Arts undergraduate scholarships and awards

In addition to the awards offered here through the Faculty of Arts, students in the faculty should check their specific department or program for additional funding opportunities.

Dean of Arts International Student Exchange Travel Award

These awards are offered to students who:

  • are registered in a degree program in the Faculty of Arts at the time of submission of the award application
  • have been accepted into an exchange with an approved international partner institution of the University of Manitoba at the time of submission of the award application
  • have provided evidence of application for other student exchange financial support
  • demonstrate financial need
  • have strong academic achievement in their degree program (appropriate to their year of study in their program), normally indicated by a degree GPA of 3.0 or better

Award value

$500 – $1,000 depending on the number of qualified applicants

Application deadline: Aug. 1

Submit application to:

Dr. Greg T. Smith, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts
c/o; Jennifer Chappellaz, 307 Fletcher Argue Building
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB R3T 5V50
Jennifer.chappellaz@umanitoba.ca

Disbursement of award

Funds will be awarded by way of a credit to your University of Manitoba Aurora Student account, in mid- to late October.

If you do not participate in the exchange program, the funds will be returned to the Faculty of Arts and debited from your Aurora student account. Also, you must remain a student in the Faculty of Arts for the duration of your exchange program to receive this award.

Questions?

You are encouraged to discuss your international exchange options with the Arts Academic Advisor. Also, please direct questions regarding this award to:

Vickie Jolicoeur, International Academic Advisor, Faculty of Arts
Room 134, Fletcher Argue Building
Vickie.Jolicoeur@umanitoba.ca
204-480-9100

Paul Phillips Memorial Award

The available annual interest from the fund (approximately $200) will be used to offer one scholarship to a student who:

  • has completed at least 60 credit hours of a Bachelor of Arts degree in an honours or major program in Economics, Labour Studies, or Global Political Economy
  • has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5
  • has written the best research paper (with a minimum grade of B+), as determined by the selection committee, in one of the following subjects: Canadian economic, labour and/or social history; environment and sustainability; regional development; comparative economic systems; gender; political economy; the socio-economic significance of arts and culture
  • in the next ensuing academic session, is enrolled full time in the Faculty of Arts, in one of the programs listed in criterion (1)

Candidates for the award must be nominated by their instructors.

Application deadline: May 15

Sheila Moore Scholarship

Each year one scholarship will be offered to an undergraduate student who:

  • is enrolled full time (minimum 80 per cent course load) in the third year of study in the Faculty of Arts, in a major or honours program in either French, Political Studies, or English
  • has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5
  • is an active participant with the University of Manitoba student newspaper, The Manitoban, or the University of Manitoba student radio station, UMFM

Application deadline: Aug. 1

University College Endowment Fund awards

Three annual scholarships with a maximum amount of $1,000 each and two annual bursaries with a maximum amount of $500 each are available to student members of University College.

To become a member of University College, please select University College as your college of choice (option 07) when you register for your program online in Aurora.

Scholarships are available to University College students who:

  • have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours in an undergraduate program with a minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • are a member of University College
  • have made a significant contribution to the life of University College
  • continue in the ensuing academic year as members of University College

Bursaries are available to University college students who:

  • have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours in an undergraduate program with a minimum grade point average of 2.5
  • are a member of University College
  • have made a significant contribution to the life of University College
  • continue in the ensuing academic year as members of University College
  • demonstrate financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application

Application deadline: To be announced (Applications are currently closed)

Weston Family Scholarship

Two scholarships valued at $6,000 each are available to Faculty of Arts students who:

  • have completed at least 24 credit hours of full-time study
  • have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5
  • have registered for 24 credit hours (80% course load) of full-time study for the subsequent year of undergraduate study
  • are Canadian citizens
  • demonstrate exceptional community involvement, excellent communication skills and have outstanding abilities and achievements

Application deadline: Aug. 1 (Application currently closed)

Funding for Arts undergraduate or graduate students

The following Faculty of Arts awards apply to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Faculty of Arts COVID-19 UM Student Emergency Fund

Thanks to the generous contributions of our faculty members and the Faculty of Arts Dean's Office, we are offering emergency funding to support undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts.

The purpose of this fund is to provide bursaries to students facing financial hardship due to the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Please thoroughly review the pre-screening criteria listed below, as these will be used to determine your eligibility prior to assessing your application.

Funding

  • For undergraduate students, bursary values will not exceed $800 for full-time studies and $400 for part-time studies.
  • For graduate students, bursary values will not exceed $1,000 for full-time studies and $500 for part-time studies.

Application deadline: Applications for the winter call are currently closed

Pre-screening criteria

  • You must be a University of Manitoba student enrolled in a Faculty of Arts undergraduate or graduate degree program.
  • You must have been a full-time or part-time student in the current academic session.
  • You must have paid all tuition owing for both the current and from previous academic sessions.
  • You must have repaid all outstanding emergency aid from previous academic sessions.
  • You must have achieved the minimum passing grade on all courses taken in the previous academic session.

If you have already received funding through the University of Manitoba or Faculty of Arts COVID-19 emergency funds, you cannot receive further awards. Applications will be reviewed and ranked after the deadline and until the fund is depleted.

