Help
Throughout the academic year, University College of the North (UCN) Financial Aid and Awards staff assist students by administering awards, bursaries and scholarships that have been made possible through the generosity of many individuals, businesses, corporations, associations, and service organizations. These awards cover the specific requests of the donors and are intended to assist students who have shown outstanding academic achievement, leadership, school or community involvement and/or are in need of financial assistance. For further information on other awards, bursaries and scholarships visit StudentAwardsUniversities CanadaAssociation of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies, Manitoba ScholarshipsDisability AwardsStudentScholarships.org, or ScholarshipsCanada.

How to Apply for Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships
  1. Explore the complete list of awards, bursaries and scholarships available through both University College of the North
    and *external sources. Determine the ones you are eligible to apply for based on the criteria. Note: Eligibility criteria and
    application requirements vary, so please be sure to read the details carefully before applying.
  2. Download the application form or apply online if a web address is provided.
  3. Submit the completed application and make sure to include any additional requirements needed, e.g., essay, volunteer
    experience, transcripts, documents proving your identity, etc.

*External awards are not funded by UCN. Although the Financial Aid and Awards staff attempt to ensure that external awards listed are legitimate, we cannot guarantee the validity of any claims made by an external party. Students should be aware of phishing attempts and are encouraged to independently research external award organizations before providing any personal information.

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UCN Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Terms
 
  • Award: usually involves multiple criteria such as academic achievement,
    financial need and school or community involvement
  • Bursary: usually given to a recipient based on financial need and
    satisfactory academic progress
  • Scholarship: usually given to a recipient primarily based on academic achievement

A list of awards, bursaries and scholarships follows or you may select one of these categories (brief description, corresponding application(s),
contact information, and mail/delivery information are included):

Entrance Awards
General Awards
Indigenous Student Awards
Business Awards
Health Awards
Education Awards
Trades & Technology Awards

Convocation Awards
Contests & Rewards

 

ENTRANCE AWARDS                                                                                                                                                               

Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation (CSTF)
The Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation (CSTF) is passionate about supporting post-secondary education (PSE) for all Canadians and believes that finances should not be a barrier to accessing higher education. That’s why they’ve invested $150,000 to support students in realizing their dreams of attending post-secondary school.

Eligibility Criteria
In order to be eligible to apply, students must:
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident in Canada
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have completed high school level education (or equivalent)
  • Be accepted to a PSE program at an eligible institution in Canada
Deadline for applications is May 7, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET.
CICan Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Program Pre-Selection
UCN CICan Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Program Pre-Selection Application

The CICan Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Program aims to provide financial support to college and institute students that demonstrate financial need and who often face greater challenges and barriers to participate and complete post-secondary education. Students attending colleges or institutes in rural, remote, or northern areas will be given preference for the 20 bursaries of up to $5,000 each. Pre-selection will be done by University College of the North and one successful applicant will be forwarded to Colleges and Institutes Canada for consideration; final selections will be done by a national committee. Deadline for pre-selection applications is August 18, 2021 at 4:30 pm (CST). The applicant must be a Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, permanent resident, or protected person, must be enrolled full-time in the first year of a multi-year post-secondary program and must be in financial need. Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN CICan Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Program Pre-Selection application, write an essay (max 10 000 characters) describing their community involvement and the impact that the bursary will have on their ability to attend education at a college or institute, write an essay (max 750 characters) describing the financial impact that the bursary would have, and an essay (max 750 characters) on how the bursary will help eliminate challenges or barriers to participating in and completing education. Applicants are also required to provide three letters of support (can be from a past or current employer, teacher, college administrator, community member, or campus organization, someone involved in student services or a faculty member), a confirmation of full-time enrolment letter and a copy of their acceptance letter. Students funded by student loan must submit loan documentation detailing the loan amount, disbursement dates, etc.
 
 
CNIB Post-Secondary Scholarships
CNIB post-secondary scholarships help support people who are blind or partially sighted in their educational journeys. If you are pursuing a post-secondary diploma, degree, skilled trades certificate or apprenticeship program, we encourage you to apply! Deadline for applications is June 30, 2021.

For more information visit 
https://cnib.ca/en/cnib-post-secondary-scholarships?region=mb.
Horatio Alger Vocational & Technical Education Scholarship
The Horatio Alger Association of Canada seeks to assist students who demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, commitment to pursue career or technical certification/degree, and a desire to contribute to society. 25 - $3,000 Scholarships. Deadline for application is July 15, 2021.
 
Eligibility Criteria
To be considered eligible for a Horatio Alger Vocational & Technical Education Scholarship, applicants must:
  • Have completed high school (or earned high school equivalency credential) by Spring
  • Be enrolled in a 3 years or less career or technical degree/certificate program in Fall that will lead to employment
  • Demonstrated critical financial need
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a Canadian citizen
For more information and/or to apply visit https://horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/about-our-scholarships-programs/vocational-technical-scholarships/.
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Kay Campbell Scholarship
Kay Campbell Scholarship Application

The Kay Campbell Scholarship is open to all students entering a post-secondary program in a "helping" profession. Such programs would include, but are not limited to, nursing, social work, child care, education, medicine, ministry, etc. Applicants are required to write about their community and/or school involvement and how their education will benefit them and their community. Deadline for application is May 15 annually; scholarship amount: $1,000.
 
Eligibility
Thompson Campus Students
 
Specific Instruction
Completed application and two letters of reference must be received by St. John's United Church by May 15 annually. Applications are to be sent to: Kay Campbell Scholarship Fund, c/o St. John's United Church, 52 Caribou Road, Thompson, Manitoba, R8N 0L1.
 
For further information call (204) 677-4495.
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Manitoba Blue Cross Bursary for Students with Special Needs
UCN Manitoba Blue Cross Bursary for Students with Special Needs Application

The Manitoba Blue Cross Bursary for Students with Special Needs is open to all students entering full-time studies in any post-secondary program at University College of the North who must incur additional expenses to attend university/college due to a physical or other disability. Applicants must be a resident of Manitoba. Selection is based on academic standing and financial need. Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN Manitoba Blue Cross Bursary for Students with Special Needs application and provide a copy of all high school transcripts, a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance and proof of disability. Students funded by student loan must submit loan documentation detailing the loan amount, disbursement dates, etc. Deadline for application is October 13, 2021 at 4:30 pm (CST); bursary amount: $750.


Manitoba Blue Cross Entrance Award
UCN Manitoba Blue Cross Entrance Award Application
The Manitoba Blue Cross Entrance Award is open to all recent Grade 12 or Mature High School graduates who reside in Manitoba and who are enrolled full-time in any post-secondary program at University College of the North. Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN Manitoba Blue Cross Entrance Award application and provide a copy of all official high school transcripts and a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Students funded by student loan must submit loan documentation detailing the loan amount, disbursement dates, etc. Selection is based on high academic standing and financial need. Deadline for application is October 20, 2021 at 4:30 pm (CST); award amount: $750.
 
 
Manitoba Blue Cross Travellers Bursary
UCN Manitoba Blue Cross Travellers Bursary Application
The Manitoba Blue Cross Travellers Bursary is open to all recent Grade 12 or Mature High School graduates who reside in Manitoba and who are enrolled full-time in any post-secondary program at University College of the North. Selection is based on high academic standing, financial need and who must travel more than 100 kilometers (one way) to attend university/college. Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN Manitoba Blue Cross Travellers Bursary application and provide a copy of all official high school transcripts and a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Students funded by student loan must submit loan documentation detailing the loan amount, disbursement dates, etc. Deadline for application is October 20, 2021 at 4:30 pm (CST); bursary amount: $750.
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Press Radio Entrance Bursary
UCN Press Radio Entrance Bursary Application
The Press Radio Entrance Bursary is open to all students who are entering full-time in an undergraduate degree program at University College of the North. Selection is based on acceptable academic performance (GPA of 2.0 or higher) and financial need. Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN Press Radio Entrance Bursary application, a letter of reference from a current instructor and a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Students funded by student loan must submit loan documentation detailing the loan amount, disbursement dates, etc. Deadline for application is November 3, 2021 at 4:30 pm (CST); bursaries: 3; bursary amount: $500.
 
 
Scholarship for Black Students
This scholarship is for Black students who planning to enter the 1st, full-time year of a Canadian public, post-secondary education program and are children/grandchildren or foster children/grandchildren of a NUPGE member. It is awarded for the best 750-1000 word essay on the contributions of two trailblazers of African descent and how these have benefited the applicant as a person. Deadline for application is July 5, 2021​.
 
Eligibility
As an affiliate all MGEU members are members of NUPGE
 
For more information and/or to obtain an application form visit https://www.mgeu.ca/for-members/scholarships-and-bursaries.
 
 
Scholarship for LGBTQI2S Students
The Scholarship for LGBTQI2S students is open to all students who are children/grandchildren (including foster children/grandchildren) of a current or retired member of a Component or affiliate of the of National Union of Public and General Employees and are planning to enter the first year of a Canadian public, post-secondary education institution in 2021/2022. The winner will be determined on the basis of a 750 to 1,000 word essay on: The importance of trade unions in supporting the LGBTQI2S community. Deadline for application is July 5, 2021; scholarship amount: $2,500.
 
Eligibility
As an affiliate all MGEU members are members of NUPGE
 
For more information and/or to obtain an application form visit https://www.mgeu.ca/for-members/scholarships-and-bursaries.
 
 
Scholarship for Students of Colour
The Scholarship for Students of Colour is open to all students of colour who are children/grandchildren (including foster children/grandchildren) of a current or retired member of a Component or affiliate of the National Union of Public and General Employees and are planning to enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education in 2021/2022. It will be awarded for the best 750-1,000 word essay on: The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of people of colour. Deadline for application is July 5, 2021; scholarship amount: $2,500.
 
Eligibility
As an affiliate all MGEU members are members of NUPGE
 
For more information and/or to obtain an application form visit https://www.mgeu.ca/for-members/scholarships-and-bursaries.
 
 
The Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship
The Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship is open to all students who are entering a field of study in policing, criminal justice, community services or health care and are children/grandchildren (including foster children/grandchildren) of a current or retired member of a Component or affiliate of the National Union of Public and General Employees and are planning to enter the first year of a Canadian public, post-secondary education institution in 2021/2022. It will be awarded for the best 750 to 1,000 word essay on: The importance of your field of study in either policing, criminal justice services or health care in delivering public services to Canadians. Deadline for application is July 5, 2021; scholarship amount $2,500.
 
Eligibility
As an affiliate all MGEU members are members of NUPGE
 
For more information and/or to obtain an application form visit https://www.mgeu.ca/for-members/scholarships-and-bursaries.
 
 
The Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship
The Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship is open to all students with a disability and who are children/grandchildren (including foster children/grandchildren) of a current or retired member of a Component or affiliate of the National Union of Public and General Employees and are planning to enter the first year of a Canadian public, post-secondary education institution in 2021/2022. The winner will be determined on the basis of a 750 to 1,000 word essay on: The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of people with disabilities. Deadline for application is July 5, 2021; scholarship amount $2,500.
 
Eligibility
As an affiliate all MGEU members are members of NUPGE
 
For more information and/or to obtain an application form visit https://www.mgeu.ca/for-members/scholarships-and-bursaries.
 
 
The Tommy Douglas Scholarship
The Tommy Douglas Scholarship is open to all students who are children/grandchildren (including foster children/grandchildren) of a current or retired member of a Component or affiliate of the National Union of Public and General Employees and are planning to enter the first year of a Canadian public, post-secondary education institution in 2021/2022. The winner will be determined on the basis of a 750 to 1,000 word essay on: How Tommy Douglas' life contributed to making Canada a more just and equitable society. Deadline for application is July 5, 2021; scholarship amount: $2,500.
 
Eligibility
As an affiliate all MGEU members are members of NUPGE
 
For more information and/or to obtain an application form visit https://www.mgeu.ca/for-members/scholarships-and-bursaries.
 
 
Voices Scholarship Program
Voices is pleased to provide four awards to young people from care who are pursing their post-secondary education:
  • The Voices Bursary, 2 - $1,000 prizes
  • The Marie Christian Award (also known as the Lemonade Award) , 1 - $1,000 prize
  • The Reaching for the Stars Scholarship, 1 - $500 prize
    (Only applicants who are female or identify as female are eligible for The Reaching for the Stars Scholarship​)
  • The Honouring Our Youth Scholarship, 1 - $1,000 prize
Eligibility
You are eligible for these awards if:
 
(1) You are currently in-care, or you were living in the care of a Manitoba Child and Family Services agency for a minimum of 1 year, which means you have been at least one of the following:
  • Designated a temporary or permanent ward
  • Designated a voluntary placement agreement (VPA)
  • Placed in a place of safety, group home, kinship care, foster home or adoption by an agency
(2) You have met the college, university, and/or program entry requirements
(3) You have demonstrated financial need
 
Deadline for applications is August 15, 2021.
 
