External Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards

Bee Maid Fiftieth Anniversary Scholarship

Two separate scholarships will be awarded, each valued at $1,000. will recognize and encourage children and grandchildren of members and staff of BeeMaid Honey as they enter post-secondary study.

Bernard J. Persiko Merit Scholarship

The Bernard J. Persiko Merit Scholarship is an annual scholarship intended for Canadian students of all academic programs who wish to study at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for a semester or a year. The financial support is based on the length of each program at the Hebrew University and is provided by funds raised during the annual March Madness online college basketball tournament administered by the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University.


BeTheBoss.ca is Canada’s most informative franchise directory.  Four awards, valued at $1,000 each, will be awarded to post secondary students with an interest in franchising.  One award will be granted in each of the following four regions: Western Canada, Central Canada, Eastern Canada and Atlantic Canada. To be eligible, you must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada, and enrolled full-time in post-secondary studies. Please submit a 500-600 word commentary on the importance of franchising, including what it means to you and your community.  Apply via email to: Elana Lancit elana@frantechmedia.com

Building Foundations Bursaries

This bursary program is open to post-secondary students throughout the Province of Manitoba who attend college or university and either live in Manitoba Housing or in subsidized housing associated with Manitoba Housing.  Applications are evaluated based on a combination of academic excellence and volunteer work in the community.

Business Council of Manitoba Aboriginal Education Awards 

If you are of Aboriginal ancestry, you are eligible to apply for a Business Council of Manitoba Education Award if you meet the following criteria:  a citizen of Canada and permanent resident of Manitoba, having resided in Manitoba for the last 12 months, plan to attend a Manitoba Public Post-secondary Institution in any discipline (trades, business, general studies, science, etc) in the 2012-2013 academic year,  plan to maintain full time status (at least a 60% course load) - you are in need of financial assistance. Deadline is March 31 each year.

Application forms are now available online as well as from the UW Aboriginal Student Centre and Awards & Financial Aid office.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

The Dick Martin Scholarship Award. Any student enrolled, either full-time or part-time, in an occupational health and safety (OHS) related course or program at an accredited Canadian college or university leading to a certificate, diploma or degree in OHS. Programs include mine safety, occupational or industrial health and safety, industrial hygiene, safety management or other related safety program.

Canadian Dementia Resource and Knowledge Exchange

In partnership with the Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange is introducing a student bursary for undergraduate students currently enrolled in a gerontology-related field of study. 

Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship

A $2,000. scholarship will be awarded to a student who is a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant studying at the graduate level at a Canadian university engaged in research that will assist the protection of human rights in Canada.  

Canadian Youth Environmental Leadership Scholarship

The scholarship, worth $5000, will contribute to the advancement of new ideas and new ways of thinking when it comes to protecting the environment by supporting students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership and the environment. It will be awarded to two Canadian students who have completed at least two years of an undergraduate program, who best combine academic achievement and public environmental service. In order to apply, students will need to be nominated by their dean, another faculty member, or a community leader. For more information you can contact scholarship@hrbenefits.ca
CAPI Advancing a National Dialogue Award

The Awards Program, "Advancing a National Dialogue," seeks out fresh ideas from graduate students for policies or models that will enhance Canada's competitiveness in the emerging agriculture and agri-food world. This initiative has been made possible through the support of Farm Credit Canada (FCC). These awards are available to candidates who are studying at the graduate level.

Chinese Canadian Railroad Workers Foundation

Scholarship Award Opportunity - Foundation To Commemorate Chinese Railroad Workers in Canada.  Click here for details.

CIBC Run for the Cure Education Award

This year, participating full time top fundraising students in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Run for the Cure Post-Secondary Challenge have a chance to win a $2,500 CIBC Education Award.

Congress of Black Women of Manitoba Inc. Awards

The Congress of Black Women of Manitoba Inc.  offers scholarships to female Black students who are pursuing post-secondary education.

Council of the Federation Literacy Award 

Premier Greg Selinger is inviting Manitobans to nominate deserving adult learners for the 2013 Council of the Federation Literacy Award recognizing outstanding achievement in adult literacy. Deadline: May 31, 2013.

