MITT Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards


Bursaries provide support to current MITT students for living expenses while studying. Bursaries are available each year for domestic students with a demonstrated financial need and minimum academic standing. Check this page in October, March and June of each year for bursary applications. 

Bursaries are funded by MITT, The Winnipeg Foundation, and private donors as seen with the Joe Sawtus Canadian Motorcycle Motosport Bursary and the Dave Holden Bursary in Culinary Arts.

Applications for the Fall 2021 General Bursary are now closed.

MITT Covid-19 Essential Worker Entrance Bursary Ten $1,000 bursaries for students who were/are employed in essential service areas since March 2020. Students with parents/guardians employed in essential areas are also eligible. Congratulations to our Essential Worker Bursary recipients!

Indspire Indigenous Education Awards MITT is a proud Indspire donor and supports four $2,500 awards each year for Indigenous post-secondary students. 

Business Council of Manitoba Indigenous Education Awards Apply through MITT: Contact Student Services at, or for info.

Advancing Futures Bursaries Up to $10,000 for former youth-in-care who are studying at MITT (See also the Futures Forward Tuition Waiver Program proudly supported by MITT).

Rise Above Scholarship Single parents with sole custody of their children may be eligible for bursaries up to $3,000. Applications for 2021-22 are closed.

Variety Manitoba Post-Secondary Education Awards $2,000-$4,000 in support for students with a permanent disability. Check their website in early Spring 2022 for the 2022-2023 intake information.

Colleges and Institutes Canada Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary: Bursaries of up to $5,000 each for college and institute students that demonstrate financial need and face challenges or barriers to participating in and completing post-secondary education. Applications have closed for the Fall 2021 intake, with the next deadline of October 1, 2022. 

Colleges and Institutes Canada Bird Construction/Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary: Support to college and institute Indigenous students that demonstrate financial need and face challenges or barriers to participating in and completing post-secondary education. This includes 4 bursaries of $2,500 each. Students must apply through MITT, deadline December 10, 2021.


Graduate Awards

MITT Graduate Awards recognize the outstanding student achievements and are awarded at convocation each year. Students are nominated for MITT Program Excellence and industry-sponsored awards based on grades, practicum performance, leadership, as well as citizenship and volunteerism. Both international and Canadian/Permanent Resident students are eligible.


Scholarships Administered by MITT

For International Students

Mid-Term Scholarships: International students in an MITT post-secondary trades or technical program are automatically considered for scholarships based on their grades and work skills at the mid-point of the academic year.

For Canadian/Permanent Resident Students 

MITT Women in Technology Entrance Scholarships for Fall 2021! Women training for careers in IT and technology are automatically considered for $500 entrance scholarships by applying to MITT before June 30, 2022.

MITT Women in Trades Entrance Scholarships continue for Fall 2021! Women pursuing career training in the trades are automatically considered for $500 entrance scholarships by applying to MITT before June 30, 2022.

2021 Printing United Alliance Scholarship As a Printing United Alliance Educational Institution member school, incoming fall 2022 MITT Graphic and Print Technician students are eligible to apply for several $2,000 scholarships.

Fall 2021 Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust MITT Graphic and Print Technician students will be considered for a $1,500 entrance scholarship based on grades from their high school entrance requirements. No separate application is required, but students must apply online to Graphic and Print Technician no later than June 30, 2022.

Pembina Trails MITT Work Skills Entrance Scholarship $1,000 for students attending MITT following graduation from one of the following high schools: Oak Park, Vincent Massey, Fort Richmond Collegiate, Shaftesbury, PT Alternative HS, PTEC. Contact your high school guidance counsellor to be considered.

Vickar Automotive Group Southern Chiefs’ Organization Educational Scholarship. This award is open to members of the 34 SCO First Nations communities, studying in any MITT program. Click here for more details and watch this page in early October 2022 for application info.

External Opportunities

Throughout Manitoba and Canada, there are many organizations who sponsor student scholarships. Future and current MITT students are encouraged to research and apply for every scholarship and award where they meet some or all of the eligibility criteria.

Search for scholarships specific to an industry or program of study, or for other interests and activities such as: sports affiliations, volunteerism and community involvement; religious/cultural associations; unions or corporate scholarships through parents or family member's employers. Below are some examples.     

Premio Campo Fogolar Award $1,000 for students with Friuli Venezia Giulia/Veneto Heritage. Apply before 31 October 2022. 

Manitoba Beef Producers Scholarship Six $500 scholarships for MBP members or their children. Deadline to apply is usually in early November.

National Union of Public and General Employees Tell Us Why Unions Matter. Ongoing, no deadline to apply. 

TransCanada Community Scholarships for community leadership, Indigenous students, and trades programs. 

Horatio Alger National Vocational & Technical Scholarship Up to $3,000 to pursue vocational and technical education.

Support Our Troops Scholarships for current/former members of the military and their families.

Mayor's Scholarship for Community Leadership Five $1000 scholarships for students involved in activities that improve Winnipeg communities. 

For Indigenous Students

ATCO Indigenous Education Awards Merit-based bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students entering a trades or technical program.

Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Fund Awards acknowledge Indigenous students who are making a difference in eliminating the barriers of racism, sexism, violence and indifference in society. Apply for one of 30 awards valued at $2,500 each, deadline Dec. 31, 2021.

Native Women's Association of Canada awards for Indigenous women, mothers, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse peoples. Three different awards are being offered with application deadlines in late July. Click the link and see Scholarships and Bursaries in the menu. 

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