Some Scholarships that may be a good fit:

The following post-secondary institutions in Manitoba offer tuition waivers for youth in and from care. Tuition waivers (or Youth in Care Grants) cover varying educational expenses from school to school, but at the very least, the cost of your tuition is covered.  The deadline to apply for a tuition waiver has passed for 2018, but check in with the Futures Forward team, you never know if something is still available.  Check out this Tuition Waiver Info Sheet.

Each year Ken Dryden Scholarships are awarded to 8 young people, currently or formerly in the care of the Canadian child welfare system.

Tim McLean Memorial Bursary
The Tim McLean Memorial Bursary is awarded to current Aboriginal apprentices with demonstrated financial need. This bursary was established in memory of Tim McLean, an aspiring Manitoban Aboriginal apprentice interested in becoming a motor vehicle mechanic. To be considered for this bursary, please complete an application by following

Access to Apprenticeship Bursary
To assist in the costs associated with technical training, living costs, travel costs, and other commitments, Apprenticeship Manitoba awards the Access to Apprenticeship Bursary to current apprentices with demonstrated financial need. To be considered for this bursary, please complete an application by following

Nelson’s Indigenous Student Scholarships supports First Nation, Métis and Inuit student leaders in achieving their educational goals. Three $3000 scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated academic success, personal strength, and a commitment to preserving Indigenous languages and culture.

RBC Indigenous Student Award Program
The RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program was launched in 1992 to assist Aboriginal students to complete post-secondary education, and provide an opportunity for RBC® to strengthen its relationship with the Aboriginal community.

Skills Awards for Indigenous Youth
Through the Skills Awards for Indigenous Youth, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers are proud to jointly recognize and celebrate selected Indigenous youth for their skills development and career aspirations in the forest products industry. These awards are given to two individuals that exemplify the qualities of strong academic standing, commitment to the forest products industry, and a demonstrated commitment to their Indigenous community.

Start Proud, formerly Out On Bay Street, is committed to recognizing excellence in Canada’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally (LGBTQA+) community. Consistent with our mission, we are committed to providing students with resources to help achieve their goals

Storwell’s Foster Children Bursary Program
Storwell offers an annual bursary of $2,000 in support of foster children to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life.

Keith Cooper Scholarship 
is available to young people who have been cared for by any of the four Manitoba Child and Family Services Authorities. The scholarship committee awards one or more scholarships totalling $10,000.00. Recipients may reapply for the scholarship for an additional three years so that a student might complete a four-year university, technical or vocational program.  Applicants must be 30 years of age and under.

Marymound Bursary Program
is open to young people who have received Marymound services for at least 6 months.  The application is due May 1st and October 1st of every year, and applicants must be under 30 years of age. Please visit the Marymound website for more information.

Voices Scholarship Program consists of two awards: The Voices Bursary and the Marie Christian Award:

The Voices Bursary is made possible through the fundraising efforts of Voices members and staff, and donations from the public.  Administered by The Winnipeg Foundation, this award of $1000 is given to a youth in or from care from any community in Manitoba, in recognition and celebration of how far you’ve come, and where you’re headed.

The Marie Christian Award (also known as the Lemonade Award) is a $500 award is given to youth in or from care that embody leadership qualities including integrity, compassion, kindness, and bold audacity. Additional consideration will be given to youth who exhibit a positive attitude and determination to take sour circumstances and create delicious opportunities.

Futures Forward
program is a collaboration of agencies that work together to provide wrap-around services to youth in and from care, ages 15-29.  They are now responsible for accepting applications for the Tuition Waivers offered by post-secondary institutions here in MB.  They also distribute the Scholarship Guide (initially written by Shirley Delorme-Russell, alumni of care and scholarship queen), which is a great resource for all youth in and from care who are looking for financial support to pursue post-secondary education.

Children’s Aid Foundation scholarships are awarded to youth in and from care up to their 30th birthday.  You must be attending post-secondary studies at a university, college, or trades program.

The MNP-AFOA Canada Indigenous Community Excellence Awards recognizes and celebrates Indigenous communities in financial management. More information on this Award can be found at left.

The Nutrien Indigenous Youth Financial Management Awards are open to Indigenous youth in grades 11 and 12. Winners attend AFOA’s National Conference and participate in a special Youth program designed to introduce youth to careers in Indigenous finance and management. More information on these Awards can be found at left.

Aboriginal Clean Energy Scholarship,
we award up to $3,000 (per scholarship) annually to Indigenous students pursuing post-secondary education. Successful candidates have an opportunity to partner with a BluEarth employee who will act as a mentor throughout their academic year.

Manitoba Housing’s bursary fund
provides $1,000 bursaries to post-secondary students living in subsidized rental housing in Manitoba or receiving a rental subsidy funded by Manitoba Housing. To be eligible, you must be living in subsidized rental housing or receive a rental subsidy funded by Manitoba Housing

The ILC will award ten (10) bursaries in the amount of $2,000 each.  All applicants will be advised to explore all other possible sources of revenue to complement any award received from ILC.

Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards
Successful futures are created through hard work, creativity, and perseverance. Each one of us has a unique potential to achieve, and for First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students, Indspire is here to help make that happen. Indspire provides hundreds of scholarships, bursaries and awards to thousands of Indigenous students every year!

Aboriginal Education Awards
The Business Council of Manitoba is committed to helping Aboriginal students attend university or community college. We believe that education is an important component in their personal development and greatly improves their opportunities. We are gratified with the success of this initiative.