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Student Awards

Dr. Douglas W. Leatherdale Global Citizen Internships 

Leatherdale AwardThe Dr. Douglas W. Leatherdale Global Citizen Internships assist students to enhance their degree programs with credits they obtain through international studies in Human Rights and Global Studies, including any of the major areas represented by the Institutes of Global College.

The Internships are available to University of Winnipeg students wishing to study abroad, and also are available to international students to pursue their studies at The University of Winnipeg.

Please submit your completed application to the Global College Office Coordinator at global.college@uwinnipeg.ca.

Application Deadlines for the 2024-25 Academic Year

Fall Term: August 1, 2024

Winter Term: November 1, 2024

Spring Term: March 1, 2025

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 Global College Bursary

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The Global College Bursary supports students enrolled in a Global College program (either the Human Rights BA or the MA in Peace and Conflict Studies) based on financial need. The amount of the bursary varies from year to year. Students who submit the University of Winnipeg's application for in-course awards will automatically be considered for this bursary.

 Norman J. and Gwen Axworthy Bursary Fund

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The Peace Education Fund, established by Former President Lloyd Axworthy in honour of his parents, is dedicated to supporting refugees and war-affected persons. Students who submit the University of Winnipeg's application for in-course awards will automatically be considered for this bursary.

Human Rights Student Travel Grant

On occasion, discretionary funding may be available to support student travel to human rights related conferences and events in North America. Please make inquiries with the Global College Office Coordinator at least two months before the anticipated date of travel. 


For information on all other Scholarships and Awards, please visit The University of Winnipeg's Awards and Financial Aid website.


TELUS Student Bursary

Value: $5,000

Deadline: April 24, 2024


  • Youth between the ages of 17 and 29 in critical financial need
  • Accepted into, or attending, a first undergraduate degree or diploma program at a college, university or polytechnic institute in Canada
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Commitment to delivering a social impact initiative during the course of their studies that will have a positive social or environmental impact in their community

Bursaries for the 2024-2025 Academic Year: Students can apply for a TELUS Student Bursary online via Scholarship Partners Canada from March 25 until April 24, 2024.

Athena Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship

Value: $3,000 (awarded directly to your institution)

Deadlines: Applications for the 2024 scholarship are now closed


  • Woman+ (including those who identify as female) aged 17-24 years old (as of January 1 of the current calendar year)
  • Entering or enrolled in an accredited public Manitoba post-secondary education institution for the coming academic year
  • A proven track record of contributing to the community, clear career aspirations, and demonstrable and/or developing leadership qualities
  • Exhibits financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or accredited visiting student

Young Leaders Fellowship Program

Deadline: Applications are now closed for 2024 program


Young Leaders Must:

  • Demonstrate commitment to their community;
  • Identify an issue in their community in the areas of education, health, or economic security;
  • Be between the ages of 18-26 at the start of the program (June 1, 2024);
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English;
  • Commit to doing the Community Needs Assessment in June, attending the 10-day in-person program in July, and spending the following year aiming to execute their community project;
  • Have access to email and the internet to allow for consistent communication with the MCW Global Team and Young Leaders Fellowship alumni-mentor for the duration of the year-long program;
  • Adhere to Young Leaders Fellowship graduation guidelines (to be provided upon acceptance to the program);
  • Be eligible for appropriate visa and travel documentation

About: The Young Leaders Fellowship Program equips young leaders from around the world with the project management skills and leadership competencies needed to address their communities’ most pressing issues. Through this year-long program, young leaders will identify and articulate a challenge in their community in the areas of health, education, or economic security and will be mentored and trained to devise a solution to this challenge by way of an implementable project plan.

Manulife Life Lessons Scholarship Program

Value: $10,000

Deadline: March 31, 2024

Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in or have been accepted to a college, university or trade school within Canada and will be attending full-time post-secondary in September and:

  • Are a permanent resident of Canada;
  • Are between 17 and 24 years of age at the time of application; and
  • Have experienced the death of a parent or legal guardian who had little or no life insurance coverage

Project Funding Opportunities for Students

Young Nature Leaders Grant

Deadline: Applications are now closed for the 2024 grant

Value: $1,000

Eligibility: Youth under 30

This grant/bursary was established for a young person (under 30) to develop and implement a youth-led, community-based project centered around nature and sustainability in Canada. This grant of $1,000 will support project implementation in the year 2024, to celebrate the role that nature plays in our Canadian culture and identity.

Interested applicants should submit either a two page essay or a short video (in English or French) outlining their proposed project. Project ideas will be evaluated by a volunteer Grant Selection Committee based on the following criteria:

  • Potential impact and benefits of the project;
  • Public engagement and reach of the project;
  • Possible involvement of Women for Nature members;
  • Creativity and clarity of the proposed project;
  • Effective use of the grant;
  • Possible engagement of underrepresented and diverse communities;
  • Must occur within Canada and adhere to CRA spending guidelines for charities; and
  • Only one grant submission per applicant.

The successful winner(s) may be matched with Women for Nature mentors who would be selected according to the scope and location of the winning project.

The successful project winner(s) will be asked to share their experience and results in a blog or video which may be published by Nature Canada and may be, along with information about the grant recipient, shared widely through our website, and other forms of media.

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