CRI Canada 2013 Learning Grant

Four learning grants of $1,000. each to eligible students for full-time study who is a member of Manitoba Credit Union. 

CWRA Scholarships in Water Resources

The Canadian Water Resources Association annually offers five scholarships. These scholarships are available to graduate students whose programs of study focus upon applied, natural, or social science aspects of water resources. All applicants will receive a one-year membership in the Canadian Water Resources Association.


The scholarships range from $250-$400 and are awarded based on a students marks, experience, volunteer/group participation, and Equals6 site participation. The scholarship are funded by the various companies registered with Equals6, and from Equals6 itself. The company is fairly new (was launched last year) and as it grows, the number of companies registered grows too, leading to more scholarships available for students. 

Ethan Bruce Johnston Minaker Award

The Ethan Bruce Johnston Minaker Award is being offered to encourage full access to post-secondary education for students with disabilities. The award will be offered to outstanding applicants who have a demonstrated strong commitment to the field of disability research, advocacy and support. Applications are available through the Accessibility Office at The University of Winnipeg or by request to: minakerjohnstonaward@gmail.com.

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Will award a $2,000 scholarship which will be presented in the winner's municipality. 

Fessenden-Trott Scholarship

This scholarship is available to undergraduate students attending a university in the Western provinces who have completed their first year (30 credit hours) of their first undergraduate degree program on a full-time basis, and have attained high academic standing in their post-secondary education to date. There are four scholarships valued at $9,000 CAD each.

Further information and the application forms may be requested directly from AUCC by contacting awards@aucc.ca, or by visiting the AUCC website. Students seeking nomination must submit completed applications to the UWinnipeg Awards & Financial Aid office by Monday June 2, 2014. 

Fulbright Canada

Fulbright Canada, a member of the prestigious worldwide Fulbright family, offers a wide range of programs that support Canadian students and scholars who wish to study, conduct research, or lecture in the United States.

GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program

The GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program in Canada is a unique program that provides financial support and skills development opportunities for accomplished first-year undergraduate students from recognized institutions who are pursuing degrees in the fields of engineering or business/management and are Canadian resident Aboriginal individuals who are either First Nation status or non-status, Métis or Inuit.

Grapevine Scholarships

Grapevine offers two $1000 scholarships for business students each year. Information on these two award scan be obtained by clicking on the links below.

Gardens Manitoba Bursary
Those pursuing education in gardening or horticulture are encouraged to apply for this bursary. Six $500 awards will be provided.

Indspire is the largest supporter of Indigenous education outside the federal government. To date Indspire has awarded more than $54 million in scholarships and bursaries to 16,000 First Nation, Inuit and Métis recipients nationwide. Indspire disburses funds to Indigenous youth across Canada, covering all disciplines in funding categories in post-secondary education.

Institute of Internal Auditors-Winnipeg Chapter Scholarships

Two $500 scholarships are available to a student enrolled in a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Business Administration or equivalent program with an interest in pursuing a career in internal auditing. Deadline is March 31 each year.

James Pon Memorial Award

The Foundation to Commemorate the Chinese Railroad Workers in Canada (FCCRWC) promotes understanding and awareness of the contribution to Canada by the Chinese Railroad Workers who  participated in the construction of the first transcontinental railway (the CPR) that united Canada  geographically and politically%u037E promoting the awareness of the government's legislation of unjust Immigration Acts against the Chinese pioneers and their families%u037E establishing scholarships%u037E and sponsoring other Canadian charitable organizations to promote Chinese Canadian History. The Foundation would like to encourage a deeper understanding of Chinese Canadian history by offering a cash award to the top three essays received annually for this scholarship contest. Deadline is May 31, 2014.

Jon Sigurdsson Chapter IODE Scholarships

IODE is a Canadian women’s charitable organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children, youth and those in need, through educational, social services and citizenship programs.

Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg: Manitoba Citizens' Bursary Fund for Aboriginal Peoples

This annual award is open to aboriginal students from The University of Winnipeg, The University of Manitoba and Brandon University. You must be a student with Aboriginal ancestry (First Nations, Metis, or Inuit) and demonstrate financial need. Students must maintain satisfactory grades to retain their eligibility. Also points will be given for extra-curricular/volunteer activities.

