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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 Aboriginal Education Awards
Specific Application
Awards are available to persons of Aboriginal 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 $2000.00 (awards for students enrolled in degree programs, i.e. Nursing are $3000) and applicants 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 Student Service Centre or from the Business Council's website at (www.businesscouncil.mb.ca.) Deadline for applications is March 31.
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.  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.  Further details are available at http://998.cupe.ca/2016/03/24/scholarship-bursary-applications-201617/ .
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.  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.
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited Entrance Award
A $3500 entrance award is available annually to full-time student entering a diploma program at Red River College. Eligible applicants will have graduated from high school not more than 18 months prior to the beginning of the RRC 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 31.
Fausto Yadao Award
Specific Application
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. Two awards valued at $500each 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. Applicants should submit a letter of application accompanied by the required essay directly to the Student Service Centre. Deadline for applications is August 31.
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) and by The Winnipeg Foundation through the following sources: Hannah (Nancy) Boon Fund, available to native students (Status Indian or Metis); Press Radio Fund, available to any student. Additional scholarships, awarded to those students entering these specific programs are funded by the Business Administration, Accounting and Computer Education, School of Business and Applied Arts, and Early Childhood Education 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 http://rrc.ca/awards (scroll to the bottom of this webpage for “supplemental forms”). Applications should be submitted to one of the College’s Student Service Centres by the deadline date of September 30.

RRC Students' Association First Year Entrance Scholarship for Rural Students

A cash scholarship of $1000 will be awarded annually to a student, enrolling full-time in any Red River College program, who originates from a small community outside of Winnipeg. Selection will be based upon high academic standing as indicated by documentation provided (high school transcript should be included). Application deadline is September 15.   

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.
Tom O’Brien Memorial Entrance Scholarship
Students who are proceeding sequentially from a regular high school Senior 4 to a full-time certificate/diploma/degree program at Red River College, and who are Manitoba residents, are eligible to apply for a scholarship to be applied to the cost of tuition for one year (maximum $1500.00). Criteria include demonstrated academic merit, school or community involvement and financial need. Scholarship applications, transcripts, and letters of reference indicating school or community involvement should be submitted to the Student Service Centre. Deadline for applications is July 31.
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).  Please visit the Westland Foundation website at https://westlandfoundation.ca/the-wfef-scholarship/application-forms/ 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 for fall programs is September 1, and for winter programs is February 15.
Youth in Care Bursaries
Specific Application

Removing the financial barriers to education, RRC has a minimum of 20 full tuition bursaries available 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 Youth Employment Services website https://www.futuresforward.ca/2019-2020-tuition-waiver-forms .

General Awards

Assistive Technology Award
Automatic Selection

Two awards, up to $1000 each, are available annually for students with disabilities registered with Accessibility Services (i.e., Counselling & Accessibility Services, Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, Exam Accommodations & Assistive Technology) 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 is not sponsored by a government or community agency.  To apply, students should write a brief letter, jointly with their Accessibility Services counsellor, requesting the specific equipment/technology the student would like to obtain, and including how that equipment will be beneficial to the student.  The letter should be submitted to the Accessibility Services Assistive Technologist.  Deadline for applications is December 5th. 

Bob and Jessie Ritch Bursary
The award 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 regular full-time programs at Red River College.  Selection will be based on satisfactory academic progress and financial need.  Application forms should be submitted to the Student Service Centre and will be accepted from December 1 to January 15.
Business Council of Manitoba Aboriginal Education Awards
Specific Application
Awards are available to persons of Aboriginal 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 $2000.00 (awards for students enrolled in degree programs, i.e. Nursing are $3000) and applicants 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 Student Service Centre or from the Business Council's website at (www.businesscouncil.mb.ca.) Deadline for applications is March 31.
Cindy Petrowski and Phillip Marsh Helping Hands Bursary
This bursary 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. If there is not a suitable First Nation or Metis applicant, the recipient will be selected from one of the other general bursary application pools. Application deadline is January 15.
Counselling and Accessibility Services Crisis Bursaries
Specific Application

Bursaries are available annually to assist students, who are clients of the Student Support Services Department (including Counselling and Accessibility Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services and Exam Accommodations and Assistive Technology units). 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 Support Services.



