Grade 12 students who would like to be considered for a scholarship/awards at Commencement should complete the Commencement Awards Application 
Deadline to submit is April 15, 2020.

Please click Commencement Awards 2019 for a list of scholarships and awards offered. This list is subject to change.





Right here. Right Now. In Manitoba….career options are endless and figuring it all out can be hard. Please check out this website for a list of opportunities right here in Manitoba. You can pick your career, what the job market is like and which post-secondary institutions offer courses to help you with your goals!  Visit:


UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA...Engineering Access Program - The University of Manitoba is looking to help out any Aboriginal students who are interested in pursuing a degree in Engineering. For more information visit: Engineering Access Program


STUDENTS INTERESTED IN estimated 10,700 well paying trades careers will be opening up in Manitoba over the next 8 years. Visit for further details and consider RED RIVER COLLEGE and apprenticeship programs in Manitoba as your means of accessing these trades.


ABORIGINAL BURSARIES SEARCH TOOL - Your Education. Your Future. - click here.



Here are some ways that high school credits can be earned outside of the normal classroom setting.

Music Credit
Students can earn up to four additional academic credits based on results from private music lessons through the Royal Conservatory of Music or the Western Board of Music. These credits are only recognized as additional credits beyond the 30 required credits and cannot be used for graduation purposes. Students should consult with one of the guidance counsellors or music teachers to receive credits.

Foreign Language Exam
Students can apply to gain up to four academic credits in a Language Other Than English (LOTE) and French. The exam is offered twice a year. Please see a guidance counsellor for further information.

Military Credit
One credit is recognized on the successful completion of the Cadet Basic Training program, and one credit on the successful completion of the Cadet Advanced Training program. Documentation must be provided. These credits are only recognized as additional credits beyond the 30 required credits and cannot be used for graduation purposes. Student should consult with one of the guidance counsellors to receive credits.

Volunteer Credit
An information and verification form is available for the counseling office if a student wishes to engage in 55 to 110 hours of voluntary credit with an agency which contributes to the community. Examples are hospitals, nursing homes, pet shelters, etc. The maximum is 1 credit. Individual arrangements and verification are the responsibility of the interested student. .

Distance Education
Please see the Distance Education Manitoba website: for a list of courses offered. There is a cost of $200.00 per course. During the school year please consult with a guidance counsellor to sign up.

  Please click on resource below to view website

Deadlines and applications requirements for universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba

Manitoba Scholarship and Career Handbook

The Manitoba Scholarship and Career Handbook is designed for High School students that are thinking about entering university, college, or technical school. The book features hundreds of scholarships and lots of tips on how to find and apply for scholarships. As a bonus, we have included 50 Career Profiles. Each profile outlines the education required to get into that specific field and statistics on unemployment and salary expectations. You can view the book by clicking on the following link:

All applications for scholarships are available from the REC guidance office.


Student Scholarships 

** As scholarship notifications are recieved at the school we will update the listing below to include the new deadlines for the 2019-2020 graduation year. 

The BMO Financial Group Leader of Tomorrow & Indigenous Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship program highlights exceptional high school graduates who combine outstanding leadership potential with academic giftedness. Applications for the 2020/2021 year are now available – see below for details and to apply: 

Deadline to apply is December 1, 2019. For more information, please contact Financial Aid and Awards at 

*BURGER KING SCHOLARSHIPSHigh school students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible and be active in the community through volunteering, sports, clubs and/or religious organizations.
Application period for 2019-2020 school year is open from October 15 through December 15, 2019. Go to for application information.

 *BUSINESS COUNCIL OF MANITOBA ABORIGINAL EDUCATION AWARDS- $3000 for University, $2000 for College. Criteria: Canadian Citizen and permanent resident of Manitoba, will be attending a recognized post-secondary institution in Manitoba as a full time student, Aboriginal student studying in any area of study, in need of financial assistance. Successful candidates are eligible to reapply each year of their studies, up to 3 years. For more information and to apply go to: Application deadline March 31 each year.



Together with the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, Folklorama is pleased to present the Mark & Dorothy Danzker Scholarship for Excellence, an annual award of excellence for ethno-cultural heritage preservation. The Scholarship honours the memory of philanthropist and former Winnipeg city councillor Mark Danzker and his wife, Dorothy. The scholarships will be awarded in September 2019.

