), and you are in need of financial assistance. Deadline is March 31 each year.

Calgary Foundation First Nations, Metis and Inuit Graduate Bursary

This $3000 bursary will be awarded to a First Nations, Metis, and/or Inuit student with demonstrated financial need and pursuing graduate studies. An short essay about your connection to your culture and community, educational journey, and plans and aspirations is required as well as one letter of reference.

CAYC Manitoba Bursaries for Students in Early Years Education

The Canadian Association for Young Children (CAYC) bursaries are available to students who are in their final year of studies in Early Years Education in the Fall 2022 term. Bursaries range from $250-$500.

Canadian Blood Services - Assignment Saving Lives

By raising awareness for blood donation and encouraging your peers to become blood donors, you will help save and improve the lives of patients in Canada. Active contest participants will inspire people to save lives by becoming blood donors, develop a variety of professional and life skills, and have a chance to win an education scholarship of up to $3,000.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

The Dick Martin Scholarship Award. Any student enrolled, either full-time or part-time, in an occupational health and safety (OHS) related course or program at an accredited Canadian college or university leading to a certificate, diploma or degree in OHS. Programs include mine safety, occupational or industrial health and safety, industrial hygiene, safety management or other related safety program. Annual deadline: January 31st.

Canadian Friends of Hebrew University

The Canadian Friends of Hebrew University offers many scholarships available to Canadian students looking to study abroad at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Students are advised to apply to as many scholarship sources as possible. 

Canadian Federation of University Women

The CFUW Charitable Trust provides funds for a range of post graduate awards and fellowships to women. The Trust is supported by donations from CFUW clubs, individual club members and non-members. The CFUW Fellowships and Awards Program is an affirmative action program as provided for in the Constitution of Canada and eligibility is restricted to women.

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarships

The mandate of CHHA is to encourage awareness of hearing loss and to advocate self-help for people with hearing loss. Its aim is to achieve full hearing accessibility in Canadian society. The CHHA offers several scholarships ($1000 to $2000) to support full-time students with hearing loss.

Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies

A primary aim of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies is to foster, develop and support Ukrainian studies in Canada and internationally. This is done in part by offering or administering a postdoctoral fellowship, graduate fellowships (to master’s and doctoral students) and scholarships to undergraduate students. Grants are also awarded to established scholars to support research work that would lead to publications or dissemination of results in other forms.

Canadian Japanese Mennonite Scholarship

This $2000 scholarship is intended to assist the protection of minority and human rights in Canada. Eligible applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program in the Fall term following the deadline.

Canadian Transportation Research Forum Awards

The Canadian Transportation Research Forum (CTRF) encourages graduate students to specialize in the transportation field through its scholarship program.

Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarships

The Canadian Water Resources Association annually offers five scholarships awarded to graduate students whose programs of study focus on applied, natural, or social science aspects of water resources.

Career Trek Inc. Awards

Career Trek helps break down financial barriers for students starting their post-secondary education.

Children's Aid Foundation of Canada Bursary

Awards range from $2000 for full time students to $200 per class for part time students. To be eligible for this bursary, applicants must be:

  • A current Crown (permanent) Ward, or have been a Crown (permanent) Ward for at least one year, or be eligible for Continued Care and Support for Youth
  • Under 26 years of age at the start of their current school program, or under 30 years of age if they have received scholarship or bursary funding from the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada for the same program in previous years
  • Registered at or planning to attend school either full or part time year at an accredited post-secondary school

If you have questions about the program, when it will next be open, or would like more information about eligibility, please contact Amanda Ball at aball@cafdn.org

Chinese Canadian Railroad Workers Foundation

Scholarship Award Opportunity - Foundation to Commemorate Chinese Railroad Workers in Canada.

Cityline Scholarship for BIPOC Women

This entrance scholarship of $5000 is open to undergraduate students. A video essay is required.

CivicJobs.ca National Education Award

This award was created to provide assistance to those pursuing higher education in the local government field of study. Applicants must be employed by a Canadian local government or non-profit organization that supports local government in Canada.

