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 $7,500.00. 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. Applicants must be 30 years of age and under.
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 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 Peter D. Curry Memorial Scholarship is available to youth in and from care who have lived in the following areas in Winnipeg: St. Vital, St. Boniface, Transcona, Elmwood, North Kildonan, or the North End. Six awards of $2000 are available annually.
The Lemonade Award is a $500 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.
The General Authority Scholarship Guide 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. Tuition waivers are available from:
- University of Winnipeg
- University of Manitoba
- Red River College
- Université de Saint Boniface
- Booth University
- Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
- Assiniboine Community College
- Brandon University
The Ken Dryden Scholarship is available to youth in/from care across Canada, and covers 80% of your annual tuition and fees, up to a maximum of $3,000 per year. It is renewable for 4 years. Youth in Care Canada website
Children’s Aid Foundation scholarships are awarded once a year. To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be attending school full-time for two semesters within an academic year. Bursary applications are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year, and this funding is available to students who meet the eligibility criteria and who demonstrate financial need. Part-time students may apply for a bursary. Learn more and fill out the application on their site.