Red River College Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships for Aboriginal Students

 



Aboriginal Women

Helen Basset Commemorative Student Scholarships

Area of Study:  Any area of post secondary study

Eligibility:  Aboriginal women under the age of 31 who demonstrate financial need and are committed to improving the political, cultural and economic well-being of Aboriginal women

Amount:  Four awards of $1000

Application Deadline:  July 30

Information:  www.nwac-hq.org

 


Sibyl McKay Inkster Bursary

Area of Study:  Any area of post secondary study

Eligibility:  Metis women enrolled in full-time studies who demonstrate satisfactory academic progress and financial need

Amount:  $500

Application Deadline:  January 31

Information:  Red River College Student Awards Office

 


Rose Nolan Memorial Scholarship Fund

Area of Study:  Any area of post secondary study

Eligibility:  First Nation women who have completed one year of full-time study

Amount:  Numerous awards

Application Deadline:  June 30

Information:  www.tednolan.com

 



Business

 

Assiniboine Credit Union Bursary

Area of Study:  Business Administration & Business Administration Integrated

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in first year Business Administration or second year Business Administration Integrated.  Applicants must show satisfactory academic progress, demonstrate financial need, community involvement and mentorship qualities.

Amount:  $500 (minimum)

Application Deadline:  April 15

Information:  Red River College Student Awards Office

 


RBC Aboriginal Students Awards Program

Area of Study:  Any program related to the financial services industry

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in or accepted into a full-time program

Amount:  Ten awards of up to $4000

Application Deadline:  February 28

Information:  www.rbc.com/careers/aboriginal_student_awards.html

 


North West Company Scholarship Fund

Area of Study:  Business Administration Integrated – ACCESS Model Program

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students in a second or third year of study who have achieved a minimum standing of 65%

Amount:  Two awards of $1000 (one for second year student and one for third year student)

Application Deadline:  None; selection process

Information:  Red River College Student Awards Office

 


National Indigenous Economic Education Fund

Area of Study:  Business Administration, Community Development/Community Economic Development

Eligibility:  Must be a CANDO member* attending a post secondary institution.  A short essay describing your career goals and aspirations must accompany application.  Selection will be based on Grade 12 marks of post secondary GPA.

(*There is a fee to become a CANDO student member.  Visit www.edo.ca)

Amount:  $6000

Application Deadline:  July 31

 


MB Hydro – Generating Futures Scholarships

Area of Study:  Technology

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in a full time program

Amount:  Numerous awards of $10,000

Application Deadline:  October 1

Information:  www.hydro.mb.ca

 

 



Culinary Arts

 

Manitoba Lotteries Employment Equity Education Award

Area of study:  Culinary Arts

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students entering their first or second year of the Culinary Arts program at RRC

Amount:  2 awards of $1500

Application Deadline:  October 1

Information:  www.mlc.mb.ca

 



Child and Youth Care

Project Neecheewan Award

Area of Study:  Child and Youth Care

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students graduating from the Child and Youth Care program with a desire to assist in improving the quality of life for Aboriginal children and youth

Amount:  Varies

Application Deadline:  None; selection process

Information:  Red River College Student Awards Office

 


Ross A. Johnston Award

Area of Study:  Child and Youth Care

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in first year of Child and Youth Care program who demonstrate satisfactory academic progress and financial need

Amount:  TBA

Application Deadline:  September 30

Information:  Red River College Student Awards Office

 



Creative Communications & Graphic Design

Gil Purcell Memorial Journalism Scholarship

Area of Study:  Journalism

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students studying journalism

Amount:  $4000

Application Deadline:  November 15

Information:  www.cp.org

 



Early Childhood Education

“Our Children, Our Ways” Award

Area of Study:  Early Childhood Education

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students entering first or second year who demonstrate academic achievement and service to Aboriginal children and families

Amount:  Two awards of $750 (One for first year student and one for second year student)

Application Deadline:  October 31

Information:  Red River College Student Awards Office

 



Engineering/Computers

MB Hydro – Employment Equity Bursary

Area of study:  Civil, computer, Electrical or Electronic Engineering Technologies

Eligibility:  Members of an employment equity designated group entering their first year of study

Amount:  Eleven awards of $1500

Application Deadline:  October 1

Information:  www.hydro.mb.ca

 


MB Hydro – Second to Final Year Engineering Bursary

Area of Study:  Electronic, electrical, Computer or Communication Engineering Technologies

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students in their second to final year of study.  Academic performance will be a consideration.