The scholarships include: 5 post-secondary scholarships of $1,000 each, 1 post-graduate scholarship of $2,500

To be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship, the applicant must: (1) Be accepted to or be currently enrolled in a university, college or other recognized post-secondary institution within Canada (2)  Be 17 to 25 years of age (3) Be a resident of Manitoba

To be eligible for the $2,500 scholarship, the applicant must: (1) Be accepted to or be currently enrolled in a university post-graduate institution within Canada (2)  Be a resident of Manitoba


  • Demonstrate an active involvement in preserving cultural heritage. This may be done through volunteer work or employment within Canada. It may involve any cultural heritage.
  • Volunteer in a cultural activity in the general community.
  • Perform well academically with an average of 75% (3.0 GPA) or better

DEADLINE - The deadline to submit applications is April 30, 2019. Applications may be submitted in-person or by mail to the Folklorama office (2nd floor - 183 Kennedy St., R3C 1S6, Winnipeg, MB). If you have questions regarding the application, please contact Richele Philippot at (204) 982-6214 or email


 Scholarship Application for 2019 $1000.pdf

Scholarship Application for 2019 Reference Letter Guide $1000.pdf

Scholarship Application for 2019 $2500.pdf

Scholarship Application for 2019 Reference Letter Guide $2500.pdf

Receive up to 10,000.00 for post-secondary studies 

  • exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a Bachelor's degree
  • demonstrate critical financial need (annual net family income of $65,000.00 or less)
  • be involved in co-curricular and community activities
  • display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • maintain a minimum grade percentage of 65
  • be a Canadian citizen 

Application deadline is October 25 of each year


16 Scholarships ranging from $500-$1500 are available to student athletes who are Hockey Manitoba members and who will be attending post-secondary students in the fall 2020. Criteria: Manitoba resident, strong academic performance, community and hockey involvement (playing, coaching and/or officiating). See the website below for more information and the on-line application. Deadline APRIL 1, 2020. 

 The Lupa di roma Lodge of the Sons of Italy provides a $1,000.00 every year to financially assist a fulltime student of Italian descent, as they enter a post-secondary institution such as a university or an accreditd college. For more information click here -  Scholarship Information and Application The applicant will need to fill in the application in full and provide a transcript of marks as well two letters of reference are required. the student will also need to provide a resume. Applications must be recieved by September 1.

Applications are now open available online at:
Eligibility for high school students:

  • be in your final year of uninterrupted full-time studies in high school
  • cumulative average of 85%
  • hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status
  • be at least 16 years of age by September 1 of the following year

If you have any questions regarding eligibility please contact Loran Scholars Foundation at


Manitoba Beef Producers is pleased to make available six $500 bursaries annually for MBP members or their children attending a university, college, other post-secondary institution or pursuing trades training. Preference will be given to those students pursuing a field of study related to agriculture or to those acquiring a skilled trade that would be beneficial to the rural economy.

 Completed applications and supporting documents must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2019. A selection committee will review the submissions. Winners will be notified by July 31, 2019.

Application information:


The Manitoba Metis Federation has announced a Provincial 10-year Post-secondary Education Accord for students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. This means that registered Citizens of the MMF in Manitoba (or those who are in the process of being registered) can now apply for funding during every year of study in an undergraduate program or an advanced or professional degree program. Applicants must be enrolled full-time or part-time in a university within Manitoba and complete the online application form to be eligible for financial assistance (mandatory requirement).

Application deadline for the year 2019-2020 is January 31st, 2020. Full details and the online application can be found at or by clicking here

*MARK AND DOROTHY DANZKER SCHOLARSHIP - FOLKLORAMA - This scholarship acknowledges students who demonstrate an active involvement in preserving their ethno-cultural heritage through volunteer work, employment or contributions to a cultural activity within Manitoba. FIVE post-secondary scholarships of $1,000.00 each and one post-graduate scholarship of $2,500.00 will be awarded to students between the ages of 17 and 25 who are enrolled at or have been accepted to a post-secondary school in Canada. Please check out link below for application forms and reference guidelines. DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 28 of any given year.