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.  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.  Further details are available at http://998.cupe.ca/2016/03/24/scholarship-bursary-applications-201617/ .
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.  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.
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 $1,500 award is available to full-time domestic students at Red River College 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 15.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) Award
Specific Application
Awards totaling $2000 awards are available annually to assist students who are registered with DHHS and are experiencing a financial hardship or a complex situation that may place the student at academic risk. Students must be eligible to continue in their program and demonstrate efforts in academic progress.  To apply, 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 provided by the RRC Students’ Association (available to any student), the Aboriginal/First Nations Assistance Fund and the Princess Auto Foundation Fund (available to students enrolled in eligible Trades programs), as well as from the following sources made available through The Winnipeg Foundation: A.J.S. (John) Taunton Fund and Ida Mary Trotter Fund, available to Aboriginal students; Myrta & Bruce Moorhead Memorial Fund and Katherine Bender Bursary, 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. 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. Applications should be submitted to the Student Service Centre, accompanied by a one-page letter telling 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.
Hannah (Nancy) Boon Bursary
Through The Winnipeg Foundation, bursaries of $500 will be awarded to Aboriginal students enrolled in regular full-time programs at Red River College. Selection will be based on satisfactory academic progress and financial need. Applicants for this bursary may also be considered for the Aboriginal Student Bursary from Red River College. Application forms should be submitted to the Student Service Centre and will be accepted from December 15 to January 15.
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 in their graduating year: 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.
Minerva SAFE Manitoba Award
Automatic Selection
This award will be given annually to a first year (in the case of a 2 year program) or second year student (in a 3 year program) or group of students who have demonstrated leadership in research that includes, or contributes to, occupational health and safety issues within their field through project design or major project assignment within their program of studies. To be considered, the project must demonstrate that research has occurred, including ensuring that applicable safety legislation, regulation or building codes are incorporated into the project. It must also demonstrate some original application or potential application in the most cost effective way. Safety education and training is a critical component in any safety and health program, projects that include this element will receive a higher evaluation that those that do not. Complete eligibility guidelines and selection criteria are available from the Red River College Environmental Health, Safety and Insurance Services webpage (http://xnet.rrc.mb.ca/healthsafety/new.htm).
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 Student's 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.  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 1, and winter term application deadline is March 1.  Students are welcome to apply for each deadline, but must submit a new (updated) application and essay.
Peace Awards for Refugees
Specific Application

Two $1,000 awards are available annually to current students, in full-time academic programs in their graduating year, who entered Canada as refugees or refugee claimants. The award honours the courage, strength and determination of students who were forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict and violence and have shown perseverance in reaching their educational goals, while overcoming challenges and adapting to a new life in Canada.  The application deadline is in February. Further information and an application form are available from http://www.rrc.ca/peaceaward.  Questions can be directed to Vera Godavari of Student Engagement at 204-632-3847 or vgodavari@rrc.ca.

Rebel Generation Alumni Award
Red River College’s Rebel Generation Alumni Award is available to students whose parent/guardian is an alumni/apprentice graduate of Red River College. Two $2000 awards (one in the fall and one in the spring) are available each year. Previous recipients are NOT eligible to apply. 
Eligibility:
• Attending full-time in a program of study at Red River College
• Proof of parent/guardian’s attendance at RRC, including first and last name, program name and year of graduation, and supporting documentation (e.g. certificate/diploma/degree, student ID, transcript).
Selection criteria:
To be considered for this award, applications must include the following:
• Two (2) reference letters from individuals attesting to your community and/or school involvement and your leadership experience
• One (1) personal essay or formal letter describing:
o Why you chose Red River College for post-secondary education
o How will your community/school involvement and leadership experience help you reach your career goals
o How this award will make a difference in your life
Application deadlines are November 30 (Fall award) and April 30 (Spring award).                                                                                                                                          
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 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 a fully completed application.  The letter should briefly outline your financial circumstances and, should indicate how this award will make a difference.  Applications should be submitted to the Student Service Centre by the deadline date of January 15.
Richard (Asher) Webb Social Justice Activist Memorial Award

This is an $800 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 Diversity Awards 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 February 15.