For more information and/or to obtain an application form visit Voices Scholarship Program.
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Young Worker Scholarship
The Young Worker Scholarship is open to all those who are under the age of 30 as of July 6, 2020 and are members or children/grandchildren (including foster children/grandchildren) of a current or retired member of a Component or affiliate of the National Union of Public and General Employees and are attending or planning to enter a Canadian public, post-secondary education institution in 2021/2022. The winner will be determined on the basis of a 750 to 1,000 word essay on: In what ways are unions still important in the contemporary workplace? Deadline for application is July 5, 2021; scholarship amount: $2,500.
 
Eligibility
As an affiliate all MGEU members are members of NUPGE
 
For more information and/or to obtain an application form visit https://www.mgeu.ca/for-members/scholarships-and-bursaries.
GENERAL AWARDS                                                                                                                                                                 

Advancing Futures Bursary

The Advancing Futures Bursary is being offered to students, currently or previously in the care of a Manitoba Child and Family Services agency, pursuing post-secondary studies. This bursary, coordinated through the Futures Forward program, is intended to assist individuals with education costs to support their training and employment pathway.
 
Bursaries up to $10,000 will be based on:
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Good academic standing
  • Demonstrated career focus
Eligible Programs:
  • Diploma or degree through a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Apprenticeship Technical Training is NOT eligible.
Eligibility:
  • A resident of Manitoba
  • Currently or previously in the care of a Manitoba Child and Family Services agency, and
  • A CURRENT student at a recognized post-secondary institution (began studies PRIOR to January 2019); full-time and part-time students are eligible, however greater priority will be given to full-time studies
How to apply:
  • Complete the Advancing Futures Bursary application and consent form which can be found at https://www.futuresforward.ca/advancing-futures-bursary
  • Include a copy of your most recent academic transcript
  • Provide a cover letter (or include within Section 6 of the application) describing why you chose your current post-secondary program, and your aspirations for the future
  • First time applicants, who are former youth in care, will be required to provide a letter from their previous CFS agency confirming they are a former ward of the agency
Application deadline is May 7, 2021 at 4:30 pm.
 
For more information and/or assistance contact Sam Pothier or Sam Olea via phone at (204) 987- 8661 or email Advancingfutures@yesmb.ca.
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BUILDINGFoundations Bursaries
Manitoba Housing understands the vital role education plays in improving the quality of lives.
 
That's why Manitoba Housing's bursary fund provides nine $1,000 bursaries to post-secondary students living in subsidized rental housing units in Manitoba or receiving a rental subsidy funded by Manitoba Housing.
 
Bursaries are awarded based on academic achievement and community participation. Mature students are encouraged to apply. Deadline for application is September 30th each year.
 
For more information and/or to obtain an application form visit http://www.gov.mb.ca/housing/mh/tenants/bursary.html.
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Career Trek Graduate Scholarships
Career Trek supports graduates as they start post-secondary education.

If you:

  • Have participated in a Career Trek program
  • Are enrolled in a post-secondary program (or will be)
  • Meet the other application requirements

you are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications is Summer 2022.

For more information visit https://careertrek.ca/resources/scholarships-awards-bursaries/.
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Children's Aid Foundation Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded once a year through a competitive process and decisions are made by the Children Aid Foundation of Canada’s Scholarship Award Committee. Scholarships for the 2020-21 school year ranged from $2,500 to $5,000.

Online scholarship application forms are due before 5 pm on Monday, February 15th, 2021, and supporting documentation must be received at the Children’s Aid Foundation office no later than 5pm, Wednesday February 24th, 2021.

For more information and/or to apply visit https://www.cafdn.org/for-youth/educational-support#1501178116931-d5e77653-0cd3​​.
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Evans Premachuk Scholarship
UCN Evans Premachuk Scholarship Application
The Evans Premachuk Scholarship is open to any student who is enrolled full-time in the second, third, fourth, or fifth year of at least a two year post-secondary program at University College of the North. Selection is based on academic standing (GPA of 3.0 or higher) and community and/or school involvement. Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN Evans Premachuk Scholarship application and provide a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Applicants are also required to write a one page essay describing their educational goals, future plans and community and/or school involvement. Deadline for application is March 9, 2022 at 4:30 pm (CST); scholarships: 4; scholarship amount: $300.
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Evans Premachuk "The Book That Inspired Me Award"
UCN Evans Premachuk "The Book That Inspired Me Award" Application
The Evans Premachuk "The Book That Inspired Me Award" is open to all students who are enrolled full-time or part-time in any post-secondary program at University College of the North. Selection is based on an essay submission and acceptable academic standing (GPA of 2.0 or higher). Applicants are required to read a book (fiction, romance, comic, drama, mystery, etc., minimum 150 pages) and write a 700-1,000 word essay describing how the book they read inspired them. Applicants are also required to complete a UCN Evans Premachuk "The Book That Inspired Me Award" application and provide a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance.

Applicants must use appropriate spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, paragraphing, capitalization, and grammar. Note: Applicants may not submit an essay that has been previously used to fulfill a course requirement; any submissions suspect of plagiarism will not be considered.

Deadline for application is January 12, 2022 at 4:30 pm (CST); awards: 4; award amount: $250.
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Gordon Dick Memorial Award
UCN Gordon Dick Memorial Award Application
The Gordon Dick Memorial Award is open to all students who are enrolled full-time in any program at University College of the North The Pas Campus and who are dealing with the challenges of personal debt. Applicants are required to provide an original typed essay of no less than 250 words (not to exceed 500 words) on one of the following four topics: “Some of the difficulties I encountered in finding financial resources to fund my education include…”, “More should be done by the government to help alleviate student financial debt because…”, “A university/college education is an expensive commitment…”, “I wish there were more student loans, awards and bursaries available to me because…”. Applicants are also required to submit a completed UCN Gordon Dick Memorial Award application and provide a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Students funded by student loan must submit loan documentation detailing the loan amount, disbursement dates, etc. The Pas Student Association Council will select the candidate who genuinely reflects the spirit of this award. Deadline for application is January 19, 2022 at 4:30 pm (CST); awards: number awarded each year varies; award amount: $250.

Eligibility
The Pas Campus Students
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HowToSaveMoney Scholarship
HowToSaveMoney (a WeyMedia Inc. business) proudly announces its 2nd annual scholarship available to Canadian students enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate studies.

In order to qualify for this scholarship, the student must:

  • Be a graduate or undergraduate student enrolled and attending a Canadian university or college, and in at least the second year of their post-secondary studies.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (or equivalent).
  • Submit an essay in Word or PDF (tell us your relationship with money in 500 words or more).
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Deadline for application is October 8, 2021.

For more information and/or to apply visit https://www.howtosavemoney.ca/scholarship-canada.
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IBD Scholarship
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program supports students in achieving their academic goals while they make a lasting and meaningful difference in their communities. Every year we award $5,000 scholarships to ten inspiring students attending a Canadian post-secondary institution for the upcoming fall semester.

Application Requirements
Applicants of any age are encouraged to apply and must be:

  • A citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Diagnosed with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis by a health care professional
  • Seeking a diploma, associate, undergraduate, or graduate degree from a Canadian university, college or trade school
  • Enrolled in or awaiting acceptance from a Canadian-based post-secondary educational institution for the 2021 fall semester
  • A student who demonstrates academic aspiration and strives to sustain an optimal level of wellness, allowing them to excel to reach their goals and inspire others to do the same.

Deadline for application is June 1, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT.

For more information and/or to apply visit https://crohnsandcolitis.ca/Support-for-You/IBD-Scholarships.
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Jeanne Henuset-Fraser Memorial Bursary for Rural Manitoba Students
Established to honour the memory of Jeanne Henuset-Fraser, to enable students from a rural background to fulfill their educational dreams at a Canadian post-secondary institution of their choice. Jeanne was raised on a farm in Pipestone Manitoba, the oldest of five siblings. She excelled in school, however, the passing of her mother necessitated Jeanne to quit school at the tender age of 12 to look after her father and her four younger brothers. As she couldn’t fulfill her dreams for higher education, she was always a strong advocate for all her nieces and nephews to attain a higher education. Jeanne hoped that this bursary would enable others to fulfill their dreams. Deadline for application is July 15 at midnight.

One or more bursaries, ranging from $500 to $2,500 in value, applied directly to tuition.

The applicant must be:

  • Have resided in rural Manitoba (outside of Winnipeg and Brandon).
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Entering second year of study or beyond at a Canadian post-secondary in the upcoming Fall.
  • Pursuing a career-oriented degree in Nursing, Math, Sciences, Education, Medicine, Law, or the Trades leading to employment in the specified field.
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Joe Brain Bursary
UCN Joe Brain Bursary Application
The Joe Brain Bursary is open to all returning students continuing full-time in a diploma or undergraduate degree program at University College of the North. Selection is based on acceptable academic performance (GPA of 2.0 or higher) and financial need. Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN Joe Brain Bursary application and provide a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Students funded by student loan must submit loan documentation detailing the loan amount, disbursement dates, etc. Deadline for application is October 6, 2021 at 4:30 pm (CST); bursary: 1; bursary amount: $100.
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Keith Cooper Scholarship
The Keith Cooper Scholarship is available to young people who have been cared for by any of the four Manitoba Child and Family Services Authorities. The scholarship committee awards one or more scholarships totall​ing $10,000.00. Recipients may reapply for the scholarship for an additional three years so that a student might complete a four-year university, technical or vocational program. There is no age limit, but applicants must be pursuing their first degree or diploma. Deadline for application is June 25, 2021 at 11:59 pm.
 
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Kin Canada Bursaries
Kin Canada Bursary Application
Kin Canada Bursaries was established in 1994 by Kin Canada as a legacy to its Founder, Harold Allin Rogers, O.C., O.B.E. (1899-1994) and is funded by Kinsmen and Kinettes across Canada. The program was established to promote, encourage and sponsor educational programs and activities, by providing assistance to applicants in their quest for higher learning at a recognized post-secondary institution. Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant and be a full-time student in the process of graduating from high school or currently studying or registered at a post-secondary institution (to be eligible applicants must plan to register full-time in the 2022-2023 school year at a recognized post-secondary institution). Selection is based on community and school involvement, knowledge of Kin Canada and financial need. Deadline for application is February 1 annually; bursaries: number awarded each year varies, bursary amount: $1,000.
 
Specific Instruction
Completed application and required documentation must be mailed to the nearest local Kinsmen, Kinette or Kin Club by February 1. To find a club nearest you visit http://www.kincanada.ca/find-a-club.
 
For more information visit the Kin Canada website at http://www.kincanada.ca/bursaries.
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Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship
Since 2012, Athena Leadership has proudly awarded the Leader of Tomorrow scholarship to one outstanding young woman in the Manitoba community. The scholarship exists to provide educational opportunity, and is heavily focused on recognizing and supporting young women who demonstrate leadership ability, more so than academic standing. With many deserving young leaders in need of assistance, Athena Leadership established the Leader of Tomorrow Fund (proudly held and managed through The Winnipeg Foundation) which it has since awarded annually.

Application Criteria
The Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship is available to candidates who meet all of the following requirements:

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

Inquiries can be sent to scholarship@athenaleadership.ca. Applications open in January 2022.

For more information and/or to apply visit http://www.athenaleadership.ca/scholarship/.
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Loans Canada's Financial Literacy Scholarship
Our goal is to help Canadians make better financial decisions, and we believe that financial literacy is the key to this mission. We think that financial literacy is a lifelong commitment, and we want to encourage students to be mindful about their relationship with money early on in their lives.

For this reason, we are awarding $750 to a student every semester. All you have to do is show us how financial literacy has made a difference in your life. Tell us how you've budgeted, saved, invested, paid down debt, applied for as many scholarships as possible or how your side-hustle has helped you bring in extra cash. We want to know how your exceptional financial management efforts have made a positive impact in your life.

Deadline for application is November 30, 2021.

For more information and/or to apply visit https://loanscanada.ca/scholarship/#award-form.
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Manitoba Arts Council Scholarship
The Scholarships program supports training and study for full-time Manitoban students in all artistic disciplines at certified educational institutions.

Open to students enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Arts program (with a declared English major) at University College of the North.

Deadline for application is June 1 annually.

For more information and/or to apply visit https://artscouncil.mb.ca/grants/scholarships/.
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Manitoba Beef Producers Scholarship
Manitoba Beef Producers is pleased to make available six $500 scholarships annually for MBP members or their children attending a university, college, other post-secondary institution or pursuing trades training. Preference will be given to those students pursuing a field of study related to agriculture or to those acquiring a skilled trade or pursuing a career that would be beneficial to the rural economy.

Eligibility:
  • Must be at least 17 years of age as of January 1, 2021.
  • Must be an active Manitoba beef producer or the child of an active Manitoba beef producer. Note: This can include beef producers returning to school after a period of time in the workforce.
  • Post-secondary program or trades training must be a minimum of one year in duration.

Deadline for application is 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 5, 2021.

