Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries


Most Recent Update: Monday, June 11, 2018

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. New additions are red in colour. Please note: Each award/scholarship/bursary has a specific due date determined by the institution.

Brandon University: https://www.brandonu.ca/scholarships/

University of Manitoba: http://umanitoba.ca/student/fin_awards/scholarships/index.html

University of Regina: https://www.uregina.ca/safa/awards/index.html

Assiniboine Community College: http://assiniboine.net/admissions/awards

Red River College: http://www.rrc.ca/awards

Nellie McClung FoundationTrailblazer Scholarship: https://www.ournellie.com/programs/nellie-mcclung-trailblazer-scholarships/
These awards are for female students considering careers in the exciting fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), business or underrepresented trades. Careers in these areas offer excellent job opportunities, great earning potential and stimulating work environments.

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

https://www.mgeu.ca/for-members/scholarships-and-bursaries

Agriculture in the Classroom: http://aitc.mb.ca/students/ag-scholarships-and-bursaries/

Andrew Budge Memorial Scholarship: Submission Date: June 25, 2018

Scholarship information available from the VCI Main Office.

MHSAA Scholarships: http://www.mhsaa.ca/awards/category-id-1/

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited: Submission Date: July 15, 2018

Entrance award application available from the VCI Main Office.

Manitoba Canola Growers: https://canolagrowers.com/in-the-classroom/scholarships/#.Wql-APnwbIU

Sport Manitoba: https://www.sportmanitoba.ca/scholarships

madd Canada Bursaries: http://assiniboine.net/admissions/awards
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.

Curl Manitoba Scholarships: http://curlmanitoba.org/contact/scholarships/

Coaching Manitoba: https://www.sportmanitoba.ca/scholarships

Legion Bursaries and Scholarships: http://www.legion.ca/communities-youth/youth-education/scholarships-and-bursaries
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.

National Union of Public and General Employees: https://www.nupge.ca/content/national-unions-scholarship-program-2018
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: http://www.scholarshipscanada.com/Index.aspx

Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship:  http://www.monsanto.ca/ourcommitments/pages/opportunityscholarship.aspx
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: https://www.manitobaliberals.ca/scholarship/

Manitoba Scholarships: https://www.manitobascholarships.ca/

Manitoba Beef Producers: http://www.mbbeef.ca/beef-cattle-code-of-practice/mbp-bursary/

Curling Scholarships: http://curlmanitoba.org/contact/scholarships/

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.

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%.

Resource for finding national scholarships: https://scholartree.ca/

Merit Contractors of Manitoba Scholarship: https://www.meritmb.com/services/high-school-scholarship/
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. 

Regional and Local Scholarships

The list below represents the regional and local scholarships available to VCI students graduating in June 2018. Scholarships listed in black are currently available while those visible in light gray are not yet available but will be updated as soon as the school receives updated information. New additions are red in colour. Submission dates are listed whenever possible. Please note: Not all VCI students are eligible for every scholarship. Please read the  accompanying criteria to ensure student eligibility.

Andrew Agencies Scholarship – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This $500 award is given to a deserving VCI graduate who has been accepted into an accredited post-secondary institution.

No Application required for this scholarship. Recipient will be selected from the list of graduating students, who are furthering their education at a post-secondary institution, by VCI Scholarship Committee.

Arts Mosaic Scholarship – Submission Date: June 8, 2018

This award of $400 is given to a VCI graduating student who is planning to continue at the post-secondary level in any of the following arts disciplines: Visual, Literary, Performing, and Functional Arts.

Arts Mosaic Scholarship PDF Application to fill out and submit to donor.

Aureum Ursa Computer Science Award – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $500 is given to the top Computer Science student.

No Application. Recipient will be selected from the list of graduating students, who are furthering their education at a post-secondary institution, by VCI Scholarship Committee.

Bear’s Den Award – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $500 is given to a student who is graduating with the Business Diploma and is continuing their education within one year of graduation. Preference will be given to graduates who are continuing their education in the field of business.

Bears Den Award ApplicationPDF Application to fill out and submit to Stacey James. 

Bryan Wark Memorial Scholarship – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $350 is given to a deserving student, who has demonstrated good sportsmanship, team spirit, and leadership skills and plans to continue his or her education at a post-secondary school.