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 program at Red River College, 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 Single-parent Student and/or Parent Student bursary or an RRC Mature Student Bursary, for the same academic year.  Deadline for applications is October 15 for fall and spring start programs and February 15 for winter start programs (applications for the February deadline will only be accepted from students who were not attending during the fall term).
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 http://rrc.ca/awards (scroll to the bottom of this webpage for “supplemental forms”). Applications should be submitted to one of the College’s Student Service Centres by the deadline date of September 30.

RRC Mature Student Bursaries
Forty bursaries valued at $1000 each are available to full-time students who are enrolled in full-time certificate, diploma or degree programs at Red River College.  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 Single-parent Student and/or Parent Student bursary or an RRC Bridging Bursary, for the same academic year.  Applications should be submitted to the Student Service Centre.  Deadline for applications is October 15 for fall and spring start programs and February 15 for winter start programs (applications for the February deadline will only be accepted from students who were not attending in the fall term).
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 full-time certificate, diploma or degree programs at Red River College.  Preference will be given to single-parent students for ten bursaries and to parent students for ten bursaries.  The selection will be based on financial need.  Recipients of this bursary will not be eligible to also receive an RRC Mature Student Bursary or an RRC Bridging Bursary, for the same academic year.  Applications should be submitted to the Student Service Centre.  Deadline for applications is October 15 for fall and spring start programs and February 15 for winter start programs (applications for the February deadline will only be accepted from students who were note attending during the fall term).
RRC Students' Association Athletic Awards
Automatic Selection
Cash awards of up to $1,000 will be awarded annually to student members of the RRC Volleyball, Basketball and Soccer teams a total of six awards. These awards are based on their athletic performance, leadership, and teamwork as determined by their respective coaches.
RRC 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 presented to a Red River College student who is a current Student Association Board member, who exhibits leadership qualities and is actively involved in the college and or community. Applicants must submit a 750-1000 word essay describing their involvement in the college and/ or community.  Application deadline is December 1st.
RRC Students' Association Community Involvement Recognition Award

A cash award of $1000 will be awarded annually to a Red River College student who is able to demonstrate an exceptional level of involvement in his or her community and/or college. Application deadline is December 1st. A letter of reference verifying the applicant's involvement must accompany the application.

RRC Students' Association Go Green Machine Award
A cash scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded annually to a student enrolled full-time in any Red River College program, who shows their environmental/sustainable green thumb to the committee.  Application deadline December 1st.
RRC Students' Association Indigenous Student Award
One award in the amount of $1000 will be awarded annually to an Indigenous student enrolled in any fulltime program. Selection criteria include satisfactory academic progress, demonstrated financial need, and community involvement. Applicants must submit to the Student Service Centre, along with their application form, a one-page outline with a specific focus on their community involvement. Applicants must be self-identified as Indigenous in their Red River College student record.  Application deadline is December 1st.

RRC Students' Association International Student Scholarship

Four scholarships of $500 each will be awarded to international students, attending a post-secondary Red River College 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 4.00 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. 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 15).  In the event of a tie for GPA achieved after first term, contents of the one-page statement will be considered to select the successful recipients.

RRC Students' Association Regional Campus Scholarship
A $1000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a full-time Red River College student attending a regional campus (Portage Campus; Steinbach Campus, Winker Campus or Interlake and Peguis-Fisher River Campus). 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 transcript should accompany the application. Application deadline is March 30th.
RRC Students' Association Single Parent Bursary
Two cash bursaries of $1000 each will be awarded annually to two full-time Red River College students who are single parents with demonstrated financial need. Application deadline is December 1st.  
RRC Students' Association Students with Disabilities Bursary
A cash bursary of $1,000 awarded to a full-time Red River College student with physical or learning disabilities able to demonstrate financial need.  Applications should be accompanied by documentation identifying their disability.  Application deadline is December 1st.
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 Red River College. Selection will be based on satisfactory academic progress and financial need. Applicants for this bursary may also be considered for the Aboriginal Student Bursary from Red River College.  Application forms should be submitted to the Student Service Centre and will be accepted from December 15 to January 15. 
Students With Disabilities Award
Specific Application

Three $1000 awards are available annually to assist students with disabilities (documented physical, mental health, learning disabilities as well a vision and hearing loss). Students who are experiencing significant financial need, and are maintaining satisfactory academic progress, may be eligible to receive an award.  To apply, speak with a manager/counsellor in Accessibility Services and include the following in your application package: documentation verifying disability, a letter of support from a manager/counsellor, and an essay or summary from you regarding your current situation or need.  Deadline for applications is December 5.

