The Voices Scholarship Program consists of two awards, The Voices Bursary and the Marie Christian Award:

The Voices Bursary is made possible through the fundraising efforts of Voices members and staff, and donations from the public.  Administered by The Winnipeg Foundation, this award of $1000 is given to a youth in or from care from any community in Manitoba, in recognition and celebration of how far you’ve come, and where you’re headed.

The Marie Christian Award (also known as the Lemonade Award) is a $1000 award is given to youth in or from care that embody leadership qualities including integrity, compassion, kindness, and bold audacity. Additional consideration will be given to youth who exhibit a positive attitude and determination to take sour circumstances and create delicious opportunities.

Click here for a fillable pdf copy of the 2019-2020 Voices Scholarship Program Application. The application deadline is Friday, August 16th, 2019.

The Keith Cooper Scholarship is available to young people who have been cared for by any of the four Manitoba Child and Family Services Authorities. The scholarship committee awards one or more scholarships totalling $10,000.00. Recipients may reapply for the scholarship for an additional three years so that a student might complete a four-year university, technical or vocational program.  There is no age limit, but applicants must be pursuing their first degree or diploma.  The application deadline for the 2019/2020 Keith Cooper Scholarship has passed.

The Marymound Bursary Program is open to young people who have received Marymound services for at least 6 months.  The application is due May 1st and October 1st of every year, and applicants must be under 30 years of age. Please visit the Marymound website for more information.

The Futures Forward program is a collaboration of agencies that work together to provide wrap-around services to youth in and from care, ages 15-29.  They are now responsible for accepting applications for the Tuition Waivers offered by post-secondary institutions here in MB.  They also distribute the Scholarship Guide (initially written by Shirley Delorme-Russell, alumni of care and scholarship queen), which is a great resource for all youth in and from care who are looking for financial support to pursue post-secondary education.

The following post-secondary institutions in Manitoba offer tuition waivers for youth in and from care. Tuition waivers (or Youth in Care Grants) cover varying educational expenses from school to school, but at the very least, the cost of your tuition is covered.  The deadline to apply for a tuition waiver has passed for 2019-2020, but check in with the Futures Forward team, you never know if something is still available.  Tuition waiver information and application forms are available on the Futures Forward website.

The Advancing Futures Bursary is available to all youth in and from care in Manitoba who are currently enrolled in a post-secondary program.  Awards range in value, up to $10,000.00 per award.  And there are a lot of them, so don’t be afraid to spread the word.   The application deadline for 2018-2019 has now passed.


Children’s Aid Foundation scholarships are awarded to youth in and from care up to their 30th birthday.  You must be attending post-secondary studies at a university, college, or trades program.