Bryan Wark Memorial Scholarship application Recipient will be selected from the list of graduating students, who are furthering their education at a post-secondary institution, by VCI Scholarship Committee.

Catholic Women’s League Award

This award of $200 is given to a deserving Catholic graduate furthering his/her education.

No Application.  The donor will select recipient.

Chown Centennial Entrance Scholarship

This award of $1000 is given to a student with high standing in Grade 12 and entering a degree or diploma program at the University of Manitoba.

To qualify for a Chown Centennial Scholarship a student must:

  1. in Manitoba, complete with high standing (minimum of 85 percent or comparable standing on the evaluation scale used by the school) a high school study program.
  2. be admitted in and register for a full-time (24 credit hours) course load in the upcoming academic session
  3. be the best graduate, according to criteria established by each school.

No Application. Recipient will be selected from the list of graduating students, who are furthering their education at a post-secondary institution, by VCI Scholarship Committee.

Constable Dennis Onofrey Memorial Scholarship – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $500 is given to a deserving student who is furthering his/her education.

This award alternates between VCI and Elkhorn School.  It is not available for Grad 2018.

Corex Resources Continuing Education Award (2 Awards)  – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $1000 is given to a student who will be furthering education in engineering, geology, geophysics, accounting, computer science, petroleum land man, or bachelor of commerce.

No Application. Recipient will be selected from the list of graduating students, who are furthering their education at a post-secondary institution, by VCI Scholarship Committee.

Craig A. McIntosh Scholarship  – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $5000 is given to a deserving Virden Collegiate Graduate.

No Application. Recipient will be selected from the list of graduating students, who are furthering their education at a post-secondary institution, by VCI Scholarship Committee.

Dorothy Baillie Memorial Scholarship  – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This $300.00 scholarship is awarded to a former Oak Lake student who is a descendant of a Veteran, Legion member or Ladies Auxiliary member, and is continuing their education at an accredited educational institution.

Dorothy Baillie Memorial Scholarship application.  PDF form to fill out and submit to VCI office

Dorothy Manser Award  – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $500 is given to a student going into technology, woodworking, power mechanics, electrical, aesthetics.

No Application. Recipient will be selected from the list of graduating students, who are furthering their education at a post-secondary institution, by VCI Scholarship Committee.

Dr. John William Bradley Memorial Award – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $250 is given to a student going into the medical field, dentistry, or or medical diploma.

No Application. Recipient will be selected from the list of graduating students, who are furthering their education at a post-secondary institution, by VCI Scholarship Committee.

Duane”Skippy”Holland Memorial Scholarship Award – Oak Lake and Area Foundation – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

The Oak Lake and Area Foundation’s Duane”Skippy” Holland Memorial Scholarship Award of $250 gives recognition to a graduating Virden Collegiate (VCI) student who has demonstrated volunteerism, community participation and school involvement. The specific criteria apply:

  1. Recipient must be from the Oak Lake area.
  2. Recipient must show proof of post secondary enrollment, preference will be given to those applying to a field of trade.
  3. Recipient must show volunteerism in the community with a preference given to philanthropy work.
  4. Recipient will be of good character and show proof of passing grades.

Duane Skippy Holland Memorial Scholarship Award PDF to fill out and return to the VCI Main Office. Transcript required.

ERCO World Wide Scholarship – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $1250 is given to a deserving VCI graduate with good academic standing. This recipient will be continuing their education in  apprenticeship programing in the area of industrial trades; mechanic, millwright, electrical, pipefitting, construction, power engineering.

No Application. Recipient will be selected from the list of graduating students, who are furthering their education at a post-secondary institution, by VCI Scholarship Committee.

Fort La Bosse School Division Award – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $500 is given to a deserving student who is going on to post-secondary education.

No Application. Recipient will be selected from the list of graduating students, who are furthering their education at a post-secondary institution, by VCI Scholarship Committee.

Golden Bears Continuing Education Scholarship – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award is given to a graduating Bears Ice Hockey player who will be furthering their education at an accredited post-secondary institution immediately or in the following year. Recipients are awarded $100 for each year of hockey played.

