Academic Scholarships & Bursaries

©Alison Ralph. MSC Students. Menno Simons College.
©Alison Ralph. MSC Students.
Menno Simons College.

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Menno Simons College (MSC) is pleased to offer both entrance scholarships and returning student scholarships to students planning to complete the Conflict Resolution Studies or International Development Studies program. These awards are in addition to the awards that full-time students are automatically eligible for through the University of Winnipeg's Awards and Financial Aid Office.

All awards administered by MSC are composed of funds donated by friends of the College. These include scholarships and bursaries that are typically awarded in the fall according to various criteria. The majority of entrance and returning student scholarships are processed in October of each year. MSC also distributes bursaries that are processed and awarded according to financial need and funds available.

Scholarship amounts range from $300–$1,500 per year.

Application Deadlines

  • Entrance Scholarships: October 1, 2021
  • Returning Student Scholarships: October 1, 2021
  • International Student Scholarships: October 1, 2021

General Conditions

  1. Candidates for scholarships must be registered in a minimum of 9 credit hours in both the Fall and Winter semesters; a minimum of 3 credit hours per semester must be in International Development Studies and/or Conflict Resolution Studies courses.
  2. Scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of academic performance, with some consideration of the student's history of community service, extracurricular activities, leadership experience, or challenges overcome in the pursuit of education.
  3. Students must submit all application documents prior to the deadline outlined on the application form.

Scholarship & Bursary Information

MSC Entrance Scholarships are awarded to students entering their first year of university-level studies. Students must be enrolled in Introduction to Conflict Resolution Studies or Introduction to International Development Studies.   NOTE: These awards are donated by Access Credit Union. 

MSC Returning Student Scholarships are awarded to students who have:

  • completed, at minimum, 18 credit hours of University level courses, including one of Introduction to International Development or Introduction to Conflict Resolution Studies; 
  • achieved a minimum GPA of 2.5 to 3.0 (see application form for details); and
  • officially declared a major in Conflict Resolution Studies or International Development Studies.

MSC International Student Scholarships are awarded to students who are studying on a Study Permit. Candidates must have:

  • completed, at minimum, Introduction to International Development Studies or Introduction to Conflict Resolution Studies;
  • achieved a minimum GPA of 2.75; and 
  • officially declared a major in Conflict Resolution Studies or International Development Studies.

MSC Bursaries are available to students who demonstrate financial need and:

  • are registered in a minimum of 18 credit hours, including a minimum of 6 credit hours of International Development Studies and/or Conflict Resolution Studies courses, in a given academic year; and
  • have officially declared a major in International Development Studies or Conflict Resolution Studies.

Candidates may apply for an MSC Bursary towards tuition for the Fall, Winter, or Spring semester.

The MSC Scholarship and Bursary Committee reserves the right to not award a particular scholarship or bursary in any year when there are no funds available and/or a student does not meet the criteria for eligibility.

List of Menno Simons College Scholarships

Download a list of scholarships available to students enrolled in Conflict Resolution Studies and/or International Development Studies.

Procedures for Application

Select the appropriate application form below and open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat Reader (free version available). Use the Fill & Sign option from the right side toolbar (it’s a picture of a pen writing) to complete the form.

Please ensure you submit all supporting documents listed on the form as part of your application.

Completed applications can be forwarded to the Chair, MSC Scholarships & Bursaries Committee, at g.loewen@uwinnipeg.ca or in person by appointment. 

Questions

Questions regarding MSC scholarships and bursaries may be directed to Gina Loewen, MSC Academic Advisor, at g.loewen@uwinnipeg.ca or 204.953.3848.

Additional Sources of Financial Support

All Menno Simons College students are encouraged to apply for government student aid programs and for The University of Winnipeg Faculty of Arts and Science awards. The University of Winnipeg Undergraduate Awards Program is one of the most extensive in Canada, offering a broad range of scholarships, bursaries, prizes, and awards. Students can visit the Our Opportunities page for a comprehensive list of all award opportunities.

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