Scholarships

Current scholarships available

Manitoba Blue Cross Indigenous Northern Scholarships
  • One scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to an Indigenous student studying for a PhD in Social Work at the University of Manitoba (Northern region). (Note: If there are no PhD applications, the scholarship can be awarded to a student pursuing a Master’s in Social Work.)
  • One scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to an Indigenous student studying for a Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Manitoba (Northern region).
  • One scholarship of $3,000 will be awarded to an Indigenous student studying for the Aboriginal & Northern Counselling Skills certificate program at the University College of the North. The student must have already completed a Bachelor of Social Work.

Each scholarship will be given out to one student per program. The chosen students will receive their respective scholarship annually for the completion of their program.

Scholarship recipients will also receive personal health plan coverage during the school year. Each scholarship also includes the possibility of an internship, co-op placement or practicum for qualified students with Manitoba Blue Cross’s Employee Assistance Program, including clinical supervision and executive sponsorship through our senior leadership team. (Potential employment opportunity is at the discretion of Manitoba Blue Cross.)

All Manitoba Blue Cross Indigenous Northern scholarships will be distributed based primarily on financial need, as well as other factors such as community involvement and academic merit and performance.

Apply for the Manitoba Blue Cross Indigenous Northern Scholarships through Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures program. Application deadlines: February 1, August 1 & November 1.

Manitoba Blue Cross Bursary for Students with Special Needs

A bursary of $750 each will be awarded to eight students with special needs who must incur additional expenses to attend a Manitoba post-secondary school. (One bursary provided through each school.)

Manitoba Blue Cross Entrance Award

A bursary of $750 each will be awarded to eight Grade 12 students on the basis of high academic standing and financial need to attend a Manitoba post-secondary school. (One bursary provided through each school.)

Manitoba Blue Cross Travellers Bursary

A bursary of $750 each will be awarded to eight Grade 12 students on the basis of high academic standing and financial need, who must travel more than 100 kilometres (one way) to attend a Manitoba post-secondary school. (One bursary provided through each school.)

Manitoba Blue Cross Medical Rehabilitation Scholarships
  • One scholarship of $750 will be awarded to a student achieving a high overall academic standing in the first year and proceeding to the next year of a Master of Occupational Therapy at the University of Manitoba.
  • One scholarship of $750 will be awarded to a student achieving a high overall academic standing in the first or second year and proceeding to the next year of a Master of Physical Therapy at the University of Manitoba.
  • One scholarship of $750 will be awarded to a student achieving a high overall academic standing in the second year and proceeding to the next year of a Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy at the University of Manitoba.


Manitoba Blue Cross Dental Scholarships
  • One scholarship of $750 will be awarded to a student achieving a high overall academic standing in the first year and proceeding to the second year of a Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Manitoba.
  • One scholarship of $750 will be awarded to a student achieving a high overall academic standing in the second year and proceeding to the third year of a Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Manitoba.

Scholarship requirements

  • Recipients must be residents of Manitoba and registered as full-time students.
  • These awards, scholarships and bursaries are only for those students who are not receiving, nor will receive, any other award, scholarship or bursary of more than $750 from their school for the same term.
  • All entrance awards, scholarships and bursaries will be held in trust and credited to the tuition accounts of the recipients and are only for the regular school session (September to June).