(Multiple Awards) Applicants need to talk to the Coaches (Mr. Keown or Mr. Wakely) and express their interest in this scholarship

Goulter Scholarship – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $1000 is given to Goulter descendant or deserving student who is furthering their education.

No Application. Recipient will be selected from the list of graduating students, who are furthering their education at a post-secondary institution, by VCI Scholarship Committee.

Gunby Family Award – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This $500 award is given to a student that displays exceptional social and communication skills as well academic proficiency. Preference will be given to students who have been involved in a leadership role in either their community or in student government.

Gunby Family Award Application. PDF Application form to fill out and be returned to VCI office

Hamiota District Health Centre Foundation Inc. Bursary Fund – Submission Date: May 22, 2018

This $500 award is presented to a graduate of Hamiota, Rivers, Strathclair, Virden, or Birtle Collegiate who is enrolled in post-secondary studies leading to a career in any of the following fields: Pre-Medicine, Nursing, Emergency Medical Services, or other health related medical studies.

Only one recipient will be selected per collegiate

Hamiota District Health Care Centre Bursary Fund. PDF Application Form

  • Proof of registration
  • Statement of tuition costs
  • Statement of current academic standing
  • Personal Resume

Harding Community Club Annual Volunteer Bursary

This $150 award is presented to a graduating student from VCI or Hamiota Collegiate who has resided in Harding, Kenton, or Lenore for at least 3 years who has been an active volunteer within his or her community.

PDF of criteria & address

  • Confirmation of residency within Kenton, Harding, or Lenore
  • Current transcript
  • Personal Resume

Short personal essay explaining student’s volunteer activities and how by volunteering you have helped your community during your teenage years.

Vinell Holdings Post Graduate Award – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $500 is given to a student going on post-secondary studies in business or economics.

Jean & Murray Thomas Memorial Scholarship Award – Virden & Area Foundation (2 awards) – Submission Date: May 14, 2018 – Jean and Murray Thomas Memorial Scholarship application.

This $1000 scholarship award recognizes graduating Virden Collegiate Institute students who demonstrate the qualities of active participation in civic or community activities, good scholarship, and school involvement.  The following specific criteria apply:

  1. Volunteer service to community
  2. Involvement in citizenship or character building organizations
  3. Good scholastic record
  4. Participation in student programs or activities
  5. Leadership ability to motivate others to actions to benefit the community
  • The Foundation will provide up to 2 awards of $1000 each.

Awards are available for use in any of the next three ensuing academic years.

Submission requirements:

  • PDF application form
  • Citizenship Essay (500 words)

2 reference letters (teacher from VCI and community representative)

Kenton/Lenore Legion Branch #118 Bursary

This $100 is presented to a graduating student who is a child of Kenton/Lenore member who is furthering their education.

PDF Application form

Kevin Wadham Memorial Scholarship – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This $500 award is presented to a worthy graduating student of Virden Collegiate Institute who is continuing his or her education at an accredited post-secondary institution who has been registered in Virden Minor Hockey for at least 5 years. Preference will be given to students who have been involved in a leadership role in either their community or in student government, as well as academic preferences.

Kevin Wadham Memorial Scholarship. PDF Application form to fill out and submit to VCI office.

Kola School ACSL

This award of $100 is given to a graduate of Kola School student who will be continuing their education at an accredited post-secondary institution

Ladies Auxiliary to Royal Canadian Legion Branch #8 Award – Submission Date: June 8, 2018

This award of $500 is given to the son, daughter, grandchild, or great grandchild of a Legion Branch Member and/or a Legion Ladies Auxiliary member attending VCI and continuing their education

Ladies Auxiliary to Royal Canadian Legion Branch #8 Award PDF Application to fill out and submit to donor Ladies’ Auxiliary to Royal Canadian Legion Branch #8 Award

Lady Directors of Agriculture Society Award – Submission Date: May 28, 2018

This award of $500 scholarship is awarded to a student who is going to continue his or her education in an agricultural related course.

If the recipient does not continue his or her education in the same year as the scholarship is received, it must be returned to the Ladies Committee of the Virden Agricultural Society.

Lady Directors of the Agricultural Society Award. PDF – application form to fill out and submit to the  VCI Office.