For more information and/or to apply visit https://mbbeef.ca/our-news/mbp-scholarship/.
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Manitoba Young Liberals
The Manitoba Young Liberal Scholarships are open to youth aged 16 to 25 who are entering, or are currently enrolled in, a Manitoba post-secondary institution. For more information visit https://www.manitobaliberals.ca/myl. Deadline for applications is May 17, 2021.
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Marymound Student Bursary Program
Were you ever at Marymound – in a group or foster home, or did you attend Marymound School? Maybe you have received other services from Marymound.

If you are registered or planning to enroll in a full or part-time post-secondary education or training program, you may be eligible for a Marymound bursary.
 
The Marymound Bursary Program provides educational funding to eligible young people who received services from Marymound or who resided in a Marymound placement for a minimum of six months.
 
Funds are provided to help cover costs such as tuition, books, and more while you are attending school. Individual bursary awards may range from between $500 to $2000 dependent on available funding and number of applicants.
 
In most cases, Marymound bursaries are awarded twice annually.
 
Application deadlines are July 15 and November 15 but exceptions can be made.
 
For more information and/or to apply visit http://www.marymound.com/main/giving/bursary-fund/.
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MGEU Area 1: Sister Kathy Ducharme Memorial Bursary
The Sister Kathy Ducharme Memorial Bursary is open to any active member (dues-paying, in good standing with a signed membership application as of May 15th of the current year) or spouse/common-law partner of an active member or child or minor under their care of an active member. Selection is based on financial need. Applicants are required to write a letter (minimum 500 words) discussing ways that unions improve the lives of their members and working people in general. Deadline for application is May 15, 2021; bursaries: 1 for MGEU member and 1 for MGEU family member, bursary amount: $1,500.
 
Eligibility
MGEU Area 1 active member (dues-paying, in good standing with a signed membership application as of May 15th of the current year)
Spouse/common-law partner or child or minor under their care of an active member
 
For more information and/or to obtain an application form visit the MGEU website at http://www.mgeu.ca/for-members/scholarships-and-bursaries.
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MGEU Area 3: Brother Doc Courtice Memorial Bursary
The Brother Doc Courtice Memorial Bursary is open to any active member (dues-paying, in good standing with a signed membership application as of May 15th of the current year) or spouse/common-law partner of an active member or child or minor under their care of an active member. Selection is based on financial need. Applicants are required to write a letter (minimum 500 words) discussing ways that unions improve the lives of their members and working people in general. Deadline for application is May 15, 2021; bursaries: 1 for MGEU member and 1 for MGEU family member, bursary amount: $1,500.
 
Eligibility
MGEU Area 3 active member (dues-paying, in good standing with a signed membership application as of May 15th of the current year)
Spouse/common-law partner or child or minor under their care of an active member
 
For more information and/or to obtain an application form visit the MGEU website at http://www.mgeu.ca/for-members/scholarships-and-bursaries.
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MGEU Area 6: Sister Gail Sexsmith Memorial Bursary
The Sister Gail Sexsmith Memorial Bursary is open to any active member (dues-paying, in good standing with a signed membership application as of May 15th of the current year) or spouse/common-law partner of an active member or child or minor under their care of an active member. Selection is based on financial need. Applicants are required to write a letter (minimum 500 words) discussing ways that unions improve the lives of their members and working people in general.​ Deadline for application is May 15, 2021; bursaries: 1 for MGEU member and 1 for MGEU family member, bursary amount: $1,500.
 
Eligibility
MGEU Area 6 active member (dues-paying, in good standing with a signed membership application as of May 15th of the current year)
Spouse/common-law partner or child or minor under their care of an active member
 
For more information and/or to obtain an application form visit the MGEU website at http://www.mgeu.ca/for-members/scholarships-and-bursaries.
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MGEU: The Joseph Grenier Bursary
The Joseph Grenier​ Bursary is open to an active member (dues paying, in good standing with a signed membership application as of May 15th of the current year) from the HCSS Component (for a list of HCSS Locals go to www.mgeu.ca or call the Resource Centre), or a spouse/common-law partner of an active HCSS Component member, or a child, or minor under their care, of an active HCSS Component member, and pursing a healthcare-related profession. Selection is based on financial need. Applicants are required to include a letter (minimum 500 words) discussing ways that unions improve lives of their members and working people in general. Deadline for application is May 15, 2021; bursary amount: $1,500.
 
Eligibility
Active member (dues-paying, in good standing with a signed membership application as of May 15th of the current year) from the HCSS Component
A spouse/common-law partner of an active HCSS Component member
A child or minor under their care, of an active HCSS Component member
 
For more information and/or to obtain an application form visit the MGEU website at http://www.mgeu.ca/for-members/scholarships-and-bursaries.
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MGEU: The Ken Hildhal Memorial Award
The Ken Hildahl Memorial Award will be awarded annually to enable an active member (dues paying, in good standing with a signed membership application as of May 15th of the current year) to attend a seminar, course or conference in order to further their knowledge in worker pension governance issues. Deadline​ for application is May 15, 2021; award amount: $2,000.
 
Eligibility
Active member (dues paying, in good standing with a signed membership application as of May 15th of the current year)​
 
For more information and/or to obtain an application form visit the MGEU website at http://www.mgeu.ca/for-members/scholarships-and-bursaries.
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MGEU: The Peter Olfert Scholarship
The Peter Olfert Scholarship is available to an individual studying in a field that potentially impacts public policy (i.e. legislation, programs and services) including, but not restricted to, workplace safety and health, the environment, human rights, community economic development and the role of government and the public sector. Any registered, dues-paying member, or spouse of a member, or child or ward of a member, is eligible. Deadline for application is May 15, 2021; scholarship amount $2,000.
 
For more information and/or to obtain an application form visit http://www.mgeu.ca/for-members/scholarships-and-bursaries.​​
 
 
NEADS National Student Awards Program
The NEADS National Student Awards Program is offered to encourage full access to post-secondary education for persons with disabilities, who often have greater barriers to participation in higher education, as well as extra costs because of their disabilities. Students must currently be registered in and continuing at post-secondary institution and provide documented proof of registration as part of the application and on receipt of the award. The award will be offered to outstanding applicants who meet the criteria of the program. The awards are paid directly to the post-secondary institution (in the students accounts) that the recipients are attending to defray the cost of tuition fees for post-secondary study. Deadline for applications is May 31, 2021.
 
For more information visit https://www.neads.ca/en/about/awards/.
 
 
Nellie McClung Trailblazer Scholarship
The Nellie McClung Foundation presents the Nellie McClung Trailblazer Scholarships. These awards are for female students considering careers in the exciting fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), business, fine arts, or underrepresented trades. Careers in these areas offer excellent job opportunities, great earning potential and stimulating work environments.
 
​Post-secondary students:
Five awards of $1,750.00 will be granted to female students who are in their first year of post-secondary study in STEM, business, fine arts or underrepresented trades programs.
 
Application deadline is March 31, 2021, 11:59 PM CST.
 
For more information and/or to apply visit https://www.nelliemcclungfoundation.com/trailblazer-scholarship.
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Poppy Trust Fund Bursaries
https://legion.ca/communities-youth/youth-education/scholarships-and-bursaries​
As part of the Legion’s commitment to Veterans and their families, Legion Branches may grant bursaries through the Poppy Trust Fund to the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Veterans who need financial assistance to pursue a post-secondary education. These bursaries can make a difference for Veterans’ families and offers these children an opportunity to further their educational goals. Bursaries may be granted at any stage of a college or university program.
 
The Legion does not have a national-level bursary program. Local Branches and Provincial Commands develop their eligibility requirements, deadlines and application procedures. Contact the local Legion Branch in your area for further information and assistance.
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Press Radio Bursary
UCN Press Radio Bursary Application
The Press Radio Bursary is open to all returning students continuing full-time in an undergraduate degree program at University College of the North. Applicants are required to be entering into consecutive academic years in their program of study. Selection is based on acceptable academic performance (GPA of 2.0 or higher) and financial need. Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN Press Radio Bursary application and provide a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Students funded by student loan must submit loan documentation detailing the loan amount, disbursement dates, etc. Deadline for application is November 17, 2021 at 4:30 pm (CST); bursaries: 6; bursary amount: $500.
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Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship
The Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship was established in honour of Sarah Gaulin, who died at age 26 after a longtime battle with mental illness. Along with her passion for Paralympic sport, Sarah actively pursued a career in the healthcare field.

Eligibility
  • Applicants must have an ongoing mental health condition for a minimum of two years
  • Applicants must be currently registered in and returning to a full-time program of study at an accredited Canadian post-secondary college or university. Full-time status is at least 40% of a full course load
  • Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada
Deadline for application is April 1st at 11:59 PM EST.

For more information and/or to apply visit https://www.gaulinfoundation.org/en/scholarship.php.
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Sunshine Bursary
Sunshine Bursary Application
The Sunshine Bursary is open to all students who are enrolled full-time in any post-secondary program at University College of the North. Selection is based on acceptable academic performance (GPA of 2.5 or higher) and demonstrated financial need. Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN Sunshine Bursary application and provide a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Students funded by student loan must submit loan documentation detailing the loan amount, disbursement dates, etc. Deadline for application is January 26, 2022 at 4:30 pm (CST); bursaries: 13; bursary amount: $500.
 
 
Support Our Troops National Scholarship Program
Due to the unique circumstances of military life funds for pursuing post-secondary education are a significant barrier for many Canadian Forces families. The National Scholarship Program works to remove some of those barriers.

Eligibility
  • You are a dependent (includes spouse) of a serving or former member of the Canadian Armed Forces;
  • You are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  • You are enrolled in an undergraduate program leading to a degree, diploma or certificate at an accredited Canadian college or university. Post graduate and career college students are also welcome to apply.
Deadline for applications is July 16, 2021 at 17:00 EST.

For more information visit https://www.supportourtroops.ca/Get-Support/Education/Scholarships.
 
 
SWAAC Student Leadership Award Pre-Selection
The Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) Student Leadership Award is open to all women students enrolled in a post-secondary program at University College of the North who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the college or general community, while maintaining exemplary academic records. Pre-selection will be done by University College of the North and one successful applicant will be forwarded to SWAAC for consideration; elected members of the SWAAC Executive Committee (or its delegates) will do final selections. Deadline for pre-selection application is Applications will not be accepted for 2021/2022. Selection is based on outstanding academic performance and evidence of leadership, including but not limited to such things as: executive positions in student organizations, participation on committees (student committees and college committees), organization of special events, conferences, etc., involvement in advocacy groups, involvement in volunteer organizations, within the campus setting and/or in the general community, innovative/creative problem-solving or over coming personal challenges. Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN SWAAC Student Leadership Award Pre-Selection application and provide three letters of reference, biographical data, curriculum vitae, and academic records -university/college unofficial transcript(s). Award amount: $3,500.
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SWAAC Student Award in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Pre-Selection
The Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) Student Award in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is open to all women students who advance equity, diversity and inclusion within and/or outside their institution through outstanding dedication and excellence or community outreach and activism. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary program at University College of the North and demonstrate an exceptional commitment to and engagement with a particular issue of social justice, community and/or community organization. Such community activism can take place on or off campus. Pre-selection will be done by University College of the North and one successful applicant will be forwarded to SWAAC for consideration; elected members of SWAAC Executive Committee (or its delegates) will do final selections. Deadline for pre-selection application is Applications will not be accepted for 2021/2022. Selection is based on strong academic performance and evidence of leadership with respect to equity, diversity and inclusion through such activities as: involvement in student organizations, participation on committees (student committees and university committees), organization of special events, conferences, etc., involvement in advocacy groups, involvement in volunteer organizations, within the campus setting and/or in the general community. Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN SWAAC Student Award in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Pre-Selection application and provide three letters of reference or endorsement, biographical data (include if you identify as LGBTQ+, racialized, Indigenous and/or as a person with a disability), curriculum vitae, and academic records -university/college unofficial transcript(s). Award amount: $3,500.
Five bursaries of $500 are awarded annually to deserving students from the five schools in our area - MBCI, Mary Duncan, OLC, Kelsey Adult Learning, and UCN. This award is intended to reward effort over GPA.
 
In order to be eligible for The Pas Kinettes Bursary, you must:
  • Be a graduating student from one of the following schools: Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute, Mary Duncan School, Oscar Lathlin Collegiate, and Kelsey Adult Learning who is attending a post-secondary institution in the Fall of 2021
OR
  • Be a current student of UCN - The Pas Campus who is returning to school at UCN in the Fall of 2021. The applicant should be able to share evidence of their involvement in the community through volunteering, part time work, babysitting, etc.
Applications are due by June 1, 2021.
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The Pas Student Association Council Financial Award
The Pas Student Association Council Financial Award Application
The Pas Student Association Council Financial Award is open to any student who is registered full-time in the second, third, fourth, or fifth year of at least a two year program at University College of the North The Pas Campus. Applicants must have successfully completed the first year of the same program at UCN The Pas Campus, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and display active university/college, Town of The Pas and/or home community involvement (i.e. voluntary, leadership or otherwise). Applicants are required to submit a completed student information form and one peer and one instructor recommendation form (see application). Applicants are also required to provide a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Deadline for application is February 2, 2022 at 4:30 pm (CST); awards: number awarded each year varies; award amount: $250.
 
