University of Manitoba Employees Scholarship

The competition for the 2019-2020 University of Manitoba Employees Scholarship (UMES) is now open. Please view the application form below.

The application deadline will be May 31 (11:59 p.m.). Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

  • Results: Applicants will be notified by mail by August 31.

Applications must be submitted by the student (not the employee/retiree), and must also be submitted from the student's valid University of Manitoba email account. Applications that are submitted and do not comply with these regulations will not be considered.

The University of Manitoba Employees Scholarship is a tuition reimbursement program available to the spouse or dependent children of University of Manitoba employees or retired former employees. Please read all of the eligibility criteria and restrictions listed below.

Links to additional information and Frequently Asked Questions on the scholarship can be found at the bottom of this page.

To be eligible, all students must:

  • be the spouse1 or dependent child2 of an employee or retired former employee of the University of Manitoba. The employee must be a full-time or part-time regular employee whose work week is fixed at 50% or more for 12 months spanning the academic session for which the student applies (i.e. May 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019).

To be eligible, Undergraduates must:

  • have been registered full-time (at least a 60% courseload) in the Fall/Winter session; and/or have been registered for at least 9 credit-hours in the Summer session;
  • be enrolled in a degree credit program;
  • have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or better for the session applied for;
  • only those courses with a minimum grade of B will be considered.

Faculty of Medicine students in good standing are eligible for these scholarships.

To be eligible, Graduate Students must:

  • have completed an academic session as a full-time graduate student;
  • have achieved a sessional GPA of 3.5 with no one grade lower than a B+.

Pre-Master and Occasional students must meet all undergraduate criteria listed above and must transfer all courses completed in the academic session to a degree credit program in the year in which they receive the scholarship.


Only courses completed at the University of Manitoba are considered for this award program. Courses taken on a letter of permission at another institution will be used to calculate course-load only. Fees paid at another school or institution will not be considered eligible.

Students may only receive this scholarship for a total lifetime maximum value equivalent to 80% of the tuition for a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree (adjusted annually).

The value of the scholarship cannot exceed the amount of tuition that the recipient has paid.

1 Spouse is defined as a legal spouse, common-law spouse, or same-sex partner. Common-law spouse or same-sex partner refers to an individual who has been residing with the staff member in a conjugal relationship for a period of not less than one year before the beginning of the eligibility period..

2 Dependent child is defined as any unmarried child who is dependent on the staff member for support and maintenance. Marriage, in the case of the dependent child, is defined in the same manner as it is defined for a spouse of an employee (see Spouse note above).