Amount:  Six awards of $1500   

Application Deadline:  October 1

Information:  www.hydro.mb.ca

 


MB Hydro – Generating Futures Scholarships

Area of Study:  Engineering

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in a full time program

Amount:  Numerous awards of $10,000

Application Deadline:  October 1

Information:  www.hydro.mb.ca

 

 


Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Foundation

 

Area of Study:  Civil Technology or Civil Engineering

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in post-secondary studies with a minimum 60% course load

Amount:  Four awards of $5000

Application Deadline:  August 31

Information:  www.helenbettyosbornefdtn.ca

 



Health

Aboriginal Health Careers

(National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation)

Area of Study:  Health Sciences (Nursing, Radiology, Lab Technology)

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students pursuing full-time study during the upcoming academic year

Amount:  Numerous awards of $1000

Application Deadline:  June 1

Information:  www.naaf.ca

 


TD Aboriginal Nursing Fund

Area of Study:  Nursing

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in a full-time program

Amount:  TBA

Application Deadline:  March 31

Information:  www.cnf-fiic.ca/scholarships

 



Pre Trades/Trades

Manitoba Lotteries Employment Equity Education Award – Pre Trades/Trades

Area of Study:  Pre trades, Electircal, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Piping Trades or Construction Trades

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students entering nto one of the qualifying programs

Amount:  Three awards of $1000 for Trades and one award of $500 for Pre Trades

Application Deadline:  October 1

Information:  www.mlc.mb.ca

 


Tim McLean Memorial Bursary

Area of Study:  Trades and apprenticeship

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students with financial entering apprenticeship training to obtain certification in a Manitoba designated trade

Amount:  TBD

Application Deadline:  April 30

Information:  www.manitoba.ca/tradecareers

 


MB Hydro – Generating Futures Scholarships

Area of Study:  Trades

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in a full time program

Amount:  Numerous awards of $10,000

Application Deadline:  October 1

Information:  www.hydro.mb.ca

 

 



Technology

 

MB Hydro – First Year Information Technology

Area of Study:  Computer Analyst/Programmer or Computer Systems Technology

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students entering their first year of study

Amount:  Two awards of $1500

Application Deadline:  October 1

Information:  www.hydro.mb.ca

 


MB Hydro – Second to Final Year Information Technology Bursary

Area of Study:  Computer Analyst/Programmer or Computer Systems Technology

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students entering their second to final year of study

Amount:  Two awards of $2500

Application Deadline:  October 1

Information:  www.hydro.mb.ca

 


MB Hydro – Generating Futures Scholarships

Area of Study:  Information Technology

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in a full time program

Amount:  Numerous awards of $10,000

Application Deadline:  October 1

Information:  www.hydro.mb.ca

 

 



General

 

Nunavut Beneficiaries Scholarships

Area of Study:  Any area of post secondary study

Eligibility:  Nunavut Land Claims Agreement member enrolled or accepted as a full-time student and maintain a 60% average

Amount:  $1750

Application Deadline:  September 1

Information:  www.nitc.ca

 


Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth (FAAY)

Area of Study:  Any area of post secondary study

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in a full-time program

Amount:  Numerous awards of various amounts

Application Deadline:  October 12

Information:  www.ccab.com

 


Hanna (Nancy) Boon Bursary

Area of Study:  Any area of post secondary study

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in full-time studies who demonstrate satisfactory academic process and financial need

Amount:  $500

Application Deadline:  January 31

Information:  Red River College Student Awards Office

 


Fly Higher – Business Council of Manitoba

Area of Study:  Any area of post secondary study

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled or plan to enroll in a full-time program, who have been a Manitoba resident for the last 12 months and require financial assistance

Amount:  Numerous awards of $1500

Application Deadline:  March 30

Information:  www.businesscouncilmb.ca

 


Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Foundation

Area of Study:  Any area of post secondary study

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in a full-time program

Amount:  Numerous awards of approximately $1000

Application Deadline:  August 31

Information:  www.helenbettyosbornefdtn.ca

 


National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF)
Area of Study:  Business, Science, Engineering, Information Technology and Technical Studies

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in a eligible program with minimum two year duration

Amount:  Numerous awards; no set value

Application Deadline:  June 1

Information:  www.naaf.ca

 


Canada Post Aboriginal Education

Area of Study:  Any are of post secondary study, including vocational or trades

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students who have returned to school after prolonged absence and have completed one year of post secondary education

Amount:  $1000

Application Deadline:  July 31

Information:  www.canadapost.ca

 


Prince of Wales/Princess of Anne Bursary

Area of Study:  Any are of post secondary study

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students

Amount:  $200 per year

Application Deadline:  Two months prior to program completion

Information:  www.studentaid.gov.mb.ca

 


RBC Aboriginal Students Awards Program

Area of Study:  Any area of study

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students enrolled in or accepted into a full-time program

Amount:  Ten awards of up to $4000

Application Deadline:  February 28

Information:  www.rbc.com/careers/aboriginal_student_awards.html

 


Building Foundation Bursary

Area of Study:  Any area of study

Eligibility:  Aboriginal students living in subsidized rental units in Manitoba or receiving rental subsidy funded by Manitoba Housing and taking a college program of minimum 1 year in length

Amount:  Minimum 2 awards of $1000 each

Application Deadline:  September 30

Information:  www.manitoba.ca/housing

 


Mary Guilbault Métis Bursary

Area of Study:  Any area of study

Eligibility:  Métis students who are involved in their community and show financial need

Amount:  TBD

Application Deadline:  October 1

Information:  Louis Riel Institute – Ph. (204) 984-9480 Email. lri@mmf.ca

 



Native Studies

Heroes of Our Time –Tommy Prince Award

Area of Study:  Aboriginal Self Government Administration, Aboriginal Language Specialist

Eligibility:  First Nation students enrolled in a full time program of study

Amount:  $2000

Application Deadline:  June 21

Information:  www.afn.ca