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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.
Manitoba Hydro Bursaries
Specific Application
Manitoba Hydro offers a number of awards, bursaries and scholarships to Red River College students who are of Indigenous ancestry or members of employment equity designated groups (women, Indigenous people, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities).  A complete list including eligibility criteria, deadline dates, and application forms are available from their website https://www.hydro.mb.ca/careers/students/award_scholarship_bursary/ .  Manitoba Hydro reviews all applications and selects the recipients.  Those selected are generally notified by early December.  Completed application forms should be submitted directly to Manitoba Hydro by the indicated deadline date (October 1 in most cases).
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 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 Red River College 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. A student may only hold one entrance scholarship awarded by RRC. 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 Red River College Scholarship and Bursary Endowment (including funding from the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative).  Additional scholarships, awarded to those students entering these specific programs are funded by the Business Administration, Accounting and Computer Education and School of Business and Applied Arts Student Scholarship Endowments. 
RRC 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.

Manitoba Hydro Bursaries
Specific Application
Manitoba Hydro offers a number of awards, bursaries and scholarships to Red River College students who are of Indigenous ancestry or members of employment equity designated groups (women, Indigenous people, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities).  A complete list including eligibility criteria, deadline dates, and application forms are available from their website https://www.hydro.mb.ca/careers/students/award_scholarship_bursary/ .  Manitoba Hydro reviews all applications and selects the recipients.  Those selected are generally notified by early December.  Completed application forms should be submitted directly to Manitoba Hydro by the indicated deadline date (October 1 in most cases).
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.
Red River College Polytechnic Gold Medals
Automatic Selection
The Red River College Polytechnic Gold Medals recognize students in diploma or degree programs who attain the highest cumulative grade point average at or above 3.80 in each academic year. Recipients are presented with a gold medal engraved with their name, program of studies and year at the College's convocation ceremonies. Gold medals for programs which graduate students only between June and December will be presented at the January convocation ceremonies.
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 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 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.
RRC 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.
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.

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.
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 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.

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.

Manitoba Hydro Bursaries
Specific Application
Manitoba Hydro offers a number of awards, bursaries and scholarships to Red River College students who are of Indigenous ancestry or members of employment equity designated groups (women, Indigenous people, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities).  A complete list including eligibility criteria, deadline dates, and application forms are available from their website https://www.hydro.mb.ca/careers/students/award_scholarship_bursary/ .  Manitoba Hydro reviews all applications and selects the recipients.  Those selected are generally notified by early December.  Completed application forms should be submitted directly to Manitoba Hydro by the indicated deadline date (October 1 in most cases).
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. 
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.
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. 

Business

Manitoba Hydro Bursaries
Specific Application
Manitoba Hydro offers a number of awards, bursaries and scholarships to Red River College students who are of Indigenous ancestry or members of employment equity designated groups (women, Indigenous people, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities).  A complete list including eligibility criteria, deadline dates, and application forms are available from their website https://www.hydro.mb.ca/careers/students/award_scholarship_bursary/ .  Manitoba Hydro reviews all applications and selects the recipients.  Those selected are generally notified by early December.  Completed application forms should be submitted directly to Manitoba Hydro by the indicated deadline date (October 1 in most cases).

Technology

American Concrete Institute (ACI) Manitoba Chapter Scholarship

Established by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Manitoba Chapter, a minimum $1000 award is available to a student enrolled in their final year of the Architectural/Engineering Technology, Municipal Engineering Technology, Structural Engineering Technology or Construction Management program at RRC Polytech.  To be eligible applicants must have attained a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA.  To be considered, interested student should complete an application form and submit it along with a statement (paragraph) describing the applicant's past experience and intended career plans, and how these relate to concrete.  Deadline for applications is the first Friday in November. Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.