Tony Sweetland Athletic Award
Automatic Selection
Tony Sweetland, a grad and former Rebels volleyball player created this award to recognize a student athlete who displays hard work and dedication to their team.  A $500 award will be presented annually to a current member of a Rebel team (preference will be given to a volleyball player). The recipient will have displayed dedication to their team and their program, be a hard worker and must have attended as many practices as possible.  Selection will be made by Rebels' coaches and Athletic Department staff.
Verna and Stanley Mckay, Sr. Educational Bursary for Aboriginal Students
One $1000 bursary is available annually to a full-time, first-year Aboriginal 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 Aboriginal community.  Selection will be based on financial need and community involvement.  Applicants for this bursary will also be considered for the Aboriginal Student Bursary from Red River College.  Application deadline is January 15.

Aboriginal Student Awards

Business Council of Manitoba Aboriginal Education Awards
Specific Application
Awards are available to persons of Aboriginal 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 $2000.00 (awards for students enrolled in degree programs, i.e. Nursing are $3000) and applicants 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 Student Service Centre or from the Business Council's website at (www.businesscouncil.mb.ca.) Deadline for applications is March 31.
Cindy Petrowski and Phillip Marsh Helping Hands Bursary
This bursary 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. If there is not a suitable First Nation or Metis applicant, the recipient will be selected from one of the other general bursary application pools. Application deadline is January 15.
Gil Purcell Memorial Journalism Scholarship
Specific Application
One award of $400 is available to an Aboriginal student who is studying journalism at a Canadian university or college. For more information please visit www.cp.org or contact Mariam Merasty, Financial Officer, Aboriginal Student Support Centre and Community Relations, Room F210 and 632-2186. Deadline for applications is November 15.
Hannah (Nancy) Boon Bursary
Through The Winnipeg Foundation, bursaries of $500 will be awarded to Aboriginal students enrolled in regular full-time programs at Red River College. Selection will be based on satisfactory academic progress and financial need. Applicants for this bursary may also be considered for the Aboriginal Student Bursary from Red River College. Application forms should be submitted to the Student Service Centre and will be accepted from December 15 to January 15.
Indspire Post-Secondary Education Bursary Award
Specific Application

Numerous awards with various values are available for Aboriginal 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.

RRC Students' Association Indigenous Student Award
One award in the amount of $1000 will be awarded annually to an Indigenous student enrolled in any fulltime program. Selection criteria include satisfactory academic progress, demonstrated financial need, and community involvement. Applicants must submit to the Student Service Centre, along with their application form, a one-page outline with a specific focus on their community involvement. Applicants must be self-identified as Indigenous in their Red River College student record.  Application deadline is December 1st.

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 Red River College. Selection will be based on satisfactory academic progress and financial need. Applicants for this bursary may also be considered for the Aboriginal Student Bursary from Red River College.  Application forms should be submitted to the Student Service Centre and will be accepted from December 15 to January 15. 
Verna and Stanley Mckay, Sr. Educational Bursary for Aboriginal Students
One $1000 bursary is available annually to a full-time, first-year Aboriginal 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 Aboriginal community.  Selection will be based on financial need and community involvement.  Applicants for this bursary will also be considered for the Aboriginal Student Bursary from Red River College.  Application deadline is January 15.

Business

Great-West Life Awards
Twelve $2500 awards are available annually to students who will be entering their final year of the following programs: Business Administration, Business Administration Integrated, Business Information Technology/Business Technology Management or Creative Communications. Students will apply prior to the end of their first year of studies. Criteria include financial need and a strong academic record (minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00), as well as volunteerism/community involvement.  An essay or letter outlining volunteerism/community involvement must accompany the application form. Awards will be paid to program fees for the upcoming year. Application deadline is March 15.