*MAYOR'S SCHOLARSHIP (Currently Closed)

The Mayor's Scholarship awards five, $1,000 scholarships to students who have demonstrated consistent and outstanding dedication to solving a community problem or making their community a better place to live. It rewards the achievements of Winnipeg's future leaders and supports them on the path towards their educational and career goals.  Please see the PDF  information below. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS MAY 17, 2019.


WINNIPEG, February 27, 2019 – The application period for the Mayor's Scholarship for Community Leadership is now open and grade twelve students across Winnipeg are encouraged to apply, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

"It's great to continue offering this scholarship this year," said Mayor Brian Bowman. "Since it was established, this scholarship has been recognizing high school students who have demonstrated a commitment to improving and strengthening our community, and it's important to recognize their efforts because too often it goes unrecognized. I encourage all those eligible to apply to get their applications in!"

The Mayor's Scholarship for Community Leadership, established in 2016, awards five, $1,000 scholarships to students who have demonstrated consistent and outstanding dedication to solving a community problem or making their community a better place to live. The Mayor's Scholarship rewards the achievements of Winnipeg's future leaders and supports them on the path towards their educational and career goals.

Applicants can demonstrate community leadership through activities that promote racial and social inclusion, drive reconciliation, encourage environmental stewardship, and support or empower Winnipeg's less fortunate.

The Winnipeg Foundation manages the fund for the Mayor's Scholarship including issuing scholarship cheques and tax receipts, as required. The Mayor's Office manages application intake, and award recipients are selected by an independent selection panel.

Scholarship applicants must complete and submit an application form. The application form as well as additional application information can be found on the Mayor's website. Only application forms completed in full will be considered.

Applications must be received by May 17, 2019.

For more information on the Mayor's Scholarship, please go to:

For further information:

Jeremy Davis
Press Secretary
Office of the Mayor
City of Winnipeg

Mayor's Scholarship poster_2019.pdf

Scholarship for Community Leadership 2019.pdf

Merit Contractors award a $500.00 scholarship to a qualified high school student who is a resident of Manitoba and is enrolled or applying to a degree program in the study of construction. For further information please click on the PDF files below.


This year, Monsanto Canada will provide approximately 65 scholarships to deserving high school students in Canada who are entering their first year of post-secondary education in agriculture, food science or culinary arts at a Canadian university or college.

Value: $1,500.00 and will be awarded to students who meet the criteria indicated in the application form. Please go to for application forms and further information.



Manitoba – MGEU - 6 scholarships of $2,500.00 each are eligible to students who plan to enter their 1st year of public post-secondary education who are children/grandchildren or foster children/grandchildren of a National Union member or retiree. 

Scholarships include: 

Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship; Young Worker Scholarship; Students of Colour Scholarship; Tommy Douglas Scholarship; Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship; LGBTQ12S Scholarship

See a counsellor for an application or go to: for further information and application forms

Deadline for applications: MONDAY, JULY 6, 2020

***POSTER CONTEST – "Why Unions Matter" – award $1,500.00 – Submit your writings, photos, songs, videos telling the National Union why unions matter!

*NORTH AMERICAN VAN LINES SCHOLARSHIPThe scholarship will be given to a few chosen students who are pursuing a degree in logistics, supply chain management, business, or a similar field and are planning on pursuing a career in logistics. Each scholarship is $1,000 and is available to current college students and to those who are enrolling full-time. All applications must be complete and submitted by December 15, 2019. Please click North American Van Lines Scholarship  for details. 

*RAINBOW STAGE Each year Rainbow Stage awards Manitoba resident Grade 12 high school students for excellence in musical theatre performance (singing, dancing and/or acting), technical or production work and musicianship, in support of their post-secondary training endeavours.

This June, the Rainbow Stage Education Committee (compromised of dedicated board members and volunteers with a wealth of experience in education, music and theatre) will audition applicants through a live interview and/or performance process. Afterwards, they will select the Scholarship Winners who will be notified and invited to participate in a special awards ceremony during the run of Strike! The Musical, where they will receive their Student Scholarship certificate and cash award.

Student Scholarship Program or go to the website at|0.

