The Model School

The Model School is located within The University of Winnipeg Collegiate, with 50 students from grades 9 through 12 enrolled in the program each year. Each student is part of an Individualized Education Plan in which goals and objectives are formulated based on their individual needs. It is our goal to provide the opportunities and support needed to assist First Nation, Métis, new Canadian, and inner-city youth in achieving academic success and continuing on to post-secondary education. More than 59 students have successfully graduated from Model School since 2008, and 80% of those graduates have continued on to post-secondary studies. 

The Model School’s unique proximity to The University of Winnipeg campus allows the program to offer its students full access to the University’s resources and facilities, which would not otherwise be available to high school students. The school has been developed as part of UWinnipeg’s community learning mandate and is done at no financial cost to their families. All Model School students are enrolled in the University’s Opportunity Fund Tuition Credit Account program, where they can earn up to $3,000 in tuition credits. They can use these tuition credits upon completion of Grade 12 to attend UWinnipeg.

Below are two examples of current Model School Bursaries:

DOMO SCHOLARS BURSARY AWARD Domo Gasoline Corporation Ltd. has created bursaries to assist students in need attending the Model School at The Collegiate. Preference will be given to students referred to the Model School by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg. Students will be recognized as
“Domo Scholars” to reflect their outstanding achievements.

PINNACLE STAFFING MODEL SCHOOL BURSARY This bursary was established by Pinnacle Staffing to support a Model School graduate who is attending The University of Winnipeg. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and have previously been enrolled in the Model School program at The University of Winnipeg Collegiate. Pinnacle Staffing believes that the pathways to education are important to maintain, and they want to ensure our youth have the greatest chance to succeed by providing them with the best opportunities possible.

To make a gift to the Model School:

  • Please visit our online donation page:
  • Under the “Direct my gift to” section select “Other,” and type in The Model School.

All gifts made are tax deductible.

If you don’t want to make a gift online, you can also send a cheque to:

The University of Winnipeg Foundation
901 - 491 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E4 Canada

*Note: Please make sure to mark your gift for 'The Model School."

OR, please contact:

Rayna Rieger