Eligibility
The Pas Campus Students
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Thompson Student Association Council Award
Thompson Student Association Council Award Application
The Thompson Student Association Council Award is open to any student at the University College of the North - Thompson Campus who is enrolled in a program that is a minimum of one academic year in length (8 or 10 months, depending on the program), who is enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per term, and who pays Student Association fees. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be involved in the school life by volunteering in any UCN Committees, participating in the UCN Activities or being involved in any other program that improves students' life. Applicants are required to submit an up-to-date transcript along with their completed award application form. Deadline for application is January 28, 2022; award amount: $200.
 
Eligibility
Thompson Campus Students
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Thompson Student Association Council Financial Award
Thompson Student Association Council Financial Award Application & Financial Needs Form
The Thompson Student Association Council Financial Award is open to any student at the University College of the North - Thompson Campus who is enrolled in a program that is a minimum of one academic year in length (8 or 10 months, depending on the program), who struggles financially, who is enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per term, and who pays Student Association fees. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be involved with school activities and/or participate on UCN Committees. Applicants are required to submit an up-to-date transcript and a Financial Needs Form along with their completed application. Deadline for application is January 28, 2022; bursary amount: $200.
 
Eligibility
Thompson Campus Students
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Thompson Student Association Council Scholarship
Thompson Student Association Council Scholarship Application
The Thompson Student Association Council Scholarship is open to any student at the University College of the North - Thompson Campus who is enrolled in a program that is a minimum of one academic year in length (8 or 10 months, depending on the program), who is enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per term, and who pays Student Association fees. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. If there are many applications for this award, the student involvement in the school will be looked at in second place. Applicants are required to submit an up-to-date transcript along with their completed scholarship application form. Deadline for application is
January 28, 2022; scholarship amount: $500.
 
Eligibility
Thompson Campus Students
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The Percy Lanham Bursary
The Percy Lanham Bursary is open to any student attending the University College of the North who has completed without condition one or more years of study in a first undergraduate degree or diploma program and who is proceeding in the next ensuing academic year to the next year in their program with a full course load (minimum 24 credit hours is required). Selection is based on scholastic results, extra-curricular activities, financial need, and such other criteria as the board considers meritorious. Deadline for application is July 15 annually; bursary amount: varies per year.
 
Specific Instruction
Completed application and required documentation can be mailed to: The Percy Lanham Foundation Inc., 9th Floor, 1661 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3J 3T7.
 
For more information and/or to obtain an application form contact The Percy Lanham Foundation Inc. via e-mail at: info@percylanhambursary.com or visit The Percy Lanham Bursary website at http://www.percylanhambursary.com/. Please note: incomplete or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.
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Terry Fox Humanitarian Award
Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards are open to students of all abilities.
 
To be considered, applicants must meet/be:
  • In good academic standing
  • Canadian citizens or landed immigrants
  • Students who have already completed secondary (high) school OR are graduating from secondary (high) school in the coming year OR those completing their first year of CEGEP
  • Involved in voluntary humanitarian activities (for which they have not been compensated)
  • Planning to or already studying towards their first university degree or diploma at a Canadian post-secondary institution​, or entering their 2nd year of CEGEP in the upcoming academic year
Deadline for application is February 1 every year; award amount: $7,000 ($3,500 for those who do not pay tuition fees). Please note: the award is not applicable to postgraduates OR those seeking a second university degree.
 
Eligibility
Canadian citizens or landed immigrants
 
For more information and/or to apply visit the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award website at http://terryfoxawards.ca/apply/​.
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Troop 17 Scholarship
The RCMP's Troop 17 Scholarship was established to recognize students who have made significant efforts toward the prevention of bullying and harassment in their schools and/or communities. Up to five scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded annually to full-time college or university students.
 
To be considered for the Troop 17 Scholarship, all applicants must:
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who has reached the age of majority in their province/territory of residence
  • Be enrolled in a full-time accredited Canadian college or university
  • Demonstrate they have made significant efforts in preventing bullying and harassment in their schools and/or communities
  • Explain how they continue to promote anti-harassment principles in their schools and/or communities
Deadline for applications is March 31, 2021 - 23:59 Pacific Time.
 
For more information and/or to apply visit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police website at http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/troop-17-scholarship.
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UCN & MGEU: Employee Dependant Bursary
UCN & MGEU: Employee Dependant Bursary Application
The UCN & MGEU: Employee Dependant Bursary is open to any student who is enrolled full-time at University College of the North and who is a dependant (see dependant definition below) being supported by an active University College of the North MGEU member (official, dues-paying, in good standing); proof of membership is required. Selection is based on acceptable academic performance (GPA of 2.0 or higher) and demonstrated financial need. Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN & MGEU: Employee Dependant Bursary application and provide a written explanation (minimum 300 words) as to how they are being supported and are a dependant of a UCN MGEU member; feel free to attach supporting documentation. Applicants are also required to provide a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Students funded by student loan must submit loan documentation detailing the loan amount, disbursement dates, etc.​ Deadline for application is March 2, 2022 at 4:30 pm (CST); bursaries: 2; bursary amount: $500.
 
Eligibility
Child, marital partner as per Canada Revenue Agency guidelines or ward of the employee who permanently resides in the employee's household
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UCN Governing Council Award in Academic Excellence for College Programs
UCN Governing Council Award in Academic Excellence for College Programs Application
The UCN Governing Council Award in Academic Excellence for College Programs is open to all students who are enrolled full-time in any post-secondary certificate or diploma program at University College of the North. Selection is based on outstanding academic achievement (GPA 3.5 or higher). A students' attitude towards learning, leadership skills and class participation will also be considered as part of the selection process.
 
Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN Governing Council Award in Academic Excellence for College Programs application form and provide a current copy of their unofficial transcript(s). If grades are unavailable, the applicant is required to have their program instructors sign their name by the Work In Progress (WIP) to confirm regular attendance. The application form must include letters of recommendation from two instructors and one peer. The letters of recommendation will detail how the nominee meets the award criteria.
 
Deadline for application is 4:30 pm (CST) May 15 annually (if due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or an official holiday, it is extended to 4:30 pm (CST) on the next business day); award: 1; award amount: $1,000.
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UCN Governing Council Award in Academic Excellence for University Programs
UCN Governing Council Award in Academic Excellence for University Programs Application
The UCN Governing Council Award in Academic Excellence for University Programs is open to all students who are enrolled full-time in any degree program at University College of the North. Selection is based on outstanding academic achievement (GPA 3.5 or higher). A students' attitude towards learning, leadership skills and class participation will also be considered as part of the selection process.
 
Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN Governing Council Award in Academic Excellence for University Programs application form and provide a current copy of their unofficial transcript(s). If grades unavailable, the applicant is required to have their program instructors sign their name by the Work In Progress (WIP) to confirm regular attendance. The application form must include letters of recommendation from two instructors and one peer. The letters of recommendation will detail how the nominee meets the award criteria.
 
Deadline for application is 4:30 pm (CST) May 15 annually (if due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or an official holiday, it is extended to 4:30 pm (CST) on the next business day); award: 1 award amount: $1,000.
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UCN Part-Time Student Bursary
UCN Part-Time Student Bursary Application
The UCN Part-Time Student Bursary is open to all students who are enrolled part-time in the second, third, fourth or fifth year of at least a two year post-secondary program at University College of the North. Selection is based on acceptable academic performance (GPA of 2.0 or higher) and financial need. Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN Part-Time Student Bursary application, write a 700-900 word introduction/autobiography describing their current situation and provide a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Students funded by student loan must submit loan documentation detailing the loan amount, disbursement dates, etc.​ Deadline for application is February 2, 2022 at 4:30 pm (CST); bursaries: 3; bursary amount: $250.
 
Eligibility
Part-time students
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UCN Part-Time Student Scholarship
UCN Part-Time Student Scholarship Application
The UCN Part-Time Student Scholarship is open to all students who are enrolled part-time in the second, third, fourth, or fifth year of at least a two year post-secondary program at University College of the North. Selection is based on high academic standing (GPA of 3.0 or higher), class participation, enthusiasm, and teamwork skills. Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN Part-Time Student Scholarship application, two letters of recommendation from current instructors detailing how they meet the scholarship criteria and a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Deadline for application is November 3, 2021 at 4:30 pm (CST); scholarships: 3; scholarship amount: $250.
 
Eligibility
Part-time students
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Variety Manitoba Post-Secondary Education Awards
Eligibility:
  • Applicant must be living with a permanent disability (*For the purpose of this award, a permanent disability is a permanent functional limitation which affects the ability of the student to participate fully in post-secondary education)
  • Applicant must be a Manitoba Resident
  • Applicants must be accepted and enrolled in their program at a Manitoba public post-secondary institution prior to turning 22 years old
  • Specific qualifying public post-secondary institutions are as follows: Assiniboine Community College, Brandon University, Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology, Red River College, University College of the North, Université de St. Boniface, University of Manitoba, and University of Winnipeg
  • Applicant must be enrolled and considered a full-time student
  • Entering students must meet program enrollment standards of their post-secondary institution. Returning students must maintain good academic standing in their program
  • Preference will be given to students who meet eligibility requirements and can demonstrate financial needs as determined by the selection committee
  • This award can be applied for and/or received multiple times during a student’s post-secondary education
Value:
Between $2,000 and $4,000 per award
Number of Awards:
Varies, based on award value
 
How to Apply:
Complete the application and mail or it email it to:
 
Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba
440A Don Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3L 0S4
Attn: Post-Secondary Education Awards Selection Committee
  • Applications must be received by 4 pm on June 30
  • Incomplete applications as of the deadline date will not be considered
  • If a student needs assistance completing their application or more information, they are encouraged to contact us at either 204-982-1050 or admin@varietymanitoba.com
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Wechetotan "Helping Each Other" Bursary
UCN Wechetotan Bursary Application
The Wechetotan Bursary is open to all students who are enrolled full-time in any post-secondary program at University College of the North. Selection is based on acceptable academic performance (GPA of 2.5 or higher) and demonstrate financial need. Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN Wechetotan Bursary application and provide a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Students funded by student loan must submit loan documentation detailing the loan amount, disbursement dates, etc. This bursary has been made possible through the Manitoba Scholarship Bursary Initiative (MSBI), funded by the Government of Manitoba. Deadline for application is January 26, 2022 at 4:30 pm (CST); bursaries: number awarded varies; bursary amount: varies per year.
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Wechetotan "Helping Each Other" Scholarship
UCN Wechetotan Scholarship Application
The Wechetotan Scholarship is open to all students who are enrolled full-time in any post-secondary program at University Collee of the North. Selection is based on academic standing (GPA of 3.0 or higher). Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN Wechetotan Scholarship application and provide a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Applicants are also required to write a one page essay describing their academic and career goals. This scholarship has been made possible through the Manitoba Scholarship Bursary Initiative (MSBI), funded by the Government of Manitoba. Deadline for application is January 26, 2022 at 4:30 pm (CST); scholarships: number awarded varies; scholarship amount: varies per year.
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Wescana Inn Bursary
Wescana Inn Bursary Application
The Wescana Inn Bursary is open to all students who are enrolled full-time in any post-secondary program at University College of the North. Selection is based on acceptable academic performance (GPA of 2.5 or higher) and demonstrated financial need. Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN Wescana Inn Bursary application and provide a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Students funded by student loan must submit loan documentation detailing the loan amount, disbursement dates, etc. Deadline for application is January 26, 2022 at 4:30 pm (CST); bursaries: number awarded varies; bursary amount: $250.
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Winston Menard Memorial Scholarship
The Winston Menard Memorial Scholarships are awarded to students needing support for their education. Students must demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism, community development, and helping others.
 
Mr. Winston Menard was a lifetime member of the Friendship Centre Movement, involved from the local level in his home town of Swan River, Manitoba, at the regional level with MAC, and nationally with the NAFC. Winston supported rural careers and community development, and it is in his memory that the Manitoba Association of Friendship Centres offers 4 Scholarships in 2020, at $1,500.00 each.
 
Deadline for applications is June 16, 2021. Complete application form and required attachments are to be mailed to: MB Association of Friendship Centres, ATTN: Winston Menard Scholarship, 102-150 Henry Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 0J7.
 
For more information and/or to obtain an application form call 204.942.6299, email info@friendshipcentres.ca or visit the Manitoba Association of Friendship Centres website at http://www.friendshipcentres.ca/programs/scholarships/.
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INDIGENOUS STUDENT AWARDS                                                                                                                                        
 
Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool
For more information on other awards, bursaries and scholarships visit https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1351185180120/1351685455328.
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Aseneskak Casino Education Scholarship
Adult Aboriginal students who are attending, or will be attending University or College are invited to apply for one of six $1,000 awards to support their education. One award will be awarded to each partner community.

