Financial Aid and Awards

The Louis Riel Institute administers a number of bursaries and awards on behalf of the MMF.  Working with post-secondary institutions, partners and stakeholders, the Louis Riel Institute works to ensure Métis students are informed and have ease of access to apply to these funds. 

The bursary and awards offered through the Louis Riel Institute are aimed toward Métis students who can successfully prove Manitoba Métis Federation Métis Citizenship, who are enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution in Manitoba, and who meet all qualifying factors of the funding. 

 

The Louis Riel Bursary

The MMF continues to support post-secondary students through the Louis Riel Bursary. The bursary is available to Métis students at several post-secondary institutions across Manitoba and are administered through the Louis Riel Institute in partnership with the post-secondary institutions.

Qualified students are required to complete an application that may be one or two parts - depending on their individual post-secondary institute. The Louis Riel Institute confirms an applicant's eligibility for the bursary through verification of Manitoba Métis Federation citizenship and the post-secondary institution determines the bursary recipients based on their individual assessment criteria(s).

Please see the chart below for each institution's deadline to apply:

Post-Secondary Institution

Due Date

Post-Secondary Institution

Due Date

Brandon University

Sept. 30

University College of the North

Nov. 9

Red River College

Sept. 15

University of Manitoba

Oct. 1

Université de Saint-Boniface

Sept. 30

University of Winnipeg

Oct. 1

Assiniboine Community College

Oct. 15


Students are eligible to apply for the Louis Riel Bursary every year they are enrolled at their post-secondary institution.

Students who are interested in applying for this bursary can contact their post-secondary institution directly or contact the Louis Riel Institute to request an application and get further details, or download the application form here:

Louis Riel Bursary Application

*Please ensure the most recent version of the application is completed and submitted (Dated June 2022 in the footer of the application)

 

Mary Guilbault Métis Bursary

The bursary is available to Red River Métis students across Manitoba who excel in academics and the community and who show financial need. Post-secondary students who have been a resident of Manitoba for the last 12 months may qualify for the Mary Guilbault Métis Bursary, administered through the Louis Riel Institute.

Qualified students are encouraged to complete an application, provide a transcript or statement of marks from the most recent academic year and provide two letters of recommendation along with an essay. Each application will be assessed on an individual basis.

Students are eligible to apply for the Mary Guilbault Métis Bursary every year they are enrolled at their post-secondary institution.

Students who are interested in applying for this award can contact the Louis Riel Institute to request an application and get further details, or download the application form here:

Mary Guilbault Métis Bursary Application

The deadline to apply for the Mary Guilbault Métis Bursary is October 1st.

*Please ensure the most recent version of the application is completed and submitted (Dated June 2022 in the footer of the application)

 

The Red River Métis & Cantor's Family Award

The Red River Métis & Cantor's Family Award is available to Red River Métis students who are attending a post-secondary institution in Manitoba. The student must be enrolled in butcher/abattoir, culinary arts, or any agricultural programs which focus on the study of livestock and processes used for the purpose of feeding people or a related field in which you can express the connection to the butcher/abattoir field.

Qualified students are encouraged to complete an application, provide a copy of an acceptance letter from their institution, three letters of recommendation, and a 500+ word essay.

Students who are interested in applying for this award can contact the Louis Riel Institute to request an application and get further details, or download the application form here:

The Red River Métis & Cantor's Family Award Application

The deadline to apply for the Red River Métis & Cantor's Family Award is November 1st.

 

Manitoba Métis Federation Vickar Community Chevrolet Award

The Vickar Community Chevrolet Award is available to Red River Métis students enrolled at Red River College Polytechnic and registered in one of the prerequisite programs:

  • Automotive Technician (Certificate)
  • Automotive Technician (Diploma)
  • Collision Repair & Refinishing
  • Introduction to Trades (Automotive)
  • Business Administration
  • Commerce, Industry Sales & Marketing

Qualified students are required to complete a two-part application through Red River College Polytechnic and the Louis Riel Institute. Each application will be assessed on an individual basis.
Students are eligible to apply for the Vickar Community Chevrolet Award every year they are enrolled as long as the award criteria is met.

Students who are interested in applying for this award can contact the Louis Riel Institute to request an application and get further details, or download the application form here:

MMF Vickar Bursary Application

The deadline to apply for the MMF Vickar Community Chevrolet Award is October 15th.

*Please ensure the most recent version of the application is completed and submitted (Dated June 2022 in the footer of the application)

 

The Senator Gerry & Margaret St. Germain Bursary

The Senator Gerry & Margaret St. Germain Bursary is available to grade 12 Red River Métis students across Manitoba who excel in Math/or Science and are involved in the Red River Métis Community. If you are planning a post-secondary education in Manitoba, you may quality for the bursary which is administered through the Louis Riel Institute.

Qualified students are encouraged to complete an application, provide a transcript or statement of marks from their most recent year and provide two letters of recommendation, along with an essay. Each application will be assessed on an individual basis.

Students who are interested in applying for this award can contact the Louis Riel Institute to request an application and get further details, or download the application form here:

St. Germain Bursary Application

The deadline to apply for the Senator Gerry & Margaret St. Germain Bursary is June 26th.

*Please ensure the most recent version of the application is completed and submitted (Dated June 2022 in the footer of the application)

 

Audreen Hourie Governance Fellowship

The Audreen Hourie Governance Fellowship is available to Red River Métis students enrolled at the University of Winnipeg. Students accepted into the Masters of Aboriginal Governance or Masters of Development Practice, who are involved with their community, and who show financial need are encouraged to apply.

Qualified students are required to complete an application through the University of Winnipeg. Each fellowship will be assessed on an individual basis and are directly linked to an applicant's enrollment in either the Masters of Indigenous Studies program or the Masters of Development Practice program.

Students who are interested in applying are encouraged to contact the University of Winnipeg to request further details on how to apply.

 

The MMF Post-Secondary Educations Support Program

The MMF Post-Secondary Education Support Program aims to improve the education of Métis students from the Red River Métis Community by providing them with funding to access educational opportunities at the post-secondary level. Eligible post-secondary levels include:

  • Undergraduate programs.
  • Advanced or professional degree programs, and
  • Masters and Doctoral programs.

Eligible costs covered by the program may include tuition, books, travel support, and living allowances. Students interested in applying can visit www.MMFEducation.ca to access the online application.

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