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Awards and Scholarships

Awards and Scholarships

A complete list of awards, bursaries, and scholarships can be found at catalogue.rrc.ca/AvailableAwards

Entrance Awards

Business Council of Manitoba Indigenous Education Awards
Specific Application

Awards are available to persons of Indigenous ancestry who are Canadian citizens and Manitoba residents who are presently enrolled or planning to enroll in a Manitoba public post-secondary institution in any program. You must maintain full-time status (60% or more course load) and be in need of financial assistance. Awards for college students are valued at a minimum of $2000.00 and students are eligible to reapply each year of their studies. Recipients may be considered for summer and part-time employment with one of the Business Council’s member companies. Applications are available from the Business Council's website at (www.businesscouncil.mb.ca).  Please submit applications as soon as possible even if you are not yet registered for classes.  Award application deadline is May31st.

Please contact us with any questions:  bcmawards@businesscouncil.mb.ca  or (204) 942-3637.

CUPE Local 998 - Manitoba Hydro Joint Bursary
This bursary, established to commemorate the local's 40th anniversary as a chartered union, is intended to promote and support higher education for members and their families.  A bursary valued at $600 is available annually to a full-time student at Red River College Polytechnic.  A letter confirming CUPE 998 affiliation, including member name and employee number, must accompany the application.  Selection will be based on financial need.  Application deadline is July 31.  For further details, please contact CUPE Local 998 at 204-415-5114.   Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.

Dave Orton Award
Established by his family and friends in memory of Dave Orton, a 1979 Red River College graduate of Electrical Engineering Technology.  Two $2000 awards are available to students enrolled in regular full-time programs at Red River College Polytechnic.  Applicants will have graduated from Murdoch MacKay Collegiate or Transcona Collegiate; preference will be given to graduates of Transcona Collegiate.  The successful recipients will have displayed the same qualities and standards exhibited by Dave Orton; family-oriented, community-minded and involved in sports.  Those interested in being considered should submit an application form accompanied by a one-page essay describing how you display the qualities noted above.  At least one letter of reference should also be submitted.  Deadline for applications is December 1.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited Entrance Award
A $4000 entrance award is available annually to full-time domestic student entering a diploma program at Red River College Polytechnic. Eligible applicants will have graduated from high school not more than 18 months prior to the beginning of the RRC Polytech program with an average of at least 75% in their graduating year. Selection will be based primarily on financial need, but consideration may also be given to commitment in community or other extracurricular activities. The recipient may also be eligible to have their award renewed for an additional year of full-time studies in the same program, if he/she continues to demonstrate financial need, has maintained full-time enrolment, and achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 in the previous year. Deadline for applications is July 31st. Please note the name of the award to enter on the application. 
Fausto Yadao Award
Established by Mr. Fausto Yadao, a former Dean of Student Affairs at Red River College, to encourage and assist young adults from the Filipino community to access educational opportunities at Red River College Polytechnic. Two awards valued at $500 each are available annually to applicants from the Filipino community who are accepted into full-time diploma, certificate or degree programs. Selection will be based on an essay submission not to exceed 1000 words describing their career plans and objectives as well as their involvement in community service. Application deadline date is August 31st.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.
Harold and Julia Saddington Award
Automatic Selection
Through The Winnipeg Foundation, a $2000 award is available to a first-year Nursing student, enrolled full-time (minimum 60%), who has graduated from a regular Manitoba high school program.  Eligible candidates will be from the "high school entrants" and selection will be based on academic achievement in the following Grade 12 courses: English 40S; Math 40S from the student's (regular) Grade 12 year, as well as Human Anatomy and Physiology grades (as included in the AGPA calculation for admission to the Nursing program).   Only students who have successfully completed the first term of the Nursing program will be considered; selection will be done in June.
Manitoba Schools Science Symposium (MSSS) Entrance Scholarships
Automatic Selection
A $1500 tuition scholarship is available to a participant of the Manitoba Schools' Science Symposium planning to attend a regular full-time program at Red River College. Selection will be made by the Symposium Committee.
Partners in Education Scholarships
Automatic Selection
Red River College has entered into agreements with some Manitoba High Schools/School Divisions to provide Partners in Education Scholarships for their graduating students who are continuing their education in a full-time program at the College. The scholarships are valued at a maximum of $1000. For more information, contact your high school.
Red River College Polytechnic Entrance Scholarships
Automatic Selection
Entrance Scholarships valued at $1000 each, processed as payments to recipients' program fees, are available for applicants to regular full-time programs at RRC Polytech who graduated from a Manitoba high school within the past five years. Applicants must be Canadian citizens and residents of Manitoba. Entrance scholarships are not available to those who have had previous full-time post-secondary enrolments. Selection will be based on high school average, calculated on four 40S courses.  Highest grade attained in an English and Mathematics course, as well as two additional 40S academic courses (highest grade) from the following list: Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Economics; French; Geography; Global Issues; History; Law or Physics. Recipients will be determined automatically, based on final Grade 12 grades recorded on applicants' records.  Selection will occur after the deadline for submission of final Grade 12 transcripts, at the start of the fall and winter terms. These scholarships are funded by the RRC Polytech Scholarship and Bursary Endowment (including funding from the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative - MSBI).  Additional scholarships, awarded to those students entering these specific programs are funded by the School of Business and Applied Arts Student Scholarship Endowment. 
RRC Polytech Employees' Dependent Award
Specific Application

An award valued at a minimum of $400 is available annually to a student who is currently enrolled in a full time certificate or diploma program at Red River College, and is a dependent (defined as: an employee's or their spouse’s unmarried and financially dependent natural, adopted or step child or any other unmarried financially dependent child for whom you or your spouse has been appointed guardian and who is less than 25 years of age; or your spouse or common-law partner who is not engaged in full time employment and dependent on you for financial support) of an RRC employee (member of the MGEU bargaining unit).  To be considered, students should submit an application form, accompanied by a one-page letter describing why they chose Red River College, and specifically their program, for their post-secondary education, as well as their career goals. The application form is available at  https://www.rrc.ca/future-students/awards/ (scroll to the bottom of this webpage for “supplemental forms”).  Completed applications should be submitted by email to financialaid@rrc.ca by the deadline date of September 30.

