The College of Rehabilitation Sciences offers numerous awards, scholarships, prizes and bursaries to students enrolled in the programs offered by the College. Each year, award recipients are recognized at one of two CoRS awards luncheon ceremonies. The purpose of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences (CoRS) awards committee is to promote awareness of opportunities for awards to current and potential students, develop, review and revise awards and guide the direction of the awards program. Each department within CoRS is represented by a department subcommittee. These subcommittees select and recommend award recipients.


A scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement. To be eligible a student must complete with high, often highest, standing, a full normal year's work and must elect a full year's work in the year in which the scholarship is tenable.

A bursary is awarded based on need. Students can apply for the University of Manitoba General Bursary by applying online through their Aurora Student Account. Completion of one application will qualify students for most bursaries offered by the College. The exception is the CoRS Student Association Bursary which is also awarded based on involvement in student activities. The link to this application form is provided in the description of this bursary.

External awards are offered by industry, government and private organizations outside of the University of Manitoba. There are also many other external awards for which you may be eligible and we encourage you to also do a wider search. If you are the recipient of an external award, please contact the department to ensure you are acknowledged at the awards luncheons.

A prize is given according to the terms of each award and may be of high achievement in a single course, in a group of courses, in a year's work, or in a cumulative study program. Terms of award often include the requirements of a grade point average at or above the given minimum, high standing in cognate courses, and other specific considerations.

Dean’s Honour List – (for undergrads only) Highest sessional GPA of 3.7 or over, full-time, no transfers. Transfer credit will be considered.

CoRS Gold Medal and Program Medals – (for undergrads only) Cumulative (all three years) GPA of 4.0 or over 100 per cent of the full load of credit hours, full-time. Transfer credits will be considered.

Application and selection process

Each year awards are offered based on the availability of funds. If funds become unavailable, for whatever reason, the award cannot be offered. Convocation awards are selected in October and winter awards are selected in November.  Applicants are selected using a multiple member committee that is appointed by the awards chair. When the terms of reference stipulate, the donor is also involved in the selection process.

The process:

  1. Search for eligible awards: Search under the program award links below to learn what scholarships, awards and bursaries you are eligible for.
  2. Know your deadlines – awards applications will not be accepted past the deadline.
  3. Apply: Fill out the online application – incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  4. Assistance: Should you have any questions, we encourage you to contact CoRS awards support (insert link here)
  5. Accept offered awards: Don’t forget to log in and check your Aurora Student Portal to see if you have been offered any scholarships, bursaries, and/or awards. They will be offered, but you have to electronically “accept” them. For more detailed information, please consult the instructions provided by Financial Aid and Awards on accepting awards.

Program Awards