Lenore 4-H Club Scholarship – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $250 is given to a graduating current member in good standing of the Lenore 4-H club with at least a five year membership in the club, and who demonstrates leadership in club, community, province/country and school activities, as well as volunteerism. The recipient must attend a post-secondary institution within one year of graduation.

Lenore 4-H Club Award PDF application to fill out and submit to Lenore 4-H Secretary.

Lenore Community Club Award

This award of $100 is given to an outstanding graduate student from Lenore who is going on to attend post-secondary schooling.

Lenore Community Club Award application form to fill out and submit to VCI Office.

Life Touch Education Award – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $250 is given to deserving graduating Virden Collegiate Student.

No Application. Recipient will be selected from the list of graduating students, who are furthering their education at a post-secondary institution, by VCI Scholarship Committee.

Lillian Donaldson  Award – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $500is given to a student who is furthering their education in music, literature, or history.

No Application. Recipient will be selected from the list of graduating students, who are furthering their education at a post-secondary institution, by VCI Scholarship Committee.

Mazergroup Ag Excellence Scholarship – May 31, 2018

This scholarship is for $1000.00. The recipient of the scholarship must show proff of attendance at poast-secondary or mocational training before the scholarship is released to him/her.

Eligibility:

  1. Graduating from a Highschool in Mazergroup’s Territory of Business (Manitoba or Southeastern Saskatchewan).
  2. Must be entering a post-secondary institution or job-oriented training in the current year, in one of the following programs:
  • Agricultural Diploma of Degree
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship
  • Agricultural Equipment Technician Apprenticeship
  • Agribusiness
  • Land & Water Management

Mazergroup Ag Excellence Scholarship application and application information sheet. Application should be sent to the sponsor.

Miss I. M. Dryden Award – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $1000 is given to the student with the highest standing in a Business Education course.

No Application. Recipient will be selected from the list of graduating students, who are furthering their education at a post-secondary institution, by VCI Scholarship Committee.

Mr. C. E. Heapy Memorial Award – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $400 is given to a student of good character, ability, initiative, and leadership, from Oak Lake who will be furthering his or her education.

No Application. Recipient will be selected from the list of graduating students, who are furthering their education at a post-secondary institution, by VCI Scholarship Committee.

Oak Lake & Area Lions’ Scholarship (2 awards) – Submission Date: June 8, 2018

This award of $500 is given to a student from Oak Lake who is immediately continuing his or her education at a credited university or college. Academic achievements will be factored into the selection process. 

Oak Lake & Area Lions Club Scholarship PDF Application form to fill out and submit to VCI Office.

Oak Lake Branch of the Vanguard Credit Union Scholarship

This award of $350 is given to a VCI graduate who will be studying business, agriculture or agricultural finance, or is in the Faculty of Arts, and is a member of the Oak Lake Vanguard Credit Union.

Pipestone-Sifton Conservation Award

This award of $500 is presented to a student who is continuing their education in a field related to agriculture or conservation.  Selection of the recipient may be based more on the individual’s community involvement, interest in agriculture or conservation and attitude, than on academic skill alone.  The student must  have a parent or grandparent as a current resident or landowner in either Pipestone or Sifton Municipalties.  The recipient will receive the bursary  upon submitting documentation showing course enrollment and registration at an approved post-secondary institution to West Souris River Conservation District.

Pipestone-Sifton Conservation Award Application. PDF Application with criteria to be sent to donor

Typed Application that includes:

  • The municipality in which the student resides
  • Educational institution that they will be attending and the courses enrolled in\
  • Background information regarding extra-curricular activities, community involvement, interests, and hobbies
  • Interest in agriculture or conservation

Reston and Area Foundation Award – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award is given to a graduating student who is a resident of the municipalities of Pipestone or Albert who has shown that he/she strives for excellence and has been a service to his/her school and community.  Financial need will be taken into account when selecting the recipient.

PDF Application to be completed and submitted to Donor as well as:

  • 1 Reference letter from Principal
  • 1 Reference letter from a teacher, coach, employer, etc.

Royal Canadian Legion # 8 Scholarship

This award of $500 is given to a student of good character, attitude, and ability, and a relative of a Legion member.