Creative Arts

Advertising Association of Winnipeg Award
Automatic Selection
Created by the Advertising Association of Winnipeg, two $500 awards will be available annually.  One will be presented to a first-year Creative Communications student pursuing a major in Advertising in 2nd year, and the other will be presented to a second-year Graphic Design student pursuing an advanced diploma. The selected students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5, have positive attitudes, show leadership, and support fellow classmates.
Asper Media Studies Award

Two awards valued at $2000 each are available annually to full-time first-year students; one to a Creative Communications student and the other to a Digital Media Design student.  To be eligible, applicants will have completed the first term of their program and have attained a minimum 3.00 GPA.  Selection will be based on financial need.  Those interested in being considered should submit a fully-completed application accompanied by a one-page statement indicating how this award will make a difference to them and their educational goals.  Deadline for applications is March 15.

Bill Coward Memorial Award for Media Production Major Student
Automatic Selection
This award was established by family and friends of Bill Coward, who enjoyed a lifetime career in telecommunications. During his career, Bill became a mentor for many students at Red River College and helped them to become professionals in Media Production. This $1000 award is available to a Creative Communications student, in the final year of their studies, who is majoring in Media Production. The qualified candidate will have demonstrated determination, work ethic and dedication to the field. Preference may be given to someone who shows an interest in sports production. The selection will be made by the faculty selection committee
Bob Brandson Student Award
Automatic Selection
Established in honour of the retirement of Bob Brandson, Writing Supervisor for 24 years, at CHUM Radio.  Bob was a graduate of the Creative Communications program at RRC, and made an immeasurable contribution to radio.  A $1000 award will be presented annually to a first-year Creative Communications student who has chosen advertising as their major.  The award will be paid to the recipient's second-year tuition.  The recipient will have demonstrated raw talent for radio, creativity, willingness to assist fellow students, and the ability to lead by example.
Broadcasters Association of Manitoba Awards
Automatic Selection
Two awards will be presented to graduating Creative Communications students: one award for outstanding achievement in radio production and the other for outstanding achievement in television production.
Canadian Public Relations Society - Manitoba Public Relations Scholarship
Automatic Selection
This scholarship is presented annually by the Canadian Public Relations Society - Manitoba to a second-year Creative Communications student who is a CPRS Manitoba student member. The scholarship is awarded to the student with the highest overall academic achievement in PR. The $500 award is made by CPRS Manitoba to recognize the student’s achievement and to assist the winner as they make the transition to a career in  public relations.
Don Wittman Memorial Award
Specific Application

Two awards (value to be determined by interest earned) of a minimum $2000 each will be available annually to full-time students in the Creative Communications program; one to a first-year student and the other to a second-year student.  The recipients will have demonstrated an interest and proficiency in the widest range of sports and sports journalism and have shown initiative and commitment to volunteering and /or involvement in the sports community.  Those interested in being considered should submit a brief letter or resume in which they outline their interest and activities in sports and sports journalism.  Letter(s) of reference should also be included.  Deadline for applications is March 15.

Eric and Jack Wells Excellence in Journalism Award
The Eric and Jack Wells Excellence in Journalism Award is named after two nationally recognized journalists who were mentors to scores of young journalists. One award of $1250 is available to a second year Creative Communications student who is majoring in journalism. The award is based on commitment to journalism, excellence, and volunteerism. Interested students should submit an application to the Journalism instructor. The application should be accompanied by:
• a summary document written about Eric and Jack Wells, and what they meant to the craft of journalism in Winnipeg
• a statement of your career plan
• a best work project at the point of submission
• Grade report
Application deadline is March 15.  Recipient selection will be done by faculty and experienced journalists from Wells foundation.

Eric and Jack Wells Excellence in Journalism Bursary

The Eric and Jack Wells Excellence in Journalism Bursary is named after two nationally recognized journalists who were mentors to scores of young journalists. One bursary of $1250 is available to a first year Creative Communications student who has declared journalism as their major field of study in their second year. Interested students should submit an application to the Journalism instructor. The application should be accompanied by:
• a statement of how the bursary would assist the student to complete their studies and position themselves for a career in journalism
• a work sample
Application deadline is March 15.  Recipient selection will be done by faculty and experienced journalists from Wells foundation.

