Student and former scholarship recipient Harley Bray works in a lab with an instructor.

The application for the 2023/24 BMO Leader of Tomorrow Scholarships is now closed.

Complete applications and all required documentation must be received by December 1st each year

Visit our Financial Aid and Awards page to learn about additional opportunities. 

The University of Manitoba is a place where you can define who you really are. We don't just embrace big dreamers, we encourage them. We recognize the potential of our prospective students and have developed a program to promote strong leaders within the university community. The BMO Financial Group Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship program highlights exceptional high school graduates who combine outstanding leadership potential with academic giftedness. Each scholarship is valued at $16,000, allocated over four years of study.

A total of nine awards will be given out to students entering any of the direct-entry programs of the University of Manitoba in September 2023. Six of the awards will be given to students graduating from a high school within Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario, and three of the awards will be given out at the national level to students graduating from a Canadian high school found outside of Manitoba.

BMO Financial Group Leader of Tomorrow Scholarships will be offered to students who:

  1. have achieved a high school average of at least 90 per cent calculated on the basis of results in (or equivalent courses for Canadian students outside of Manitoba):
    1. English 30S or Français 30S and Anglais 30S 
    2. Mathematics 30S (either pre-calculus 30S or applied 30S only) 
    3. the highest marks in three of Biology 30S, Chemistry 30S, Physics 30S, History 30F, Geography 30S, Computer Science 30s, or a language at the 30S level other than those accepted for (1.1) above; 
  2. have demonstrated evidence of leadership qualities and future potential; 
  3. have demonstrated evidence of a high level of communication skills; 
  4. have a record of community involvement (e.g., school, local community city-wide, regional, national, international); 
  5. have demonstrated evidence of special abilities other than those shown by academic results (e.g., artistic, athletic, or linguistic skills, literary accomplishments); 
  6. have completed a University of Manitoba application for admission by the December 1 deadline, including payment of application fee.

Recipients will be required to present a minimum 90 per cent average based on those courses eligible for the University of Manitoba General Entrance Scholarships.

New application submission instructions for 2023/24:

  • applicants must select which award they are applying for before submitting the application (i.e. BMO Leader of Tomorrow Scholarships or BMO Indigenous Leader of Tomorrow Scholarships);
  • references from the principal, counsellor/teacher and community member must be received by the December 1st deadline date.

Contact us

Financial Aid and Awards
Room 422 University Centre
65 Chancellor’s Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2