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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.

Applications can be submitted in-person to the Global College Office Coordinator at 1MS20 or electronically to global.college@uwinnipeg.ca

Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

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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.

 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.

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.


Athena’s Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship- APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2023

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


  • women aged 17-24 years old (as of Jan. 1, 2023)
  • entering or enrolled in an accredited public Manitoba post-secondary institution for the coming 2023/2024 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, 2024

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, 2024

Eligibility: Youth between 18-26 on July 1, 2023. 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, 2024


  • 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, 2024 

- 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.

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