Undergraduate social work student Henry McKay stands in front of a building with his advisor.

Undergraduate awards and bursaries

The following awards and bursaries are due October 1 of every year unless otherwise stated:

Anne DuMoulin Bursary in Social Work

$1,1875 bursary for a full-time student in any year of study in the Faculty of Social Work with good academic standing and demonstrated financial need.

Apply through the University of Manitoba General Bursary application.

Read the full description of this bursary in the awards database.

Application deadline: Oct. 1

Arthur and Freda Hoole Award

$1,525 for a full-time student in any year of the Bachelor of Social Work program at The University of Manitoba in the Northern Program with demonstrated financial need.

Apply through the University of Manitoba General Bursary application.

Read the full description of this bursary in the awards database.

Application deadline: Oct. 1

Bapai Batiwalla Field Award

$5,200 bursary for students in practices and field work in the Faculty of Social Work.

Apply through the University of Manitoba General Bursary application.

Read the full description of this bursary in the awards database.

Application deadline: Oct. 1

Cheryl Cruickshank Memorial Award

$1,200 bursary for a student enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Social Work, in the Bachelor of Social Work program, with good academic standing, who is supportive of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and two-spirited (GLBTT) communities, and who have made a contribution to the GLBTT community through involvement in one or more human services organizations and has demonstrated financial need.

Apply through the University of Manitoba General Bursary application

Candidates will be required to submit an application that includes a statement (maximum 500 words) describing their contributions to the GLBTT community and one or two letters of recommendation from a faculty member or a member of the broader community who can speak to how the candidate has met the requirements set out in criterion.

Read the full description of this bursary in the awards database.

Application deadline: Oct. 8

Frank Swift Fund Bursary

$7,150 bursaries for undergraduate students entering the Faculty of Social Work.

Eligibility criteria:

Each year, one or more bursaries will be offered to undergraduate students who: (1) have either: (a) self-declared as a First Nations, Métis or Inuit person from Canada; or (b) registered with Student Accessibility Services at the University of Manitoba; (2) are enrolled full-time (minimum 60% course load) in the first year of study in any undergraduate program offered by the Faculty of Social Work; and (3) have demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form. In the event that there are no students who meet criterion (1), the bursary may be awarded to students who meet criteria (2) and (3).

Read the full description of this bursary in the awards database.

Applicants must complete the University of Manitoba General Bursary application and fill out the Faculty of Social Work Frank Swift Fund bursary supplemental application form and submit the completed application form to:

Student Services and Admissions/Advising Office
Miranda Jestadt

miranda.jestadt@umanitoba.ca 

Application deadline: Oct. 1

Florence and Robert Brownridge Bursary

$1,675 bursary for a full-time student in his/her third or fourth year of study in the Faculty of Social Work with good academic standing and demonstrated financial need.

Apply through the University of Manitoba General Bursary application.

Read the full description of this bursary in the awards database.

Application deadline: Oct. 1

Gerry Stewart Varnes (Jr.) Memorial Bursary

$700 bursary for entrance to Social Work with high academic standing and financial need.

Apply through the University of Manitoba General Bursary application.

Read the full description of this bursary in the awards database.

Application deadline:  Oct. 1

Helen Mann Bursary

$12,175 bursary for a student in the Bachelor of Social Work program at the Winnipeg Education Centre or at Thompson, Manitoba.

Apply through the University of Manitoba General Bursary application.

Read the full description of this bursary in the awards database.

Application deadline: Oct. 1

Howard and Ruth S.L. Winkler Bursary in Social Work

For students registered in the Field Instruction course or Field Focus of Social Work Practice with a record of good academic achievement and demonstrated financial need.

Apply through the University of Manitoba General Bursary application.

Read the full description of this bursary in the awards database.

Application deadline: Oct. 1

Janice Anderson Memorial Award

$1,525 for a full-time third or fourth year student in the Faculty of Social Work with good academic standing, demonstrated interest in the areas of family violence or child abuse, demonstrated involvement with the Metis community and demonstrated financial need.

Read the full description of this bursary in the awards database.