CMSA Scholarships

The Canadian Meat Science Association (CMSA) is accepting applications for scholarships for both Graduate & Undergraduate students interested in meat science research.

Commercial Banking and Wealth Management Scholarship

This $10,000 scholarship and summer internship at CIBC is open to undergraduate students who identify as First Nations, Metis, Inuit, or a member of the Black community. Applicants must be registered full-time for the current academic year.

Congress of Black Women of Manitoba Inc. Awards

The Congress of Black Women offers eligible women of color this scholarship programme to encourage and support the start or continuation of education in their chosen fields of study.

Corporate Finance Institute Scholarships

Two $500 scholarships are offered annually for Canadian business school students enrolled in a degree program. Applicants are asked to outline their financial need, passion for business and career goals for consideration.

creditcardGenius Scholarship

This $2000 scholarship is available to all undergraduate and graduate students who are dedicated to academic excellence. A 500-word essay on what your relationship with money is required.

Dr. Joan Swain Student Awards

Three student awards are available: Pre-Health Science Field Student Award ($1500), Graduate Health Sciences Field Student Award ($2500), and Ancient Mediterranean Studies Student Award ($2000). The goal of these awards is to support new immigrants, refugees, and Indigenous people who are in need to continue their studies in the Health Sciences fields and to promote diversity of perspectives and voices in the field of Ancient Mediterranean Studies. Applicants will be required to submit essay questions in the application.

EDC International Business Scholarship

EDC awards up to 30 scholarships annually, 25 of which go to undergraduate university or college students interested in pursuing a career or furthering their studies in international business, with up to five additional scholarships for students in programs which combine business with environmental or sustainability studies.

EnergyRates.ca Scholarship

EnergyRates.ca is offering a $500 scholarship to Canadian and American students. Applicants must write an essay regarding the future of the energy industry.

Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) Scholarship 2022

The ERA is running a competition for collecting laptops and smartphones. Competition runs from January 1, 2022 to September 1, 2022. For complete details, please visit their website.

Explore Program

Explore is an intensive French-immersion program that is offered during the spring and summer - no language-skill requirements! This program is funded by the Government of Canada. Eligible candidates must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who have been a student for at least one term during the current school year.

Fessenden-Trott Scholarships

The Fessenden-Trott Scholarships have been established in the memory of the late Professor Reginald Aubrey Fessenden and late Helen May Fessenden (née Trott). Each year, these scholarships are offered to a different region in Canada. Up to 4 scholarships will be available at the bachelor level. If nominations are accepted from universities in the Western provinces, student must apply for nomination through an internal selection process. Details will be posted when available.

Flywire Charitable Foundation Academic Scholarship

Eight scholarships of $5000 USD each will be awarded across themes of social justice, global health, global citizenship, and environmental sustainability. Undergraduate and graduate students from all majors may apply.

Fulbright Canada

Fulbright Canada, a member of the prestigious worldwide Fulbright family, offers a wide range of programs that support Canadian students and scholars who wish to study, conduct research, or lecture in the United States.

Government Finance Officers Association Awards

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), founded in 1906, represents public finance officials throughout the United States and Canada. They offer four scholarship programs for full and part-time students preparing for a career in state and local government finance.

Gwen Cook Memorial Scholarship

The Gwen Cook Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an Indigenous woman who is enrolled in post-secondary studies in Manitoba who is a member of Manitoba Moon Voices and exemplifies these qualities. The scholarship will recognize a deserving woman who is making a difference in promoting traditional and cultural values as these were all important aspects in Gwen’s life.

Hamilton Community Foundation Grants and Student Awards

Hamilton Community Foundation’s scholarship and bursary funds provide assistance and encouragement to promising young students who may be challenged by the costs of education. These awards are geared towards students who use OSAP (Ontario Student Aid Assistance Program) funding.

Helen Bassett Commemorative Award

Awards are given annually to four young Indigenous women, Two-Spirit, or gender-diverse students in the amount of $1,000 each. The awards are made possible by the generous donation of Helen Bassett, an Ontario artist and passionate advocate for the advancement of Indigenous women and for fair solutions to Indigenous land claim issues.

Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Fund Awards

The Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Fund Awards strives to promote the memory of Helen Betty Osborne while acknowledging deserving Indigenous students who are making a difference in eliminating the barriers of racism, sexism, violence, and indifference in our society. Awards will be in the amount of $2000 each and offered to Indigenous students residing in Manitoba and who are enrolled in post-secondary studies in Manitoba.

Horatio Alger Association of Canada Scholarships

This year, a total of 85 need-based scholarships will be awarded: 80 Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarships, valued at $5,000 each, to high school students in every province and territory, and; 5 Horatio Alger National Entrepreneurial Scholarships, worth $10,000 each, targeted at outstanding applicants nation-wide who intend to pursue a business-related degree or have expressed a commitment to following an entrepreneurial career.

Improve Men's Health Scholarship

Oakwood Health Network's Improve Men's Health Scholarship of $2000 is open to students 18+ years old and currently enrolled in post-secondary studies.

Indigenous Learning Centre Bursaries

Bursaries are available to Indigenous post-secondary students attending university or college as a full-time student in an academic program such as Business Administration, Business Management, Accounting, Commerce and/or other finance related programs.


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.

InShot Pro APK Scholarship

This $2000 scholarship is open to well-rounded students who perform well in academic, sports, and extra-curricular activities on campus. A 1500-word essay is required.

Jeanne Henuset-Fraser Memorial Bursary for Rural Manitoba Students

This $500 to $2,500 bursary is available for rural Manitoban students that demonstrate financial need pursuing a career-oriented degree at a Canadian post-secondary institution.

Jewish Foundation of Manitoba Awards and Scholarships

The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba offers special awards and scholarships to students pursuing their educational dreams. Each scholarship fund has criteria based on the donor's interest.

Jon Sigurdsson Chapter IODE Scholarships

IODE is a Canadian women's charitable organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children, youth and those in need, through educational, social services and citizenship programs.

Kawasaki Disease Canada Student Research Award

The award recognizes excellence in student research related to any aspect of Kawasaki disease. Research may be bio-medical, clinical, educational, epidemiological or psycho-social in nature. The research may form part of a larger research project/program, but there must be a portion clearly attributable to the applicant. 

Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation (KCSF) Scholarship and Bursary

KCSF has been a proud supporter of Korean Canadian students pursuing undergraduate and graduate education. Scholarships and bursaries are open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and students with study permit. For more information, please visit their website.

LitFellow $1000 Annual Scholarship

This scholarship is given to a student who want to grow and lead in the near future. A 1000-word essay on the given topic is required. 

Louis Riel Bursary

These awards are available to Métis students attending participating universities in Manitoba.
For consideration, University of Winnipeg students are required to submit two applications:

  1. UW online award application - complete and submit the General Application and indicate you are Métis. The application opens in August.
  2. LRI PDF application - the Louis Riel Institute confirms if applicants are eligible by verifying Métis ancestry or MMF membership through their application form.
  • Annual deadline: you must submit both applications by October 1.

After the deadline, the Louis Riel Institute confirms if applicants are eligible based on MMF membership, and the university chooses eligible recipients based on demonstrated financial need. Students are eligible to apply for this award every year they are attending the university. It is awarded once per academic year.

For more information or further assistance, please contact awards@uwinnipeg.ca.

Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Award

The Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund is a national endowment fund whose purpose is to support the critical study of values and ethics questions and policies affecting Canadian sport in the non-professional domain. Financial awards to support the critical study of sport will be granted annually to applicants who meet the criteria.

MADD Canada Bursary Fund

MADD Canada’s Bursary Program is open to applicants who have themselves been severely injured or who have had a parent (or legal guardian) or sibling killed or severely injured as a result of an impaired driving crash and who are enrolled in a full-time, ministry-approved, post-secondary educational program.

Manitoba Association of Teachers of English (MATE): Sheldon Oberman Award

The Sheldon Oberman Award valued at $250 is an annual award presented by MATE to a pre-service Education student with a teaching area in English or Theatre who is also a talented creative writer.

