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 4 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

Deadline: March 31st annually

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
204-987-8661 ext. 671
Email: lhildebrand@yesmb.ca
Website: 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

Renewal form for current students; click here