Applicants must complete the University of Manitoba General Bursary application and fill out the supplemental application form and submit the completed supplemental application form to:

Student Services and Admissions/Advising Office
Miranda Jestadt

miranda.jestadt@umanitoba.ca 

Application deadline: Oct. 1

Joanne M. Moffatt Bursary in Social Work

$1,425 bursary for a full-time third or fourth year student in the Faculty of Social Work with good academic standing, demonstrated interest in the areas of family violence or child abuse, demonstrated involvement with the Metis community and demonstrated financial need.

Read the full description of this bursary in the awards database.

Applicants must complete the University of Manitoba General Bursary application and fill out the supplemental application form and submit the completed supplemental application form to:

Student Services and Admissions/Advising Office
Miranda Jestadt

miranda.jestadt@umanitoba.ca 

Application deadline: Oct. 1

John R. Troniak Memorial Award

$750 bursary for good standing in Social Work with financial need.

Apply through the University of Manitoba General Bursary application.

Read the full description of this bursary in the awards database.

Application deadline: Oct. 1

Larry Morrissette Memorial Bursary

Details to come.

Mary Hamilton Johnston Memorial Bursary

$2,525 bursary for a full-time student who has completed a minimum of 30 credit hours in the Faculty of Social Work who has a record of community service and demonstrated financial need.

Read the full description of this bursary in the awards database.

Applicants must complete the University of Manitoba General Bursary application and fill out the supplemental application form and submit the completed supplemental application form to:

Student Services and Admissions/Advising Office
Miranda Jestadt

miranda.jestadt@umanitoba.ca 

Application deadline: Oct. 1

Margaret Tobin Bursary for Single Parents in Social Work

$1,725 for a part-time or full-time student in the Faculty of Social Work, in either the Bachelor of Social Work or the Inner City Bachelor of Social Work ACCESS program who is a single parent and who has demonstrated financial need.

Apply through the University of Manitoba General Bursary application.

Read the full description of this bursary in the awards database.

Application deadline: Oct. 1

Manitoba Association of Social Workers Affirmative Action Bursary

$800 bursary for a student who is Indigenous or a recent immigrant to Canada entering their final year of the Bachelor of Social Work program who has maintained clear academic standing and has demonstrated financial need.

Read the full description of this bursary in the awards database.

Applicants must complete the University of Manitoba General Bursary application and fill out the supplemental application form and submit the completed supplemental application form to:

Student Services and Admissions/Advising Office
Miranda Jestadt

miranda.jestadt@umanitoba.ca 

Application deadline: Oct. 1

Manitoba Association of Social Workers Single Parent Bursary

$800 bursary for a single parent student in the final year of the Bachelor of Social Work program at the University of Manitoba, including the Fort Garry Campus, the Winnipeg Education Centre or the Thompson program.

Read the full description of this bursary in the awards database.

Applicants must complete the University of Manitoba General Bursary application and fill out the supplemental application form and submit the completed supplemental application form to:

Student Services and Admissions/Advising Office
Miranda Jestadt

miranda.jestadt@umanitoba.ca 

Application deadline: Oct. 1

Miriam Ferns Crawford Bursary

$475 for entrance to second year Social Work with meritorious standing in previous courses of study.

Apply through the University of Manitoba General Bursary application.

Read the full description of this bursary in the awards database.

Application deadline: Oct. 1

Miriam Finkelstein Memorial Bursary

$475 for entrance to second year Social Work with meritorious standing in previous courses of study.

Apply through the University of Manitoba General Bursary application.

Read the full description of this bursary in the awards database.

Application deadline: Oct. 1

Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Sinclair Bursary

$200 bursary for entrance to Second Year Social Work with satisfactory standing and financial need.

Apply through the University of Manitoba General Bursary application.

Read the full description of this bursary in the awards database.

Application deadline: Oct. 1

Rozelle Berger Bursary

$700 bursary for high standing in Social Work with demonstrated financial need.

Apply through the University of Manitoba General Bursary application.

Read the full description of this bursary in the awards database.

