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External Awards

Information on the internal selection for Rhodes Scholarship 2024 is located here.

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 organization  

Calgary Foundation First Nations, Metis and Inuit Graduate Bursary

Applications due in May and July-A $3000 bursary for a First Nations, Metis, and/or Inuit student pursuing graduate studies with demonstrated financial need. 

Manitoba Arts Council's Student Scholarships Program

Application due in June-For students in an artistic discipline. 

Nora's Nursery Scholarship Program

Application Due in June-A $1000 scholarship for parents in post-secondary education. 

The Percy Lanham Bursary

Application Due in July-Bursaries For students who have completed more than one year of study. 

Support Our Troops Canadian Scholarship Program

Application Due in July-Scholarships between $500-$3,500 for family of a Canadian Armed Forces member. 

Royal Canadian Legion Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Command Bursaries and Scholarships

Application Due in July-Bursaries and scholarships for ex-service members or their families.

 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.

CNIB Post-Secondary Schlarships and Bursaries

Application Due July-Bursaries and Scholarship for blind and partially sighted students.

BBPA's National Scholarship Program

Application Due July-Bursaries and Scholarships for black students

Rhodes Scholarship

Deadlines in August-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 may nominate up to two candidates.

Application for internal nominations will open in July. More details will be available in mid-June.

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


Application Deadline August 1, November 1, and February 1 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.

Building Foundations Bursaries

Application Due September-Bursaries for students who live in Manitoba Housing or subsidized housing associated with Manitoba Housing.