RRC Polytech Students' Association Entrance Scholarship for Rural Students

A $1000 scholarship shall be awarded annually to a student originating from any small community outside of Winnipeg, who has enrolled full-time in the first year of any Red River College Polytechnic program.  Selection will be based upon high academic standing as indicated by the high school transcript which must be included.  The application deadline is August 15th.   Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 

St. James Collegiate (SJCI) 50th Anniversary Alumni Reunion Legacy Award
Automatic Selection
Two awards consisting of a tuition credit (amount to be determined annually) are available annually to students graduating from SJCI and entering a regular full-time program at Red River College. Criteria for both awards will include school involvement and spirit demonstrated through participation in student groups, volunteer activities, student government, athletics, music or the arts. One award will be presented to a student who has demonstrated particular aptitude in one or both humanities and social science courses in high school. The other award will be presented to a student who has demonstrated particular aptitude in mathematics, science and technology courses in high school. The awards will be presented annually in June at SJCI Convocation with the recipients’ tuition account at Red River College being credited in September.
UFCW Local 832 Annual Scholarship Award
Specific Application
Scholarships are available for those who are UFCW members employed by companies that contribute to the Education and Training Trust Fund. Students enrolling in both full-time and part-time studies are eligible. Application deadline is June 1. For further information, contact the UFCW Training Centre.
Westland Foundation Education Scholarships
Specific Application
Scholarships are available to students who are entering full-time programs at Red River College within 30 months of graduating from one of the high schools in the Westland Foundation's catchment area; Argyle Alternative High School, Children of the Earth High School, Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute, Gordon Bell High School, R.B. Russell Vocational School, St. John's High School, Sisler High School and Tec Voc High School.  The value of each student's scholarship will be determined by the number of 70% or higher marks, earned by the student during grades 7 through 12 (in a school within the Westland Foundation catchment area).  The scholarship is available to students for up to 30 months from the date of their Grade 12 graduation.  Please visit the Westland Foundation website at https://westlandfoundation.ca/scholarship/application/ for further information about the Foundation, as well as the application form.  Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.  Application deadline is July 31.
Youth in Care Tuition Bursaries
Specific Application

Removing the financial barriers to education, RRC Polytech has a minimum of nine one-year tuition bursaries (maximum $6500 each) available (three of which will be for Trades programs) to Youth in Care. Youth must meet College entrance requirements, be enrolled as full-time students and be in financial need.  Information and an application form is available from the Futures Forward website:  Paying for Post-Secondary School | Futures Forward .

General Awards

Assistive Technology Award
Specific Application

One award, valued at $1000, is available annually for a student with a disability, registered with Student Accessibility Services or Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, who would benefit from assistive technology.  Students must be eligible to continue in their program and demonstrate efforts in academic progress.  They must also be ineligible for government assistive technology grants (e.g., Canada Student Grant), and not be sponsored by a government or community agency.  To apply, students should write a brief letter, jointly with their Student Accessibility Services Accessibility Specialist or Deaf and Hard of Hearing Manager (when applicable), requesting the specific equipment/technology the student would like to obtain, and stating how that equipment will be beneficial.  The letter should be submitted to the Student Accessibility Services Assistive Technologist.  Deadline for applications is December 5th. 

Bob and Jessie Ritch Bursary
This bursary was created by Bob Ritch, in memory of his late wife. A $1000 bursary is available annually to assist a full-time student enrolled in a regular full-time program at Red River College Polytechnic.  Selection will be based on satisfactory academic progress and financial need.  Application deadline is January 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form.
Brenda J. and Roger L. Kennedy Award

An award, valued at $2500 is available to a full-time first-year Red River College Polytechnic student enrolled in a program of two or more years in duration. The recipient will have their award renewed for the additional years required for their same program, if the criteria continue to be met each year.  This award will support a student who lives in Manitoba and has confidence in pursuing post-secondary education with the intention of contributing to Manitoba’s economy after graduation.   A qualified candidate will:

 

•            Be a Canadian citizen, and Manitoba high school graduate

 

•            Have achieved a minimum 2.5 GPA or 65% or C+ average

 

•            Have demonstrated financial need

 

•            Maintain full-time studies

 

To be considered, an application should be submitted, accompanied by a birth certificate or citizenship card and a Manitoba high school transcript. This award will be available for the 2023/24 academic year.  Application deadline is January 15, 2024.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.

Business Council of Manitoba Indigenous Education Awards
Specific Application

Awards are available to persons of Indigenous ancestry who are Canadian citizens and Manitoba residents who are presently enrolled or planning to enroll in a Manitoba public post-secondary institution in any program. You must maintain full-time status (60% or more course load) and be in need of financial assistance. Awards for college students are valued at a minimum of $2000.00 and students are eligible to reapply each year of their studies. Recipients may be considered for summer and part-time employment with one of the Business Council’s member companies. Applications are available from the Business Council's website at (www.businesscouncil.mb.ca).  Please submit applications as soon as possible even if you are not yet registered for classes.  Award application deadline is May31st.

Please contact us with any questions:  bcmawards@businesscouncil.mb.ca  or (204) 942-3637.

Cindy Petrowski and Phillip Marsh Helping Hands Bursary
This bursary was created by Cindy Petrowski and Phillip Marsh to support a First Nations or Metis student in their academic aspirations and help with the financial burden. One bursary valued at a minimum $500 is available to a full-time student attending any program at Red River College Polytechnic. Application deadline is January 15th. Please note the name of the award to enter on the application.
CUPE Local 998 - Manitoba Hydro Joint Bursary
This bursary, established to commemorate the local's 40th anniversary as a chartered union, is intended to promote and support higher education for members and their families.  A bursary valued at $600 is available annually to a full-time student at Red River College Polytechnic.  A letter confirming CUPE 998 affiliation, including member name and employee number, must accompany the application.  Selection will be based on financial need.  Application deadline is July 31.  For further details, please contact CUPE Local 998 at 204-415-5114.   Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.