Great-West Life Awards
Twelve $2500 awards are available annually to students who will be entering their final year of the following programs: Business Administration, Business Administration Integrated, Business Information Technology/Business Technology Management or Creative Communications. Students will apply prior to the end of their first year of studies. Criteria include financial need and a strong academic record (minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00), as well as volunteerism/community involvement.  An essay or letter outlining volunteerism/community involvement must accompany the application form. Awards will be paid to program fees for the upcoming year. Application deadline is March 15.
James S. Purvis Bursary Fund
Automatic Selection
A cash award will be presented annually to a first-year Creative Communications student on the basis of outstanding academic achievement.
John Harding Memorial Award
Automatic Selection
John Harding was a Creative Communications instructor who taught and encouraged his students to write well. This award was established by his family, friends and colleagues to give a promising Creative Communications student facing emotional or financial hardship, an impetus to continue to write well. It is presented annually with selection of the recipient being made by the department’s instructors. Contact the Creative Arts department for further information.
Lloyd A. White Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Digital Journalism
Specific Application
The Lloyd A. White Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Digital Journalism, valued at $1000, will be awarded annually to a Red River College second-year Creative Communications journalism student.  It will be awarded for innovation in digital journalism, based on the most innovative data journalism project proposal. The selected recipient will receive the award and will be offered one-on-one mentoring to see their project get off the ground.
Louise Charette Memorial Award
This award was established in loving memory of Louise Charette, an award winning CBC journalist.  Valued at $1000, it is available annually to a first-year Creative Communications student. Students who are members of under-represented groups at Red River College, or who face physical, social, economic, cultural or other barriers in their pursuit of education, are encouraged to apply. Applications should be accompanied by a one-page statement describing the barriers they have overcome and their plans for the future.  In the selection process, preference will be given to those applicants who have declared their major as Journalism, and/or have graduated from Elmwood High School.  Deadline for applications is March 15.
Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association (MSSA) Jack Matheson Award
Specific Application
The MSSA initiated this award in recognition of Jack Matheson, former Winnipeg Tribune sports editor and CJOB broadcaster, who was the first person to hire Red River College graduates to work in sports journalism in Manitoba. Awards valued at a minimum of $500 will be available annually to students enrolled at Red River College who demonstrate an interest in a career in sports writing, sports broadcasting, sports production and/or sports public relations. Recipients will have had sports-related post-secondary, freelance and/or volunteer work experience and involvement in sports and community activities. They will have demonstrated academic achievement and shown potential for success in the field of sports writing, broadcasting production, or public relations. Application forms are available from the Creative Arts department. Deadline for application forms is December 1.
Murray Lloy Memorial Bursary
Specific Application
Three bursaries of up to $500 each may be presented annually to Creative Communications students on the basis of need. This award was established to honour the memory of Creative Communications graduate and instructor, Murray Lloy. A first-year student should be carrying a full course load and plan to continue into second year. A second-year student should be eligible for graduation at the time application is made. Students should apply in writing to the Creative Arts department.
Robert Drinnan Memorial Scholarship
Automatic Selection
Established to honour the memory of Creative Communications instructor, Robert Drinnan. A certificate and cash award is made to a first-year Creative Communications student on the basis of academic progress, participation, attendance, and attitude.
SAM Advertising Awards for Excellence
Automatic Selection
Two $1000 awards are presented to second-year Graphic Design and Creative Communications students (one in each program) based on attendance, academic progress and attitude.
University Women's Club of Winnipeg Millennium Scholarship
Specific Application
An annual scholarship of $600 will be awarded to a student in the Creative Communications program who: has completed either three years of the joint-degree program (two at the University of Winnipeg and one at Red River College) or two years at any university and one at Red River College; has achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and; has shown evidence of leadership, outreach and community involvement. The Journalism instructors will initiate the application process and determine the award recipient.
Women in Media Foundation Awards
Four awards of $1000 are available to female students enrolled in the Creative Communications or Digital Media Design programs at Red River College (preference will be given to first-year students, but all are encouraged to apply). Applicants will have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.50 and have a demonstrated financial need. Preference for one award will be to an Aboriginal, visible minority, or student with a disability. Applications should be accompanied by a one-page statement outlining the applicant's career aspirations, their experience at Red River College and what the award would mean to them.  Applications should be submitted to one of the Student Service Centres. Deadline for applications is March 15.
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