Important dates

  • UM Fall/Winter General Bursary applications available

  • UM Fall/Winter General Bursary applications due

Eligibility

Bursary awards are primarily based upon financial need, as opposed to scholarships, which are primarily based on academic merit. Because of this, all bursary applications require you to complete a budget section. Please note that the budget section of each application refers to a specific time period.

Eligibility criteria and application requirements vary by award. Most require that you submit the UM General Bursary application, and some require additional forms or attachments. Please be sure to read the details of each scholarship carefully before applying. 

University of Manitoba General Bursary application

To qualify for bursaries at the University of Manitoba, you must apply for the University of Manitoba General Bursary through Aurora in addition to any individual applications that may be required for specific awards.

Fall and Winter Term General Bursary applications

General bursary applications for Fall and Winter Terms will be available in the Aurora Student Portal in early August. This application, with supporting documentation, must be submitted to the Financial Aid and Awards office by Oct. 1. Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • All undergraduate students must register and complete at least 60 per cent of a full course load per term (i.e. a minimum of 9 credit hours per term) over the regular academic year. There are a few bursaries offered for part-time students registered in both Fall and Winter Terms.
  • Graduate students do not have to adhere to credit hour minimums provided they are registered as full-time students over the Fall and Winter Terms with the Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Continuing University of Manitoba students must meet a GPA requirement of a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. New students entering from high school must have a grade 12 average of 70 per cent or higher.
  • International students in their first year of post-secondary study in Canada are not eligible to apply to the general bursary program.
  • Financial need must be clearly documented on the application. Students who have applied for government student aid/loans from other provinces must provide a copy of a current "official" government loan assessment to support their declaration of financial need. Please note Manitoba Student Aid recipients do not need to submit a copy of their Notice of Assessment.

Selections for the bursaries will go out in early December of each year and bursary funds will be applied to Winter Term fees. If Fall and Winter Term fees are paid in full, you may request a refund by contacting Financial Aid and Awards at awards@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-9531 following the Winter Term course revision deadline.

Spring and Summer Term General Bursary application

The Spring/Summer General Bursary application is available in the in the Aurora Student Portal. This application must be submitted by June 30. Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Students applying for the Spring/Summer general bursary program must be registered in a minimum of 6 credit hours between May 1 and August 31.
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, must be receiving government student aid (commonly referred to as "student loans") through their provincial student aid agency for the Spring/Summer Term to be eligible to apply for the University of Manitoba Spring/Summer bursary program. (Please note, applying to the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) COVID-19 emergency benefit is not the same as receiving government student aid for purposes of the University of Manitoba Spring/Summer bursary program.)
  • Please note that eligible applicants from any province other than Manitoba must email a complete copy of their final government aid notice of assessment for the spring/summer term to the Financial Aid and Awards office by the bursary application deadline. If this is not submitted, their bursary application will be marked ineligible for funding.
  • Manitoba student aid recipients are not required to submit a copy of their assessment as we will receive this information directly from Manitoba Student Aid.
  • International students are eligible to apply for the spring/summer bursary program if they have resided in Canada for at least 12 months prior to May 1 of the current year.

 

Bursaries requiring application

Applications for the following bursaries will be available here in early August. 

This is not a comprehensive University of Manitoba awards listing. Please consult the searchable Awards Database for University of Manitoba Senate approved awards and/or with your department/faculty for other available award opportunities.

AESES Bursary

The Association of Employees Supporting Education Services (AESES) will provide seven bursaries valued at $1,000 each to the dependent children of its membership. The bursaries will be offered to students who are a dependent child of a regular current, retired or deceased AESES member. The bursaries will be offered to eligible students with the highest financial need. In addition, students must complete and submit the University of Manitoba General Bursary application in order to be considered for this award.

Application deadline: October 1st  (Application closed for 2020/21)

Flying Officer George Finkle Memorial Bursary

A $650 award for full time students in good academic standing who are members of the Regular Canadian Armed Forces or Primary Reserve (or members of the immediate family of a Regular Forces member). In addition, students must complete and submit the University of Manitoba General Bursary application in order to be considered for this award. Application will be available in early August.

Application deadline: Nov. 30

Louis Riel Bursaries at the University of Manitoba

Available to qualifying Métis students studying at the University of Manitoba registered in undergraduate or graduate programs as full-time or part-time students in the 2020/21 academic session.  In order to be considered, students will be required to complete both the University of Manitoba General Bursary Application and the Louis Riel Bursary Application.  Both will be available in early August with an October 1st deadline date.