Royal Canadian Legion #8 Scholarship PDF application to fill out and submit to donor.

R.M. of Pipestone Bursary – Submission Date: May 30, 2018

The recipient of this $500 award must be a resident of the RM of Pipestone and must be attending a post-secondary institution to pursue a trace.  Successful applicants need not be of high academic standing, but should demonstrate dedication, perseverance and a willingness to strive for excellence.

Handwritten letter that includes future plans and why you should be chosen to receive this bursary.

Rural Municipality of Pipestone Bursary Application. Application should be submitted to the VCI office.

R.M. of Wallace-Woodworth Scholarship Ward 1 (Woodworth) – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This $500 scholarship is awarded to a graduating student from the RM of Wallace- Woodworth Ward 1 (Woodworth) who is continuing his or her education or involvement with the municipal community.  Preference will be given to students:

  1. have been involved in a leadership role in either community or student government
  2. pursuing a field of study related to agriculture, acquiring a skilled trade, or pursuing an entrepreneurial interest that would be beneficial to the rural economy.

R.M. of Wallace-Woodworth Scholarship Ward 1 (Woodworth)PDF form to fill out and submit to VCI office.

R.M. of Wallace-Woodworth Scholarship Ward 2 – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This $500 scholarship is awarded to a graduating student from the RM of Wallace- Woodworth Ward 2 (Walllace) who is continuing his or her education or involvement with the municipal community.  Preference will be given to students:

  1. have been involved in a leadership role in either community or student government
  2. pursuing a field of study related to agriculture, acquiring a skilled trade, or pursuing an entrepreneurial interest that would be beneficial to the rural economy.

R.M. of Wallace-Woodworth Scholarship Ward 2 (Wallace) PDF form to fill out and submit to VCI office.

Schulich Leader Scholarship – Submission Date: February 28, 2018

This Virden Collegiate Student has earned the distinction of “Schulich Leader Nominee” at the secondary school level. This distinction separates one student from all of their peers through recognition and visibility that can provide opportunities for years to come. Schulich Leader Scholarship hopes that these efforts will encourage further support towards the study of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at the high school level that are producing Schulich Leader Nominees.

Secure Energy – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This $1500 award is given to a Virden Collegiate Institute graduate who is entering post-secondary studies in environmental sciences or engineering at a university or college. Secure Energy Services application form.

  • PDF form to be filled out
  • 500 word essay
  • Handed in to VCI office

South West Manitoba Cattle Sales Association – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $100 is presented to a graduating student who is furthering his or her education (either degree or diploma) in an agriculture or agriculture related program (including veterinary medicine, home economics, or mechanics).

PDF form to be filled out and returned to VCI office.

Steven Konkin Memorial Scholarship – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $500 is given to a deserving student who plans to continue his or her education in a trades apprenticeship program or civil engineering.

Steven Konkin Memorial Scholarship to fill out and submit to VCI office.

Sunrise Credit Union Ltd. Bursary – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $1500 is given to a Sunrise Credit Union graduate, 75% average or better demonstrating community involvement.

No Application. Recipient will be selected from the list of graduating students, who are furthering their education at a post-secondary institution, by VCI Scholarship Committee. Sunrise Credit Union Bursary information letter.

Thomas A.  Jourdin Memorial Scholarship (Wallace District Fire Department)

This $500 scholarship is presented to a student graduating from Virden Collegiate Institute who meets the following criteria (set forth by the members of the Wallace District Fire Department Station #1 Virden). In order to qualify for the Scholarship a student must:

  • Show a desire to pursue a full time career in the Fire Service
  • Have shown involvement in school and community through service work and volunteering
  • Provide proof of academic proficiency.

The successful applicant will have five years from graduation to be accepted into an approved post-secondary institution.

Wallace District Fire Department – Thomas A Jourin Memorial Scholarship to fill out and submit to donor

Town of Virden Award – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $1000 is presented to a graduate of Virden Collegiate who demonstrates (1) volunteer involvement in the school or community and (2) qualities of a good citizen.  Academic achievement will only be considered in the case of two or more candidates that are equal in the above mentioned criteria.

Candidates must apply in the form of an essay.  This essay should include a description of the qualities that meet the criteria for this award. Submit completed essays to the VCI Main Office on or before the due date.