'Krill Oil Educate Your Heart' Scholarships

Everest Nutrition's Krill Oil will be giving $1,000 to two students, pursuing further education beyond a high school level, as part of the 'Krill Oil - Educate Your Heart' program.

L'Oréal Canada For Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowships

With the Support of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, L'Oréal Canada will give two (2) fellowships of $20,000 CAD each to female post-doctoral researchers in the field of Life Sciences. The fellowships offered alternate each year between the fields of Life Sciences and Engineering/Pure and Applied Sciences. This fellowship is a part of the For Women in Science Program which recognizes the importance of the contributions of women in the progress of science.  Applications will be reviewed by a panel of scientists, including representatives from the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and L'Oréal Canada. Candidates must conduct their research at a Canadian host institution or organization.

Louis Riel Bursary

These awards are available to Metis students attending participating universities in Manitoba. The funds for this award come from the Manitoba Metis Federation and are matched by the university.

For consideration, University of Winnipeg students are required to submit either the Opportunity Fund Bursary or the Awards & Bursaries application form by the specified due date and indicate they are Metis. The Louis Riel Institute confirms if applicants are eligible (by verifying Metis ancestry or MMF membership) and the university chooses the recipients. Students are eligible to apply for this award every year they are at the university. 

Louis Riel Institute Bursaries

The Louis Riel Institute administers several scholarships and bursaries.  These scholarships or bursaries are available to Métis students at post secondary institutions.

MADD Canada Victim Bursary Fund

The MADD Canada Victim Bursary Fund is for Canadian students who have had a parent, legal guardian or sibling killed in an impaired-driving crash and who are pursuing any full time post-secondary educational program that is approved by a provincial Ministry of Education. 

Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children

Two academic scholarships ($750 each) and two transition scholarships ($750 each).  The two transition scholarships will apply to Students with Disabilities.  

Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union (MGEU) Awards

Each year the MGEU awards over $20,000 in bursaries and scholarships to Manitobans pursuing post-secondary education and training program. In addition, since the MGEU is a member of the National Union of Public and General Employees Union, children of our members who are starting a post-secondary education are also eligible for NUPGE’s scholarships. Deadlines are May 15 and June 30.

Manitoba Legislative Internship Program

Open to 6 Manitoba students who have graduated by September, 2013 from a degree program in any discipline at a Manitoba university and to permanent Manitoba residents studying outside the province to experience the legislative process within the Manitoba Legislature. 

Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Employment Equity Awards

Manitoba Lotteries has an Employment Equity Education Awards program to promote their commitment to Employment Equity and assist in meeting future employment needs. Applications are reviewed in October of each year in the areas of Information Technology and Management.

Manitoba NEAHR Program

The Manitoba Network Environment for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHR) Program seeks to expand the pool of indigenous health researchers and contribute to the development of a sustainable and collaborative research environment for First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities in Manitoba.

Manitoba Theatre Centre

The Manitoba Theatre Centre offers scholarships to students pursuing diplomas and degrees in Theatre. 

 Mattinson Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) administers up to six (6) $2500. scholarships, tenable for one academic year, to encourage Canadian students with permanent disabilities entering full-time studies in first year or already enrolled in a first bachelor degree program.

Mr. & Mrs. L. Dexter Woodman Scholarship

If you are from Essex, Massachusetts you may be eligible for this award.

 My Visa Source

My Visa Source awards merit-based scholarships for students pursuing higher education with an emphasis in law.

Out on Bay Street

A national non-profit organization that strives to facilitate the professional development of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied (LGBTQA) students as they transition from school to the workplace. This new scholarship program will provide 2 post-secondary student recipients with a financial award to help defray the costs of higher education.