Eligibility

  • Member of First Nation in the casino partnership
  • Enrollment in an academic post-secondary institution in the fall of 2019
  • Must develop a marketing or fundraiser event for the casino - no less than 1000 typed words
  • Must demonstrate community involvement
  • Complete scholarship application
  • Successful applicants will be selected based on meeting the eligibility criteria as outlined above, as well as demonstrated commitment and contributions to community, academic, merit financial need, and regional distribution
Deadline for applications is Applications will not be accepted for 2020/2021.
 
For more information and/or to apply email: jen.nabess@aseneskak.ca. Place "2019 Scholarship" in the subject line.
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Assiniboine Credit Union (ACU) Indigenous Student Bursaries
Annually ACU awards four bursaries of $2,000 to students of Indigenous Ancestry who are enrolled in a post-secondary business program or already studying in a business program at a post-secondary institution.
 
Applications for Indigenous Business Student Bursaries are accepted annually from September to the January 31 deadline.
 
Applications submitted after the deadline are not accepted or considered.
  • Individuals applying must be of Indigenous ancestry
  • Enrolled in a post-secondary business program or are already studying in a business program
  • A minimum of three courses
  • Academic performance
  • Financial need
  • Community involvement
For more information and/or to obtain an application form visit https://www.acu.ca/en/about/careers/indigenous-business-student-bursaries.
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ATCO Indigenous Education Awards
The ATCO Indigenous Education Awards Program supports First Nation, Inuit and Métis students across Canada by providing financial assistance to help them in their quest for higher education.
 
These awards, bursaries and scholarships are given to students who demonstrate leadership capabilities and strive to be role models in their schools and communities.
 
There are three different awards available:
  • Merit Awards ($500) – for students completing Grades 10 – 12, including upgrading
  • Bursaries ($1,000) – for students enrolled in trade, diploma or certificate programs
  • Scholarships ($1,500) – for students enrolled in degree or graduate programs
There is a maximum of one award per applicant per year. Students must re-apply each year if they wish to be considered.
 
Eligibility
You can apply for one of the Indigenous Education Awards if you:
  • Are a Canadian Indigenous person
  • Are enrolled full-time in high school (including upgrading) or an accredited post-secondary institution or training program
  • Are not the child of an ATCO employee
How to Apply
Fill out the online application at https://grantstream.com/ATCO/form/IEA/en/
 
Submit the following required documentation:
  • One reference letter from a teacher, community leader or employer
  • Short essay [500 – 1,000 words] describing why you are a suitable candidate
  • Proof of enrollment for the upcoming school semester [can include acceptance letter, class schedule or receipt of paid fees]
  • Transcript from the most recent school attended [unofficial transcript is acceptable]
The application deadline is August 15, 2021. Any applications received after this date or missing documentation, will not be considered for an award.
 
Due to the large number of applications, telephone or email inquiries regarding the status of applications will not be accepted; only those being considered for an award will be contacted. ATCO website https://www.atco.com/en-ca/our-commitment/indigenous-partnerships/indigenous-education-programs.html.
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Business Council of Manitoba Indigenous Education Awards
The Business Council of Manitoba Indigenous Education Awards are open to all Indigenous students who are Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Manitoba (have resided in Manitoba for the last 12 months), who plan to enroll in a Manitoba public post-secondary institution in the upcoming academic year in any discipline (trades, business, general studies, science, etc.) and who demonstrate financial need. Applicants are required to maintain full-time status (at least 60% course load), provide proof of Aboriginal ancestry (photocopy of Treaty or Metis card), provide a copy of their official transcript or academic history, resume, and write a one page essay on: "Why you think you should be selected for an award." Deadline for application is March 31 annually; award amount to assist with the cost of tuition, books and supplies during the academic year: university $3,000/college $2,000.
 
All applicants are eligible to reapply each year of their studies for a maximum of three years. Recipients of the award may be considered for summer and/or part-time employment with one of the Business Council's member companies. For more information and/or to obtain an application form visit the Business Council of Manitoba website at http://www.businesscouncil.mb.ca/.
 
Eligibility
Aboriginal students in any discipline (proof of ancestry is required)
Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Manitoba
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Canada Post Awards for Indigenous Students
Canada Post gives $2,000 grants to Indigenous Peoples who have renewed their educational learning.
 
You’re eligible to apply if you:
  • Are a Canadian and a member of a First Nation, Métis or Inuit community
  • Have been out of school for 1 year or more and are returning
  • Have already returned to school and completed 1 full year of studies
  • Have never received this award in the past (you can apply as many times as you want, but you can only receive the award once)
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Chief David Traverse Memorial Bursary
Chief David Traverse Memorial Bursary Application
The Chief David Traverse Memorial Bursary is open to all Indigenous students who are enrolled full-time in any post-secondary program at University College of the North. Selection is based on acceptable academic performance (GPA of 2.5 or higher) and demonstrated financial need. Applicants are required to submit a completed Chief David Traverse Memorial Bursary application and provide a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Students funded by student loan must submit loan documentation detailing the loan amount, disbursement dates, etc. Deadline for application is January 26, 2022 at 4:30 pm (CST); bursaries: 4; bursary amount: $625.

Eligibility

Indigenous students (proof of ancestry is required)
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CIBC NIEEF Indspire Scholarships
CIBC and the National Indigenous Economic Education Fund (NIEEF) offers a variety of scholarships for Indigenous students enrolled in:
  • Business Administration/Economics
  • Business Finance
  • Business Management
  • Natural Resources
  • Community Economic Development
Deadline for applications is November 1, 2021.
 
For more information and/or to apply visit https://indspirefunding.ca/cando/.
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Forest Products Association of Canada Skills Awards for Indigenous Youth
Through the Skills Awards for Indigenous Youth, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers are proud to jointly recognize and celebrate selected Indigenous youth for their skills development and career aspirations in the forest products industry. These awards are given to two individuals that exemplify the qualities of strong academic standing, commitment to the forest products industry, and a demonstrated commitment to their Indigenous community. Award amount: $2,500.
 
Eligibility
  • Is First Nations, Inuit, or Métis
  • Is between the ages of 18–30 (proof of age required); and
  • Demonstrates strong academic standing; and
  • Is currently enrolled in a post-secondary study program (e.g. apprenticeship, trades, college, CEGEP, university); and
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the forest sector, such as volunteering or working for the forest products industry; and.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the Indigenous community; and
  • Has not won this award in the last 3 years
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First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) National Student Bursary
The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 9th Annual FNIGC National Student Bursary.
 
This year FNIGC will grant up to four $2,500 bursaries to outstanding First Nations students enrolled in a post-secondary institution (university or college) in health, social sciences, or applied sciences, or studying issues related to helping First Nations achieve data sovereignty. A focus on quantitative or mixed methods research in one or more of the following fields would be an asset:
 
epidemiology, population health, biostatistics, statistics, information management/information technology, economics, indigenous studies, or interdisciplinary studies, environmental studies/science, and computer science.
 
The deadline for applications is Friday, January 8, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. EST.
 
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Gwen Cook Memorial Scholarship
The Gwen Cook Memorial Scholarship was created to honour the memory of Gwen Cook – Bimosekwe – who was one of the founding Grandmothers of the Manitoba Moon Voices Grandmother Advisory Circle.
 
Gwen was a proud Mashkego Anishinaabe ikwe who was born in The Pas, Manitoba and grew up in Flin Flon and Cranberry Portage. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, and friend who had a strong and gentle spirit. Education was always important to Gwen as she pursued and attained her Bachelor of Social Work degree, Masters of Social Work, and was pursuing a Doctoral degree. Gwen worked in Winnipeg for forty years at various organization where she loved her work with people, facilitating, counselling, and teaching. Gwen contributed to the community by volunteering with various boards including Ka Ni Kanichihk and Grandmothers Working for Good Life council where she provided expertise in the area of social services and shared her traditional knowledge. Gwen was also a committee member with the Masters of Social Work Indigenous Knowledge Program. Gwen was also an active member of the Three Fires Midewin Lodge for well over twenty years and was a fourth degree Midewin woman. Reclamation of our Anishinaabe traditional way of life was essential to her life and she encouraged others to work at that in their own healing. Gwen was a leader in the community who adhered to traditional practice, values, and leadership.
 
The Gwen Cook Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an Indigenous woman who is enrolled in postsecondary studies in Manitoba who is a member of Manitoba Moon Voices and exemplifies these qualities. The scholarship will recognize a deserving woman who is making a difference in promoting traditional and cultural values as these were all important aspects in Gwen’s life. The scholarship is intended for a woman who is enrolled in post-secondary studies with a minimum 60% course load (9 credit hours per Fall and Winter term). Deadline for application is December 11, 2020.
 
All applications must include:
  • An Essay explaining what traditional leadership means to you and how you put these into practice (500- 1000 words)
  • A copy of your most recent transcript
  • Proof of Indigenous ancestry (all applicants are required to provide a copy of their Treaty, Nunavut Health Care card, or Metis card and community affiliation)
  • A letter of recommendation
  • A resume
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Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award
The Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award is prized at $1,000 and awarded to four (4) Indigenous women and gender-diverse people in Canada from each of the four traditional directions (North, East, South, and West) who are currently in post-secondary studies. Priority is given to those studying in law or justice-related fields.
 
Eligibility Requirements:
  • You must be pursuing post-secondary studies with priority given to law/justice studies
  • Award is intended for Indigenous women and Two-Spirit youth under 31 years of age
  • You must demonstrate financial need
  • Priority is given to students committed to improving the situation of Indigenous women and Two-Spirit youth in Canada politically, culturally, economically, or otherwise

Application deadline is August 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time​.

For more information and/or to apply visit https://www.nwac.ca/helen-bassett-commemorative-student-award/.
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Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Awards
Three organizations are working together to relaunch dozens of scholarships honouring the late Helen Betty Osborne.

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) and the Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (ICC) will lead the project, with support from The Winnipeg Foundation. The partnership will re-activate the Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Awards for Indigenous students.

Representatives from NCTR and the ICC will lead the scholarship awards selection committee. The Winnipeg Foundation manages hundreds of scholarship funds – each with unique criteria.

The process will be launched later this year, when the application portal opens on Nov. 13, 2021, which marks the 50th anniversary of Helen Betty Osborne’s tragic death. Thirty, $2,500 awards will be allocated from the Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Fund to Indigenous students. Details of award requirements and how to apply will be available on the website.

Helen Betty Osborne was pursuing post-secondary education when she was brutally murdered in northern Manitoba in 1971. It took 16 years for anyone to be charged with her murder. The scholarship fund was established to honour her memory and provide financial support to Indigenous students.

The application process will open November 13, 2021.

For details of award requirements and how to apply visit https://nctr.ca/education/scholarships/helen-betty-osborne-memorial-awards/.
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Indigenous Learning Centre Bursaries
The ILC is pleased to offer Bursaries for Indigenous students wishing to pursue a career in Finance and Management disciplines.

Bursaries are available to post-secondary students attending university or college as a full-time student in an academic program such as Business Administration, Business Management, Accounting, Commerce and/or other finance related programs.

Deadline for application is July 7, 2021.

To learn more and/or to apply visit https://indigenouslearningcentre.ca/scholarships-bursaries/bursaries/.
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IndigiFund
Who is eligible?
Indigenous youth age 15 to 30 needing financial assistance in the areas of sport, education, and culture.

Deadline for application is November 15, 2021.

For more information and/or to apply visit https://www.indigifund.com/apply.
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Indspire Building Brighter Futures Post-Secondary Education Awards
Apply online here https://indspire.ca/for-students/bursaries-scholarships/

The Indspire Building Brighter Futures Post-Secondary Education Award is open to all Canadian Indigenous individuals who are enrolled full-time in a post-secondary program at an accredited post-secondary institution. Applicants are required to write a 1,500 word letter of introduction and provide a copy of their marks from their most recent academic program. Applicants must have financial need. Deadline for application is November 1, 2021; award amount: varies per year.

If you have any questions or need clarification, feel free to contact Indspire's Education Department (toll-free) at 1-855-463-7747 ext. 253, email education@indspire.ca or visit the Indspire website at https://indspire.ca/for-students/bursaries-scholarships/.
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Jordan's Principle Scholarship
Are you a First Nations student studying children’s health or children’s disabilities at a Canadian post-secondary institution? Do you demonstrate a commitment to Indigenous children’s health and community service as well as academic commitment and achievement? We welcome you to apply for the Jordan's Principle Scholarship!

Deadline for application is March 31, 2022 - 11:45pm EDT.

For more information and/or to apply visit https://fncaringsociety.com/jordan-principle-scholarship
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Louis Riel Bursary
UCN Louis Riel Bursary Application LRI Louis Riel Bursary Application
The Louis Riel Bursary is open to all Metis students who have a Manitoba Metis Federation citizenship card and who are enrolled full-time (1st priority) or part-time (2nd priority) in any post-secondary program at University College of the North. Selection is based on acceptable academic performance (GPA of 2.0 or higher) and financial need. Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN Louis Riel and LRI Louis Riel Bursary application form and provide a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Students funded by student loan must submit loan documentation detailing the loan amount, disbursement dates, etc. Deadline for application is November 17, 2021 at 4:30 pm (CST); bursaries: number awarded each year varies; bursary amount: varies per year.