Bird Build Your Future Alumni Award
This award was established by a long-standing partner of RRC, Bird Construction, and its employees who are graduates of Red River College. One award, valued at a minimum of $1,000, will be awarded to a student in the final year of his/her studies in Construction Management or Architectural/Engineering Technology, who has achieved a minimum 3.00 GPA.  Selection will be based on academic achievement and financial need.  Deadline for applications is the first Friday in November. Preference will be given to employment equity groups.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form.
Bird Build Your Future Scholarships
Automatic Selection
Established by Bird Construction, a leading general contractor in Canada who has supported students at Red River College since 1998. Two awards are available annually; a $2000 award is presented to a student entering Architectural/Engineering Technology and a $2,000 award is presented to a student in the second year of Construction Management program. The successful candidate will have achieved a minimum 3.00 GPA.
Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of MB (CTTAM) Scholarships
Automatic Selection
Three scholarships of $1000 are given to one student member entering the second year of each Civil Engineering Technology, Electronic Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology, based on academic standing.
Cibinel Architecture Award for Architectural/Engineering Technology
Automatic Selection
Created by Cibinel Architecture Ltd an award valued at a minimum of $1000 is available to a student who has completed 2nd year and is enrolled in 3rd year of the Architectural/Engineering Technology program. The recipient will be selected by faculty, based on individual performance and professionalism throughout the year.
Edward S. Smendziuk Memorial Award
Automatic Selection
This award is presented annually to a full-time Civil Technology student in his or her graduating year and is based upon high academic standing, participation in extracurricular activities, and leadership qualities. The award honours the memory of Edward S. Smendziuk, department head of Civil Technology, who passed away suddenly in October of 1984.
Ernst Hansch Construction Ltd. Award
Automatic Selection
Four awards of $500 each are given to students who have demonstrated academic excellence, and interest and commitment in the Architectural or Structural Engineering Technology program.
F. Ross Browne CSC Scholarship
Automatic Selection
Through The Winnipeg Foundation, a scholarship in the amount of $1000 plus a one-year student membership in the CSC is given for high academic performance to a student enrolled in the second year of Civil Engineering Technology in one of the following specializations: Architectural/Engineering Technology; Municipal Engineering Technology or; Structural Engineering Technology program.
Flynn Canada Awards
Automatic Selection
Two $1000 awards will be presented annually to the students achieving the highest GPA; one to a second-year Architectural Engineering Technology student, and the other to a second-year Structural Engineering Technology student as selected by program faculty.
Frank M. Fowler Memorial Scholarships
Automatic Selection
Through The Winnipeg Foundation, five scholarships of a minimum $1000 each will be awarded annually to students who have attained a minimum GPA of 3.00 after the first year of Civil Technology and have entered one of the major fields of study (currently Architectural/Engineering, Environmental , Geomatics, Municipal and Structural Engineering Technology). Recipients will have displayed good character and demonstrated community commitment through some participation outside the classroom.
Graham Construction Student Excellence Award
Automatic Selection
Craig Waldmo was a leader, mentor, and good friend to many people in the construction industry, and always conducted himself with honesty and integrity throughout his career.  In his honour, Craig's friends and colleagues at Graham Construction, a company he held in high regard, have established this $1000 award to be presented to a student entering the third year of the Architectural/Engineering Technology or Structural Engineering Technology program.  The recipient of this award must have a minimum 3.00 GPA and demonstrated a leadership mentality in the classroom, embodying the same qualities that Craig exemplified throughout his life.  Craig was a Senior Project Manager for Graham Construction and was genuinely pleased to be a part of the management team.  His dedication and enthusiasm for his work at Graham reflected his passion for the construction industry.  This award is a testament to Craig's legacy, the opportunities he embraced, and the enduring commitment to excellence and integrity upheld by both Graham Construction and the recipient of this award.
Ken Rist Memorial Scholarship
Automatic Selection
A $350 award is presented annually in memory of Ken Rist, a 1981 alumni of the Civil Technology - Building Technology program to a full-time student who has demonstrated academic excellence and is entering the second year of studies in Structural Engineering or Architectural/Engineering Technology.
Lewis Instruments Ltd. Scholarship
Automatic Selection
Proudly sponsored by Lewis Instruments Ltd., a 60 year old company supplying Land Surveying equipment, a $1000 award is provided annually to a student entering the second year of full-time studies in the Civil Engineering Technology program. The recipient will have demonstrated both academic excellence and leadership qualities.
Louis Picard Memorial Award
A $1500 award is available annually to a third-year Geomatics Technology student at RRC Polytech, who has achieved a minimum 3.00 GPA.  Selection will be based on financial need.  Deadline for applications is the first Friday in November.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application. 
M.D. Steele Second-Year Civil Engineering Technology Award