Application form - Not available at this time

How to complete the form

Step 1: Download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Step 2: After completing the form, save it to your computer
Step 3: Email the form as an attachment from your UM email address as follows:

Email subject: Arts COVID-19 App, <Your Name>, <Your Student Number>
Email address: FOA.C19Fund@umanitoba.ca

Applications will be reviewed by the Faculty of Arts Dean's Office. Only successful applicants will be informed of a decision. Award notices will be sent to your University email address. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Donate to this fund

Any donation to this fund to help support Faculty of Arts students at this challenging time is much appreciated.

Donate to COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund

J.W. Dafoe Paper Prize

This $1,000 prize is awarded to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in any year of their studies who has demonstrated outstanding research and writing ability.

The purpose of the award is to support scholarship and research on any issue in the field of Canada on the world stage, or of Western Canada.

Application deadline: May 1 (Application is currently closed)

Student Conference Travel Award

The Faculty of Arts Student Conference Travel Award is suspended until further notice.

This fund provides graduate and senior undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts with financial support to attend a conference in their discipline at which they will present a paper, or play a role of similar significance.

Application deadline: N/A

Arts graduate scholarships, fellowships and awards

In addition to the awards offered through the Faculty of Arts, graduate students are eligible for awards through the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the UM Graduate Students' Association. Students can also pursue funding from external organizations.

Berdie and Irvin Cohen Scholarship in Peace and Conflict Studies

An award will be given annually to a graduate student who:

  • is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, either at the Master's or PhD level, in a Faculty of Arts program or in the PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies offered through the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice
  • has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 (or equivalent) based on the last 60 credit hours of study
  • has completed the necessary course work towards the degree
  • has obtained approval for a thesis or dissertation proposal prior to undertaking the research funded by this award
  • is conducting graduate research into the causes of human conflict and the processes of peace building.

Application deadline: Jan. 31

Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Awards

These awards recognize and reward excellence in teaching by graduate students. The awards are sponsored by the Arts Graduating Classes of 1943 and 1968 and the Dean of Arts.

Eligibility

Two $500 awards will be given each spring to graduate students in the Faculty of Arts who:

  • are responsible for teaching either a three- or six-credit hour course in the faculty during the regular session immediately preceding the nomination submission deadline date
  • have not been the recipient of the Faculty of Arts Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Award in previous years

The names of the recipients will be engraved on the Faculty of Arts' Wall of Recognition.

Nomination deadline: April 30. Nominations are accepted all year.

In addition the nominees must submit a teaching dossier containing the following information:

Required documentation

  1. A letter of support from one of the following: department head, associate department head, chair of the department's graduate program or nominee's graduate supervisor.
  2. The results of a standardized teaching evaluation survey currently used by the University the Manitoba: the Student Evaluation of Education Quality, or SEEQ, as administered by the nominee's department.

Optional documentation

Nominees are encouraged to add any other relevant evidence to their teaching dossier. Additional documentation might include:

  • letters of support from faculty members who are familiar with the nominee's teaching
  • evidence of leadership activities in the area of teaching, such as assisting a faculty member in conducting a workshop for teaching assistants
  • evidence of efforts to improve their own teaching, such as attendance at the Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) or the Centre for Higher Education Research and Development (CHERD) workshops; or non-credit or credit teaching courses
  • research on teaching, publications, or presentations to graduate student groups, their department or at conferences
  • other evidence of outstanding teaching or teaching-related performance

Selection and announcement

The Teaching Excellence Committee will review the nominees' teaching dossiers and make their selections by the end of May.

J.G. Fletcher Award

At least three awards, of up to $3,000 each, will be given annually to graduate students in good standing in programs offered in the Faculty of Arts, to support research toward the completion of a thesis or dissertation.

Students in interdisciplinary (IDP) programs are also eligible if their thesis or dissertation supervisor is in the Faculty of Arts.

Application deadline: April 15

J.W. Dafoe Graduate Fellowship for study in international relations

Each year one fellowship, valued at $10,000 will be offered to support scholarship and research on any issue in the field of international relations and/or international comparative studies.

Application deadline: May 1 (Application is currently closed)

Lillian Webb, Arthur Webb, and Elsie M. Webb Graduate Scholarship

A scholarship with a maximum value of $5,000 will be offered annually to a graduate student who:

  • has completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Manitoba
  • is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, in the first year of a Master's program delivered by a department in the Faculty of Arts
  • has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 based on the last 60 credit hours of study
  • has volunteered within and outside their role as a student
  • has demonstrated strong leadership abilities

Application deadline: March 15

Raymond F. Currie Graduate Fellowship


Two awards of equal value (approximately $3,000) will be given annually to graduate students who:

  • are enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, either at the Master's or PhD level, in a program delivered by a department in the Faculty of Arts in the year in which the fellowship is tenable
  • have completed at least one Regular Session (or two terms) in the chosen program to date
  • have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 (or equivalent) based on the last 60 credit hours of study (or equivalent)
  • have undertaken or have proposed to undertake research focused on issues related to Indigenous Canadian people or to persons with disabilities

One fellowship will be offered to a student whose research focuses on issues related to Indigenous Canadian people and one will be offered to a student whose research concerns issues related to persons with disabilities.

Application deadline: June 15 (Application is currently closed)

UM Graduate Fellowships

Each year, more than $2 million in university graduate fellowships are offered to full-time master’s and PhD students to recognize and support academic excellence. The fellowships are offered to students who have demonstrated superior intellectual ability and academic accomplishment.

Students must be recommended by their department or unit to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for a UM Graduate Fellowship.