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FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS CULKF-CT Culinary Skills Indigenous

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Overview

  • One-year certificate
  • September entry date
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • 4 month paid co-op work placement
  • Credit transfer opportunities:
        - Culinary Arts Diploma Program (RRC Polytech, Paterson Global Foods)
        - Hospitality and Tourism Management program (RRC Polytech, Paterson Global Foods)
        - University of Manitoba

Description
The Culinary Skills Indigenous program is designed to prepare you to work in the culinary industry by providing courses aimed at developing fundamental skills and knowledge, including basic business skills. Courses will be presented through a combination of classroom based theory and lab-based practice. You will also obtain certifications in Food Handler Level 1, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), First Aid, and Fire Safety. The first two terms will consist of a combination of lab-based culinary skills development and theory classes. The third term will be spent working in a cooperative work placement in the culinary industry. Students are paid by the industry partner during the co-op term.

Admission Requirements

Your Academic History
If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit My Education for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College Polytechnic; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling; international secondary (high school) studies.
The college requires transcripts verifying your complete academic history including any public or private high school, college, university, or technical institute you have attended.

DOCUMENT SUBMISSION

Upload Through Your Future Student Account

  • Scan your document(s) and save the file. Ensure you keep your original documents as the College may request to see them at any time.
  • Go to apply.rrc.ca and log in.
  • Click on your application, then Supplemental Items & Documents.

If you do not have a Future Student Account or require assistance, please contact our Student Service Centre at 204-632-2327.

Internationally Educated Applicants - visit www.rrc.ca/credentials for credential assessment information.

Submission of required documentation indicating proof of completion of admission requirements is due within 15 days of applying unless otherwise noted in the program's admission requirements.

However, if you apply within 6 weeks of the program start date, admission requirements are due within 5 days of applying.

If you have a food allergy, review our accommodation of food allergies information before applying.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of graduation from or enrolment in Grade 12.
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter.
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
      and
  2. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Answer this question to determine if you meet this program’s ELRs:
      Have I successfully completed 3 years of full-time high school (secondary) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction?
      • If YES, you meet English language requirements.  Apply and then submit your transcripts* for review
        or
      • If NO, submit proof of meeting an ELRs option.  If you choose the English language assessment option, review this program's approved assessments and required levels.
        or 
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but you did not graduate high school, submit your transcripts* for review. 
    • * If your transcripts are from the USA or an ELR exempt country, we will assess an International Credentials Assessment Fee to be paid before your transcripts will be reviewed.

Mature Student Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year at time of application, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the Mature Student admission requirements. You must meet Regular Admission Requirement 2.

English Language Assessments

English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
AEPUCE (Academic English Program of University and College Entrance )
Requirement: Submission of a parchment (certificate) indicating successful completion of the AEPUCE program, including language levels achieved if available.
8877
CAEL and CAEL Online (Canadian Academic English Language)
60606060
CLB (LINC) (Canadian Language Benchmark - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
8877
Communication for Culinary Skills (RRC Pathway)
8877
Duolingo (Duolingo English Test)

* MINIMUM OVERAL SCORE OF 115 REQUIRED.

There are no minimum required levels for L,S,R,W.

Only Duolingo English Test scores that have been verified through the Duolingo English Test Portal will be accepted.

0*0*0*0*
IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Please Note: 3 year expiry date for Nursing Program Applicants
6.56.56.06.0
PTE - Academic Online Assessment (Pearson Test of English)
58585050
Password Skills (An in person English Language Assessment hosted by RRC Polytech)
This in-person, computer-based test is composed of four test modules: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The test takes 3 hours and 5 minutes to complete and is conducted in two parts. The first part assesses reading, listening, and writing, and the second part assesses speaking in a separate room. Password Skills costs $139 to take through RRC Polytech. Password Skills is hosted by the RRC Polytech Testing and Assessment Centre: E440, Manitou a bi Bii Daziigae building, on the fourth floor. If you wish to do Password Skills remotely (not in-person), Password Skills Plus can be taken online. RRC Polytech does not offer Password Skills Plus, but we do accept the results for entry into program.
6.56.56.06.0
Password Skills Plus (Password Skills Plus is an online assessment that can be taken instead of Password Skills. )
6.56.56.06.0
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT® test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS is temporarily offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test in selected areas.
20201821

Who Should Enrol?

You should enrol in this program if you are looking to begin a career in the culinary industry. The program combines theory and practice to develop well-rounded culinary skills and knowledge. In addition to courses aimed at developing and advancing culinary skills, you will take courses to develop basic business skills. Previous culinary experience is an asset.  
To be successful in the program, you should enjoy cooking, working with your hands, and have good manual dexterity.

