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Scholarships & Bursaries

Women's & Gender Studies


IMPORTANT: Students must ensure that they have declared their Major in Women's & Gender Studies in order to be eligible and considered for the following awards.

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The following awards are adjudicated by the Department of Women’s & Gender Studies:

University of Winnipeg Women's Auxiliary Scholarship in Women's Studies
This scholarship, provided by the Women’s Auxiliary, is awarded to an outstanding student who is majoring in Women's and Gender Studies.

Women's and Gender Studies Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who has completed at least 30 credit hours and is majoring in Women's and Gender Studies. Preference will be given to a student who has made a contribution to the community.

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The following awards are adjudicated by Awards and Financial Aid. Students must fill out the Awards and Bursaries and Scholarship application forms to apply for these awards. Forms will be online in late July here. Some of these awards may or may not be available for the current academic year.

Business & Professional Women (BPW) Winnipeg Central Bursary
This bursary will be awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need and has either prioritized family responsibilities ahead of personal educational goals, or who comes from a single parent household and may have difficulty completing educational goals. The recipient must be a Canadian citizen studying Women’s & Gender Studies or related studies, Politics or Economics. Preference will be given to a woman demonstrating a strong record of involvement in the community or sports.

Edwin and Anne Eagle Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship commemorates Edwin & Anne Eagle's dedication to the University, and will be awarded to an outstanding student in the Department of Classics. Professor Emeritus Edwin Eagle taught Classics at United College, which became The University of Winnipeg, for over 40 years. He served as the Departments only member from 1940-60, as Dean of Arts and Science from 1960-68, and as Department Head in Classics until his retirement in 1976. Dr. Edwin Eagle served faithfully as the last Dean of Arts and Science of United College, and as the first Dean of Arts and Science at The University of Winnipeg, and his efforts were instrumental in establishing The University of Winnipeg. Dr. Eagle also demonstrated his strong support for Women’s and Gender Studies programs. In the event that a suitable candidate is not found in the Department of Classics, the award may be given to a student enrolled in Women's and Gender Studies.

Susan A. Thompson Bursary in Women's and Gender Studies
This bursary was established by Susan A. Thompson, the first C.E.O. of The University of Winnipeg Foundation, the first woman Mayor of Winnipeg, the first woman Rotarian in Manitoba, and the first woman to be named Consul General of the Canadian Consulate in Minneapolis. This bursary will provide funds to a deserving student who has completed at least 30 credits hours and is continuing with a major in Women's and Gender Studies. In the event that there are no applicants for the bursary, the Department of Women's and Gender Studies may put forward a nominee. If a suitable candidate is not available, the award will then be open to any student majoring in Politics.

Dr. Royden and Dr. Angela Davis Memorial Scholarship 
This scholarship will be awarded to a student in Women's and Gender Studies who is intending to pursue a graduate or professional degree. Preference may be given to someone pursing Cultural Studies. This award has been established in honour and memory of Dr. Royden Davis and his wife Dr. Angela Davis, by their children Sara, Christopher, Jonathan, Rowan, and Michael Davis and their families. Dr. Royden Davis was a highly respected dermatologist; Dr. Angela Davis was a graduate and instructor at The University of Winnipeg, and had a long-standing and passionate interest in history, art and further education. Royden and Angela shared a belief in the pursuit of knowledge and the value of a university education.