Scholarship criteria

Each year, the available annual income will be used to offer one or more scholarships, with a minimum value of $1,000, each to undergraduate students who:

  1. have achieved the minimum admission requirements to any faculty, college or school with a Direct Entry program option (including University 1) at the University of Manitoba;
  2. are enrolled full-time (minimum 80% course load) in the first year of studies;
  3. has, in the opinion of the selection committee, submitted one of the best essays on the personal significance of becoming a future alumnus of the University of Manitoba.
  4. Submits an essay (maximum 300 words) to support criterion (3).

Thank you for your interest. The 2022 application period is now closed.

Applicants selected for this award may have their essay, or a portion of the essay, published in promotional materials for the University of Manitoba.

Before you begin

  1. Gather your personal information, including your UM student number.
  2. Obtain a copy of your current U of M transcript showing course enrollment (a printout of your online copy is acceptable). Please save this file in PDF format.
  3. Write a 300-word essay that describes the personal significance of becoming a future alumnus of the University of Manitoba. Save this essay as a PDF or DOCX file.
  4. Upload the saved files to a third-party hosting service (e.g., Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.). Please ensure that this file has had sufficient permissions granted to allow us to download it, and please ensure the file will not expire within 90 days of the end of the submission period.
  5. Submit your application using the form below.


Questions? Please email Alumni Relations at or call 204-474-9946

For more information on other awards and scholarships please visit Financial Aid & Awards.


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