Dave Orton Award
Established by his family and friends in memory of Dave Orton, a 1979 Red River College graduate of Electrical Engineering Technology.  Two $2000 awards are available to students enrolled in regular full-time programs at Red River College Polytechnic.  Applicants will have graduated from Murdoch MacKay Collegiate or Transcona Collegiate; preference will be given to graduates of Transcona Collegiate.  The successful recipients will have displayed the same qualities and standards exhibited by Dave Orton; family-oriented, community-minded and involved in sports.  Those interested in being considered should submit an application form accompanied by a one-page essay describing how you display the qualities noted above.  At least one letter of reference should also be submitted.  Deadline for applications is December 1.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 
David and Barbara Schroeder Award
This award was established by Sophia Schroeder, to distinguish her parents, David and Barbara, who made Canada their home, worked hard to raise a family and emphasized the importance of education. A $750 award is available to full-time domestic students at Red River College Polytechnic who have dependent children and are facing financial barriers to achieve their educational dreams.  Eligible applicants will have been born outside of Canada and since made Canada their permanent home. Applicants must have completed at least one academic term and achieved a minimum 2.50 GPA to be considered for the award. Those interested in being considered should complete a general application, including financial information, and attach a document that indicates the country of origin. The application deadline is January 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.  
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) Award
Specific Application
Two awards, valued at $500 each are available annually to assist students who are registered with DHHS and are experiencing a financial hardship or a complex situation that may place them at academic risk. Students must be eligible to continue in their program and demonstrate efforts in academic progress.  To apply, students must contact the DHHS manager and include an essay or summary describing the situation and/or need for financial support. Deadline for applications is October 15th for fall term and February 15th for winter term.
Emergency Loans and Bursaries
Specific Application
Assistance is available for full-time students experiencing temporary financial difficulties that may prevent them from continuing their studies. Inquiries should be directed to the Student Service Centre. Funds available for this purpose are may also be provided from the following sources made available through The Winnipeg Foundation: A.J.S. (John) Taunton Fund and Ida Mary Trotter Fund, available to Indigenous students; Myrta & Bruce Moorhead Memorial Fund, Katherine Bender Bursary and Press Radio Fund, available to any student.
Enterprising Women Award
An award of $2500 is available annually to a female student enrolled full-time in a diploma or degree program at RRC Polytech. Applicants should have completed at least one year of their program and be entering their final year of the program. Selection will be based on financial need and satisfactory academic progress. Some consideration may also be given to community service.  The application should be accompanied by a one-page letter talking about yourself, your career goals and plans for the future. Please include any community service you have done, if applicable. Deadline for applications is July 31.   Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 
Gallivan Student Health and Wellness Award for International Students
Automatic Selection
This $1000 bursary has been established by Gallivan Student Health & Wellness to support international students who need financial support during their studies at RRC.  Gallivan was established in 1996, the only true Buying Group of student benefits in Canada. The company is innovation-focused and community-minded. In the most unsettling times, Gallivan has partnered with RRC to help international students study away from home and become an integral part of the Canadian educational system. Bursary recipients will be selected from applications received for other existing bursaries, available to students in all full-time programs.
Hannah (Nancy) Boon Bursary
Through The Winnipeg Foundation, bursaries of $500 will be awarded to Indigenous students enrolled in regular full-time programs at Red River College Polytechnic. Selection will be based on satisfactory academic progress and financial need. Applicants for this bursary may also be considered for the Indigenous Student Bursary from RRC Polytech.  Application deadline is January 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application. 
Lieutenant Governor’s Medals For Proficiency
Specific Application
A maximum of four Lieutenant Governor’s Medals will be awarded annually to full-time students at Red River College who, in the opinion of the selection committee, combine, to the greatest extent: a) academic and technical achievement, b) involvement in College and/or community activities, c) good character. Students who meet the minimum academic requirement will be sent an information package outlining the required documentation for selection consideration, prior to the winter and spring convocation ceremonies each year.
Louis Riel Bursary
Through funding provided by the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) and matched by the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative (MSBI), bursaries, valued a minimum of $1000, are available to eligible Metis students attending a certificate, diploma or degree program (excluding Apprenticeship and upgrading programs) at Red River College Polytechnic, who are maintaining satisfactory academic progress in their program.  There are two applications that must be submitted:  1. the Louis Riel Bursary application is available from Louis Riel Bursary Application and must be submitted to the Louis Riel Institute (contact information is included on page 1 of the form); 2. the General RRC Polytech Application for Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships (link above) should be completed and submitted online. Only applicants who have submitted both applications will be eligible for consideration. Selection will be based on financial need (those receiving other funding, including MMF funding are still eligible to apply).  Applications will be accepted from August 1st to September 15th each year.  Applicants must be attending their program at the time of the application deadline.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application.

Mary Guilbault Metis Award
Specific Application
This award is available to Red River Metis students across Manitoba who excel in academics and show a strong connection to their Metis community.  Post-secondary students who have been a resident of Manitoba for the last 12 months may qualify for the Mary Guilbault Metis Award, administered by the Louis Riel Institute.  For further information and to apply, visit Louis Riel Institute (smapply.io).  Application deadline is October 1st.
Owen Desnoyers Memorial Award
This award was established by family and friends in memory of Owen Desnoyers, who was the Executive Director of the RRC Students' Association for a number of years.  A minimum two awards valued at $1000 each will be available annually to students enrolled in the final year of a diploma, certificate or degree program at Red River College Polytechnic.  Eligible applicants will have attained a minimum GPA of 3.00; have been involved in the College community and contributed to student life at the College.  To be considered, students should submit an application form, accompanied by a one-page essay describing how they meet the criteria for this bursary as indicated.  Fall term application deadline is December 1st, and winter term application deadline is March 1st. Students are welcome to apply for each deadline but must submit a new (updated) application and essay. Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional requested documents ready to upload.
Red River College Heritage Group Award
A minimum of three awards valued at a minimum of $500 each are available annually to domestic students who are enrolled in a regular RRC Polytech day program leading to a certificate, diploma or joint college/university degree. To be eligible, applicants must have completed one term. Criteria include satisfactory academic progress and demonstrated financial need. A one-page letter must accompany the application.  The letter should briefly outline your financial circumstances and, should indicate how this award will make a difference.  Application deadline date is January 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.
Richard (Asher) Webb Social Justice Activist Memorial Award

This is an $1000 award given annually to a student who demonstrates exceptional effort and/or the ability to lead, organize and engage students or members of the community in embodying the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism and social justice.

The successful recipient will be a community activist, advocate or leader who has worked for systemic changes at various levels and with various social identities in mind. Their advocacy may involve (but is not limited to): human rights, LGBTT* issues, anti-racism, anti-poverty, public health, non-violence, community-building and student engagement, or encouraging others on issues of social justice that impact the lives of students and the broader community.

Applications will be evaluated by the Selection Committee, based on the following criteria:
• Making a significant contribution to equity, inclusion and social justice through community engagement, either in specific positions of responsibility or while involved in organizing activities. (Requirements: Student statement and at least one reference letter)
• Engaging and inspiring other students or members of the community to advocate on social justice issues that impact the lives of students or the general community.
• Financial need may also be considered. Applicants may choose to complete the financial section of the application, and/or include information.
All full-time and part-time Red River College students are welcome to apply. The general application form must be accompanied by a student statement and required letter(s) of reference in order to be considered. The deadline for applications is March 1st.  Completed application forms should be submitted by email to financialaid@rrc.ca .

RRC Bridging Bursaries
Forty bursaries valued at $1000 each are available annually to full-time students who are continuing into the subsequent year of a multi-year, regular full-time program at RRC Polytech, who have successfully completed the previous year.  Selection criteria will include academic progress and financial need.  Recipients of this bursary will not be eligible to also receive an RRC Polytech Single-parent Student and/or Parent Student bursary or an RRC Polytech Mature Student Bursary, for the same academic year, therefore only one application (for one of these bursaries) should be submitted.  Deadline for applications is October 15th for fall and spring start programs and February 15th for winter start programs (applications for the February deadline will only be accepted from students who were not attending classes as a full-time student in the fall term, or whose classes for the current academic year did not commence until after the October 15th deadline, regardless of when they initially commenced their studies). Please note the name of the award to enter on the application. 
RRC Polytech Employees' Dependent Award
Specific Application

An award valued at a minimum of $400 is available annually to a student who is currently enrolled in a full time certificate or diploma program at Red River College, and is a dependent (defined as: an employee's or their spouse’s unmarried and financially dependent natural, adopted or step child or any other unmarried financially dependent child for whom you or your spouse has been appointed guardian and who is less than 25 years of age; or your spouse or common-law partner who is not engaged in full time employment and dependent on you for financial support) of an RRC employee (member of the MGEU bargaining unit).  To be considered, students should submit an application form, accompanied by a one-page letter describing why they chose Red River College, and specifically their program, for their post-secondary education, as well as their career goals. The application form is available at  https://www.rrc.ca/future-students/awards/ (scroll to the bottom of this webpage for “supplemental forms”).  Completed applications should be submitted by email to financialaid@rrc.ca by the deadline date of September 30.