Application deadline: Oct. 1

Rose Kanee International Travel Award

In memory of Rose Kanee, MaryAnn Lippay Kanee has established an endowment fund with a gift of $100,000 to the University of Manitoba in 2018. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to the fund. The purpose of the fund is to support social work students with opportunities to advance their knowledge and theory of social work practice in countries with social, economic and political contexts that are different than Canada, while encouraging the sharing of ideas among social work students, schools, and practitioners around the world.

Beginning in 2020–2021, the available annual income will be used to offer one or more scholarships to undergraduate students who: 

  1. are enrolled in a minimum of 18 credit hours in the second year of study or higher in the Bachelor of Social Work Degree program in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba; 
  2. have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5; and 
  3. have been selected to do an international field placement. 

Candidates will be required to (a) submit a statement (maximum 250 words) outlining their travel intentions and any previous academic experience in cross-cultural settings; and (b) complete a Faculty of Social Work Travel Application, available in the Faculty of Social Work. 

In any year that there is no eligible candidate, the scholarship may be awarded to the student who meets criteria (1) and (2), and who has been selected to do a field placement in a Canadian province or territory other than the one the student is currently residing in. 

The selection committee will have the discretion to determine the number and value of awards offered each year based on the available funds and the number of eligible applicants. 

The Dean of the Faculty of Social Work (or designate) will name the selection committee for this award. 

This agreement may be amended by the mutual consent of the donor (or designate) and the University of Manitoba. All such amendments shall be in writing. In the absence of the donor (or designate), and providing all reasonable efforts have been made to consult, the Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba has the right to modify the terms of this award if, because of changed conditions, it becomes necessary to do so. Such modification shall conform as closely as possible to the expressed intention of the donor in establishing the award. 

Read the full description of this bursary in the awards database.

Applicants must submit the completed forms to:

Student Services and Admissions/Advising Office
Miranda Jestadt

miranda.jestadt@umanitoba.ca 

Application deadline: September 1, 2021

Sam Kanee Bursary

$5,950 bursary for a full-time student in Social Work with good academic standing and demonstrated financial need.

Apply through the University of Manitoba General Bursary application.

Read the full description of this bursary in the awards database.

Application deadline: Oct. 1

Undergraduate scholarships

The following scholarships are due October 19 unless otherwise stated:

Dr. A.W. Hogg Undergraduate Scholarship

$1,500 scholarship for highest standing in the Faculty of Social Work.

There is no application required. Recipients are nominated by the faculty.

Gertrude Childs Scholarship

By bequest of Miss Gertrude Childs there is offered annually, to students registered in the third and final year of the Bachelor of Social Work program at the University of Manitoba, a scholarship of $2,000. The Award will be made on the recommendation of a committee which will be named by the Senate of the University of Manitoba and which includes the Dean of the Faculty of Social Work or his/her representative, in accordance with the injunction of the testatrix that the fund be used “for the training of social science students to increase services to families in rural areas of Manitoba.” If no candidate entering the third year is considered suitable by the committee, the award may be made on the same basis to a suitable candidate entering the second year. If no suitable candidate is found at either level, the award shall not be made. The funds shall be placed to the recipient’s credit in the Office of the University Comptroller, one-half at the opening of the first term and one-half at the opening of the second term for disbursement in accordance with the University’s customary policy. Fees will be a first charge against the award.

Application must be made to the Standing Committee of the Faculty of Social Work.

Applicants must complete the application form and submit the completed form to:

Student Services and Admissions/Advising Office
Miranda Jestadt

miranda.jestadt@umanitoba.ca 

Application deadline: Oct. 19

Dr. Helen Riesberry Scholarship

Dr. Helen Riesberry offers to provide an annual scholarship to recognize and support the development of scholarship and community leadership potential in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to this fund. Effective for the 1995-96 academic session, as award valued at the available annual interest will be made to a part time or full time Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) student who: 1. is enrolled in the second or third year of the BSW program with good academic standing (minimum 3.5 DGPA); 2. has a demonstrated record of volunteer experience (a record of paid employment in social service organizations may also be considered). Consideration will be given to the academic grade point average, volunteer experience, and where deemed appropriate by the committee, to paid work experience. The Committee on Academic Standings of the Faculty of Social Work shall act as the selection committee.