Manitoba Archaeological Society Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2021 as part of MAS' 60th anniversary celebrations. Its purpose is to help archaeology students attain their academic goals, and will hopefully lead to the development and retention of professional archaeologists within the province. Three awards of $500.00 each are available to eligible students.

Manitoba Arts Council's Student Scholarships Program

The Manitoba Arts Council Student Scholarship program provides assistance for students engaged in full-time study of an artistic discipline at a post-secondary institution in Canada or abroad.

Manitoba Beef Producers Scholarship

Manitoba Beef Producers awards six $1000 scholarships annually for MBP members or their children attending a university, college, other post-secondary institution or pursuing trades training. Preference will be given to those students pursuing a field of study related to agriculture or to those acquiring a skilled trade or pursuing a career that would be beneficial to the rural economy.

Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children

The Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of effective practice in educating students with exceptional needs in Manitoba. They have various award available for application through their Yes I Can! Awards Program.

Manitoba Government and General Employees & Union (MGEU) Awards

Each year the MGEU awards over $20,000 in bursaries and scholarships to Manitobans pursuing post-secondary education and training program. In addition, since the MGEU is a member of the National Union of Public and General Employees Union, children of our members who are starting a post-secondary education are also eligible for NUPGE's scholarships. Annual deadline is May 15th.

Manitoba Hydro Awards, Scholarships and Bursaries

Manitoba Hydro offer awards, bursaries, and scholarships to full-time high school, college, and university students who enrol in programs that support their operational requirements.

Manitoba Legislative Internship Program

The program provides 6 positions for a ten-month period each year to recent Manitoba University graduates to gain experience with the legislative process within the Manitoba Legislature. Successful applicants receive a stipend.

Mary Guilbault Metis Bursary

This award is named in honour of Mrs. Mary Guilbault, who is a respected Elder is the Metis community. This bursary is for Manitoba Metis post-secondary students with financial need who excel in academics and community. Annual deadline is October 1.

MMF Emergency Student Assistance Program

Recognizing that Metis students have been hit hard by the COVID 19 pandemic, MMF also creates the new MMF Emergency Student Assistance Program (ESAP). Through this initiative, the MMF will invest an additional $1.8 million to support students who have demonstrated that they are in financial need and require funds in order to stay in school, or need assistance finding a job after graduating from university or college.

MMF Post-Secondary Education Support Program

Through this Post-Secondary Education Support Program, the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) provides financial assistance to Métis students who are enrolled in eligible post-secondary education programs.

MMF PSESP online application opens July 15, 2022 for the 2022-23 academic year. Applicants for the PSESP are also required to apply for the Louis Riel Bursaries. See details above on when and how to apply.

Marymound Bursary Program

The Marymound Bursary Program provides educational funding to eligible young people who received services from Marymound or who resided in a Marymound placement. Application deadlines are July 15th and November 15th.

Mattinson Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities

Universities Canada administers up to four scholarships per year to encourage Canadian students with permanent disabilities to pursue university studies with the ultimate objective of obtaining a first undergraduate degree.

Mayor Andrée P. Boucher Memorial Scholarship

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities awards the Mayor Andrée Boucher Memorial Scholarship to two female college or university students deemed to have submitted the best research paper on a topic related to women in politics. The scholarship is named in honour of the late mayor of Quebec City. Two scholarships of $4500 are available to undergraduate and graduate applicants.

MEIA Deb Tardiff Memorial Scholarship

In memory of the founder of MEIA’s Student Chapter, MEIA has created the Deb Tardiff Scholarship to support Manitoba students. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to MEIA Student Chapter members of all disciplines who can demonstrate a contribution to environmental sciences, academic achievement and a commitment to volunteerism.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Scholarships

MCC offers two scholarship programs to students studying international development, conflict transformation or human rights. Applications are available for the Canadian Japanese Mennonite Scholarship and the MCC Manitoba Scholarship Fund online.