RRC Polytech Mature Student Bursaries
Forty bursaries valued at $1000 each are available to full-time students who are enrolled in a regular full-time certificate, diploma or degree programs at RRC Polytech.  These bursaries are intended for students who have not been a regular full-time high school student for a period of five or more years prior to enrolling in their current program.  The selection will be based on financial need.  Recipients of this bursary will not be eligible to also receive an RRC Polytech Single-parent Student and/or Parent Student bursary or an RRC Polytech Bridging Bursary, for the same academic year, therefore only one application (for one of these bursaries) should be submitted.  Deadline for applications is October 15th for fall and spring start programs and February 15th for winter start programs (applications for the February deadline will only be accepted from students who were not attending classes as a full-time student in the fall term, or whose classes for the current academic year did not commence until after the October 15th deadline, regardless of when they initially commenced their studies). Please note the name of the award to enter on the application.
RRC Polytech Single-parent Student and/or Parent Student Bursaries
Forty bursaries valued at $1000 each are available to full-time students who are enrolled in a regular full-time certificate, diploma or degree programs at RRC Polytech. The selection will be based on financial need.  Recipients of this bursary will not be eligible to also receive an RRC Polytech Mature Student Bursary or an RRC Polytech Bridging Bursary, for the same academic year, therefore only one application (for one of these bursaries) should be submitted.   Deadline for applications is October 15th for fall and spring start programs and February 15th for winter start programs (applications for the February deadline will only be accepted from students who were not attending classes as a full-time student in the fall term, or whose classes for the current academic year did not commence until after the October 15th deadline, regardless of when they initially commenced their studies). Please note the name of the award to enter on the application.
RRC Polytech Students' Association Accessibility Student Bursary
A bursary of $1,000 shall be awarded to a full-time Red River College Polytechnic student with a documented disability who is able to demonstrate financial need.  As part of the application, the student must provide confirmation of a disability by obtaining a letter from either: a) their Accessibility Specialist/Manager (if registered with RRC Polytech's Student Accessibility Services or Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services) or b) their family doctor.  Note:  the confirmation letter does not have to include details of your disability, including a diagnosis.  The application deadline is October 15th. Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 
RRC Polytech Students' Association Chad Hildebrand Memorial Award
Chad, a BA student, was a member of the Student Advisory Board (SAB) during the 1998-99 school year. He died in March of 2000 as a result of a hockey accident. The 1999-2000 SAB agreed to dedicate the Students’ Association Scholarship fund’s first award in Chad’s memory.  One $1,000 award shall be presented to a Red River College Polytechnic student, who is a current Student Association Board member, exhibits leadership qualities and is actively involved in the college and/or community. Applicants must submit a one-page statement describing their involvement in the college and/ or community.  The application deadline is February 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 

RRC Polytech Students' Association Community Involvement Recognition Award

One award of $1000 will be awarded annually to a Red River College Polytechnic student who can demonstrate exceptional involvement in their community and/or college. A letter of reference verifying the applicant's involvement must accompany the application.  The application deadline is October 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 

RRC Polytech Students' Association Go Green Machine Award
One scholarship of $1,000 shall be awarded annually to a student enrolled full-time in any Red River College Polytechnic program, who shows their environmental/sustainable green thumb to the committee.  The application deadline is October 15th. Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 

RRC Polytech Students' Association Indigenous Student Award
One scholarship of $1000 shall be awarded annually to an Indigenous student enrolled full-time in any RRC Polytech program, who can demonstrate satisfactory academic progress and financial need, and is actively involved in the college and/or community.  Applicants must be self-identified as Indigenous in their Red River College Polytechnic student record.  Applicants must submit along with their application form, a one-page outline with a specific focus on their college/community involvement.  The application deadline is October 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 
RRC Polytech Students' Association International Student Scholarship

Four scholarships of $500 each will be awarded to international students, attending a post-secondary Red River College Polytechnic program on a full-time basis. The scholarships will be presented to the students who attain the highest GPA after their first term; applicants must have achieved a minimum 4.25 GPA after first term.  A first term grade report should accompany the application, as well as a one-page statement outlining your experience thus far in Canada and at Red River College Polytechnic.  In the event of a tie for GPA achieved after first term, the contents of the one-page statement will be considered to select the successful recipients. The application deadline is January 15th (students must apply while enrolled in their first year, with the exception of those students who have not yet completed their first term by January 15th). Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.

RRC Polytech Students' Association Regional Campus Scholarship
A $1000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a full-time Red River College Polytechnic student attending a regional campus (Portage, Steinbach, Winker, Interlake and Peguis-Fisher River). The scholarship will be presented to the student who attains the highest GPA after the first term. Applicants must have completed their first term to be considered.  A first-term grade report should accompany the application. The application deadline is February 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 
RRC Polytech Students' Association Single Parent Bursary
Two bursaries of $1000 each shall be awarded annually to two full-time Red River College Polytechnic students who are single parents with demonstrated financial need.   The application deadline is October 15th. Please note the name of the award to enter on the application.
Sibyl McKay Inkster Bursary
Through The Winnipeg Foundation, two bursaries of $450 will be awarded to female Metis students enrolled in regular full-time programs at RRC Polytech. Selection will be based on satisfactory academic progress and financial need. Applicants for this bursary may also be considered for the Indigenous Student Bursary from Red River College.  Deadline for applications is January 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application.
Student Accessibility Services Award
Specific Application

One award, valued at $1500 is available annually to assist a student with a disability or disabilities (documented physical, mental health, learning disabilities, chronic medical conditions as well as a vision and hearing loss). Students who are experiencing significant financial need, and are maintaining satisfactory academic progress, may be eligible to receive this award.  Students may apply by speaking with an Accessibility Specialist in Student Accessibility Services or the Manager, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. The application must include a letter of support from the Manager/Accessibility Specialist the student is working with and an essay or summary from the student describing their situation/need.  Submit the application to the Manager, Student Accessibility Services.  Deadline for applications is December 5th.

Student Counselling Services Crisis Bursaries
Specific Application

Bursaries are available annually to assist students, who are clients of Student Counselling Services. Students who are experiencing financial hardship may be eligible to receive a bursary.  Criteria:
•The student is eligible to continue in program
•The student has significant financial need that without assistance, may place them at risk for withdrawing from their program
•The student demonstrates efforts at academic progress
Maximum bursary is $500. Students may apply one time per year for a crisis bursary.  No deadline date. Bursaries are available until limited funds expire. Inquiries should be directed to a manager or counsellor in Student Counselling Services.