Applicants must complete the application form and submit the completed form to:

Student Services and Admissions/Advising Office
Miranda Jestadt

miranda.jestadt@umanitoba.ca 

Application deadline: Oct. 19

Isbister Scholarship

Isbister undergraduate scholarships are to be offered to students who:

  1. have been ranked above all competitors on the average of the grades on the subjects for which the scholarships are given (or in cases where more than one scholarship is offered, are members of a group that has been so ranked) or have become eligible through reversion; and
  2. have removed at the same examination period, or prior to it, any condition from a previous year that may have been registered against them.

The scholarship is to be used in the annual session following that of the examinations at which it was won.  To receive payment, the winner must be registered and in attendance at The University of Manitoba or an affiliated college upon the full work of the next succeeding year of a degree course (or, if the scholarship was awarded on the work of a year in Arts or Science which is the final year of the minimum prerequisite for entrance to another faculty).

There is no application required. Recipients are nominated by the faculty.

Muriel Frith Memorial Scholarship

A fund has been established with the Winnipeg Foundation through contributions from the family and friends of the late Muriel Frith to provide a scholarship in her name.

The scholarship shall be awarded to a student entering the third and final year of the Bachelor of Social Work program at the University of Manitoba who has demonstrated qualities of intelligence and capacities for working helpfully with people and for giving leadership in the social work field.

The selection committee shall be the Standing Committee of the Faculty of Social Work. The amount of the scholarship will be determined by the interest on the fund, the principal of which is currently approximately $5,120.

The funds shall be placed to the recipient's credit in the office of the University Comptroller at the opening of the second term, for disbursement in accordance with the University's customary policy.  Fees will be a first charge against the award. 

Candidates will be required to complete an application, available in the Faculty of Social Work. 

Application deadline: November 26

Please submit the completed application form to: Miranda.Jestadt@umanitoba.ca

Graduate financial aid and awards

The following scholarships are due August 31 unless otherwise stated:

Clara Kemila Anderson Memorial Admissions Award

Determined by the Faculty of Social Work - students do not apply 

Elizabeth Hill Scholarship

A scholarship fund is being established at The University of Manitoba to honour the memory of Elizabeth Hill, a faculty member in the Faculty of Social Work from 1983 to 1991, and to acknowledge the outstanding contribution she made as a social worker and academic. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to this fund. The fund will provide an annual scholarship (or scholarships) with a total value of up to the available annual interest, in order to assist First Nations students advance their training in social work at the graduate level.

The scholarship is intended to support students with a special interest in mental health services to aboriginal children and their families. Preference will be given to candidates who have contributed to First Nations communities or who show great potential to do so in their future efforts as social workers. Aboriginal students will be self-identified through the admissions process and will require letters of recommendation from members of the First Nations community. Eligible candidates must be registered part-time or full-time in the Social Clinical Stream of the Master of Social Work (MSW) Program and must have direct practice interests with children and/or families. (When doctoral-level studies are available in the Faculty of Social Work, doctoral students with direct practice interests with children and/or families will also be eligible.)

The selection committee shall be named by the Dean of Social Work and may include a member of Elizabeth Hill's family (preferably a sibling or a child of Elizabeth Hill).

If you wish to apply for this award, please do so in writing to:

Student Services and Admissions/Advising Office
Faculty of Social Work
Room 521 Tier Building
173 Dafoe Rd. W
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

social_work@umanitoba.ca
204-474-7050
Fax: 204-474-7594

Please include a copy of a current job resume and a statement about your current status in the program, i.e. cluster, year in the program, and area of study specialization.

Full-time and part-time students can apply.

Application deadline: Aug. 31

Enid Driben-Triller Memorial Scholarship

Determined by the Faculty of Social Work - students do not apply 

Esther Seidl Scholarship

From the testamentary gift of Esther Seidl and through gifts in her memory, a fund has been established for the purpose of providing assistance to First Nations graduate students in the Faculty of Social Work. Ms. Seidl was a graduate student in Social Work, having completed her Master of Social Work degree in February of 1997. She died on May 22, 1997. The available annual income from the fund will support scholarships, the value and number of which will be determined annually by the selection committee, for students who:

1. are First Nations students

2. are enrolled as full-time students in the Master of Social Work or Ph.D. program in Social Work

3. have completed all courses required for the degree and have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on these courses

4. are working on the thesis or practicum portion of their degree requirements

Applicants will submit a letter of application for this scholarship along with supporting letters from two individuals currently employed in a First Nations’ Health and Social Service Agency.