Prairie Water News Graduate Scholarship

A one-time scholarship is offered to support a graduate student with a study and research program contributing to collaborative approaches to managing the challenges associated with rural water sources, water supplies, water quality and human health, or protection of water. Open to students entering or continuing studies in a Master’s (up to 24 months) or Doctoral (up to 36 months) program whose research contributes to discovering and promoting collaborative approaches to water supply management, and water quality protection and enhancement. The student must be registered full-time in a graduate studies program at an institution in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba. For more information contact hudym@src.sk.ca

Progressive Automations' Annual Scholarship Program

Progressive Automation is giving away $1,000 dollars in scholarships to two engineering students each year. Our goal is to promote a better, more affordable engineering education and make it more accessible to students. Deadline: June 15, 2014.

Rabin Scholarship Fund for the Advancement of Peace and Tolerance

The Rabin Scholarship Fund for the Advancement of Peace and Tolerance was created to enable three scholars - Canadian, Jewish Israeli and Arab Israeli - to study or advance their research. The financial support is tenable for a one year period at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The program is open to doctoral students at accredited universities, or recent PhDs within 5 years of receiving the degree, focusing on areas relating to the advancement of peace and tolerance.

RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program

Selected students are awarded up to $4,000 each academic year for two to four years to use towards tuition, textbooks, supplies and living expenses. For students majoring in disciplines related to the financial services industry, or students majoring in disciplines unrelated to the financial services industry. You may also contact aboriginalstudentawards@rbc.com.

RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship for Undergraduates

Scholarship opportunity being offered by RBC for 6 undergraduate students.

Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarship is a postgraduate award supporting exceptional students at the University of Oxford in England. It is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship program in the world. The scholarship includes tuition and fees, and a stipend covering living expenses for two years of study at the University of Oxford. Each year Canada sends seven student leaders to England. Students must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, born between October 2, 1989 and October 1, 1995, and have received an undergraduate degree before taking up the scholarship in 2014.
Note: Applicants are nominated by the President of each school. The internal deadline to apply is September 13, 2013. To apply, please submit the information below and send to Awards and Financial Aid, 1C22 (Centennial Hall). If you are selected for nomination by the President, you will then receive a special code to access the online application by October 18, 2013 (the Rhodes deadline).

  • Transcript (complete or in progress) of undergraduate study. You can also submit a copy of your WebAdvisor statement with your grades
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume - listing your principle activities
  • Personal Statement  - including a clear statement of what you wish to study at Oxford and why
  • Evidence of Age - copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • English Language Proficiency - if English is not your first language
  • Photograph of yourself
  • Reference Letters - a minimum of four, from people who can attest to your character and intellect, including academic, personal, extra-curricular, and leadership achievements.  

Robert E. Oliver Scholarship

A $1,500 scholarship is given to a full-time post secondary student who is enrolled in an undergraduate advertising or marketing program at a Canadian university or college. 

R.W.F. Hunt Scholarship

A $1000. bursary is available to students entering first or second year who are majoring in business administration, marketing or related business programs.

SeniorsZen Scholarship

SeniorsZen.com offers scholarships to students enrolled full time in a diploma, undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited Canadian college, university or trade school. To be eligible you must be a legal resident of Canada or hold a valid student visa. Scholarships are awarded based upon an essay on a topic related to senior living in Canada. This is an annual scholarship. The application deadline is August 1st 2014 and February 1st, 2015.

Seven Oaks General Hospital Bursary

Seven Oaks General Hospital recognizes the importance of providing opportunities to staff, volunteers, and students in support of their ongoing educational endeavours.

Sharda University Scholarships

Offers twenty (20) scholarships to foreign students in order to attend its 2 week Cultural Experience program in India.  

Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program

The aim of the Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program is to help young adults manage the additional challenges that come with having ADHD and be even more successful in school and their daily life. We also hope that our program will raise awareness regarding the benefits of ADHD coaching. The program is open to residents of Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Québec. One applicant will be selected out of each province, for a total of five awardees. Selection will be based on a personal essay describing how ADHD has impacted the applicant’s life, and their thoughts about ADHD coaching. The deadline for submitting applications is April 15, 2014.

Silver Cross Scholarship

SILVER CROSS is offering two Ability Achievement $3000 Scholarships for physically challenged students. One in the USA and one in Canada. 

