The Financial Aid & Awards Office is an important resource for a large number of programs designed to assist Aboriginal students meet the costs of their tuition and living expenses while studying full and part-time. These programs are administered by both the University of Manitoba and several outside agencies in order to improve access to education and increase representation of Aboriginal students in various programs of study.
Please note that the majority of scholarships and awards at the University of Manitoba are automatically awarded each year based on academic achievement (no application required). To be considered, if you are a North American Aboriginal Student, complete an Aboriginal Self Declaration Form (also available from the Aboriginal Student Centre) and return it to the Registrar's Office, room 400 University Centre Building. This will ensure that you are considered for automatic Aboriginal-specific academic awards and scholarships.
For automatic awards, please note that most scholarships (awards based on marks) require that you complete a minimum of 24 credit hours for each Fall & Winter session to be eligible (Graduate students . Most bursaries (awards based on financial need) require at least 18 credit hours for each Fall & Winter session. We do not count summer session for automatic scholarship and bursary consideration.
The links below will direct you to University of Manitoba departments and other organizations offering awards and funding for Aboriginal students.
University of Manitoba links:
External (non-UM) links: