Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries


Most Recent Update: May 15, 2019.

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

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: TBA

Scholarship information available from the VCI Main Office.

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

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited: Submission Date: TBA

Entrance award application available from the VCI Main Office.

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

Oddfellow and Rebekahs of Manitoba Bursary: Oddfellows and Rebeccas Provincial Scholarship

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/Pages/results.aspx?k=scholarships
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/

Manitoba Nurses Union Local 40 Scholarship: https://22.files.edl.io/8366/09/09/18/030011-2d5c67b5-ba28-42b8-b8e6-aa8caabac473.pdf

 

Mazergroup Ag Excellence Scholarship:  https://mazergroup.ca/who-we-are/community-involvement

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: TBA

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: TBA

This award of $500 is given to a VCI graduate 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 Council Scholarship PDF Application to fill out and submit to donor.

ACE (Applied Commerce Education) Award – Submission date is the last school day of May (May 31, 2019)

This award of $500 is given to a student who is graduation with the Business Diploma and is continuing their education within one year of graduation. Preference is given to graduates who are continuing their education in the field of business. Recipients have up to 27 months to use scholarship funds.

Proof of registration from post-secondary institution must e submitted to VCI for funds to be released.

ACE (Applied Commerce Education) Award PDF application to fill out and submit to VCI Business teacher, Stacey James.

Bryan Wark Memorial Scholarship – Submission date is the last school day of May (May 31, 2019)

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. Recipients have up to 15 months to use scholarship money.

Recipient must provide proof of registration to donor to receive scholarship. Funds will be sent directly to the bursar’s office of the recipient’s post-secondary institution to be used for tuition.

Bryan Wark Memorial Award 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 – Deadline set by donor

This award of $500 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: None

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 will be given out to a VCI Graduate At Grad in 2019.

No application. No Deadline; recipient will be selected buy the VCI Selection Committee.

Corex Resources Continuing Education Award (2 Awards)  – Submission Date: None

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. No deadline. 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: None

This award of $5000 is given to a deserving Virden Collegiate Graduate. Recipients have up to 27 months to use these funds.

This award is used exclusively for post-secondary studies and the VCI Scholarship Committee will manage the funds. VCI will send funds directly to the student’s post-secondary institution, The recipient must notify VCI when they are paying your tuition so VCI can have funds sent to the registrar.

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

Custom Software Solutions, Inc. Computer Science Award – Submission Date: None

This award of $500 is given to the top Computer Science student who will be going on to post-secondary training.

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

Dorothy Baillie Memorial Scholarship  – Submission Date: May 31, 219

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.

The recipient will receive funds upon proof of registration and attendance at his/her chosen institution. The recipient has 27 months to claim this scholarship (that is, 2 years plus 3 months after the date of grad). 

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

Dorothy Manser Award  – Submission Date: None

This award of $500 is given to a student going into technology, woodworking, power mechanics, electrical, or 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: None

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, 2019

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. Preference will be given to those appyling to a trade and to those that have shown volunteerism and philanthropy in the community.

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

ERCO World Wide Scholarship – Submission Date: May 31, 2019

This award of $1250 is given to a deserving VCI graduate with good academic standing. This recipient will be continuing their education in  apprenticeship programming in the area of industrial trades; mechanic, millwright, electrical, pipefitting, construction, power engineering. The ERCO Scholarship will be presented to a student who meets the following criteria:

  1. Is entering a recognized apprenticeship program in the area of industrial trades; mechanic, millwright, electrical, pipefitting, construction, power engineering
  2. If no graduate fits criteria 1, a student entering power engineering
  3. If no graduate fits criteria 1 or 2, a student entering the engineering field will be considered will be considered
  4. If not graduate fits criteria 1, 2 or 3, we would like the student will the highest academic average pursing post-secondary education to receive the award.

Scholarship funds will be awarded after the successful completion of first semester. Recipients will need to provide proof of completion of semester 1 to VCI and then VCI will release the money.

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: None

This award of $500 is given to a deserving 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.

Golden Bears Continuing Education Scholarship – Submission Date: May 31, 2019

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 before the last school  day of May.