This $1000 award is established by M.D. Steele, for an RRC Polytech student who has attained a minimum GPA of 3.00 after the first year of Civil Engineering Technology and has entered one of the major fields of study: Architectural/Engineering, Environmental, Geomatics, Municipal and Structural Engineering Technology. M.D. Steele was born as an innovative and integrity-focused construction company. The firm's steadfast commitment to being reliable, fair, and trustworthy is paramount to M.D. Steele being a leader in the industry. The selection criteria include successful academic progress and leadership qualities. Preference will be given to mature or single-parent students. To be considered, the general application form should be accompanied by a reference letter from a teacher, instructor, community leader, or employer attesting to the applicant's leadership qualities in school, work, or the community. The application deadline is the first Friday in November. Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.

Manitoba Hydro Bursaries
Specific Application
Manitoba Hydro offers a number of awards, bursaries and scholarships to Red River College students who are of Indigenous ancestry or members of employment equity designated groups (women, Indigenous people, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities).  A complete list including eligibility criteria, deadline dates, and application forms are available from their website https://www.hydro.mb.ca/careers/students/award_scholarship_bursary/ .  Manitoba Hydro reviews all applications and selects the recipients.  Those selected are generally notified by early December.  Completed application forms should be submitted directly to Manitoba Hydro by the indicated deadline date (October 1 in most cases).
Neelin Wilson Construction Inc. Scholarship
Automatic Selection
Two awards of $1000 each are to be awarded to students entering the second year of Civil Engineering Technology who have demonstrated either highest academic achievement or greatest improvement in both written and oral communication.
Number TEN Architectural Group Scholarship

A $1000 scholarship has been established by Number TEN Architectural Group to support a student attending second year of RRC Polytech’s Architectural Engineering Technology or first year of the Architectural Technology program. For many years, Number TEN Architectural Group served communities by designing places that make life better. The focus of the company is on people who go the extra mile, strive for design excellence and push themselves to achieve more than expected. Innovation is central to the company’s practices. Number TEN aims to pursue new ideas that challenge the conventional perceptions of architectural form and its relationship to the environment. Public spaces define the city and are a reflection of who we are as a community. Supporting education defines the learning community and creates people who can share many ideas and become contributors to our economic growth. The successful scholarship recipient will be selected based on outstanding academic achievement in the program. In addition to the financial scholarship, the selected recipient will have an opportunity to be offered an interview at NTAG for co-op placement. The student information will be provided to the Donor for interview coordination. Application deadline is January 15th.  Please note the name of the name of the award to enter on the application.  

Paul Charette Year 2 Civil Technology and Construction Management Awards
Five awards valued at $3000 each towards second-year tuition are available annually to second-year students (third-year students who have required Manitoba Student Aid funding for their previous years may also apply) in the Civil Engineering Technology (any major) or Construction Management programs at RRC Polytech. Criteria include having achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 and financial need. Applications should be accompanied by a one-page essay.  The essay should demonstrate your interest in the Civil Engineering Technology/Construction Management program and include answers to the following questions: a) Will you be considering a career in the construction industry? b) What impact will this award have on your career goals? and c) How have you demonstrated leadership qualities (provide examples)?  A reference letter from an instructor, commenting on your degree of commitment and enthusiasm for life-long learning, is also required.  Deadline for applications is the first Friday in November.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.
Roning Group Award
Automatic Selection
An award of $1000 is given to a Civil Engineering Technology (all specializations), Electrical Engineering Technology (all specializations) or Mechanical Engineering Technology student displaying the greatest proficiency in oral and written communication, and in report writing.
Technologies Student Award
In honour of Ron Blicq’s outstanding service to Red River College and the community at large, an award of $500 is presented annually to a student in second year of full-time studies in the Civil (all specializations), Electrical (all specializations) or Mechanical Engineering Technology program at RRC Polytech. Selection will be based on the applicant’s involvement in the College community and/or their contributions to student life at the College as well as demonstrated financial need. To be considered, students should submit an application form, accompanied by a one-page statement outlining how they meet the criteria for this award. Application deadline the first Friday in November.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 
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