Eligibility
Metis students who have a Manitoba Metis Federation citizenship​ card (proof of Metis membership is required)

Specific Instruction
UCN Louis Riel Bursary application to be sent to the applicable location:
Thompson Campus Students:
Completed UCN Louis Riel Bursary application and required documentation must be received by 4:30 pm (CST) on November 17, 2021. The completed application package can be mailed/delivered to: University College of the North, Attention: Emerald McKay, Learners' Assistance Centre Coordinator, 55 UCN Drive, Thompson, Manitoba, R8N 1L7, or faxed to: (204) 677-6416.

For more information, please contact Emerald McKay, Learners' Assistance Centre Coordinator for University College of the North at (204) 677-6402 or e-mail emmckay@ucn.ca.

The Pas Campus and Post-Secondary Access Centre Students:
Completed UCN Louis Riel Bursary application and required documentation must be received by 4:30 pm (CST) on November 17, 2021. The completed application package can be mailed/delivered to: University College of the North, Attention: Michelle Ballantyne, Financial Awards Officer, Box 3000, The Pas, Manitoba, R9A 1M7, or faxed to: (204) 627-8514.

For more information, please contact Michelle Ballantyne, Financial Awards Officer for University College of the North at (204) 627-8517 or e-mail mballantyne@ucn.ca.

LRI Louis Riel Bursary application to be sent to the following location:
Completed LRI Louis Riel Bursary application and required documentation must be postmarked and/or date stamped no later than November 17, 2021 and can be mailed/delivered to: Louis Riel Institute, 103-150 Henry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 0J7, or faxed to: (204) 984-9484 or e-mailed to: lribursaries@mmf.mb.ca.

For more information contact the Louis Riel Institute at (204) 984-9480 or e-mail lribursaries@mmf.mb.ca.
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Manitoba Association of School Superintendents/Manitoba Teachers' Society Indigenous Teacher Candidate Scholarship Fund
UCN Manitoba Association of School Superintendents/Manitoba Teachers' Society Indigenous Teacher Candidate Scholarship Fund Application
The Manitoba Association of School Superintendents/Manitoba Teachers' Society Indigenous Teacher Candidate Scholarship Fund is open to all Indigenous students who are enrolled full-time in the undergraduate Bachelor of Education Program at University College of the North. Selection is based on acceptable academic standing (GPA of 2.5 or higher) and financial need. Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN Manitoba Association of School Superintendents/Manitoba Teachers' Society Indigenous Teacher Candidate Scholarship Fund application and provide a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Students funded by student loan must submit loan documentation detailing the loan amount, disbursement dates, etc. Deadline for application is February 16, 2022 at 4:30 pm (CST); bursaries: 2; bursary amount: $375.

Eligibility
Indigenous students (proof of membership is required)
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Manitoba Blue Cross Indigenous Northern Scholarships
One scholarship of $3,000 will be awarded to an Indigenous student studying for the Aboriginal & Northern Counselling Skills certificate program at the University College of the North.

Application deadlines February 1, August 1 & November 1.

For more information and/or to apply visit https://www2.mb.bluecross.ca/community-wellness/scholarships.
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Manitoba Hydro Indspire Bursaries
Manitoba Hydro offers a variety of bursaries for Indigenous students enrolled in:

  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Second Year to Final Year Business
  • Business Administration
  • Certificate Programs
  • First Year Engineering
  • First Year Business
  • Natural​ Resources Management Technology
Deadline for applications is November 1, 2021.

For more information and/or to apply visit https://indspirefunding.ca/manitoba-hydro/.
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Manitoba Indigenous Youth Achievement Awards (MIYAA)
MIYAA recognizes the outstanding achievement of Manitoba's Indigenous youth in areas of Academics, Arts, Athletics, Business/Entrepreneurship, Community Involvement, Culture, Personal Achievement, Employment in a Traditional Field, Health and 2 technology awards for women.
 
Eligibility
To be eligible for a $1,000 award, the nominee must:
  • Be between the ages of 16 and 24 years of age
  • Be a resident of the Province of Manitoba
  • Be of Indigenous ancestry
  • Consent to the nomination
  • Complete a written biography
  • Submit recent school transcripts, if applicable
  • Submit two letters of support
  • Be willing to be interviewed by the Selection Committee
  • Verify information and documentation as requested by the Selection Committee
Deadline for applications is November 23, 2020.
 
For more information and/or to apply visit https://www.miyaa.ca​.
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The Manitoba Teachers' Society Aboriginal Bursary
UCN Manitoba Teachers' Society Aboriginal Bursary Application
The Manitoba Teachers' Society Aboriginal Bursary is open to all Aboriginal students who are enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Education Program at University College of the North. Selection is based on acceptable academic performance (GPA of 2.0 or higher) and financial need. Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN Manitoba Teachers' Society Aboriginal Bursary application, a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance and two letters of recommendation from current and/or former instructors (someone who is familiar with your work and achievements). Students funded by student loan must submit loan documentation detailing the loan amount, disbursement dates, etc. Deadline for application is November 17, 2021 at 4:30 pm (CST); bursary amount: $3,000.
 
Eligibility
Aboriginal students (proof of ancestry is required)
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Mary Guilbault Metis Bursary
The Mary Guilbault Metis Bursary is open to all Metis students who are involved in their community, excel in academics, show financial need and who are a resident of Manitoba for at least 12 months. Applicants are required to provide a transcript or statement of marks from their most recent year, two letters of recommendation (one from a Metis member of the Metis community and one from academic community or employment if out of school for more than one year) and write a 500-1,000 word essay detailing their future plans. Deadline for application is October 1 annually; bursary amount: $2,000
 
Eligibility 
Metis students (proof of ancestry is required)
 
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Michael Melancon-Koffend Student Award
The annual Michael Melancon-Koffend Award will go to 13 young Indigenous women, Two-Spirit, or gender-diverse students from each province and territory. Each award winner will receive $1,000 to pursue their post-secondary studies.

Applicants must:

  • Be currently pursuing post-secondary studies (open to all fields of study)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be an Indigenous woman, Two-Spirited, or gender-diverse person (open to all ages)
  • Demonstrate a commitment to improving the situation of Indigenous women and youth in Canada politically, culturally, economically, or otherwise

Deadline for applications is July 23, 2021 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time.

For more information and/or to apply visit https://www.nwac.ca/michael-melancon-koffend-student-award/.
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Nellie Makokis Carlson Commemorative Student Award
The Nellie Makokis Carlson Commemorative Student Award honours indigenous activist Nellie Makokis Carlson and all she has done for Indigenous rights. We celebrate her memory by awarding three hard-working mothers and/or primary caregivers who are working towards making a better future for their children. Three successful applicants will be chosen for an award of $1,000.00 each.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must be pursuing post-secondary studies (open to all fields of studies)
  • Award is intended for Indigenous women, Two-Spirit, and gender-diverse people who are single parents
  • Open to all age groups
  • Must demonstrate financial need

Deadline for applications is July 26, 2021 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time.

For more information and/or to apply visit https://www.nwac.ca/nellie-makokis-carlson-commemorative-student-award/.
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NIB Trust Fund Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards

All scholarships, bursaries and awards will be awarded through a competitive application process.

 
Eligibility to Apply
Under the Terms and Conditions, the NIB Trust Fund must ensure that the funds are made accessible to all First Nation and Metis people. To this end, eligible applicants include:
  1. Individuals who received Common Experience Payments under the IRSSA; and/or
  2. First Nation and/or Metis individuals
Disbursement of Funds
  1. Scholarship (Post-Secondary)
    Scholarships are money awards you receive for post-secondary education studies (i.e. University and College level studies).
  2. Bursary (Training/Certification)
    Bursaries are money awards you receive for certificate programs and training from non-post-secondary institutions (i.e. Nechi Institute, AFOA, or other non-post-secondary institution).
  3. Award (Cultural/Traditional/Language Knowledge Building)
    Awards are set dollar amounts for individuals who wish to pursue cultural or traditional knowledge building. This could include learning a language or skills from an elder or expert, learning from traditional ceremonies, or acquiring land-based skill, etc.
All applications for the Scholarship and Bursary categories must be completed and submitted through the online application system, available at https://www.nibtrust.ca/granting/how-to-apply. Deadline for applications is June 4, 2021 - 5:00 PM (EDT).
 
If you have any questions or require assistance with the application process, please contact the NIB Trust Fund office at 1.888.268.0520 ext. 0 or email info@nibtrust.ca.
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National Indigenous Economic Education Fund (NIEEF) Scholarships​
The National Indigenous Economic Education Foundation (NIEEF) is a charitable organization of Cando providing scholarships, training and research funding to students involved in Indigenous community economic development.
 
The NIEEF Indigenous Scholarships ($2,000 each) will be awarded to 3 successful applicants at Cando’s upcoming Annual National Conference & AGM. In addition one Plains Midstream Canada - NIEEF Scholarship ($2,000) will be awarded to a successful applicant based in Alberta.
 
Selection is based on passing Grade 12 marks or post secondary GPA (Grade Point Average). Please review eligibility requirements carefully.
 
Eligibility Requirements
  • Priority will be given to students enrolled in one of the Cando accredited institutions
  • Must be a current Cando Student member
  • Attending or currently enrolled as a full-time student in a post-secondary institution
  • Proof of Indigenous ancestry
  • Studying in the fields of: Business Administration / Economics, Business Finance, Business Management, Natural Resources or CED
To qualify for this scholarship, please submit the following:
  • Completed NIEEF Scholarship Application Form
  • Cover letter outlining a personal introduction, educational level achieved to date and your community involvement
  • A copy of the most recent official transcripts
  • Proof of current enrollment
  • Two (2) Letters of Support
  • Essay describing career goals & aspirations
  • Proof of Indigenous Ancestry
  • Completed Cando Student Membership Form
Deadline for applications is August 27, 2021.
 
For more information and/or to apply visit http://www.edo.ca/youth/nieef-scholarships.
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RBC Future Launch Scholarship for Indigenous Youth
The RBC Future Launch Scholarship for Indigenous Youth will award 20 scholarships annually valued up to $10,000 each per year (up to 4 years) to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students across Canada demonstrating strong academic performance and community involvement.

RBC has been providing a scholarship for Indigenous students to complete post-secondary education since 1992. To date, more than $1.8 million dollars have been awarded to 198 Indigenous youth across Canada pursuing post-secondary education.

Deadline for application is January 5, 2022.
 


Retired Teachers' Association of Manitoba Bursary
UCN Retired Teachers' Association of Manitoba Bursary Application
The Retired Teachers' Association of Manitoba (RTAM) Bursary is open to all Indigenous students who are enrolled full-time in any post-secondary program at University College of the North. Selection is based on acceptable academic performance (GPA of 2.5 or higher) and demonstrated financial need. Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN Retired Teachers' Association of Manitoba Bursary application and provide a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Applicants are also required to write a one page autobiography and a 500 word essay describing their educational goals and future plans. Students funded by student loan must submit loan documentation detailing the loan amount, disbursement dates, etc. Applicants agree that applying for this award, they give permission for the Retired Teachers' Association of Manitoba to use their autobiography and essay in RTAM publications. Deadline for application is February 2, 2022 at 4:30 pm (CST); bursaries: 1; bursary amount: $1,000.
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Richie Bignell Memorial Bursary
Richie Bignell Memorial Bursary Application
The Richie Bignell Memorial Bursary is open to all Indigenous students who are enrolled full-time in the Culinary Arts Program at University College of the North The Pas Campus. Selection is based on acceptable academic performance (GPA of 2.5 or higher) and financial need. Applicants are required to submit a completed Richie Bignell Memorial Bursary application and a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Students funded by student loan must submit loan documentation detailing the loan amount, disbursement dates, etc. This bursary has been made possible by the generosity of The Pas Friendship Centre Inc. Deadline for application is January 26, 2022 at 4:30 pm (CST); bursaries: 2; bursary amount: $1,000.
 
Eligibility
Indigenous students (proof of ancestry is required)
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Scholarship for Indigenous Students
The Scholarship for Indigenous Students is open to all Indigenous students who are children/grandchildren (including foster children/grandchildren) of a current or retired member of a Component or affiliate of the National Union of Public and General Employees and are planning to enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education institution in 2021/2022. The winner will be determined on the basis of a 750-1,000 word essay on: The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of Indigenous students. Deadline for application is July 5, 2021; scholarship amount: $2,500.
 
Eligibility
As an affiliate all MGEU members are members of NUPGE
 
For more information and/or to obtain an application form visit https://www.mgeu.ca/for-members/scholarships-and-bursaries.
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The Moss Bag Project Scholarship
The Moss Bag Project Scholarship is a post-secondary scholarship for Indigenous Mothers. Deadline for application is November 14th, 2021 at 11:59 pm; scholarships: 2; scholarship amount: $2,000.