You must be in good physical condition as you will be on your feet most of the day. Working in a commercial kitchen is very demanding, often involving long hours, shift work, and working under pressure. Ability to work in teams is essential.

For information on the Accommodation of Food Allergies for Culinary, Baking and Hospitality students, please click here

Locations, Dates and Fees

Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date (subject to change)

Location Start Date Apply Link
Notre Dame Campus Aug 26, 2024 Apply Now

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
$7,718.001
Books and Supplies
Year 1
$2,300.002
Other Fees
Year 1
$356.003
1Includes coop term
2Includes an estimate of $1500 for the purchase of a laptop
3Includes Health and Dental Fees, Emergency First Aid Course ($65), and Food Handlers Certification Course

Students may apply for financial assistance through the Manitoba Student Aid program. For general information on applying please call 204-945-6321 or 1-800-204-1685, or visit their website at www.manitobastudentaid.ca, which also includes an online application. For detailed information, please visit one of the RRC Polytech Student Service Centres or call 204-632-2327. Applicants requiring financial assistance should complete their student loan applications well in advance of the class start date.

Red River College Polytechnic is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
COMM-1008Communication
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The ability to communicate effectively with people in your own organization, as well as with clients and the public, while using a variety of technologies, is highly valued in today’s workforce. You will represent your organization, and your organization's success will depend on you.

This communication course is designed to develop students' basic understanding of the principles of communication, with an emphasis on practical applications in business situations. Students will prepare and use written and oral communication effectively and efficiently. Since precision, clarity, and accuracy are essential to effective business communication, this course will emphasize style, content, and strategy. By reading assigned material, participating in discussions, honing their writing skills, completing assignments, and making oral presentations, students will develop sound business communication skills.

COMM-1202Culinary Pre-Employment Skills
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In this course, students will gain the skills needed to obtain employment in the Culinary sector. Topics covered include job searches, cover letters, resume writing and interview skills.

CULI-1003Garde Manger
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The purpose of this course is to provide students with the basic food knowledge and skills to prepare cold food items. Students will apply basic knife skills, and apply safety and sanitation procedures appropriate to the preparation of foods in a Garde Manger kitchen. Students will apply basic skills through the mise en place and the preparation of salad dressing, basic salads, sandwiches and hors d’oeuvres. Students will also study and identify the application of basic garnishing and presentation techniques.

CULI-1005Patisserie 1
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Baking and pastry proficiencies are important in developing a comprehensive skill set for Culinary Professionals. This course focuses on developing an understanding of essential pastry production methods. Concepts related to ingredient function and characteristics, baking and pastry equipment, and basic baking principles will be covered. Students will become proficient in the production of basic baked products such as yeast-raised goods, quick breads, cookies, pastries, cakes, custards, sauces and basic desserts through theory and practical application.  Daily practical evaluations, projects, and final practical exam are used to facilitate learning and assess student progress.


CULI-1008Basic Food Preparation
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This course is to provide students with the basic foundation on which to build a fundamental knowledge of hot food preparation. While working in a hot preparations kitchen, students will further develop knife skills by learning fundamental cuts and techniques while applying those basic skills safely and effectively. Students learn the basic skills and food knowledge used in the hot kitchen through the mise en place and the preparation of stocks, sauces, thickening agents, vegetables, starches and protein cookery. Through theoretical and lab work, students will also learn to apply appropriate basic cooking methods to hot foods in both  classical and modern applications.

Prerequisites:
CULI-1011Culinary Computer Applications
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The use of modern technology is essential to operating in the hospitality industry. By the end of this course, students will be able to use Microsoft productivity software efficiently and effectively. Using a teacher-led, practical approach, students will work through a variety of tutorials and exercises that will enable them to develop, demonstrate, and apply introductory and intermediate competencies using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

CULI-1014Introduction to Culinary Arts
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This course applies the fundamental practices and procedures used at all levels in the foodservice industry and in preparation for working in the kitchen labs. Practicing food safety and sanitation, following safe working procedures and accurately reading, converting and measuring recipes and ingredients are critical skills used in foodservice. Students will analyze food safety and sanitation case studies and write a report on critical practices and procedures. Students will identify professional kitchen tools and equipment and explain basic safety procedures when using hand tools or equipment and working in a professional kitchen. Students will use basic math skills to convert recipe yields and measurements.

Prerequisites:
CULI-1003 and CULI-1005 are corequisites.
CULI-1021Short Order Cooking
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Short order cooking is the foundation to the work flow and organizational structure of any restaurant. Students will learn the basic skills used in the short order kitchen through the mise en place and preparation of breakfast, beverages, dairy products, soup and hot sandwiches. Working in a kitchen brigade, students will be expected to work safely while demonstrating teamwork, leadership and professionalism. Students will also develop methods of seasoning, flavour building and presentation skills through the practical application of basic short order techniques. Theoretical study will include the study of breakfast cookery; uses of eggs, and dairy products.

