Student Awards and Scholarships

Paul Fortier Prize for Student Activism

The Award

Established at the 2006 Annual General Meeting, the $500 Paul Fortier Prize for Student Activism is presented to a current University of Manitoba student who demonstrates an active involvement in union related activities and/or community activism, and/or activities aimed towards improving student life, and/or working conditions of student employees including markers, research assistants, and sessional instructors.

a) one award will be made annually, subject to qualifying applicants;
b) the award will be $500, to come from the annual Operating budget of UMFA;
c) a committee of three will be named by the Executive to recommend a recipient for approval by the Board of Representatives;
d) the recipient must be a student registered at the University of Manitoba at either the graduate or undergraduate level;
e) the student must demonstrate an active involvement in union related activities and/or community activism and/or activities aimed towards improving student life and/or working conditions of student employees, including markers, research assistants and sessional lecturers.

Nominations can be submitted to the UMFA Office by mail or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and must be received no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018. 

Paul Fortier Prize for Student Activism Past Recipients

The Paul Fortier Prize for Student Activism was presented to these students in recognition of their active involvement at the University of Manitoba.

2007
Candice Baker
Meghan Gallant

2008
Rachel Heinrichs

2009
Alon Weinberg

2010
Peter Karari
Sid Rashid

2011
Leena Hasan

2012
Brian Latour

2013
Karina Cardona Claros

2015
Rocco Scarcella - award was accepted by Dr. Andrea Charron on behalf of Rocco.

2016
Claudyne Chevrier

2017
Ian McDonald


University of Manitoba Faculty Association Bursary  

Award Number: 23307

The Bursury:

For students that have completed at least one year of university study who are in the final year of their first undergraduate degree or may be proceeding to the next year in course toward a first undergraduate degree, are in good academic standing, and have demonstrated financial need.

Type: Bursary  

Renewable: No

Value: $1800

Number of awards: 3

Eligibility criteria:

Minimum DGPA of 2.0. Recipients be selected from 3 different academic programs

Faculty(ies): Not specific to faculties/colleges/schools

Program(s): Open to All

Major(s): Open to All

Application Info:

General bursary criteria: (1) All students must complete courses in both the fall and winter terms to be eligible. (2) In most cases, students must register for and complete at least 60 percent of a full course-load per term (i.e., a minimum of 9 credit hours per term). Graduate students do not have to adhere to credit hour minimums provided they are registered as full-time students over the fall and winter terms with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (3) Students must meet minimum G.P.A. requirements. Continuing students must have a minimum degree G.P.A. of 2.0. New students (from high school) must have a grade 12 average of 70% or higher. Students admitted on Mature Student Status may also be eligible for bursary consideration. (4) Financial need must be clearly documented on the application. Students who have applied for government students loans from other provinces must provide a copy of a current official government loan assessment to support their declaration of financial need. Please note Manitoba Student Aid recipients do not need to submit a copy of their Notice of Assessment. (5) International students in their first year of post-secondary study in Canada are not eligible to apply to the general bursary program.

Available: The University of Manitoba General Bursary Application is available through Aurora Student at the beginning of August every year.
http://umanitoba.ca/student/fin_awards/bursaries/index.html

Due: October 1st


NEW UMFA Scholarship for the Advancement of Labour Rights

Details coming soon.