Goulter Scholarship – Submission Date: May 31, 2019

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.

Guild Insurance Brokers Grad Award

This award is given to a graduating student who is going to a post-secondary institution to earn a business degree or diploma (business commerce, finance, business administration, business communication, etc.), has financial need, and has been involved in his/her community.

Recipient needs to submit proof of enrolment to donor to release funds. Funds will be sent directly to the post-secondary institution in recipient is attending.

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

Gunby Family Award – Submission Date: TBA

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 Main Office.

Hamiota District Health Centre Foundation Inc. Bursary Fund – Submission Date: March 15, 2019

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 – Submission Date: Applications must be post marked no later than June 1, 2019

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
  • A statement of current academic standing
  • Personal Resume
  • A short personal essay explaining student’s volunteer activities and how by volunteering you have helped your community during your teenage years.

2019 Harding Community Volunteer Bursary form.

Jean & Murray Thomas Memorial Scholarship Award – Virden & Area Foundation (2 awards) – Submission Date: June 1, 2019 – 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:

  1. PDF application form
  2. 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.

Kenton/Lenore Legion Branch #118 Bursary PDF Application form

Kevin Wadham Memorial Scholarship – Submission Date: May 31, 2019

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 proficiency.

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

Kola School ACSL – Submission Date: None

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.

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.

Ladies Auxiliary to Royal Canadian Legion Branch #8 Award – Submission Date: May 31, 2019

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.

Award recipient will receive their scholarship funds when proof of registration from their post-secondary institution has been received by the Ladies Auxiliary.

 

Lady Directors of Agriculture Society Award – Submission Date: May 31, 2019

This scholarship of $500 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 Main Office.

Lenore Community Club Award

This award of $250 is given to an outstanding graduating student from Lenore who is going on to attend post-secondary schooling.

The award will be forwarded to the recipient upon proof of payment of tuition. Recipients have up to 15 months to claim this scholarship (that is, 1 year and 3 months after graduation).

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

Life Touch Education Award – Submission Date: None

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: None

This award of $500 is 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.

Miss I. M. Dryden Award – Submission Date: None

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: None

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 and Area Lion’s Scholarship (2) – Submission date: May 31, 2019

This award of $500 is given to a student from Oak Lake who is immediately continuing his or her education at an accredited university or college. Academic achievements will be factored into the selection process. Recipients may have up to 15 months to use scholarship funds.

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

Pipestone-Sifton Conservation Award – Submission date: May 31, 2019

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 Municipalities.  Recipients have 36 months to claim funds.

Recipient will receive the bursary upon submitting documentation showing course enrolment and registration at an approved post-secondary institution to West Souris River Conservation District. In the event the recipient has not enrolled in their course of studies within three years of the announcement of the award, the award shall be forfeited.

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

PDF application with criteria to be sent to donor typed application should include:

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

Royal Canadian Legion # 8 Scholarship – Submission Date: TBA

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: TBA

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.

Bursary will be payable upon proof of registration to a post-secondary institution.

A handwritten letter that includes future plans and why you should be chosen to receive this bursary should be composed and submitted to the VCI Main Office.

R.M. of Wallace-Woodworth Scholarship Ward 1 (Woodworth) – Submission Date: May 31, 2019

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 Main Office.

R.M. of Wallace-Woodworth Scholarship Ward 2 – Submission Date: May 31, 2019

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 Main Office.

Schulich Leader Scholarship – Submission Date: February 2019

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, 2019

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.

The successful candidate must be entering a post-secondary institution on a full-time basis in the fall of their graduating year. The money will be sent directly to the post-secondary institution upon the receipt of the documentation showing successful completion of the first year of studies and has maintained a 3.0 or greater GPA.

Secure Energy Services application form.

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

Sunrise Credit Union Ltd. Bursary – Submission Date: TBA

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

The scholarship fund will be made available to the recipient with one half of the total scholarship provided in each of the first two semesters they attend a post-secondary institution. A copy of their enrolment/payment receipt must be provided to the Credit union prior to the funds being advanced.