Prerequisites:
EDUC-1001Seminar in Traditional Teaching 1
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Learners will participate, explore and become aware of the traditional and contemporary teachings, ceremonies and way of life of the First Nation families. Learners will become the carriers of the knowledge & wisdom given and share with others upon completion of the learning circle. Learners will examine in an in-depth instruction of each the teachings, ceremonies and history of each lesson 

SAFE-1028WHMIS
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The Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) is a system for ensuring that important information about hazardous products is communicated where products are used, stored and handled. This course provides Information necessary to understand and interpret information about hazardous products, including pictograms (symbols), labels and Safety Data Sheets.

SEMR-9067Certified Food Handler Training Program Level 1
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Students will take an examination focusing on commercial food service sanitation and safety issues. Upon successful completion they will receive a Food Handlers Certificate provided by the City of Winnipeg Environmental Health Services.

SEMR-9080Emergency First Aid
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This course covers initial assessments, airway management, breathing, shock, poisons, how to call for emergency and medical assistance, secondary assessments, wounds, HeartSaver, CPR, and medical emergencies. Upon completion, students will receive an Emergency First Aid certificate from St. John Ambulance.

SEMR-9197Fire Safety
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Students will learn to handle fire emergencies through exploring the ABC's of fires, different types of extinguishers, and getting hands-on experience with a fire extinguisher. The training will involve a combination of hands-on work and practical theory using a computer-based training package.

WRKE-1016Co-operative Education 1
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Students will spend a minimum of 400 hours in a paid culinary industry-specific work placement. This provides them with an opportunity to apply, reinforce, and enhance the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they have acquired in their first year courses at Red River College in a real-life, professional setting. Performance is monitored and evaluated by the employer, the student, and the Hospitality Department.

Prerequisites:
Take CULI-1021 and any one of the following: COMM-1202, COMM-2008 or HOSP-1017.

Computer/Laptop Requirements

You will be required to purchase a laptop computer and related software for use throughout the program.

The use of laptop computers is an integral part of this program. It will enhance your learning and competitiveness in the job market. This universal-access approach to learning is a shared one between students and the College. Laptop and software specifications will be provided to you by the College after you are accepted into the program to ensure the laptop complies with the program requirements.

Do not purchase a laptop until you have been accepted and registered in the program. Laptop Requirements

The College will also provide a detailed list of required software, network access, and help desk support if you require assistance. You will have on-campus access to e-mail, College networks, and the Internet.

Off-campus access to the Internet is the responsibility of the student.

Please refer to https://www.rrc.ca/future-students/computer-requirements/ for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.


Transfer Credit Opportunities

Some of the courses offered in Culinary Skills are identical to those offered in the College's Hospitality and Tourism Management program. Culinary Arts Students wishing to continue their education in that program are eligible for credit in common courses successfully completed. Students who complete the one year certificate may choose to continue in the two-year Culinary Arts diploma program at Paterson Global Foods Institute (RRC Polytech).

Credit toward programs at other post-secondary institutions:

Ryerson University

For more information, contact the Ryerson University Admissions department.

University of Manitoba

For more information, contact the U of M Faculty of Science (Human Nutritional Sciences).

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Academic Advising Service
Our academic advising service can provide information about our full-time programs, explain program admission requirements, and help you select the right program to meet your career and academic goals. We can also connect you with helpful people, resources, and supports.

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 $1500 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 Schools Science Symposium (MSSS) Entrance Scholarships
Automatic Selection
A $1500 tuition scholarship is available to a participant of the Manitoba Schools' Science Symposium planning to attend a regular full-time program at Red River College. Selection will be made by the Symposium Committee.
Partners in Education Scholarships
Automatic Selection
Red River College has entered into agreements with some Manitoba High Schools/School Divisions to provide Partners in Education Scholarships for their graduating students who are continuing their education in a full-time program at the College. The scholarships are valued at a maximum of $1000. For more information, contact your high school.
Red River College Polytechnic Entrance Scholarships
Automatic Selection
Entrance Scholarships valued at $1000 each, processed as payments to recipients' program fees, are available for applicants to regular full-time programs at RRC Polytech who graduated from a Manitoba high school within the past five years. Applicants must be Canadian citizens and residents of Manitoba. Entrance scholarships are not available to those who have had previous full-time post-secondary enrolments. Selection will be based on high school average, calculated on four 40S courses.  Highest grade attained in an English and Mathematics course, as well as two additional 40S academic courses (highest grade) from the following list: Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Economics; French; Geography; Global Issues; History; Law or Physics. Recipients will be determined automatically, based on final Grade 12 grades recorded on applicants' records.  Selection will occur after the deadline for submission of final Grade 12 transcripts, at the start of the fall and winter terms. These scholarships are funded by the RRC Polytech Scholarship and Bursary Endowment (including funding from the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative - MSBI).  Additional scholarships, awarded to those students entering these specific programs are funded by the School of Business and Applied Arts Student Scholarship Endowment. 
RRC Polytech Employees' Dependent Award
Specific Application

