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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. 

Savvy New Canadian Financial Literacy Scholarship

Application Due September and December-Four scholarships of $1,000 for students who can describe the value of financial literacy. 

Hamilton Community Foundation Grants and Student Awards

Application due October and February-For students from Ontario who use OSAP.

Allied Van Lines Scholarship

Application Due December-for Canadian students studying business, logistics, and similar fields.

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship

Application Due December-for 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.

YSA Scholarship

Application Due December-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.

Chinese Canadian Railroad Workers Foundation

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

Storwell Foster Children Bursary

Application Due December-Storwell offers a $2,000 bursary who were in the foster care system.

Manitoba Council For Exceptional Children

Application Due January-for students planning to work with disabled persons and awards for students with accessibility needs.

MEIA Deb Tardiff Memorial Scholarship

Application due January-for MEIA students in Manitoba. 

Clean Energy Experts Scholarship

Application Due January-For environmental Studies students.

Children's Aid Foundation of Canada Bursary

Application Due January-Awards of up to $2,000 for students who are or were Crown Wards for at least 1 year.

The Dalton Camp Award

Application Due January-$10,000 awards in honour of the late Dalton Camp.

United Way Youth Leaders in Action Scholarship

Application Due February-For students who volunteer or are otherwise connected with the United Way.

Manitoba Legislative Internship Program

Application Due February-Internships for recent Manitoban University graduates.

Explore Program

Application Due February-Opportunities to travel and learn French.

EDC International Business Scholarship

Application Due February-Opportunities for Business students.

RBC Capital Markets Diversity Scholarship

Application due-February-Scholarships for women in Candian university interested in banking or finance.

Horatio Alger Association of Canada Scholarships

Application due March-Needs based scholarships of $5,000 each for high school students.