Small Business Online Coach (SBOC) Awards

For individuals to be eligible for these scholarships they must be enrolled at a Canadian college or university and meet the eligibility requirements listed for each scholarship.


Steps in the Right Direction Award

Career Trek Inc. and our partner The Winnipeg Foundation are delighted to announce a new award opportunity. The Career Trek Steps in the Right Direction Award  is for graduating grade 12 students and previous graduates who participated in Career Trek programming and who meet the specific criteria of the award. Deadline: May 31, 2013.


They have identified ten $500 awards available for application with deadlines ranging from April 1 - December 30, 2014 for the various awards.

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program

In recognition of having demonstrated the highest ideals and qualities of citizenship and humanitarian service while in pursuit of excellence in academic, amateur sport, fitness, health and voluntary community service. In so doing has reflected those ideals of courage, humanitarianism, service and compassion, which Terry Fox embodied. Deadline: February 1 of each year.

The Aboriginal Circle of Educators

Supplies a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Aboriginal students.

The Dalton Camp Award

Established by Friends of Canadian Broadcasting in 2002, the Dalton Camp Award, honours the memory of the late Dalton Camp, a distinguished commentator on Canadian public affairs.  The Award will go to the winner of an essay competition on the link between democracy and the media in Canada.  Up to four finalists will also be recognized. 

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award - Manitoba

Founded in 1956 by His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, the Award was officially launched in Canada in 1963 for all young Canadians between the ages of 14 to 24. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award will give you the chance to set goals and achieve results in a fun and challenging way! You can explore new activities and pursue current interests. You can hang out with others your age, experience incredible adventures you never thought possible, dream big and succeed! Through the Award’s three levels (Bronze, Silver, and Gold) you’ll have the chance to tackle and make great strides in the following areas: community service, exploring your skills, experiencing the outdoors, physical fitness, and a residential project. 

The Maritime Dairy Industry Scholarship

Various partners of the Maritime dairy industry have established the Maritime Dairy Industry Scholarship in order to support the academic efforts of students committed to securing the future of a successful Canadian dairy industry.  .

The Mary Guilbault Métis Bursary

The Mary Guilbault Métis Bursary is an award available to Manitoba Métis students who excel in their academics and community. Any Métis student enrolled in their second year or more at a post-secondary institution in Manitoba may apply.  All applicants must have resided in Manitoba for at least 12 months. This bursary was named in honour of Mrs. Mary Guilbault, a respected Elder in the Métis community and a pivotal player in the creation of the Manitoba Métis Federation.

The Mona Gray Creative Arts Scholarship

Open to Manitobans of all backgrounds, the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba is proud to award annually to a Bachelor's Degree graduate of a Manitoba university, who is pursuing graduate studies within or outside of Manitoba in one of the following areas: Creative Writing; Film; Fine Arts; Music; Theatre;Dance; or Photography. The scholarship is based on artistic achievement, financial need, community/volunteer involvement and academic achievement.   

The National Union's Scholarship Program

Four awards of $1,500 given each year to children of NUPGE members.Each year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers four scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers. They are open to the children of the National Union’s 340,000 members who are starting a post-secondary education.  

The Percy Lanham Bursary

The Percy Lanham bursary is a bursary to assist with tuition, book and supply cost and if possible to living expenses to students attended post-secondary schooling. Bursaries shall be available to students who have completed more than one year of study. Deadline: July 15 each year.

The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

Information on Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre's scholarships and apprenticeships. 

Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre Awards

There are three award opportunities for the 2013-14 academic year. Applications are due in November.

Vita Health Products Inc.

Will sponsor one student per year, up to a maximum of four students at any time, through the four years of their undergraduate studies, who are enrolled full-time in an eligible, recognized science program.  The selected student(s) will receive $500.00 each towards their tuition each year of the program up to a maximum of four consecutive years.

Women of Distinction Awards

This award recognizes a woman's outstanding achievements in the expression, performance, development, preservation or patronage of the visual, literary, performing or creative arts.

Women's Opportunity Awards  - Soroptimist International of Winnipeg

If you are a female head of a household with one or more dependents , have financial need & attending an undergraduate degree program, you are eligible to apply.

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