For more information and/or to apply visit https://www.themossbagproject.org/apply.
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The Pas Friendship Centre Inc. Certificate Program Bursary
The Pas Friendship Centre Inc. Certificate Program Bursary Application
The Pas Friendship Centre Inc. Certificate Program Bursary is open to all Indigenous students who are enrolled full-time in the Law Enforcement, Carpentry/Woodworking or Heavy Duty Mechanics Program at University College of the North The Pas Campus. Selection is based on acceptable academic performance (GPA of 2.5 or higher) and financial need. Applicants are required to submit a completed The Pas Friendship Centre Inc. Certificate Program Bursary application and a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Students funded by student loan must submit loan documentation detailing the loan amount, disbursement dates, etc. Deadline for application is January 26, 2022 at 4:30 pm (CST); bursaries: 3; bursary amount: $1,000.
 
Eligibility
Indigenous students (proof of ancestry is required)
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The Pas Friendship Centre Inc. Post-Secondary Bursary
The Pas Friendship Centre Inc. Post-Secondary Bursary Application
The Pas Friendship Centre Inc. Post-Secondary Bursary is open to all Indigenous students who are enrolled full-time in the second year of the Early Childhood Education Program or the second, third or fourth year of the Bachelor of Nursing Program at University College of the North. Selection is based on acceptable academic performance (GPA of 2.5 or higher) and financial need. Applicants are required to submit a completed The Pas Friendship Centre Inc. Post-Secondary Bursary application and a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Students funded by student loan must submit loan documentation detailing the loan amount, disbursement dates, etc. Deadline for application is January 26, 2022 at 4:30 pm (CST); bursaries: 3; bursary amount: $1,000.

Eligibility

Indigenous students (proof of ancestry is required)
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The Pas Friendship Centre Inc. Scholarship
UCN The Pas Friendship Centre Inc. Scholarship Application
The Pas Friendship Centre Inc. Scholarship is open to all Indigenous students who are enrolled full-time in any post-secondary program at University College of the North. Selection is based on academic standing (GPA of 3.0 or higher) and volunteer experience within the Town of The Pas and/or home community; preference will be given to those who have volunteered at a Friendship Centre. Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN The Pas Friendship Centre Inc. Scholarship application and provide a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Applicants are also required to write a one-page essay describing their community volunteer experience and provide two letters of recommendation from individuals (not a relative) who can verify their role, leadership skills and how their volunteer work has made an impact on the community. Deadline for application is February 16, 2022 at 4:30 pm (CST); scholarships: 1; scholarship amount: $1,000.
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TWCC Scholarship Awards Program
Tribal Wi-Chi-Way-Win Capital Corporation (TWCC) hosts an Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament to raise funds for the TWCC Scholarship Awards Program. The program was established in 2005, and was designed to promote First Nation students in Manitoba pursuing their post-secondary studies in the form of a certificate, diploma and/or degree. To date, TWCC has awarded over $100,000 in post-secondary scholarships to students in Manitoba.
 
Application Requirements:
  1. Complete TWCC Scholarship Awards Program application form
  2. Autobiography explaining the type of work you want to pursue after graduation, your long-term career goals, and why you believe you should be selected to receive the award
  3. Letter of reference, written by someone from your institution of study, or from your community
  4. Proof of acceptance and/or enrolment into a recognized post-secondary institute
  5. Copy of Status Card
  6. Transcript of previous scholastic year
**Please note, incomplete applications will not be considered.
 
Who Can Apply?
Any First Nation student in Manitoba (also applies to students from Manitoba who are pursuing their studies out of province)
Enrolled in a recognized post-secondary institution
 
Submission of Application:
All applications, together with all information must be submitted either electronically by email to scholarships@twcc.ca, fax (204) 946-5318 or mail to:
 
TWCC
Scholarships Award Program
419 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3B 1R3
 
For more information and/or to obtain an application form visit http://www.twcc.ca/in-our-community/scholarship-awards-program. Deadline for applications is scholarship deferred until 2022 due to the pandemic.
BUSINESS AWARDS                                                                                                                                                                

Thompson Chamber of Commerce R.W.F. Hunt Scholarship
Thompson Chamber of Commerce R.W.F. Hunt Scholarship Application
The Thompson Chamber of Commerce R.W.F. Hunt Scholarship is open to first and second year university/college students studying in a business related field (majoring in business administration, marketing or related business programs). Applicants are required to provide proof of acceptance/enrollment at a college or university, proof of residence within Thompson's trading area**, complete a Thompson Chamber of Commerce R.W.F. Hunt Scholarship application and attend an interview with the Thompson Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Committee. Students whose education is funded by an agency or organization are not eligible for this scholarship. Deadline for application is May 28, 2021; scholarship amount: $1,000.
 
Eligibility
Residence within Thompson's trading area
**Thompson's trading area includes the following communities: Thompson, South Indian Lake, Leaf Rapids, Lynn Lake, Nelson House, Split Lake, Gillam, Wabowden, Ilford, Pikwitonei, Thicket Portage, Cross Lake, Norway House
Students studying in a business related field (majoring in business administration, marketing or related business programs)
 
Specific Instruction
Application and required documentation must be submitted to the Thompson Chamber of Commerce either by mail: P.O. Box 363, Thompson, Manitoba, R8N 1N2, or by email: commerce@mymts.net.
 
For more information call toll-free 1-888-307-0130/locally 204-677-4155 or visit http://www.thompsonchamber.ca/.
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HEALTH AWARDS                                                                                                                                                                   

Canadian Nurses Foundation Scholarships
Applications for 2021/2022 will open November 2021 and close February 2022. For more information visit https://cnf-fiic.ca/scholarship-program/​.
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F.A. Davis Scholarships
F.A. Davis is dedicated to developing teaching and learning solutions that meet the needs of nursing and health science students, educators, and practitioners. To stay committed to our goal of shaping the future of nursing and health science education, F.A. Davis is proud to offer annual scholarships to support those aspiring to work in healthcare.
 
These scholarships reflect our continuing commitment to the education of nurses and health care professionals and their commitment to quality health care for all of us. It recognizes the challenging yet rewarding path these students have embarked on and the very special nature of those who have chosen to devote themselves to providing quality care.​ Deadline for application is October 12, 2021.
 
Eligibility
  • Must be currently pursuing one of the following degrees or certifications: LPN/LVN, RN, BSN, RN-BSN, MSN, DNP, OT, OTA, OTD, PT, PTA, DPT, MLS, MLT, AT, MA, PA, CST, Respiratory Therapy, or comparable health science specialty
  • Must be enrolled in the current and upcoming semester
  • Must be a student in good standing with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be a student in the U.S. or Canada (Must be a citizen, legal resident, or holder of a valid student visa)​
For more information and/or to apply visit https://www.fadavis.com/scholarship.
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Foundation of Register​ed Nurses of Manitoba (FRNM) Bursary
The Foundation of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (FRNM) Bursary is open to any student who is registered in year two, three or four of the Bachelor of Nursing Program at University College of the North and who has maintained full-time student status. Selection is based on academic standing (overall GPA of 3.0 or higher), community involvement and financial need. Applicants are required to write an essay outlining their involvement in the community and why they feel they should be considered for this award (i.e. number of dependents, any special needs for these dependents, financial constraints, family circumstances, etc.); applicants are encouraged to include other commitments and any other comments they feel would support their application. Applicants are also required to submit a completed UCN FRNM application form, a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance, current copy of their provincial/territorial student loan notice of assistance/assessment (if applicable), and a professional letter of reference from an individual (not a relative) who can verify their professionalism, commitment to nursing, effective problem solving, written and verbal communication skills, and potential for achievement in nursing. Deadline for application is November 17, 2021 at 4:30 pm (CST); bursary amount: varies per year.
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Jillian Kay Joyal Memorial Award
Jillian Kay Joyal Memorial Award Application
The Jillian Kay Joyal Memorial Award is open to all students who are enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Nursing program at University College of the North The Pas Campus. Selection is based on academic performance (GPA of 3.59 or higher) and demonstrated financial need. Applicants are required to submit a completed Jillian Kay Joyal Memorial Award application and provide a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Students funded by student loan must submit loan documentation detailing the loan amount, disbursement date, etc. This award was established in memory of Jillian Kay Joyal, a graduate of the Bachelor of Nursing program (Class of 2010) and is made possible by her older sister, Jacqueline Joyal. Deadline for application is January 26, 2022 at 4:30 pm (CST); awards: 1; award amount: $500.

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Manitoba Nurses Union Joyce Gleason Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Joyce Gleason Memorial Scholarship is open to any student who is enrolled for the first time in a nursing program at a Manitoba institution; students may apply for the scholarship in any year of the nursing program. An essay of 250-300 words describing yourself, your involvement in volunteer/community activities, why you chose nursing as a career, and your goals once you have graduated is required. Applicants are also required to provide documentation of current enrollment in the Nursing program; a letter of acceptance is not sufficient. Deadline for application October 15 (scholarship committee chair must receive application by October 15); scholarship amount: $1,500.
 
Eligibility
Manitoba residents
 
Specific Instruction
Completed application, essay and required documentation can be submitted to: Chairperson, Joyce Gleason Memorial Scholarship Committee, c/o Manitoba Nurses Union, 301-275 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 4M6. Please note: Mailed, couriered, and e-mailed applications will be accepted.
 
For more information and/or to apply visit the Manitoba Nurses Union website at https://manitobanurses.ca/scholarships.
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Nurses Recruitment and Retention Fund (NRRF) Grants
The Nurses Recruitment and Retention Fund was established in 1999 to assist with the recruitment and retention of Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses Extended Practice, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Registered Psychiatric Nurses in Manitoba.

The Nurses Recruitment and Retention Fund (NRRF) is committed to enhancing the delivery of health services in the province of Manitoba, by addressing issues of nursing supply. Main functions of the NRRF include the development of strategies to assist with the recruitment and retention of Registered Nurses (RN), Registered Nurses – Extended Practice (RN-EP), Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) in Manitoba.

For more information on the wide range of strategies that NRRF funds, as well as information on application forms and policies visit https://healthcareersmanitoba.ca/professions/nurses/grants/.
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Sheryl Betnar Bursary
Sheryl Betnar was a committed and dedicated Licensed Practical Nurse, long standing Manitoba Nurses Union activist, and worksite president in Flin Flon, MB, for many years. To honor her memory, Manitoba Nurses Union members in the Northern Region established the Sheryl Betnar Bursary and Scholarship fund. This fund was created in the hopes that it would assist Northern Region nursing students and Northern Region Manitoba Nurses Union members in establishing and or advancing their career in nursing.
 
There is an annual total of $500 worth of bursary money to a maximum of one member of the Northern Region, who is enrolled or has completed a nursing program within Manitoba. 
 
In order to be eligible you must:
  • Be a current Northern Health Region resident.
  • Be enrolled or completed a nursing program at any Manitoba institution. Proof of enrollment or completion, applicable receipts or tuition must be submitted, valid, and from within 12 months of completion in order to be considered.
Deadline for application is 3rd Friday of October at midnight, annually.
 
For more information and/or to obtain an application form visit https://sherylbetnarbursaryandscholars.godaddysites.com/.
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Sheryl Betnar Scholarship
Sheryl Betnar was a committed and dedicated Licensed Practical Nurse, long standing Manitoba Nurses Union activist, and worksite president in Flin Flon, MB, for many years. To honor her memory, Manitoba Nurses Union members in the Northern Region established the Sheryl Betnar Bursary and Scholarship fund. This fund was created in the hopes that it would assist Northern Region nursing students and Northern Region Manitoba Nurses Union members in establishing and or advancing their career in nursing.
 
There is an annual total of $1500 worth of scholarship money to a maximum of one Northern Region Manitoba Nurses Union member who is enrolled and/or has completed a nursing related course/program that will advance their nursing career. 
 
In order to be eligible you must:
  • Be a c​urrent Northern Health Region resident.
  • Be a current and active Manitoba Nurses Union member through your worksite.
  • Be enrolled or have completed a nursing related course or program. Proof of enrollment or completion, applicable receipts or tuition must be submitted, valid, and from within 12 months of completion in order to be considered.​

Deadline for application is 3rd Friday of October at midnight, annually.

For more information and/or to obtain an application form visit https://sherylbetnarbursaryandscholars.godaddysites.com/.
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The Royal Canadian Legion Provincial Council Ladies Auxiliary University Scholarship
The Royal Canadian Legion Provincial Council Ladies Auxiliary University Scholarship is open to any student who is a resident of Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario Command and is entering or continuing in the Faculty of Physio Therapy, Masters of Occupational Therapy or Bachelor of Nursing in a recognized Canadian University on a full-time basis. To be eligible for the Bachelor of Nursing Scholarship, the applicant must have completed Grade 12 and/or a minimum of the first year of study in University 1 as required by the Faculty of Nursing. Applicants are required to include a letter of acceptance from the University indicating the Faculty to which he/she have been admitted and a copy of their official transcript of their last year of formal education. Deadline for application is September 30; scholarship amount: varies per year.
 