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization Every Child Matters Scholarship

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization Every Child Matters Scholarship was created in honour of the children who attended residential schools and those who never made it home. Southern Chiefs’ Organization recognizes that all First Nation people, families, and communities have been impacted by the residential schools. The $1500 scholarship is intended to support Survivors and their descendants, as well as descendants of the families of the children who died.  The scholarship is to be awarded on the basis of academic merit to a status citizen of one of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization member First Nations (Berens River, Birdtail Sioux, Black River, Bloodvein, Brokenhead, Buffalo, Canupawakpa, Dakota, Dakota Tipi, Dauphin River, Ebb and Flow, Gambler, Hollow Water, Keeseekoowenin, Kinonjeoshtegon, Lake Manitoba, Lake St. Martin, Little Grand Rapids, Little Saskatchewan, Long Plain, O-Ch-Chak-Koo-Sipi, Pauingassi, Point Pegui, Pinaymootang, Plains Pine Creek, Poplar River, Rolling River, Roseau River, Sagkeeng, Sandy Bay, Skownan, Swan Lake, Tootinaowaziibeeng, or Waywayseecappo), who is a full- or part-time continuing student at the Red River College Polytechnic, who has successfully completed at least 12 credit hours, and who has made contributions to their school community or their community at large.  Applicants must submit a letter describing their school or community involvement.  The contact information of the chosen recipient shall be disclosed to the donor each year. Southern Chiefs' Organization Inc. observes an annual commemoration of all successful applicants. By submitting an application for the scholarship, the recipient of the Scholarship consents to be contacted through electronic mail or telephone for a brief interview with a member of Southern Chiefs’ Organization.  In the unlikely event of a mitigating circumstance, such as a protection order or equivalent, anonymity will be granted to the recipient of the Scholarship.  Application deadline is February 26, 2024.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.

Verna and Stanley Mckay, Sr. Educational Bursary for First Nations Students
One $1000 bursary is available annually to a full-time, first-year RRC Polytech Indigenous student who has been denied Band funding for their post-secondary studies at the College.  Those interested in being considered should submit a completed application, accompanied by a letter from their Band stating that they have been denied funding, as well as a short statement (paragraph) outlining their involvement in the Indigenous community.  Selection will be based on financial need and community involvement.  Application deadline is January 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 

Indigenous Student Awards

Business Council of Manitoba Indigenous Education Awards
Specific Application

Awards are available to persons of Indigenous ancestry who are Canadian citizens and Manitoba residents who are presently enrolled or planning to enroll in a Manitoba public post-secondary institution in any program. You must maintain full-time status (60% or more course load) and be in need of financial assistance. Awards for college students are valued at a minimum of $2000.00 and students are eligible to reapply each year of their studies. Recipients may be considered for summer and part-time employment with one of the Business Council’s member companies. Applications are available from the Business Council's website at (www.businesscouncil.mb.ca).  Please submit applications as soon as possible even if you are not yet registered for classes.  Award application deadline is May31st.

Please contact us with any questions:  bcmawards@businesscouncil.mb.ca  or (204) 942-3637.

Cindy Petrowski and Phillip Marsh Helping Hands Bursary
This bursary was created by Cindy Petrowski and Phillip Marsh to support a First Nations or Metis student in their academic aspirations and help with the financial burden. One bursary valued at a minimum $500 is available to a full-time student attending any program at Red River College Polytechnic. Application deadline is January 15th. Please note the name of the award to enter on the application.
Eliza Cummings Machan and Helen Machan Memorial Nursing Award
The “Eliza Cummings Machan and Helen Machan Memorial Nursing Award” is a loving tribute to honour two extraordinary women: Elizabeth (Eliza) Cummings Machan, the great-grandmother, and Helen Machan, the mother. Eliza Cummings, a Metis with a heritage of herbal healing, passed on her wisdom to her granddaughter, Helen, who served as a World War II veteran in the Royal Canadian Army Nurse Corps. Helen's nursing career, spanning from 1939 to her retirement as the Associate Director of Nursing at the City of Hope, reflected enduring kindness, compassion, and concern. This award celebrates their legacy, recognizing these qualities that define nursing as a heartfelt calling, inspiring nurses dedicated to serving humanity. A $1,000 award is available to 3rd year Indigenous Nursing students who have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.00. The application should be accompanied by proof of indigenous ancestry and a paragraph outlining their financial situation. Additionally, a short statement is required with this topic: "Tell me a story about yourself that provides me with some insight into you as a person. Or just tell me your favorite story about yourself, one you like to tell others."  The application deadline is September 15th. Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 
Hannah (Nancy) Boon Bursary
Through The Winnipeg Foundation, bursaries of $500 will be awarded to Indigenous students enrolled in regular full-time programs at Red River College Polytechnic. Selection will be based on satisfactory academic progress and financial need. Applicants for this bursary may also be considered for the Indigenous Student Bursary from RRC Polytech.  Application deadline is January 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application. 
Indspire - Indigenous Health Careers Awards
Specific Application
Numerous awards valued at $1000 each are available for Indigenous students pursuing full-time study during the upcoming year in Health Sciences programs (Nursing, Radiology, Lab Technology).  Applications deadlines are June 1, November 1 and February 1.  Further information is available at www.indspire.ca.  Applications are only accepted on-line and students will need to create a login.
Indspire Post-Secondary Education Bursary Award
Specific Application

Numerous awards with various values are available for Indigenous students pursuing full-time study in an eligible program with minimum two year duration. Applications deadlines are June 1, November 1 and February 1.  Further information is available at www.indspire.ca.  Applications are only accepted on-line and students will need to create a login.

Karen Wall Indigenous Nursing Student Award
Established upon the retirement of Karen Wall, Chair of the Nursing Department from 1998 to 2014, one award of $750 award will be available annually to a nursing student of Indigenous heritage who is in the 3rd year of the BN Program. The student must a have a record of community service to an Indigenous community and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5. The General RRC Polytech Application form should be accompanied by the specific supplemental form available online from the Nursing Repository, as well as a letter of reference supporting the applicant's community service activities. Application deadline is September 15th annually.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form.  Once the application is submitted, instructions will be provided for submitting required documents. 
Louis Riel Bursary
Through funding provided by the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) and matched by the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative (MSBI), bursaries, valued a minimum of $1000, are available to eligible Metis students attending a certificate, diploma or degree program (excluding Apprenticeship and upgrading programs) at Red River College Polytechnic, who are maintaining satisfactory academic progress in their program.  There are two applications that must be submitted:  1. the Louis Riel Bursary application is available from Louis Riel Bursary Application and must be submitted to the Louis Riel Institute (contact information is included on page 1 of the form); 2. the General RRC Polytech Application for Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships (link above) should be completed and submitted online. Only applicants who have submitted both applications will be eligible for consideration. Selection will be based on financial need (those receiving other funding, including MMF funding are still eligible to apply).  Applications will be accepted from August 1st to September 15th each year.  Applicants must be attending their program at the time of the application deadline.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application.

