Scholarships and Bursaries at the University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries for Aboriginal students.

By self-declaring as a person of Aboriginal descent you will automatically be eligible for a number of awards. Self-Declaration forms are available from the Aboriginal Student Centre, or you can check the box that applies to you on your University of Manitoba application form.

*Bursary awards are based primarily on financial need; students must submit the University of Manitoba Bursary Application.

*Academic scholarships will be automatically given to the students who meet the criteria. Specific applications are not required unless otherwise noted.

For more information on any awards, please contact:
Financial Aid & Awards
422 University Centre,
Ph: 474-9531, Fax: 474-7543
email: awards@umanitoba.ca
Visit: www.umanitoba.ca/student/awards

The following awards at the University of Manitoba are available to Aboriginal (First Nation, Status or Non-Status, Inuit, and Métis) students:

All Faculties at the University of Manitoba

Marguerite and John Burelle Memorial Aboriginal Scholarships
- four awards of $3,000

Mary and Louis Finkle Aboriginal and Immigrant Scholarship & Bursary
- $450 (per award) - application required

Sonia and Ralph Kaplan Aboriginal and Immigrant Scholarship & Bursary
- $450 (per award) - application required

Winston Samlalsingh Scholarship
- one renewable scholarship of $1,175 for the student entering the University of Manitoba from high school with highest average

Frances E. Ross Bursary
- $500 (estimated) available for a Métis student in any program

Louis Riel Bursaries at the University of Manitoba
- 84 awards at $1,500 for any student in any program who holds membership in the Manitoba Métis Federation

Louis Riel Bursary
- $150 (estimated) offered every two years to a student in any program

Honourable Mitchell W. Sharp Bursary
- $3,425 available for multiple awards for U1 students

Cyril Tobias Memorial Bursary
- $2,875 available for multiple awards for students in any program who are from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, or Alberta

Farm Credit Canada Scholarship
- one award of $1,500 for a student in either the I.H. Asper School of Business or the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Joan and Dean Sandham Scholarship in Aboriginal Health Professional Leadership
- $6700 available for multiple awards for medical doctors and nurses in any undergraduate or graduate program who demonstrate leadership skills and a commitment to developing a career in medicine or nursing

Johnston Bursary
- $5,200 available (variable numbers and values) for students in Law or Medicine

Centre for Aboriginal Health Education Student Support Fund
- $5,000 to offer multiple emergency bursaries ($50 to $500) to undergraduate students in Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Medical Rehabilitation, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy

Wiciwawin Aboriginal Alumni Emergency Bursary

- $2,125 available for multiple awards for students in any program


School of Art

George Swinton Memorial Scholarships
- $750 for a student in the B.F.A.(Honours), B.F.A., or Dip. in Art


Architecture (Environmental Design)

Frank and Marjorie Silver Bursary
- $800 bursary for a student in Master of Architecture, City Planning, Interior Design, or Landscape Architecture program

Allan Waisman Aboriginal Architecture Scholarship
- one award of $4,950 for a student in Master of Architecture, City Planning, Interior Design, or Landscape Architecture Program


Asper School of Business

Aboriginal Business Education Program (ABEP) Awards
- multiple scholarships & bursaries of $500-$2,000 to ABEP students

North West Company Aboriginal Student Scholarship in Management
- one award of $1,125 for U1 student who intends to enter Management - must submit letter of intent

Vision Quest - Steve Prince Memorial Bursary
- $1,000 for a student in the I.H. Asper School of Business who has demonstrated community involvement

Linda K. Park Memorial Bursary
- two bookstore credits of $200 available for students in ABEP


Faculty of Architecture

Allan Waisman Aboriginal Architecture Scholarship
- one award of $4,000 for Master's student


Faculty of Education

Manitoba Association of School Superintendents Bursary
- one award of $600

Manitoba Teachers' Society Aboriginal Bursary in Education
- one award of $2,400
Faculty of Engineering

Engineering Access Program (ENGAP) Awards
- multiple scholarships based on grade point average and multiple bursaries from $500 - $2,500