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

RRC Polytech Students' Association Entrance Scholarship for Rural Students

A $1000 scholarship shall be awarded annually to a student who is a resident of Canada, coming from a small rural community, 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.  Applicants must also provide a short statement discussing why they chose RRC Polytech and how they plan to be successful in transitioning into college life.  If a tie for GPA occurs, the contents of the statement will be considered to select the successful recipient.  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.
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 $875 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 $1500 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 $1000 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
Specific Application
A maximum of four silver Lieutenant Governor’s Medals will be awarded annually to full-time students graduating from Red River College Polytechnic 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. One medal will be awarded at the Fall Convocation, and three medals will be awarded at the Spring Convocation. Students who meet the minimum academic requirement will be sent an information package outlining the required documentation for selection consideration, prior to the Fall 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 online application is available from Louis Riel Institute; 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 by the application date will be eligible for consideration. Selection will be based on financial need (those receiving other funding, including MMF funding are still eligible to apply).  Applications will be accepted from August 1st to September 15th each year.  Applicants must be attending their program at the time of the application deadline.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RRC Polytech Students' Association Community Involvement Recognition Award

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

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

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

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

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

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

Student Counselling Services Crisis Bursaries
Specific Application

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

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization Every Child Matters Scholarship

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

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

Indigenous Student Awards

Business Council of Manitoba Indigenous Education Awards
Specific Application

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

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

Cindy Petrowski and Phillip Marsh Helping Hands Bursary
This bursary was created by Cindy Petrowski and Phillip Marsh to support a First Nations or Metis student in their academic aspirations and help with the financial burden. One bursary valued at a minimum $875 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.

Ken and Peggy French - Culinary Skills Award for Indigenous Students
This bursary was established by Ken and Peggy French who believed in the importance of post-secondary education and acted on it by establishing a fund at Winnipeg Foundation. Four bursaries ($2000 each) are available, to assist with costs for Indigenous heritage students attending the Culinary Skills program at Red River College Polytechnic.  Interested students should submit an application form, including financial information, along with a document verifying Indigenous heritage. Recipient selection will be based on financial need.  Bursary funds will be applied first to tuition costs for the program, with surplus funds being disbursed to the recipients.  If there are insufficient applications from deserving Culinary Skills students, bursary funds will be awarded to Indigenous heritage students attending other program at the College, who have submitted applications for other bursaries.  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.
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 online application is available from Louis Riel Institute; 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 by the application date will be eligible for consideration. Selection will be based on financial need (those receiving other funding, including MMF funding are still eligible to apply).  Applications will be accepted from August 1st to September 15th each year.  Applicants must be attending their program at the time of the application deadline.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application.

Mary Guilbault Metis Award
Specific Application
This award is available to Red River Metis students across Manitoba who excel in academics and show a strong connection to their Metis community.  Post-secondary students who have been a resident of Manitoba for the last 12 months may qualify for the Mary Guilbault Metis Award, administered by the Louis Riel Institute.  For further information and to apply, visit Louis Riel Institute (smapply.io).  Application deadline is October 1st.
RRC Polytech Students' Association Indigenous Student Award
One scholarship of $1000 shall be awarded annually to an Indigenous student enrolled full-time in any RRC Polytech program, who can demonstrate satisfactory academic progress and financial need, and is actively involved in the college and/or community.  Applicants must be self-identified as Indigenous in their Red River College Polytechnic student record.  Applicants must submit along with their application form, a one-page outline with a specific focus on their college/community involvement.  The application deadline is October 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 
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.
The Southern Chiefs’ Organization Every Child Matters Scholarship

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

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

Hospitality

Ken and Peggy French - Culinary Skills Award for Indigenous Students
This bursary was established by Ken and Peggy French who believed in the importance of post-secondary education and acted on it by establishing a fund at Winnipeg Foundation. Four bursaries ($2000 each) are available, to assist with costs for Indigenous heritage students attending the Culinary Skills program at Red River College Polytechnic.  Interested students should submit an application form, including financial information, along with a document verifying Indigenous heritage. Recipient selection will be based on financial need.  Bursary funds will be applied first to tuition costs for the program, with surplus funds being disbursed to the recipients.  If there are insufficient applications from deserving Culinary Skills students, bursary funds will be awarded to Indigenous heritage students attending other program at the College, who have submitted applications for other bursaries.  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.
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