Mercer Mettl Scholarship for Emerging Leaders

Mercer Mettl Scholarship for Emerging Leaders is designed to assist young leaders who show an exceptional flair for leadership and have the mettle to be dynamic business leaders of tomorrow.

moneyGenius Scholarship

This $2000 scholarship is available to all undergraduate and graduate students who are dedicated to academic excellence. A 500-word essay on what your relationship with money is required.

NEADS Student Awards

The NEADS National Student Awards Program is offered to encourage full access to post-secondary education for persons with disabilities, who often have greater barriers to participation in higher education, as well as extra costs because of their disabilities. Students must currently be registered in and continuing at post-secondary institution and provide documented proof of registration as part of the application and on receipt of the award. The award will be offered to outstanding applicants who meet the criteria of the program. The awards are paid directly to the post-secondary institution (in the students' accounts) that the recipients are attending to defray the cost of tuition fees for post-secondary study.

Nellie McClung Trailblazer Scholarship

Offered by the Nellie McClung Foundation, these awards are for female students considering careers in the exciting fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), business, fine arts, or underrepresented trades.

Net Solutions Annual Scholarship

This $2500 scholarship is given to a student whose coursework is directly related to a degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, User Experience Design, User Interface Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or another related field. A 1000 to 2000-word essay on a given topic is required.

Nora's Nursery Scholarship Program

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.

North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship

North American Van Lines offers a scholarship for Canadian students studying business, logistics, and similar fields. Four qualified candidates will be selected to receive an award amount of $1,000 each.

Odyssey Program

Are you looking for a paid work experience in a school environment? Does the opportunity to travel throughout Canada, and share your culture appeal to you? Take part in Odyssey! Odyssey is a language-assistant program. Under the supervision of a teacher, your role will be to encourage students to improve their knowledge of the English language and its associated cultures and to use the language on a daily basis. You will leave your home province or territory to work in a rural or suburban area in another province. As a language assistant, you will have salary for 25 hours per week during your 9-month mandate.

Order of the Sons of Italy of Canada Student Awards & Scholarships

The $1,000 Josephine Lavey Memorial Scholarship Award is granted annually by The Order Sons of Italy of Canada to a child of a member who is enrolled full time in a post-secondary institution.

Paul Stothart Memorial Scholarship in Mineral Economics

Each year, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) will award $3,500 to a recipient of the Paul Stothart Memorial Scholarship. Candidates must be enrolled in a Canadian university studying either a Bachelor or Master of Economics, or a Master of Business Administration (MBA), and must demonstrate an interest in mineral economics supported by current or intended course work.

Peter deMarsh Memorial Bursary

The Peter deMarsh Memorial Bursary is open to graduate students. A $10,000 research bursary is available to a graduate student who is in the final stages of their master's-level research that focuses on the role of woodlot owners or woodlot owners' associations in helping solve social, economic, or environmental problems. A travel bursary of up to $3000 is available for participating in conferences dealing with issues involving forest owners.

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship

The PETF Scholarship is geared towards graduate students pursuing full-time doctoral studies related in one of the Foundation's Four Themes: Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada and the World, People and their Natural Environment.

Premio Campo Fogolar Awards

The Premio Campo Fogolar of Winnipeg award is provided on an annual basis to post-secondary students to create a living legacy for the association and its founding members, honouring the struggles, achievements, and heritage of its members. For more information, visit Fogolar Association of Winnipeg.

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships

The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships offer young people in Canada and throughout the Commonwealth an outstanding opportunity to gain research-based global experiences that will benefit them throughout their careers.

Component 1 – Scholarships for Canadian students to Commonwealth countries: This component awards scholarships to Canadian graduate students enrolled at Canadian universities to complete a semester or a year abroad outside of Canada at a partner Commonwealth university or to conduct research in a Commonwealth country. Please refer to the Graduate Studies webpage for application information.

