Post Secondary Education / Bursaries

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 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 will confirm an applicant's eligibility for the bursary through verification of Métis ancestry and the post-secondary institutions determine the bursary recipients based on their individual assessment criteria(s).

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 award can contact their post-secondary institution directly or contact the Louis Riel Institute to request an application and get further details.

You can also download an application form here:

Louis Riel Bursary Application.pdf

Additional Bursaries Available

The MMF offers additional bursaries for your consideration including the following:

Mary Guilbault Métis Bursary

The bursary is available to Métis students at across Manitoba who excel in academics and the community and who show financial need. If you are a post-secondary student who has been a resident of Manitoba for the last 12 months you may qualify 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 most recent year and provide two letters of recommendation and an essay. Each bursary 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.

You can also download an application form here:

Mary Guilbault Métis Bursary Application.pdf

Manitoba Métis Federation Vickar Community Chevrolet Award

The Vickar Community Chevrolet Award is available to Manitoba Métis students enrolled at Red River College and is enrolled in one of the following programs

• Automotive Technician
• Business Administration
• Commerce
• Industry
• Sales Programs
• Marketing Programs
• Introduction to Trades
• Automotive Collision Repair

Qualified students are required to complete a two-part application through Red River College and the Louis Riel Institute. Each bursary will be assessed on an individual basis.

Students are eligible to apply for the Vickar Community Chevrolet Award 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.

You can also download an application form here:

MMF Vickar Bursary Application.pdf

The Senator Gerry & Margaret St. Germain Bursary

The Senator Gerry & Margaret St. Germain Bursary is available to grade 12 Métis students across Manitoba who excel in Math/or Science and are involved in the 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 and an essay. Each bursary 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.

You can also download an application form here:

St. Germain Bursary Application.pdf

Audreen Hourie Governance Fellowship

The Audreen Hourie Governance Fellowship is available to Manitoba Métis students enrolled at the University of Winnipeg and administered through the Louis Riel Institute. 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 their Masters of Indigenous Studies or Masters of Development Practice.

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

The MMF Post-Secondary Educations Support Program

The MMF Post-Secondary Education Support Program aims to improve the education of students from the Manitoba 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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