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Manitoba Indigenous Education Award

Scholarship Value $3,000

Number of Scholarships 200

The Business Council of Manitoba’s Indigenous Education Awards Program was established by the Business Council of Manitoba in 2001.  Over the years, the program has partnered with the governments of Canada, Manitoba, and The Winnipeg Foundation to provide over 2,600 awards totaling more than $6.8 million to Indigenous students.

Our Award recipients’ academic interests span the entire range of what our post-secondary institutions offer. Almost all our recipients are graduating and finding employment in their chosen fields of business administration, medicine, dentistry, social work, nursing, commerce, education, law, trades, Indigenous self-governance and many more.

Every recognized post-secondary educational institution in this province – Assiniboine Community College, Booth University College, Brandon University, Canadian Mennonite University, Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology, Providence University College, Red River College Polytechnic, Steinbach Bible College, Université de Saint Boniface, University College of the North, University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg – has been fully supportive of this program and integral to its continued success.


If you are of Indigenous ancestry, you are eligible to apply for a Business Council of Manitoba Indigenous Education Award provided you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a citizen of Canada and permanent resident of Manitoba, having resided in Manitoba for the last 12 months
  • You plan to attend one of the recognized post-secondary educational institutions in Manitoba in the upcoming year in any discipline (trades, business, science, general studies, etc.)
  • You plan to maintain a full time minimum 60% course load
  • You are in need of financial assistance

If you are receiving funding from other sources, you may still apply for this Award to cover additional costs.

If you are eligible to apply for a Business Council of Manitoba Indigenous Education Award for your upcoming year of study, please complete an application form and attach the following:

  • copy of your Treaty; Metis; Inuit; card
  • résume
  • copy of your most recent transcript or academic history
  • essay approximately one page in length (see application for details)