Mary Guilbault Metis Award
Specific Application
This award is available to Red River Metis students across Manitoba who excel in academics and show a strong connection to their Metis community.  Post-secondary students who have been a resident of Manitoba for the last 12 months may qualify for the Mary Guilbault Metis Award, administered by the Louis Riel Institute.  For further information and to apply, visit Louis Riel Institute (smapply.io).  Application deadline is October 1st.
RRC Polytech Students' Association Indigenous Student Award
One scholarship of $1000 shall be awarded annually to an Indigenous student enrolled full-time in any RRC Polytech program, who can demonstrate satisfactory academic progress and financial need, and is actively involved in the college and/or community.  Applicants must be self-identified as Indigenous in their Red River College Polytechnic student record.  Applicants must submit along with their application form, a one-page outline with a specific focus on their college/community involvement.  The application deadline is October 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 
Shirley (Perret) Loewen Indigenous Graduation Bursary
This bursary is supported by Shirley (Perret) Loewen endowment fund to assist Indigenous nursing graduates with the cost of the required licensure examination (NCLEX-RN). Established in loving memory of Shirley Loewen who exemplified a lifelong commitment to nursing, education, family, and community. A dedicated nurse by trade, Shirley recognized the vital role that nurses play in community lead healthcare. The family wishes to thank RRC Polytech for supporting this bursary and making our community a better place. $1000 bursaries are available to graduating Indigenous students who successfully completed the Senior Practicum course and have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.00. The General RRC Polytech Application form should be accompanied by the specific supplemental form available online from the Nursing Repository, as well as proof of indigenous ancestry and a paragraph outlining their financial situation and how this bursary will assist them in their future career. The application deadlines are September 30th, March 31st, and June 30th. Students should apply by the deadline immediately following their completion of the Senior Practicum course.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form.  Once the application is submitted, instructions for submitting required documents will be provided.
Shirley (Perret) Loewen Indigenous Nursing Student Bursary
This bursary is supported by Shirley (Perret) Loewen endowment fund to support Indigenous students to become future nurses. Established in loving memory of Shirley Loewen who exemplified a lifelong commitment to nursing, education, family, and community. A dedicated nurse by trade, Shirley recognized the vital role that nurses play in community lead healthcare. The family wishes to thank RRC Polytech for supporting this bursary and making our community a better place. $5000 bursaries are available to first and second-year students (terms 1-6) to assist the student with the cost of tuition and books. $3000 will be applied to these costs, and the remaining $2000 will be provided to the student for other school-related expenses. Students receiving funding for tuition and book costs are not eligible to apply (excluding Manitoba Student Aid). First-year students must have already completed one term of studies. To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time (60%) course load and have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.5. The General RRC Polytech Application form should be accompanied by the specific supplemental form available online from the Nursing Repository as well as proof of indigenous ancestry and a paragraph outlining how the bursary will assist them in pursuing their career. The application deadline is January 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form.  Once the application is submitted, instructions for submitting required documents will be provided.
Sibyl McKay Inkster Bursary
Through The Winnipeg Foundation, two bursaries of $450 will be awarded to female Metis students enrolled in regular full-time programs at RRC Polytech. Selection will be based on satisfactory academic progress and financial need. Applicants for this bursary may also be considered for the Indigenous Student Bursary from Red River College.  Deadline for applications is January 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application.
TD Aboriginal Nursing Fund
Specific Application
Awards are available for Aboriginal students who are enrolled full-time in a Nursing program.  Students must enroll with the Canadian Nurses Foundation. Further information is available at www.cnf-fiic.ca/scholarships.  Deadline for applications is March 31.
The Southern Chiefs’ Organization Every Child Matters Scholarship

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization Every Child Matters Scholarship was created in honour of the children who attended residential schools and those who never made it home. Southern Chiefs’ Organization recognizes that all First Nation people, families, and communities have been impacted by the residential schools. The $1500 scholarship is intended to support Survivors and their descendants, as well as descendants of the families of the children who died.  The scholarship is to be awarded on the basis of academic merit to a status citizen of one of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization member First Nations (Berens River, Birdtail Sioux, Black River, Bloodvein, Brokenhead, Buffalo, Canupawakpa, Dakota, Dakota Tipi, Dauphin River, Ebb and Flow, Gambler, Hollow Water, Keeseekoowenin, Kinonjeoshtegon, Lake Manitoba, Lake St. Martin, Little Grand Rapids, Little Saskatchewan, Long Plain, O-Ch-Chak-Koo-Sipi, Pauingassi, Point Pegui, Pinaymootang, Plains Pine Creek, Poplar River, Rolling River, Roseau River, Sagkeeng, Sandy Bay, Skownan, Swan Lake, Tootinaowaziibeeng, or Waywayseecappo), who is a full- or part-time continuing student at the Red River College Polytechnic, who has successfully completed at least 12 credit hours, and who has made contributions to their school community or their community at large.  Applicants must submit a letter describing their school or community involvement.  The contact information of the chosen recipient shall be disclosed to the donor each year. Southern Chiefs' Organization Inc. observes an annual commemoration of all successful applicants. By submitting an application for the scholarship, the recipient of the Scholarship consents to be contacted through electronic mail or telephone for a brief interview with a member of Southern Chiefs’ Organization.  In the unlikely event of a mitigating circumstance, such as a protection order or equivalent, anonymity will be granted to the recipient of the Scholarship.  Application deadline is February 26, 2024.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.

Verna and Stanley Mckay, Sr. Educational Bursary for First Nations Students
One $1000 bursary is available annually to a full-time, first-year RRC Polytech Indigenous student who has been denied Band funding for their post-secondary studies at the College.  Those interested in being considered should submit a completed application, accompanied by a letter from their Band stating that they have been denied funding, as well as a short statement (paragraph) outlining their involvement in the Indigenous community.  Selection will be based on financial need and community involvement.  Application deadline is January 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 

Health and Applied Sciences

Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (ARNM) Gold Medal
Automatic Selection
A gold medal is awarded to the student who achieves the highest cumulative GPA (minimum 3.75) and excels clinically throughout the Bachelor of Nursing program.
Bernice Parrott Award
Automatic Selection
Established to recognize the hard work and effort put forth by students as they work towards completion of the requirements of the Bachelor of Nursing program, eight awards, valued at $1000 are presented annually.  Four awards will be presented to Year 2 students, and four awards will be presented to Year 3 students.  Recipients will be selected by faculty nomination.
Christiane Bonin Memorial Award

This award has been established by her family and friends in honour of Christiane Gabrielle Jacqueline Bonin, who dedicated 43 years of her professional life as an emergency nurse. Chris loved nursing and cared deeply for her patients; she was an “old school” nurse who prided herself on bedside nursing and easing peoples’ suffering. Compassion and helping others came naturally in Chris’s day to day life and this award will concur and celebrate those qualities with future nurses graduating from RRC. This award, valued at a minimum of $1000, will be presented annually to a student graduating from the Bachelor of Nursing program.  The recipient will have successfully completed Senior Practicum in an emergency setting and have expressed a particular interest in emergency nursing practice. They will also have demonstrated a high level of skill, sound academic achievement, and a caring and compassionate attitude with patients. The General RRC Polytech Application form should be accompanied by the specific supplemental form available online from the Nursing Repository, as well as a reference letter from a preceptor or faculty member. Applications will be accepted throughout the year until September 15th annually.  The recipient will be selected after the fall deadline. Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form.  Once the application is submitted, instructions for submitting required documents will be provided. 