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) – Submission Date: May 31, 2019

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.

Upon proof of entrance to an approved post-secondary college or university the successful applicant will receive $250.00 upon proof of registration and the remaining $250 upon successful completion of the course. 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, 2019

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.

Tracy Morwood Memorial of Grad 89 Scholarship – Submission Date: May 31, 2019

This scholarship is given in memory of Tracy Morwood, class of 89. Tracy was a devoted teacher who loved music and athletics, and was kind to those around her. this scholarship is being awarded this year because it is the 30 year anniversary of her grad. This award is given to a student who is entering the Education field and has a background in music or athletics (if no applicants in these areas, other applicants may be considered). The recipient must be kind and encouraging to their peers and show positive citizenship in their school/community.

Recipients must provide proof of registration to VCI (in September) to obtain funds.

Applicants must provide:

  1. a current high school transcript
  2. a letter explaining how they meet the criteria for this award and what field of education they plan to pursue.

Valleyview Co-op Academic/Merit Scholarship – Submission Date: May 15, 2019

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. VValleyview Co-op Academic/Merit Scholarship

Valleyview Co-op Student Employee Scholarship Fund – Submission Date: May 15, 2019.

This scholarship of $0.20/hour is given to a student who has worked for at least one year prior to graduation. Students must maintain a job performance rating of fully achieving performance or better or order to qualify for scholarship payout.

Employees must be enrolled in a recognized post-secondary program of a minimum of 1 year in length. The total hours worked from the student’sstart date up until June 30th of the student’s gfraduation year will be used to calculate the student’s scholarship fund. Applicants must submit proof of enrolment in a post-secondary program by June 30th of their graduating year or, if opting not to attend post-secondary education immediately after graduation, by June 30 of the following year to qualify for payment. In this case, the student must inform Valleyview Co-op in writing of their intention to pursue education at a later date.

Student Employee Scholarship Fund Application PDF Application form.

Valleyview Co-op Employee Bursary – Submission Date: May 15, 2019

This $500 scholarship is awarded to a graduate whose parent or guardian is actively employed at Valleyview Co-op. Selections will be based on financial need, long term plans and goals, and school and community involvement.

Applicants must submit proof of enrolment in a post-secondary program by June 30, or if opting not to attend post-secondary education, immediately after graduation by June 30 of the following year to qualify for payment.In this case, the student must inform Valleyview co-op in writing of their intention to pursue education at a later date.

Children of Valleyview employees Bursary Application PDF Application form.

Vanguard Catalyst Credit Union Oak Lake/Brandon Scholarship – Submission Date: TBA

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

The bursary will be awarded from Vanguard-Catalyst directly to the successful applicant upon receiving confirmation of their enrolment to a post-secondary institution.

Vanguard Credit Union invites graduates to visit their website at www.vanguardcu.mb.ca, review the bursary qualifications and apply online.

Virden Curling Club Scholarship – Submission Date: TBA

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. The recipient is an active community volunteer and has been accepted into a post-secondary institution.

Proof of enrolment to a qualified post-secondary school must be submitted to the donor.

Virden Curling Club Scholarship PDF Application form. Application  must include a transcript.

VCI Advisory Council Student Leadership (ACSL) Several Awards – Submission Date: TBA

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

Proof of enrolment at a post-secondary institution must be submitted to council, within 18 months of graduation, to receive scholarship money.

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, 2019

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. Recipients have  6 months in which to use scholarship money.

Recipients must submit proof of registration to the VCI Main Office to receive their scholarship money.

Virden Band Parent and Student Association Scholarship application. PDF form to fill out and submit to VCI office (forwarded to Band Association) Include a transcript with band marks and a letter to accompany your application.

VCI Choir Parents Association Scholarship – Submission Date: None

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 Staff Award – Submission Date: None

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:  June 7, 2019

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

Applicants need to write letter to Student Council Advisers detailing their student council involvement and contributions during their high school years.

Vionell Holdings Partnership Post Graduate Award – Submission Date: None

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

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

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.

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, physician, pharmacy, dentistry, x-ray technician, respiratory technician and nuclear medicine – $1000.00 in the 1st year and $1000.00 in the 2nd year.