Component 2 – Scholarships for Canadian students to conduct internships in Commonwealth countries: This component awards scholarships to Canadian senior-level students (3rd or 4th year undergraduate students or graduate students) to participate in internships for a minimum of three months with partner organizations in Commonwealth countries. Students in a Graduate program should refer to the Graduate Studies webpage for application information. Undergraduate students can contact the Awards and Financial Aid office for application information.

Rank-it.ca College Scholarship

Rank-it.ca is offering a $500 scholarship. A 500-word essay on a given topic is required.

RBC Capital Markets Diversity Scholarship

The RBC Scholarship for Women is awarded to students in full-time undergraduate studies from an accredited university in Canada and who are interested in pursuing a career in banking or finance. The RBC Diversity Scholarship is awarded to those who identify as visible minority, female, Aboriginal or Indigenous background, LGBT+, Veterans, and/or persons with disabilities. Recipients are also offered paid internships and mentorship.

Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarship is a postgraduate scholarship supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. Ninety-five outstanding undergraduate students are awarded the scholarship each year, from 20 Rhodes constituencies (64 countries) worldwide. The scholarship includes full tuition, a maintenance stipend, and flights to and from Oxford at the beginning and end of tenure. Scholars may pursue any full-time postgraduate degree (subject to limited restrictions) offered by the University of Oxford, for a duration of 2-3 years.


The University of Winnipeg acknowledges that the history and legacy of Cecil Rhodes prompts important discussions and reflections about racism both past and present. Please see the statement issued by the Rhodes Trust.

Rise Above Bursaries

Rise Above offers an annual bursary program for single parents with financial need that are attending full-time studies at a post-secondary institution in Winnipeg. There are two deadlines during the academic year: July and November.

Risk Management Association Foundation Scholarship

The Risk Management Association Foundation offers scholarships to students in an undergraduate program who are interested in working in the banking industry after graduation. The RMA Foundation is awarding over $200,000 annually in scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #65 Bursaries

The Portage Branch #65 of The Royal Canadian Legion is pleased to offer Bursaries to students in the Portage Branch #65 catchment area who can demonstrate need of assistance and who are continuing on to higher education. 

Royal Canadian Legion Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Command Bursaries and Scholarships

The Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Command of the Royal Canadian Legion is pleased to offer Bursaries to students who can demonstrate need of assistance. Awards will be made to Manitoba students who are continuing on to higher education. Scholarships are also offered for award to students with the highest average marks. 

Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre Scholarships and Apprenticeships

Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre assists emerging Manitoban artists with their education by offering opportunities such as the Jean Murray-Moray Sinclair Theatre Scholarships and Apprenticeships.

Savvy New Canadians Financial Literacy Scholarship

Four bi-annual $1000 scholarships are available for students from a Canadian university. including citizens, permanent residents, and international students. A 500-word essay highlighting the importance of financial literacy to you and the steps you are taking to secure a financial future for yourself is required.

Seven Oaks General Hospital Bursaries

Seven Oaks General Hospital recognizes the importance of providing opportunities to staff, volunteers, and students in support of their ongoing educational endeavours.

SixSurgery Scholarship

This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated leadership in medical or health-related fields.

Skills Awards for Aboriginal Youth

Through the Skills Awards for Aboriginal Youth, the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers are proud to jointly recognize and celebrate selected Aboriginal youth for their skills development and career aspirations in the forest sector. Successful candidates must exemplify the qualities of leadership, commitment to the forest sector, and demonstrated commitment to the Indigenous community. Three awards of $2500 are available.

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards

These awards are given to women providing primary financial support for herself and her dependents, enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.

Start Proud Leaders To Be Proud Of Awards

Start Proud, formerly Out On Bay Street, is committed to recognizing excellence in Canada’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally (LGBTQA+) community. Start Proud offers several awards to exceptional Canadian candidates.

Storwell Foster Children Bursary

Storwell offers an annual bursary of $2,000 in support of foster children to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life.

Support Our Troops Canadian Scholarship Program

Scholarships are available for dependents or spouses of a serving or former member of the Canadian Armed Forces. Scholarships range from $500 to $3,500.