Community Service Award - Nursing
Two awards of $750 are available annually in the BN program, one to a 2nd year student and one to a 3rd year student. Eligible students must have a record of volunteering/community service within the last two years, attend school full time and have a degree GPA of 3.0.  The General RRC Polytech Application form should be accompanied by the specific supplemental form available online from the Nursing Repository. Application deadline is September 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form.  Once the application is submitted, instructions for submitting required documents will be provided. 
Eliza Cummings Machan and Helen Machan Memorial Nursing Award
The “Eliza Cummings Machan and Helen Machan Memorial Nursing Award” is a loving tribute to honour two extraordinary women: Elizabeth (Eliza) Cummings Machan, the great-grandmother, and Helen Machan, the mother. Eliza Cummings, a Metis with a heritage of herbal healing, passed on her wisdom to her granddaughter, Helen, who served as a World War II veteran in the Royal Canadian Army Nurse Corps. Helen's nursing career, spanning from 1939 to her retirement as the Associate Director of Nursing at the City of Hope, reflected enduring kindness, compassion, and concern. This award celebrates their legacy, recognizing these qualities that define nursing as a heartfelt calling, inspiring nurses dedicated to serving humanity. A $1,000 award is available to 3rd year Indigenous Nursing students who have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.00. The application should be accompanied by proof of indigenous ancestry and a paragraph outlining their financial situation. Additionally, a short statement is required with this topic: "Tell me a story about yourself that provides me with some insight into you as a person. Or just tell me your favorite story about yourself, one you like to tell others."  The application deadline is September 15th. Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 
Foundation for Registered Nurses of Manitoba Bursaries
Seven bursaries of $750 each are awarded annually to students enrolled full time in Year 3 of the Bachelor of Nursing program.  Eligible applicants must be enrolled full-time and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. Financial need will be the primary selection criterion. The General RRC Polytech Application form should be accompanied by the specific supplemental form available online from the Nursing Repository.  Application deadline is January 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional documents ready to upload.  Once the application is submitted, instructions for submitting required documents will be provided. 
Harold and Julia Saddington Award
Automatic Selection
Through The Winnipeg Foundation, a $2000 award is available to a first-year Nursing student, enrolled full-time (minimum 60%), who has graduated from a regular Manitoba high school program.  Eligible candidates will be from the "high school entrants" and selection will be based on academic achievement in the following Grade 12 courses: English 40S; Math 40S from the student's (regular) Grade 12 year, as well as Human Anatomy and Physiology grades (as included in the AGPA calculation for admission to the Nursing program).   Only students who have successfully completed the first term of the Nursing program will be considered; selection will be done in June.
Indspire - Indigenous Health Careers Awards
Specific Application
Numerous awards valued at $1000 each are available for Indigenous students pursuing full-time study during the upcoming year in Health Sciences programs (Nursing, Radiology, Lab Technology).  Applications deadlines are June 1, November 1 and February 1.  Further information is available at www.indspire.ca.  Applications are only accepted on-line and students will need to create a login.
Jaime and Edward Acuna - Hike Manitoba Nursing Award
This $1,000 award is established by RRC alumna and dedicated instructor, Jaime Manness. During the pandemic in 2020-2021, Jaime shared her passion for the outdoors with all Manitobans by publishing hiking guides and launching the Hike Manitoba project - a website where folks can go to find information on hiking trails throughout the province. Jaime would like to share her passion for the wilderness with a like-minded second year RRC Polytech nursing student who has good academic standing. The application form should be accompanied by a short essay that answers the question: "Why I choose to spend time in the wilderness." The application deadline is September 15th. Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 
Jean Burrows Scholarship
Automatic Selection
Established upon the retirement of Jean Burrows, Chair of the Nursing Department from 1974 to 1998. One award will be presented annually to a student with outstanding academic achievement in Year 1 of the Bachelor of Nursing Program. Course load is taken into consideration in determining the award recipient.
Karen Wall Indigenous Nursing Student Award
Established upon the retirement of Karen Wall, Chair of the Nursing Department from 1998 to 2014, one award of $750 award will be available annually to a nursing student of Indigenous heritage who is in the 3rd year of the BN Program. The student must a have a record of community service to an Indigenous community and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5. The General RRC Polytech Application form should be accompanied by the specific supplemental form available online from the Nursing Repository, as well as a letter of reference supporting the applicant's community service activities. Application deadline is September 15th annually.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form.  Once the application is submitted, instructions will be provided for submitting required documents. 
Kim Kotelo Memorial Nursing Award
Kimberly Rachael Kotelo (1994-2021) graduated from Red River College with a Bachelor of Nursing degree in February 2020, realizing her childhood dream. With a very short career, Kim was a true nurse and dedicated herself to helping others and advocating for vulnerable populations. As she entered her career, she believed it was up to her and her colleagues to make a positive impact – not just for her patients, but for all people, every day.  Kim believed in people and humanity, and this award brings her belief into action by inspiring and supporting future nurses. This award was established by Mark and Sharon Evans, who were inspired by Kim’s story, and is supported by Kim’s family and friends.
The award is valued at $3000 and will be presented annually to a student completing the third year of the Bachelor of Nursing program. The recipient will have successfully completed a Senior Practicum in a surgery setting or respiratory medicine. They will demonstrate a caring and compassionate attitude with patients and colleagues, show a commitment to their education through attendance and participation, and have a strong work ethic. The General RRC Polytech Application form should be accompanied by the specific supplemental form available online from the Nursing Repository, as well as by one reference letter that attests to the applicant’s compassionate attitude with patients and a short, written statement from the applicant expressing why they should be selected for the award. Applications will be accepted throughout the year until September 15th annually.  The recipient will be selected after the fall deadline.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form.  Once the application is submitted, instructions for submitting required documents will be provided. 
Mary Langhan Nursing Award
Automatic Selection

Established by friends and family of Mary Langhan, a $500 award will be presented annually to a third-year student who has has expressed a special interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and demonstrated a high level of skill in these clinical settings. Mary nursed in ICU, taught prenatal classes and worked in her favourite discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for 26 years until her retirement in 2000. Two of Mary’s greatest strengths were kindness and courage, and the recipient of this award will be a student who also exemplifies these qualities.