The Auxiliary requests a letter of acknowledgement when you receive the award and further communication at the end of your first year with the necessary information regarding your intentions for your second year. You will be given $1000.00 for the first year and another $1000.00 in the second year, providing you have maintained your position within your faculty.

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

Virden and District Ministerial Association Scholarship – Submission Date: June 1, 2019

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. The recipient attends a local church and demonstrates good character and moral standing. The recipient of this scholarship has up to 27 months to use funds.

Applicants need to submit a 300-500 word essay describing their plans and hopes for the future: Christian education, ministry plans, life goals, etc. Applicants may also reflect upon their faith journey up until the present.

Virden and District Ministerial Association Scholarship

Virden Curling Club Scholarship – Submission Date: TBA

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. Proof of registration must be submitted to the donor to receive funds. Virden Curling Club Scholarship-2019

  • 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: TBA

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:

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

Recipient must provide proof of registration to donor to receive scholarship. Applications must be submitted to Mr. Kent Reid, FLBSD, Box 1420 Virden, MB R0M2C0

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

Virden Lions Club Awards – Power Mech – Submission Date: None

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

Proof of registration (tuition receipt) must be submitted to VCI and VCI will forward money to recipient.

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: None

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

Proof of registration (tuition receipt) must be submitted to VCI and VCI will forward money to recipient.

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: None

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

Proof of registration (tuition receipt) must be submitted to VCI and VCI will forward money to recipient.

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 Award – Band – Submission Date: None

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.

No application needed. Subject teachers & Festival Committee chose recipient from a list of students that have participated in the Virden Music & Arts Festival throughout their school years.

Virden Music & Arts Festival Award – Choir – Submission Date: None

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.

No application needed. Subject teachers & Festival Committee chose recipient from a list of students that have participated in the Virden Music & Arts Festival throughout their school years.

Virden Music & Arts Festival Award – Drama – Submission Date: None

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.

No application needed. Subject teachers & Festival Committee chose recipient from a list of students that have participated in the Virden Music & Arts Festival throughout their school years.

Virden Music & Arts Festival Award – ART – Submission Date: None

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.

No application needed. Subject teachers & Festival Committee chose recipient from a list of students that have participated in the Virden Music & Arts Festival throughout their school years.

Virden Royal Purple Award – Submission Date: None

This award of $300 is awarded to a grade 12 student that has displayed excellence in the area of volunteerism throughout their high school years.

This award is not a scholarship and therefore doesn’t require applicants to be going on to post-secondary education.

Virden Royal Purple Award PDF Application form. Submit completed form to the VCI Main Office.

Virden Oil Capitals FLBSD – Cole Hamblin Memorial Scholarship – Submission Date: June 3, 2019

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 that illustrates the characteristics mentioned in the scholarship criteria and why they deserve this award is required. Virden Oil Capitals Foundation-Scholarship 2019 information.

Westman Communications Group Award of Excellence – Submission Date: May 17, 2019

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 utilising 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.

Applicants must be approved by Westman Communications Group prior to release of the scholarship funds.

WCG_Scholarship_Application_Form_2019_Interactive (1) In addition to the completed application form, Westman Communication s Group requires the following items to accompany their application:

  • A copy of the most recent transcript of the student’s Grace 12 grades.
  • A copy of the student’s acceptance letter from the Manitoba post-secondary institution he/she will be attending.
  • A high resolution photo of the applicant.

Apply online http://westmancom.com/fileadmin/content/docs/scholarships/WCG_Scholarship_Application_Form_2019_Interactive.pdf or use PDF application form – return to VCI office along with:

  1. Current Transcript
  2. Copy of acceptance letter to post-secondary institution they will be attending
  3. High resolution photo of applicant

Wetland Center of Excellence Leadership Award – Submission Date: none

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.

No applicsation. This award is selected by the teacher adviser.

Zoe Lesy Scholarship  – Submission Date: None

This $500.00 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.

The successful candidate will need to complete one successful full year of post-secondary education and submit their transcript to the donors to receive funds.

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.