Faculty of Graduate Studies

Right Honourable Brian Dickson Graduate Fellowship
- one award of $5,350 for Masters of Law student who is Aboriginal or whose focus is Aboriginal rights

Ph.D. Studies for Aboriginal Scholars (PSAS) Fund
- variable amount of $5,000-$20,000 for students in first four years of any Doctoral program

President's Graduate Scholarship for First Nations, Inuit, Métis Students
- *beginning in 2009-10 - for a student in first four years of any Doctoral program or first two years of any Masters program


Faculty of Human Ecology

Human Ecology Endowment Fund Scholarship for Aboriginal Students
- up to three scholarships (minimum value $1000)

Jean Goodwill - Jean Steckle Bursary in Human Ecology
- one award of $2,900 for student involved in Aboriginal community


Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

NFL/Budweiser Recreation Services Aboriginal Student Development Award
- one award of $670


Faculty of Law

Michael and Joy Phelps Bursary
- one award of $1,000

Petro-Canada Manitoba Law Foundation Bursary
- one award of $1,675


Faculty of Medicine

Jack Armstrong Memorial Bursary
- $1475 for a student in the Faculty of Medicine

Victoria and J. Stuart Downey Entrance Scholarship in Medicine
- $4,050 total given to one undergraduate student entering the Faculty of Medicine
- $3,037 given upon admission to the Faculty of Medicine
- The remaining balance, $1,013, given in the summer if the student is admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Medicine program, in the Faculty of Medicine


Faculty of Social Work

Elizabeth Hill Scholarship
- $5,450 available for one or more awards

Esther Seidl Scholarship
- $4,875 available for one or more awards for graduate students in Social Work

MASW Affirmative Action Bursary
- three awards of $1,000

Margaret Mary Burns Award in Social Work (Scholarship)
- $16,425 available to offer scholarships for Masters and Doctoral students in Social Work

Margaret Mary Burns Award in Social Work (Bursary)
- $8,075 available to offer bursaries for pre-Masters and Masters students in Social Work



Awards Related to Aboriginal Studies (open to non-Aboriginal students)

Aboriginal Issues Press Scholarship

- variable number and value; for graduate students with research focus on Aboriginal Issues

James Gordon Fletcher PhD Fellowship
- one award of $16,000 for student researching Aboriginal communities and persons - submit application

D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize for Aboriginal Peoples and Land Claims

- one prize of $100 for student graduating from Law

D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize for Aboriginal Peoples and Law

- one prize of $100 for a student graduating from Law

Oakes-Riewe Aboriginal-Environmental Studies Research Award
- $10,750 to offer multiple awards of $500 to $5,000 for master's and Doctoral students conducting interdisciplinary environmental research within an Aboriginal context

George A. Schultz Bursary in North American Native History
- $2,000 for a Masters or Doctoral student in History whose research focus in North American Native History

External Awards Available for Aboriginal Students

Manitoba Hydro Bursaries in Business, Engineering and IT
- multiple awards ($1,500 to $2,500 each) plus offer of summer employment with Manitoba Hydro for students in Business, Engineering, Computer Science, and University 1 (with a focus on IT) October 1st application deadline

Manitoba Hydro Employment Equity Bursary
- multiple awards of $1,500 each, plus offer of summer employment with Manitoba Hydro for students entering first year Business, Engineering, or Computer Science who belong to an Employment Equity Designated Group (see website for definition)
October 1st application deadline.Visit Manitoba Hydro at www.hydro.mb.ca for applications and more information.

MB Business Council Bursary
- multiple awards of $3000 each for students who demonstrate financial need and are in good academic standing. March 30th application deadline.Visit Manitoba Business Council at www.businesscouncil.mb.ca for applications and more information.

For more information on any awards, please contact:
Financial Aid & Awards
422 University Centre,
Ph: 474-9531, Fax: 474-7543
email: awards@umanitoba.ca
Visit: www.umanitoba.ca/student/awards