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. (There is an example budget included with the application, to assist you in filling out this portion of the application!)

After the application deadline, our board will create a short-list of five 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 are now closed.

Applications will be accepted until July 20th, 2019.

Short-listed applicants will be notified and video interviews will be scheduled between July 22nd and August 10th, 2019.

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 pictures and issue the first half of the bursary.

The second half of the bursary will be issued at the beginning of January, 2020.