The selection committee shall be named annually by the Dean of the Faculty of Social Work. It shall include a graduate student, a faculty member who is familiar with First Nations child welfare issues, and a representative of a First Nations Social Service Community.

Send applications to:

Student Services and Admissions/Advising Office
Faculty of Social Work
Room 521 Tier Building
173 Dafoe Rd. W
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

social_work@umanitoba.ca
204-474-7050
Fax: 204-474-7594

Florence and Robert Brownridge Graduate Bursary

The purpose of the fund is to support graduate students pursuing studies in the Master of Social Work based in Indigenous Knowledges (MSW-IK) program. The fund will be used to offer one bursary to a graduate student who:

  1. is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in the Master of Social Work based in Indigenous Knowledges program at the University of Manitoba;
  2. has achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.0 based on previous 60 credit hours (or equivalent) of study;
  3. has demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.

Applicants who self-identify as members of one or more of the Educational Equity priority groups and who possess a grade point average between 2.5 and 2.99 will be reviewed for special consideration.

Applicants must complete the University of Manitoba General Bursary application and fill out the supplemental application form and submit the completed supplemental application form along with a letter outlining need to:

Master of Social Work – Indigenous Knowledges Academic Advisor
Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba
William Norrie Centre
485 Selkirk Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R2W 2M6 Canada

Application deadline: Oct. 1

 

Galaway Foundation Scholarship

The Galaway Foundation Scholarship has been established to provide tuition scholarships to full-time graduate students pursuing the MSW degree at the University of Manitoba. 

To be eligible: 

  • MSW students must be following a planned course of study that will result in the awarding of the MSW degree within 24 months after the first registration for students admitted into the MSW program. 
     
  • Pre-MSW students must be following a planned course of study that will result in the conferring of the MSW degree within 36 months of the first registration as a graduate student. 
     
  • Students must begin graduate study within 24 months of completion of their first baccalaureate degree. 
     
  • Students may not be employed outside the University in either a salaried or consultative capacity and may not engage in a private practice or manage a private business during the time the student is registered for courses for which the scholarship provides the tuition. The student may be employed in a student position (R.A., T.A., Tutor, etc.) at the University of Manitoba. 

Preference is to be given to applicants: 

  • who move directly into the graduate program from a baccalaureate program. 
     
  • who are admitted to the Pre-MSW program. 

Applicants must fill out the supplemental application form and submit the completed supplemental application form to:

Student Services and Admissions/Advising Office
Faculty of Social Work
Room 521 Tier Building
173 Dafoe Rd. W
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

social_work@umanitoba.ca
204-474-7050
Fax: 204-474-7594

Margaret Mary Burns Bursaries

Applicants must complete the University of Manitoba General Bursary application and fill out the supplemental application form and submit the completed supplemental application form along with a letter outlining need to:

Student Services and Admissions/Advising Office
Faculty of Social Work
Room 521 Tier Building
173 Dafoe Rd. W
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

social_work@umanitoba.ca
204-474-7050
Fax: 204-474-7594

Application deadline: Oct. 1

Margaret Mary Burns Scholarships

Submit the completed application form to:

Student Services and Admissions/Advising Office
Faculty of Social Work
Room 521 Tier Building
173 Dafoe Rd. W
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

social_work@umanitoba.ca
204-474-7050
Fax: 204-474-7594

Application deadline: Aug. 31

Post-graduation awards

By nomination only - students do not apply

Maysie Roger Memorial Award

For a student who presents an outstanding thesis or completes an outstanding advanced field practice in the Leadership, Management and Policy Cluster.

Field Experience Clara Kemila Anderson Memorial Award

For an outstanding thesis or advanced field practice completed by a student in the Direct Practice with Individuals and Families Cluster.