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.

Submit your application electronically or in-person by August 1, 2022. 

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 Global College Bursary

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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 needs. The amount of the bursary varies from year to year. Please find and fill out the application form below.  

Submit your application electronically by Sunday, October 17, 2021.

Please note: Applications should be submitted electronically to address before the deadline. Adobe PDF: Fill & Sign or printed, filled out, and scanned formats are acceptable.

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 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 support refugees and war-affected persons. This award can be used for enrolment in any University course or program. Please see the full application below for eligibility. 

Submit your application electronically by November 20, 2021.

Please note: Applications should be submitted electronically to address before the deadline. Adobe PDF: Fill & Sign or printed, filled out, and scanned formats are acceptable.

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Scholarships administered by Awards and Financial Aid Office, the University of Winnipeg:

President’s Scholarship for World Leaders

For new undergraduate, graduate, collegiate, PACE, and ELP students. 

Value: $3,500-5,000
Deadline: different deadlines for each term and division - earliest deadline is for PACE/ELP Spring/Summer 2021 students on March 1, 2021 - check website for more info

- applicant must be entering the first year of any of the above programs 
- must have a minimum 80% admission average or equivalent 
- must demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities
- must write a personal statement, submit a resume, and have two references on your extra-curricular activities

Please confirm your eligibility before applying. 


Athena’s 2021 Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship

For new or continuing students for the 2021/2022 academic year. 

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

Deadline: March 1, 2021 11:59PM


  • women aged 17-24 years old (as of Jan. 1, 2021)
  • entering or enrolled in an accredited public Manitoba post-secondary institution for the coming 2021/2022 academic year
  • proven track record of contributing to the community, clear career aspirations, and demonstrable/developing leadership qualities
  • exhibits financial need

Please confirm your eligibility before applying.

Project Funding Opportunities for Students (International and Domestic) - Young Leader Grant

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2021

Eligibility: Youth under 30

About: Each successful applicant receives $1,000 to develop and implement a project centred around promoting sustainability in Canada. The grant supports a youth-led, community-based project to be implemented in the year 2021. 

Please submit a 2-page essay or short video outlining your proposed project to apply.

Young Leaders Access Program

Deadline: March 1, 2021

Eligibility: Youth between 18-26 on July 1, 2021. Applicant must be fluent in English with a good internet connection. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to their community and must identify an issue in their community to address. 

About: This year-long program prepares youth to become community leaders through leadership development, global citizenship, and vision planning. The program begins with a 2-month community needs mapping project. After the community needs assessment, Young Leaders participate in a 3-month intensive project development and vision planning virtual program. Afterwards, participants spend 7 months developing their action plan with alumni mentors.

Please submit an essay, resume, 2 recommendation letters, and complete the online application

Manulife Life Lessons Scholarship Program

For post-secondary students (college, university, trade school).

Value: $10,000

Deadline: March 31, 2021


  • Canadian permanent resident
  • 17-24 years old at time of application
  • have experienced the death of a parent or legal guardian who had little or no life insurance coverage 

Please confirm your eligibility before applying.

Education Future International Scholarship

For undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Value: 2-10 lacs Indian rupees (~$3,480 CAD)
Deadline: March 15, 2021 

- Indian national with valid Indian passport
- minimum score of 60% in 10th and 12th
- applicant should demonstrate financial need (e.g., applicant should be planning to fund at least 50% of their studies through an education loan)
- open to all subjects of study 
- multiple scholarships available 

Please confirm your eligibility before applying.

Berows International Scholarship Program Test (BISPT)

For high school, undergraduate, diploma, and graduate students.

Value: up to $16,000 USD
Deadline: March 31, 2021

This is a merit-based scholarship. Applicants take an online examInation. Higher scores equal higher prizes. Applicants must register for the online examination and pay the entry fee ($7 USD). 
- open to all nationals 
- exam will be conducted in English or Hindi only
- exam is completely online 
- exam will take place April 11, 2021
- the time of the exam will be sent to the applicant some time after registration 
- exam has a time limitation 
- purely merit-based, no external recommendation needed 

Please confirm your eligibility before applying. 

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