Student Awards and Scholarships
Paul Fortier Prize for Student Activism
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.
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.
Karina Cardona Claros
Rocco Scarcella - award was accepted by Dr. Andrea Charron on behalf of Rocco.
University of Manitoba Faculty Association Bursary
Award Number: 23307
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.
Number of awards: 3
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
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.
Due: October 1st
NEW UMFA Scholarship for the Advancement of Labour Rights
Open to a student who: 1) is enrolled part-time or full-time in any year of study in any faculty, college, or school at the University of Manitoba; 2)has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5; and 3)is interested in advancing the rights of organized labour in Manitoba, Canada, and/or internationally.
Submit completed applications by mail or in person to:
Financial Aid and Awards Office
422 University Centre
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15