Nursing Legacy Awards
Automatic Selection
Established by combining donations from a number of sources, including substantial contributions from the Stanton and Duncan families, and Nursing faculty. These award recognizes outstanding clinical performance of students during the various Clinical Nursing Practice courses within the Bachelor of Nursing program. Course load is taken into consideration in the selection process.  Recipients are selected by the Nursing faculty.
Nursing Student International Education Awards
Specific Application

Four awards (minimum value of $750 each) will be presented to those students who meet the criteria for educational opportunities internationally. Students must be enrolled in Year 2 or Year 3 of the BN program. Students must apply for this award and will undergo a significant application and interview process.  Application deadlines will be TBA, based on travel opportunities.


Nursing Students Endowment Bursaries
Bursaries of $500 each are available annually to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing program. Bursaries are available for Year 1 students and Year 2 students. Eligible applicants must be enrolled full-time and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. Financial need will be the primary selection criterion. The General RRC Polytech Application form should be accompanied by the specific supplemental form available online from the Nursing Repository.  Application deadline for Year 1 students is April 15th annually and for Year 2 students is February 15th annually.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional documents ready to upload.  Once the application is submitted, instructions for submitting required documents will be provided.  
Nursing Students Endowment Scholarships
Automatic Selection
The Nursing Awards Committee annually distributes two scholarships based on outstanding academic achievement to students enrolled in the third year of the Bachelor of Nursing program. Recipients will have been enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per term.
Peer Leadership Award - Nursing
Two awards of $750 are available annually in the BN program, one to a 2nd year student and one to a 3rd year student, who have demonstrated leadership amongst their peers within the nursing program. Students are nominated by a peer or a faculty member for this award. For students wishing to nominate a peer for this award, the General RRC Polytech Application form should be accompanied by the specific supplemental form available online from the Nursing Repository.  Application deadline is September 15th annually.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form.  Once the application is submitted, instructions for submitting required documents will be provided. 
RRC Polytech Students' Association Be the Change You Want To See Award

One $1000 award is available annually to a full-time Red River College Polytechnic Nursing Student who is maintaining satisfactory academic progress. The nursing student must be enrolled in the second or third year of the program and have a full-time course load in the program. To be considered, a completed application should be submitted, accompanied by a maximum 200-word paragraph describing a challenge they faced during their studies at the College, and how they overcame it.  The application deadline is October 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.

Shannon Gray Memorial Award
Shannon Gray (1989-2018) was an accomplished graduate of Red River College’s Bachelor of Nursing program, who had a promising career ahead of her as a Registered Nurse. She was a bright light and lived life with courage and exuberance while practicing gentleness and kindness in each interaction. It was her dream to become a pediatric nurse, and it was the prospect of providing care that gave her hope while fighting Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. The award will honour Shannon’s legacy, and support Nursing students with a passion for helping others. Established by her loving husband Aaron Trachtenberg, along with family and friends, this award will be valued at $3000 and presented annually to a student graduating from the Bachelor of Nursing program. The recipient will have successfully completed a Senior Practicum in a pediatric or oncology setting with a preference for those who have expressed a particular interest in pediatric oncology specifically. They will also have demonstrated a high level of skill and academic achievement, but most importantly a caring and compassionate attitude with patients and colleagues. The General RRC Polytech Application form should be accompanied by the specific supplemental form available online from the Nursing Repository as well as two reference letters: one from a preceptor and one from a faculty member, and a short write up about their future goals in the interest area. Applications will be accepted throughout the year until September 15, 2023.  The recipient will be selected after the fall deadline. Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form.  Once the application is submitted, instructions for submitting required documents will be provided.
Sharon Towarnicki Memorial Award
Specific Application
Established in memory of Sharon Towarnicki, an instructor and student advisor in the Nursing program at RRC. Funds are available to assist students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing Program who are experiencing emergency financial crises. Applicants must be full-time students with regular attendance. Application forms are available from the Student Service Centre and an appointment, with the Coordinator, Student Awards and Financial Aid to discuss the financial situation, is required. No awards will be made until after January 1 each year.
Shirley (Perret) Loewen Indigenous Graduation Bursary
This bursary is supported by Shirley (Perret) Loewen endowment fund to assist Indigenous nursing graduates with the cost of the required licensure examination (NCLEX-RN). Established in loving memory of Shirley Loewen who exemplified a lifelong commitment to nursing, education, family, and community. A dedicated nurse by trade, Shirley recognized the vital role that nurses play in community lead healthcare. The family wishes to thank RRC Polytech for supporting this bursary and making our community a better place. $1000 bursaries are available to graduating Indigenous students who successfully completed the Senior Practicum course and have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.00. The General RRC Polytech Application form should be accompanied by the specific supplemental form available online from the Nursing Repository, as well as proof of indigenous ancestry and a paragraph outlining their financial situation and how this bursary will assist them in their future career. The application deadlines are September 30th, March 31st, and June 30th. Students should apply by the deadline immediately following their completion of the Senior Practicum course.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form.  Once the application is submitted, instructions for submitting required documents will be provided.
Shirley (Perret) Loewen Indigenous Nursing Student Bursary
This bursary is supported by Shirley (Perret) Loewen endowment fund to support Indigenous students to become future nurses. Established in loving memory of Shirley Loewen who exemplified a lifelong commitment to nursing, education, family, and community. A dedicated nurse by trade, Shirley recognized the vital role that nurses play in community lead healthcare. The family wishes to thank RRC Polytech for supporting this bursary and making our community a better place. $5000 bursaries are available to first and second-year students (terms 1-6) to assist the student with the cost of tuition and books. $3000 will be applied to these costs, and the remaining $2000 will be provided to the student for other school-related expenses. Students receiving funding for tuition and book costs are not eligible to apply (excluding Manitoba Student Aid). First-year students must have already completed one term of studies. To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time (60%) course load and have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.5. The General RRC Polytech Application form should be accompanied by the specific supplemental form available online from the Nursing Repository as well as proof of indigenous ancestry and a paragraph outlining how the bursary will assist them in pursuing their career. The application deadline is January 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form.  Once the application is submitted, instructions for submitting required documents will be provided.
TD Aboriginal Nursing Fund
Specific Application
Awards are available for Aboriginal students who are enrolled full-time in a Nursing program.  Students must enroll with the Canadian Nurses Foundation. Further information is available at www.cnf-fiic.ca/scholarships.  Deadline for applications is March 31.
Thorey Johnson Nursing Award
In honour of their mother, Mrs. Johnson’s daughters have established this award to be presented to a nursing student in the Bachelor of Nursing program, who has successfully completed Senior Practicum in a rural setting, and who has expressed a special interest in rural nursing practice. The recipient will have demonstrated a high level of skill in the clinical setting, sound academic achievement, as well as a caring and compassionate attitude with patients. The General RRC Application form should be accompanied by the specific supplemental form available online from the Nursing Repository.  Applications will be accepted throughout the year until September 15th annually.  The recipient will be selected after the fall deadline.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form.  Once the application is submitted, instructions for submitting the required documents will be provided.
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