The application deadline is May 22, 2019, with the interview/performance period scheduled for 2:00-5:00 pm on June 4, so REGISTER TODAY!



In the pilot year 2018/19, the Building Brighter Futures bursary provided support to 85 aspiring Indigenous students by matching dollar for dollar to cover the full cost of tuition, books and supplies for students enrolled in RRC's Indigenous Education programs. Now in its second-year, the innovative partnership will provide $1 million in financial support and enable students to enroll in all Indigenous Education programs. Further information at:


 *REMAX OF WESTERN CANADA - Quest for Excellence 2019 - Quest Information.pdf This year Remax of Western Canada is once again offering (16) $1,000.00 bursaries for a total of $16,000 to grade 12 students. Deadline for applications TBD and only ONLINE entries will be accepted.

Ringette Manitoba is now accepting applications for the following:

Ringette Manitoba Scholarship
Ringette Manitoba Bursary

Please encourage all eligible individuals to submit applications for the scholarship and bursary. We want to support our athletes in their academic endeavors. Applications and additional information can be found on our website. All Scholarship/Bursary Applications must be submitted TBD

*RON MEYERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Go to this link for application information: Ron Meyers Memorial Scholarship for the Performing Arts

Application deadline: 4:30 p.m. the second Friday in May


Are you a Grade 12 Métis Student?  Would you like to be the recipient of a new $1,000 bursary?

Application Criteria: Métis Citizen, grade 12 students who excel in Math and/or Science, grade 12 students who are actively involved in the community, grade 12 students who attend school in Manitoba

Application Requirements: completed application, proof of Métis citizenship, transcript or statement of marks from most recent year, two letters of recommendation (one from a member of the Métis community and one from academic community), essay (500 words). Application

Deadline:  TBD. Application can mailed, emailed, delivered, or faxed to:

Louis Riel Institute
103-150 Henry Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0J7
Email: Fax: 204-984-9480

There is currently 7.5 Million Dollars worth of scholarships that are open for applications on ScholarTree! Once students complete their profile they will be matched to all of the awards that they qualify for. We know now is when students start to plan for next year financially. So we wanted to remind you that there is a downloadable budget template available to everyone at the bottom of

Additionally, here are a couple of scholarships that are available now:


Schulich Leader Scholarships are the largest and most prestigious scholarships in Canada. (Undergraduate - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). - value of up to $100,000 each. Please speak to a counsellor for more information if you are interested in the Schulich Leader scholarships. Website: Schulich Leader Scholarships
Deadline for the application for nomination is January 29, 2020


 Every year in June Take Two awards a Tak Two Effort Award Scholarship. The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual who is passionate about what they do and the amount of effort, energy and passion one puts into daily life. Click on this link for further details: Take Two 

Value is $750.00. Deadline for application in June 1, 2019

The Lodge annually gives two awards of $2,000 each to students of Italian origin entering or attending post-secondary education and one award of $1,000 to students entering a college trade program. 

To qualify for an award an individual must meet the following criteria: 

  • You should either be entering or attending full time post-secondary education (university, college, trades) or graduate studies. (Proof of enrolment must be provided),
  • Be of Italian descent,
  • Be a resident of Manitoba, or if not, then a Manitoban who is presently attending school out of province,
  • Between the ages of 17-30 as of June 30th in the year of your application,
  • Be a Canadian citizen, and
  • Have not previously received a Sons and Daughters of Italy award.

Preference will be given to those applicants who can demonstrate the following: 

  • Participation in the Italian community,
  • A genuine interest in their Italian heritage,
  • Good academic standing,
  • Achievement in their field of training or cultural pursuit,
  • Co-curricular activities/achievements,
  • Community service, and/or
  • Financial need.

Applications must be received no later than December 13. If you have questions or would like to submit an application form, please send them by email to Cam Giavedoni, our Student Awards Chair,

Find the application form below or visit for more details.

 Sons of Italy Legacy Awards Application 2019.pdf

*STEAM HORIZON AWARDS Applications are now open! If you have limitless drive, ambition and determination this award is for you!! Founded in 2016, the STEAM Horizon Awards invite Canada's youth to promote positive changes throughout their community using science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). Five Canadian students will be awarded $25,000 each, to attend a Canadian university or college to study in a STEAM field. Two of these awards will be given to Indigenous students. The winners will be invited to Ottawa and recognized at an award ceremony in April 2020. More information about the prize program and how to apply can be found at The deadline for applications is January 15, 2020.