Valleyview Co-op Academic/Merit Scholarship – Submission Date: May 15, 2018

This award of $500 is given to a student who displays food work habits, is punctual, courteous, friendly, and furthering his/her education in a field of study that relates to the Valleyview Co-op’s business (Business Administration, Agriculture, Retail, Accounting, etc.)

Applicants who have worked for the Valleyview  Consumers Co-op will receive recognition but with no guarantee. Valleyview Co-op Academic Merit Scholarship application.

Vanguard Catalyst Credit Union – Submission Date: June 1, 2018

This $500 bursary is given to a graduating student who is attending a post-secondary institution in September 2018 and is a member of the Vanguard Credit Union.

To engage student in the responsibility and decision making of their educational journey, Vanguard Credit Union invites graduates to mist their website at www.vanguardcu.mb.ca, review the bursary qualifications and apply online.

Virden Curling Club Scholarship – Submission Date: June 1, 2018

This award of $500 is given to a student who displays good work habits, is punctual, courteous, friendly, and furthering his/her education in a field of study that relates to the Valleyview Co-op’s business; (Business Admin. Agriculture, Retail, Accounting etc.) Applicants who have worked for the Valleyview Consumers Co-op will receive recognition but with no guarantee.  Virden Curling Club Scholarship

VCI Advisory Council Student Leadership (ACSL) 2 Awards – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $250 is given to a graduating VCI student who is continuing their education at an accredited post- secondary institution.

Submit a 250 word essay detailing future plans, as well as school and community involvement to the VCI Main Office on or before the due date.

VCI Band Parents Association Scholarship – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $200 is given to a VCI graduating band student. Consideration will be given to students who are not taking a music degree, but who are enrolled in at least 1 music class.

Virden Band Parent and Student Association Scholarship application. PDF form to fill out and submit to VCI office (forwarded to Band Association)

Transcript with band marks needed.

VCI Choir Parents Association Scholarship – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $250 is given to  the most outstanding student in the Virden Collegiate Choral Program.

No Application. Recipient will be selected from the list of graduating students, who are furthering their education at a post-secondary institution, by VCI Parents Choir Association.

VCI Choir Parents Association Scholarship – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $250 is given to a graduating student who displays tremendous talent and character throughout years performing in productions with the Virden and District Chorale and Virden Collegiate.

No Application. Recipient will be selected from the list of graduating students, who are furthering their education at a post-secondary institution, by VCI Choir Parents Association.

VCI Staff Award – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award is given deserving graduating student.

No Application. Recipient will be selected from the list of graduating students, who are furthering their education at a post-secondary institution, by VCI Scholarship Committee.

VCI Student Council Annual Scholarship – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $250 is given to  a member of the present student council, and continuing his or her education.

No Application. Recipient will be selected from the list of graduating students, who are furthering their education at a post-secondary institution, by VCI Student Council Teacher Advisors.

Virden and District Health Auxiliary Award

This award of $2000 is given to a student entering the medical field with primary focus on nursing, followed by  medicine, and dentistry  — $1000.00 in the 1st year and $1000.00 in the 2nd year.

Virden and District Ministerial Association Scholarship – Submission Date: June 2, 2018

This scholarship in the amount of $300 is given to a graduating student who will be furthering his/her Christian education at a post-secondary school to develop his or her skills for  ministry. This recipient will  be attending at a local church and demonstrates good character and moral standing.

Virden and District Ministerial Association Scholarship. A 300-500 word essay is required.

Virden Curling Club Scholarship – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $500 is given to a graduate who has been a member of good standing with the Virden Curling club for more than 3 years. This recipient is an active community volunteer and has been accepted into a post-secondary institution.  Virden Curling Club Scholarship application.

  • PDF form to fill and submit to donor
  • Include transcript

Virden High School Indoor Rodeo Awards – Various Awards

  • Academic Cowboy
  • Academic Cowgirl
  • Graduate Scholarships
  • High Point Cowboy
  • High Point Cowgirl

Graduating students are awarded the money they have earned throughout their high school rodeo career.

No application.Points and Awards are accumulated throughout students’ High School Rodeo career.