For more information and/or to obtain an application form visit http://www.mbnwo.ca/laschol.htm.
The Town of The Pas Nursing Bursary is open to all students who are residents of the Town of The Pas for a minimum of 18 months prior to acceptance in the Bachelor of Nursing Program at University College of the North. Applicants must be entering third or fourth year of the program on a full-time basis. Selection is based on financial need. Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN Town of The Pas Nursing Bursary application and provide 2 proof of residency documents (e.g. telephone bill, property tax bill, rent receipt, etc.); 1 which includes address 18 months prior to acceptance in the program and 1 which includes current address at the time of applying for the bursary. Residency documents must contain student's name and physical location address. Applicants are also required to provide a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Students funded by student loan must submit loan documentation detailing the loan amount, disbursement dates, etc.​ Deadline for application is April 6, 2022 at 4:30 pm (CST); bursary amount: $1,000.
 
Please note: bursary must be used within two years of receiving it; Town Treasurer (204-627-1107) must be notified if bursary will not be used in the fall of the year in which the bursary was awarded.
 
Eligibility
Town of The Pas Resident; proof of residency is required
EDUCATION AWARDS                                                                                                                                                            

CAYC Manitoba Bursaries for Students in Early Years Education

CAYC Manitoba Bursaries for Students in Early Years Education
 
To apply for this award an applicant must provide:
  1. a current resume or curriculum vitae;
  2. a cover letter indicating why he/she believes he/she should receive this bursary. The letter should include what the individual believes he/she offers to early years education and/or what his/her beliefs are about teaching and learning in the early years;
  3. the names and contact information for two professors or instructors from his/her institution of study who are prepared to provide references if so required.
Completed applications must be received by May 31, 2021. Submissions must be complete with all items above and should be emailed to grobertson@mts.net. If necessary they may be mailed to:
 
CAYC Awards Committee
c/o Gayle Robertson
582 Lansdowne Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R2W 0H6
 
For further information about The Canadian Association for Young Children (CAYC) visit www.cayc.ca.
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The Manitoba Council For Exceptional Children Scholarships
The Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children offers four Scholarships ($750.00 each) annually:
  • Two scholarships are available to support grade 12 or returning university students from Manitoba who are pursuing a career directly related to working with persons with exceptionalities. The individuals must be entering or in a current full-time education program in a Canadian institution. The scholarship money will be given directly to the recipient upon verification of enrollment.
  • Two scholarships are available to students with exceptional needs who are transitioning from high school to post-school life, such as post-secondary education, job training or employment. The winning students must demonstrate a ‘Yes I Can’ attitude. The scholarship money is given directly to the student upon verification of enrollment (if pursuing post-secondary education) or other appropriate evidence of their post-school plan.
Deadline for application is January 7, 2022.
 
For more information and/or to obtain an application form visit https://manitoba.exceptionalchildren.org/mcec-awards/scholarships.
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The Manitoba Teachers' Society Bursary
UCN Manitoba Teachers' Society Bursary Application
The Manitoba Teachers' Society Bursary is open to all students who are enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Education Program at University College of the North; preference is given to those in their graduating year. Selection is based on acceptable academic performance (GPA of 2.0 or higher) and financial need. Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN Manitoba Teachers' Society Bursary application, two letters of recommendation from current and/or former instructors (someone who is familiar with your work and achievements) and a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Students funded by student loan must submit loan documentation detailing the loan amount, disbursement dates, etc.​ Deadline for application is November 17, 2021 at 4:30 pm (CST); bursary amount: $3,000.
TRADES & TECHNOLOGY AWARDS                                                                                                                                     

Apprenticeship Grants
As an apprentice in a Red Seal trade, you get to earn while you learn, but a little extra money can always help. The Government of Canada provides up to $4,000 in federal apprenticeship grants to help you progress in or complete your apprenticeship training. For more information visit https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding.html.
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The Arthur Paulin Aftermarket Scholarship Award
The Arthur Paulin Aftermarket Scholarship is open to any student who is enrolled in an automotive aftermarket industry related program or curriculum at a Canadian college or university. This includes students pursuing their studies as an automotive apprentice or in any of the following automotive sectors: auto body, hard parts, heavy duty, or motive power (machinists). Applicants are required to submit a letter outlining their long-term automotive goals, a letter from their primary automotive instructor stating why the instructor feels the applicant is worthy of receiving the scholarship, a copy of their most recent academic record, a brief outline of their demonstrated leadership and civic abilities, and an outline of their financial considerations as they relate to their pursuit of automotive studies. Deadline for application is November 30 annually; scholarship amount: $700.
 
For more information and/or to obtain an application form visit the Automotive Industries Association of Canada website at https://www.aiacanada.com/career-resources/grants-and-scholarships/arthur-paulin-automotive-aftermarket-scholarship-award/.
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AIA and the University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UofAF) Scholarship Program
The University of the Aftermarket Foundation Scholarship is open to any student who is a graduating high school senior or who has graduated from high school within the past two years and who is enrolled in a college-level program, university or an accredited automotive technical program through either a Canadian Association of Motive Power Educators college or a CARS-approved institute. Applicants must be enrolled full-time for the year of the scholarship and must be enrolled from September of the year they are applying until April of the following year. Priority will be given to those pursuing a career in the automotive aftermarket; participants must be attending a full-time program in Canada. Applicants are required to submit a copy of their most recent academic record, letter of recommendation from either an employer or teacher, a recent photograph for use in promotional materials, and write a 250 word essay indicating why they believe they deserve to be chosen to receive a scholarship. Deadline for application is June 15 annually; scholarship amount: $1,000.
 
For more information and/or to obtain an application form visit the Automotive Industries Association of Canada website at
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Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba Inc. (CTTAM) Bursary
UCN Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba Inc. Bursary Application
The CTTAM Bursary is open to all students who are enrolled full-time in the Natural Resources Management Technology Program at University College of the North; preference is given to those in their graduating year. Selection is based on acceptable academic performance (GPA of 2.0 or higher) and financial need. Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN CTTAM Bursary application, two letters of recommendation from current and/or former instructors (someone who is familiar with your work and achievements), and a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Applicants are also required to write a one-page autobiography. Students funded by student loan must submit loan documentation detailing the loan amount, disbursement dates, etc. Applicants agree that by applying for this award, they give permission for the Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba Inc. to use their information in CTTAM publications. Deadline for application is January 19, 2022 at 4:30 pm (CST); bursary 1; bursary amount: $1,000.
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Manitoba Vehicle Industry of Manitoba Inc. Scholarships
Are you a Manitoba resident and are actively involved in the automotive industry either as a student, employee or apprentice? If you are in either the motor vehicle mechanical, heavy duty mechanical, collision repair or collision refinishing field; you may be eligible for a Manitoba Vehicle Industry of Manitoba Inc. Scholarship. Deadline for applications is May 7, 2021.
 
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Natural Resources Management Technology Program: Al King Award
UCN Natural Resources Management Technology Program: Al King Award Application
The Natural Resources Management Technology Program: Al King Award is provided from a fund established by Mr. Al King, a professional forester in the community who taught in the program. The award is open to any student who is enrolled full-time in the Natural Resources Management Technology Program at University College of the North. Applicants can be either in their first or second year of the program. Applicants are required to submit a completed UCN Natural Resources Management Technology Program: Al King Award application and provide a current copy of their university/college unofficial transcript(s) -if grades are unavailable have instructors sign their name by the WIP to confirm regular attendance. Students funded by student loan must submit loan documentation detailing the loan amount, disbursement dates, etc. Selection is based on acceptable academic success (GPA of 2.0 or higher) and demonstrated financial need. Deadline for application is February 2, 2022 at 4:30 pm (CST); award amount: varies per year.
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Orville Erickson Memorial Scholarships
The Orville Erickson Memorial Scholarships are awarded once per year to post-secondary students in the field of conservation. The fund is administered by the Canadian Wildlife Foundation and is financed entirely by private-sector donations in memory of Orville Erickson, a prominent Canadian conservationist and past CWF president. Applicants must be competent, full-time students registered in a recognized Canadian educational institute and be citizens of Canada, or landed immigrants, with the intent of working in Canada. Deadline for application is May 25 annually; scholarship amounts: vary per year ($500-$4,000).
 
For more information and/or to apply visit the Canadian Wildlife Federation website at https://cwf-fcf.org/en/about-cwf/funding/scholarships/.
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The Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award
This inaugural award recognizes students and recent graduates who have actively engaged in forestry or natural resource management and have demonstrated a passion for the environment and a desire to solve complex problems. A total of 4 award-winners, 2 from Canada and 2 from the United Kingdom, will take part in the International Forestry Student Exchange Program during the summer of 2018. This program connects future forestry leaders with all the resources required for success-providing unique experiences and opportunities, and empowering participants, while significantly contributing to employers and host countries alike. Award winners will receive a bursary of C$12,000 total (C$6,000 from TD Bank and C$6,000 from employers). Participants will cover their own expenses, including flights, accommodation, local transportation, food, insurance, and incidentals. Deadline for application is applications will not be accepted for 2021/2022.
 
CONVOCATION AWARDS                                                                                                                                                      

Lieutenant-Governor Medals

UCN Lieutenant-Governor Medals Nomination Form

The Lieutenant-Governor Medals, one gold and three silver, are awarded annually at Convocation to graduating students from any post-secondary program at University College of the North. Selection is based on high academic or technical ability, participation in university/college and/or community activities and good character and personality.
 
Students who meet the criteria are eligible to be nominated for one of the following medals:
  • Silver Medal for Certificate Programs (excluding Trades Programs)
  • Silver Medal for Trades Programs
  • Silver Medal for Diploma Programs
  • Gold Medal for University Programs
Two instructor and one peer recommendation letter detailing how the nominee meets the criteria must accompany a completed UCN Lieutenant-Governor Medals Nomination Form. Nominations can be made by an instructor or peer; self-nominations will not be accepted. Deadline for nominations is 4:30 pm (CST) on April 20, 2022.
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Lorimer Award
UCN Lorimer Award Nomination Form
The Lorimer Award is presented by the University College of the North in recognition of outstanding service to education in Northern Manitoba (north of the 53rd parallel).
 
The award was named in honour of the late Dr. W.C. Lorimer, a distinguished Manitoba educator, who served as Deputy Minister of Education from 1967 to 1978.
 
The recipient of this award will have *made contributions in the educational field that are well beyond the call of duty and shall have had a major constructive impact. Their work, past and/or present, has involved a very substantial and continued commitment to Northern education.
 
Nominees may be a student, former student, employee of the University College of the North or a member of the community whose work fits the purpose of this award.
 
Nominations will be accepted until March 16, 2022 at 4:30 pm (CST) and must include a completed UCN Lorimer Award Nomination Form and three letters of support (not from a relative). All letters of support must provide concrete examples and clearly outline how the nominee meets the award criteria and why the nominee should be chosen to receive this award.
 
Please note: the committee will base its decisions solely on the information and examples provided in the nomination package. Only the successful​ nominee will be contacted.
 
*award criteria
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Valedictorian
UCN Valedictorian Nomination Form
The Valedictorian will write and deliver a formal address to all fellow graduating students, faculty, honored guests, friends, and family attending Convocation. This honour will be bestowed upon one graduating student of University College of the North The Pas Campus and one graduating student of University College of the North Thompson Campus. Selection is based on acceptable academic standing (GPA of 2.0 or higher) and involvement in university/college extracurricular activities. Candidates must be a graduand of the University College of the North Class of 2022 of either The Pas or Thompson Campus, have strong public speaking skills and have applied to attend Convocation. All students who meet the criteria are eligible to be nominated.
 
Recommendation letters, two peer and one instructor, detailing how the nominee meets the criteria must accompany a completed UCN Valedictorian Nomination Form. Nominations can be made by an instructor, peer or UCN staff member; self-nominations will not be accepted. Please note: only successful candidates selected to represent the Graduating Class of 2022 as Valedictorian for The Pas and Thompson Campus will be contacted. Deadline for nominations is 4:30 pm (CST) on April 20, 2022.
 
Eligibility
The Pas/Thompson Campus Graduating Students
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College and Institutes​ Canada Art Showcase
Colleges and Institutes Canada is looking to showcase student talent on the walls of the association’s national office at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa! For the 2021 Art Showcase, CICan invites students from colleges and institutes across the country to submit their artwork. Each winner will receive a monetary prize of $350​.
 
This year, CICan will be selecting a winner from the following six categories:
  • Printmaking
  • Textile, Mixed Media, or Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Digital Illustration or Animation
  • Painting
  • Drawing
The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2021.
 
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This not a scholarship. It is our long-running contest, which most residents of Canada can enter for a chance to win $1,500.
 
Send us your songs, videos, creative writing, or even interpretive dance on why unions matter.
 
From here on in, no poems will be accepted. We'll take almost anything else creative, even a video depicting the value of unions in interpretive dance will be accepted. Prize amount $1,500.
 
For more information visit https://scholarships.nupge.ca/node/17.
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