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program

In recognition of having demonstrated the highest ideals and qualities of citizenship and humanitarian service while in pursuit of excellence in academic, amateur sport, fitness, health and voluntary community service. In so doing has reflected those ideals of courage, humanitarianism, service and compassion, which Terry Fox embodied.

The Dalton Camp Award

Established by Friends of Canadian Broadcasting in 2002, the Dalton Camp Award, honours the memory of the late Dalton Camp, a distinguished commentator on Canadian public affairs. Any Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, regardless of age, student or professional status may enter for the $10,000 prize. Students enrolled in a recognized post-secondary institution are also eligible for the $2,500 Student Prize. 

The Leonard Foundation

The Leonard Foundation offers awards to low-income undergraduate students that are studying full-time at a Canadian institution. Approximately 140 awards are given annually to Canadian students.

The National Union's Scholarship Program

Four awards of $1,500 given each year to children of NUPGE members. Each year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers four scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers. They are open to the children of the National Union's 340,000 members who are starting a post-secondary education.

The Percy Lanham Bursary

The Percy Lanham bursary is a bursary to assist with tuition, book and supply cost and if possible to living expenses to students attended post-secondary schooling. Bursaries shall be available to students who have completed more than one year of study. Deadline: July 15 each year.

The Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship

A national scholarship that seeks to support and encourage the resilience of individuals with mental illness pursuing post-secondary education.

Trans Moving Scholarship

Trans Moving offers two $1000 annual scholarships to students. An essay (400-800 words) on logistics and business management in the field of cargo transportation is required.

Toptal Scholarship for Women

Toptal scholarships provide assistance to women from around the world to help empower them to follow their passion and become leaders. The selected recipients will receive US$10,000 and one year of one-on-one mentorship from a Toptal leader.

TWCC Scholarship Awards Program

Tribal Wi-Chi-Way-Win Capital Corporation (TWCC) offers an award program designed to promote First Nation students in Manitoba pursuing their post-secondary studies in the form of a certificate, diploma, or degree. To date, TWCC has awarded over $130,000 in post-secondary scholarships to students in Manitoba.

United Way Youth Leaders in Action Scholarship

Scholarships are available to students (under the age of 24) who are connected with United Way-funded organizations as participants, volunteers, or staff members.

Universal Apk Scholarship

Universal Apk is offering $1500 scholarships to three selected applicants.

Variety Manitoba Education Awards

Variety Manitoba offers awards to assist in removing the financial barriers to accessing post-secondary education for youth living with a permanent disability. Full-time students under the age of 22 with a permanent disability are encouraged to apply.

Veterans Affairs Education and Training Benefit

Veterans Affairs has a new Education and Training Benefit available to veterans which provides those with at least six years of service up to $40,000 and those with at least 12 years of service up to $80,000. This funding can be used towards tuition, books and living expenses. The aim is to assist veterans in a successful transition into the civilian workforce after completing service with the Canadian Armed Forces.

Voices: Manitoba's Youth in Care Network Awards

Voices: Manitoba's Youth in Care Network provides support, encouragement, and advocacy to young people in and from care in Manitoba. Members range in age from 12 to 30 years old, from youth while they are in care, to those transitioning into in(ter)dependence, and those growing into adults pursuing their goals. There are various awards advertised and offered by Voices.

West Indian Students of Manitoba Alumni (WISMA) Scholarship

Must be West Indian by birth, or have direct West Indian ancestry (actual or adoptive - parent, guardian, grand-parent, etc., who was born in the West Indies). Must be pursuing full-time post-secondary training/education at a Manitoba based organization or institution.

Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary and Middle Schools (WMEMS) Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to annually provide a $1,000.00 financial award to a WMEMS Middle School graduate who has completed high school and is entering their first year of post-secondary education.

Youth-in-Care in Manitoba

Futures Forward has created this guide for current and former youth-in-care in Manitoba who are looking for other funding options towards their post-secondary education.

YSA Scholarship

Your Story Agency (YSA) is offering a $2000 scholarship open to all post-secondary students. A 1000-word essay describing your interest in the film/video production field and your intention after graduation is required.