*SUNOVA CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: must be a member of Sunova Credit Union. . Please go to the Sunova website: for application information. Only online applications will be accepted.

Scholarship value: $7,500.00

Deadline is MARCH 31

 *TD SCHOLARSHIPS – TD Scholarships are awarded to students across Canada who have shown exceptional initiative in making a meaningful and lasting difference in their community.  Each scholarship includes four years of tuition at any approved university or college in Canada, up to a maximum of $10,000 per year. How to Apply for the TD Scholarship. The application can be filled out online TD Scholarships. DEADLINE: November 15, 2019.  

*TERRY FOX HUMANITARIAN AWARDS –Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards are now open to graduating secondary level students and those studying toward a first university degree or diploma. The Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards is interested in students who demonstrate compassion and a keen commitment to easing the suffering of others. The maximum award value is $28,000.00 disbursed over four years. DEADLINE: February 1, 2019.

For award criteria visit:

 *TRANSCANADA COMMUNITY LEADERS SCHOLARSHIPS – 100 scholarships X $1,000 - awarded to students who demonstrate a strong commitment to their communities through volunteerism, leadership and other activities.
*TRANSCANADA INDIGENOUS LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP50 scholarships X $5,000 awarded to Indigenous students who are studying any academic disciplines. Students will be eligible to receive this scholarship year over year, assuming they remain enrolled.
*TRANSCANADA TRADES SCHOLARSHIP150 scholarships X $1,000 awarded to students who are studying trades relevant to the energy industry.
Students can answer five quick questions at to see if they pre-qualify to apply. The application window will close at 11:59:59 p.m. TBD. Please go to: with any questions.

*UNITED WAY - Youth Leaders in Action Scholarship
The purpose of the United Way Youth Leaders in Action Scholarship is to celebrate the contributions of young community leaders who have made a difference in the lives of others. Four awards of $500 each will be granted in 2018. Recipients will be students who are connected with United Way-funded organizations as participants, volunteers, or staff members.
Award Criteria:

  • Academic potential
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Community involvement
  • Connection with a United Way-funded organization:
 Visit to view the agency partner list and guide Application forms.
Youth United Council
United Way of Winnipeg
580 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB  R3B 1C7


U of W Application Information - Deadline for high school applicants is March 1, 2020. 


 Click here for list of external awards


Applications for Fall 2020 admission to the University of Manitoba are now available online at

The application deadline for students applying to all other Direct Entry programs is March 1, 2020.  Students interested in applying to University 1 are also encouraged to apply by March 1, 2020.  University 1 will accept applications until August 1, 2020 but students who apply after March 1 will not be eligible to be considered for entrance scholarships.

To review our admission requirements and application procedures, please visit

Entrance Scholarship Deadline – March 1, 2020

Students must apply for admission to the University of Manitoba by March 1st, 2020 to be automatically considered for our general entrance scholarship program. Entrance scholarship values range from $1,000 - $3,000 for eligible Canadian applicants. Full details and a list of approved courses for scholarship eligibility can be found on our website.

Centennial Entrance Scholarships

The University of Manitoba and Manitoba Agriculture (Province of Manitoba) are offering 11 Centennial Entrance Scholarships valued at $2,000 to high school students who are applying for Fall 2020 to pursue a degree or diploma in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences. Applications need to be submitted with a letter outlining the students’ vision for rural Manitoba and career goals for working in the agri-food industry, as well as several other required documents. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2020. Learn more by visiting the Centennial Entrance Scholarships


December 1 is the deadline to apply for early admission* for the 2020 Fall Term (September) for:

*Students must submit transcripts and supporting documents by December 1 for early admission.


$500.00 is granted each year to recipients who are connected with the United Way Winnipeg funded organizations as volunteers.  You will be judged on your academic potential; demonstrated leadership; community involvement; financial need.  You also must complete a reference form that has been filled out by your supervisor at the United Way Winnipeg agency partner where you are involved."