How to Apply - FAQs

This page contains all of the information that you need to know if you’re thinking about applying for our bursary.


do i qualify?

To qualify you must meet the following criteria: 

  • you are attending, or applying to attend, the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg or Red River College

  • you have sole/primary custody of your child(ren)

  • you exhibit financial need

  • you are registered/registering for a full course load (3+ classes)

 For full details, please see the application form.

what does the application process look like?

First, and most importantly, you’ll download the application from this page: APPLY NOW!

The application asks a variety of basic questions - from where you intend to go to school and your program, to how many children you have and their ages. In addition, you are required to fill out an income/expenses sheet as part of the application. Our bursary is meant to assist those who demonstrate financial need. This page is an important part of our decision process - please make sure you are filling it out clearly and accurately. (When the application is made available, there will also be an example budget sheet on the Apply Now page; please refer to it if you have questions!)

After the application deadline, our board will create a short-list of applicants with whom we will schedule video interviews. There may be additional questions asked about your application during those interviews.

After the video interviews are complete, we will reach out to the successful applicants.



What is the time-frame for applications?

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be available in March or April of 2019 on our website and by email. You can sign up to receive an email when it’s available here: Apply Now!

Applications will be accepted until July 31st, 2019.

Short-listed applicants will be notified by August 5th and video interviews will be scheduled between August 6th and 10th.

The successful applicant(s) will be notified by August 15th. They will be asked to submit proof of enrollment, and once proof of enrollment has been received, an in-person meeting will be scheduled to take a few pictures and issue the first half of the bursary. (The bursary is issued in two parts - $1,500 in August/September and $1,500 in January.)