Virden Justice Committee Scholarship – Submission Date: June 1, 2018

This $500 award is given to a FLBSD or Melita School graduate who demonstrates qualities of active participation in civic and community activities. This student must have at least 70% average and be pursuing post-secondary studies in criminology, justice, law, social work, or family studies.  Specific criteria:

  • Good scholastic record (minimum 70%)
  • Participation in student activities or programs
  • Leadership ability to motivate others to actions to benefit the community
  • Involvement in citizenship or character building organizations
  • Volunteer service to community

Virden Justice Committee Scholarship. PDF form with criteria for award to fulfill and submit to donor.  Transcript must be included.

Virden Lions Club Awards – Power Mech – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This $500 Award is given to a student in the Power Mechanics stream.  He or she must be furthering their education.

No Application. Recipient will be selected from the list of graduating students, who are furthering their education at a post-secondary institution, by VCI Scholarship Committee.

Virden Lions Club Awards – Business – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $500 is given to a student in the business education stream and is  furthering his or her education.

No Application. Recipient will be selected from the list of graduating students, who are furthering their education at a post-secondary institution, by VCI Scholarship Committee.

Virden Lions Club Awards – Academic Stream – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $500 is given to a student in an academic stream who is be furthering his/her education.

No Application. Recipient will be selected from the list of graduating students, who are furthering their education at a post-secondary institution, by VCI Scholarship Committee.

Virden Music & Arts Festival Awards

This award of $250 is given to a graduate who has displayed excellence in attitude, work habits, and respect for others, and has participated in the Virden Music & Arts Festival.

Virden Royal Purple Scholarship – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $300 is awarded to the student with the highest standing and has taken English 40S (comprehensive) and is furthering his/her education at a post-secondary institution.

No Application. Recipient will be determined by marks and  from the list of graduating students, who are furthering their education at a post-secondary institution.

Virden Oil Capitals FLBSD – Cole Hamblin Memorial Scholarship – Submission Date: June 1, 2018

This award of $1000 is given to a deserving recipient who will be continuing their education at an accredited post-secondary institution. Applicants must demonstrate: dedication and commitment to athletics; have a passion for sport, and show genuine care and support for teammates, as well as demonstrate strong morals and ethics; an overall respect for their teammates, officials and opponents during their high school years.

A 350-500 word essay is required for this award. Virden Oil Capitals Foundation – Cole Hamblin Memorial Scholarship information.

Virden Zone Outstanding 4-H Member Award

This award of $100 is awarded to the most deserving senior 4-H member. This member has gone through a series of interviews which includes 4-H accomplishments and projects, interests, hobbies and school achievements.

Westman Communications Group Award of Excellence – Submission Date: May 18, 2018

This award of $500 is given to a graduating VCI student who is pursuing a technology related career at a Manitoba university or college. This career maybe technology focused or a career utilizes technology. Students must have a proven academic abilities and have an interest in volunteer and community service.

The Westman Award of Excellence Scholarship being presented today is part of a total $16,000 being contributed by Westman Communications Group to over 30 high schools in the communities that Westman serves.

Westman Award of Excellence Scholarship Application. In addition to the completed application form, Westman Communication s Group requires the following items to accompany their application:

  • An electronic copy of the most recent transcript of the student’s Grace 12 grades.
  • An electronic copy of the student’s acceptance letter from the Manitoba post-secondary institution he/she will be attending.
  • A high resolution photo to be used to publicize winner’s achievements to be used on a variety of Westman Communication Group media platforms.

Forward completed applications to the VCI Main Office. The recipient will be selected by the  VCI Scholarship Committee.

Wetland Center of Excellence Leadership Award – Ducks Unlimited (2 awards?) – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award of $500 is earned over the span of three years working with early years’ students at Eternal Springs teaching the children wetland activities such as critter dipping, water quality testing, soil analysis and geology.

Zoe Lesy Scholarship  – Submission Date: May 31, 2018

This award is given to a student that has completed one successful full year of post-secondary education. A transcript is required to receive the bursary. Applicants  need to be entering a Science related field, be involved in their community, involved in sport, and have a positive influence on others.

No Application. Recipient will be selected from the list of graduating students, who are furthering their education at a post-secondary institution, by VCI Scholarship Committee.