National & Provincial Scholarships & Bursaries

As of March 23, 2021, this page is no longer being updated. VCI Scholarship information has moved to:

Provincial, National, Corporate and Institutional Scholarships

The following links provide students with information about each award/scholarship/bursary and reviews the application process. None of these institutions is associated with Virden Collegiate. Each institution is responsible for the selection and notification of recipients. Not all awards/scholarships/bursaries apply to all students.  Please note: Each award/scholarship/bursary has a specific due date determined by the institution. Newly added scholarships will be in red. 

Scholarships Canada is a great resource for finding scholarships that are suited to your future education plans.

Brandon University:

University of Manitoba:

University of Regina:

Assiniboine Community College:

Red River College:

MGUE Scholarships and Bursaries: Available for members, spouses, and children of MGUE members.

Agriculture in the Classroom:

MHSAA Scholarships:

Manitoba Canola Growers:

Sport Manitoba:

madd Canada Bursaries:
Criteria: MADD Canada’s Bursary Program is open to applicants who have themselves been severely injured or who have had a parent (or legal guardian) or sibling killed or severely injured as a result of an impaired driving crash and who are enrolled in a full-time, ministry-approved, post-secondary educational program. Injuries must be catastrophic or severe and have had a significant impact on the applicants’ lives. Proof of injury and relation to impaired driving will be required.

Coaching Manitoba:

Legion Bursaries and Scholarships:
The Royal Canadian Legion is committed to supporting Veterans and their families and offers financial assistance for post-secondary education to those in need. As part of the Legion’s commitment to youth, many Branches award scholarships through their General Funds to recognize scholastic achievement and support youth in their community. Criteria for these funds are established by the Branch or Provincial Command.

Students should visit the Royal Canadian Legion Manitoba Northwest Ontario website for scholarship and bursary information for Mantioba.

National Union of Public and General Employees:
Each year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers Historically there have been 4 scholarships open to the children, grandchildren or foster children of the National Union’s 370,000 members who are starting a post-secondary education. For 2017, NUPGE has added the Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship.

Scholarships Canada:

Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship:
The Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship Program is available to Canadian high school students who are enrolled in their final year of high school as of May 29, 2018 and eligible to graduate from high school in 2018. Those eligible for a scholarship must be planning to enroll at a Canadian post‑secondary institution (degree or diploma) in a first-year agriculture, food science or culinary program.

Manitoba Young Liberals Scholarship:

Manitoba Scholarships:

Manitoba Beef Producers:

Manitoba Nurses Union Local 40 Scholarship:

Mazergroup Ag Excellence Scholarship:

Curling Scholarships:

Curl Manitoba Scholarship  Up to four $1500 scholarships are available annually.  Any active junior curler entering or in post-secondary education may apply if affiliated as a junior during the year of application. Previous recipient are ineligible. Minimum average for application is 70%.  CurlManitoba

The Edna Moffat Spirit of Youth Curling Scholarship
One $1000 scholarship available annually. Any active female junior curler entering or in post-secondary education may apply if affiliated as a junior curler during the year of application. Previous winners are ineligible.  The Edna Moffatt Spirit of Youth Curling Scholarship PDF Application

The Pat Rutter Youth Curling Scholarship One $1000 scholarship is available annually. Any active male junior curler entering post-secondary education may apply if affiliated as a junior during the year of application.  The Pat Rutter Youth Curling Scholarship PDF Application  

Resource for finding national scholarships:

Merit Contractors of Manitoba Scholarship: This scholarship is not available for Grad 2020
Merit Manitoba recognizes the importance of post-secondary education—whether it’s university, college or technical training. Merit Manitoba now offers a $500 scholarship to help with the cost of 1st year post-secondary education, for those entering a Manitoba University or College in a construction related area of study/or trade, upon completion of High School. 

Motor Vehicle Industry of Manitoba Scholarships available up to $1000 for secondary and post-secondary students preparing for Red Seal Certification as Automotive Mechanical Technicians, Automotive Collision Repair Technicians, Automotive Collosion Refinishing Technicians, and Heavy Duty Mechanical Technicians.

TC Energy Scholarship Students can answer five quick questions on the website to see if they qualify.   

Ducks Unlimited Canada; Wetland Centre for Excellence Scholarship Wetland Centre of Excellence Scholarship Application Form EN-2020 Wetland Centre of Excellence Student Scholarship  PDF Application Form

Learning Grant Program – available to credit union members –

Business Council of Manitoba Aboriginal Education Awards 

Manitoba Aviation Council Manitoba Aviation Council PDF Application Form

RE/MAX 2020 Quest for Excellence

2020 Indigenous Student Awards Program

Louis Riel Institute Bursary & Loan Information for Metis Graduates PDF Applications Metis – 4 Sources of Money    Metis – Louis Riel Bursary   Metis – Mary Guilbault Metis BursaryMetis – Senator Gerry & Margaret St. Germain Bursary

U of M Faculty of Agriculture and Food Science Scholarship Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences – Mail-Out PDF PDF Application

Hockey Manitoba Scholarship  PDF Application Hockey MB Scholarship Application Submission Date: April 1, 2020

ATCO Indigenous Education Awards Program    Submision Date July 15, 2020  PDF Application ATCO Indigenous Education Awards Program

Manitoba Young Liberals Scholarship Submission Date: May 15, 2020 PDF Application Manitoba Young Liberals Scholarship 

Manitoba Beef Producers Scholarship Deadline extended to November 2020  2020 MB Beef Producers Scholarship Form      2020 MB Beef Producers Scholarship Info Poster

2021 Wetland Centres of Excellence Scholarship Application deadline – March 2, 2021

Odd Fellows and Rebekahs of Manitoba Bursary – The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs of Manitoba are offering an application form to all graduating students in the province of Manitoba. Please advise all graduating students of this award. We will be picking two winners from all the applications received. Each bursary is worth $1,000.00 and will be payable at the start of the second semester of the post secondary training that the student is taking.
The deadline for applications to be returned to the address on the form is May 1, 2021. The school(s) of the winning students will be notified so it can be announced at their graduation ceremonies.