Application deadline: Oct. 1 (Application closed for 2020/21)

Michael McAdam and Wendy Smith Bursary

An award valued at $1,000 will be offered to a returning student (one who has completed at least one year as a full-time student at the University of Manitoba) who:

  1. is enrolled full-time at the University of Manitoba, in any Faculty or School at the University;
  2. has achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0;
  3. has demonstrated qualities of an entrepreneurial knowledge gained at the University by developing a business venture, a product, or a service outside the University;
  4. has demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.

Applicants for this award will be required to submit a brief essay outlining the scope of their entrepreneurial experience. This essay will be submitted with the standard bursary application form. 

Application deadline: Oct. 1  (Application closed for 2020/21)

Victoria Inn Bursary

$475 bursary for a staff member or the sibling of a staff member of the Victoria Inn enrolled full-time in any faculty or school at the University of Manitoba. In addition, students must complete and submit the University of Manitoba General Bursary application in order to be considered for this award.

Application deadline: Oct. 1  (Application closed for 2020/21)

University of Manitoba General Bursary supplemental awards

The following bursaries are found within the University of Manitoba General Bursary (Fall/Winter) application. You can access and submit the General Bursary and additional bursaries by logging into your Aurora Student account.

Applications will be included in the following sections as they become available. Please only complete the ones where you meet the eligibility requirements.

Supplemental Bursary Application

This application is for bursaries that require extra-curricular activities, leadership experience, athletic involvement, memberships, and also to identify rural students.

Application deadline: Oct. 1

Armed Forces General Bursary Application

This application is for students who are current or past members of the Canadian Armed Forces, or have family members or ancestors with service in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Application deadline: Oct. 1

William and Olga Danyluk Bursary

This bursary is for members of St. Andrew's College who are registered in the Faculties of Arts, Science or Human Ecology. Eligible applicants must have achieved a minimum degree GPA of 2.5 and participate in College activities.

Application deadline: Oct. 1

Enid Nemy Bursary

This bursary is for full-time students enrolled in their third or fourth year of study in any undergraduate program or in any year of study in the Faculty of Graduate Studies who demonstrates an interest in pursuing a career in journalism. Eligible applicants must have achieved a minimum degree GPA of 3.0.

Application deadline: Oct. 1

Work History Application for Bursary Consideration

This bursary is for students who have a history of full-time employment prior to the current academic year (students with only summer time employment are not eligible).

Application deadline: Oct. 1

Accessibility Information for Special Bursary Consideration

This application is for students with accessibility, disability or medical issues.

Application deadline: Oct. 1

College of Medicine Supplemental Bursary

This bursary is to be completed by College of Medicine students only. Extra information is required for consideration.

Application deadline: Oct. 1

Faculty of Law Supplemental Bursary

This bursary is to be completed by Faculty of Law students only. Extra information is required for consideration.

Application deadline: Oct. 1

Youth in care grant

The University of Manitoba has established a fund in support of the Youth-In-Care Tuition Grants. The grants provide an opportunity for youth, who are or who have been in the care of Child and Family Services in Manitoba, to attend post-secondary education. The grants will support the costs of undergraduate tuition up to a maximum of $5,000 per year for a maximum of four years for each recipient.

Eligibility 

You may be eligible for this tuition grant if you are a current or former youth-in-care and meet the following criteria:

  • will be or are enrolled full-time (over both fall and winter sessions with a minimum of 60% course load) in any undergraduate degree or diploma program at the University of Manitoba in the year in which the award is tenable;
  • must have a record of satisfactory academic achievement which is defined as follows;
    • for first year students, a minimum entering average of 70% on those courses used for admission;
    • for continuing students, a minimum degree grade point average of 2.0;
  • are currently or formerly a youth-in-care of the Manitoba Child Welfare System;
  • have demonstrated financial need on the Youth-In-Care Tuition Grant application form

Application deadline: March 31

How To Apply 

In order to be considered for this program and obtain an application, please contact the Provincial Tuition Waiver Coordinator:

Laura-Lynne Hildebrand
Tuition Waiver Coordinator
Youth Employment Services
614 - 294 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0B9
Phone: 204-987-8661 ext. 671
Email: lhildebrand@yesmb.ca
www.futuresforward.ca

Renewal requirements

You are eligible to renew your tuition grant for an additional three years as long as you maintain the following:

  • remain enrolled full-time (minimum 60% course load) in any undergraduate degree or diploma program at the University of Manitoba;
  • continue to maintain a minimum degree grade point average of 2.0;
  • continue to demonstrate financial need on the standard University of Manitoba Bursary application form

Current student renewal form (PDF)

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