Academic Scholarships & Bursaries
Returning Student Scholarships
Find information on how to apply for MSC returning student scholarships.
The application deadline for returning student scholarships is October 14, 2022.
Some scholarships noted below have an extended application deadline of February 28, 2023.
International Student Scholarships
Up to $1,500 per year • Available until February 28
International student scholarships are awarded to international students studying on a student visa.
Dr. J.E. Isaac Scholarship
Up to $1,000
The Dr. J.E. Isaac Scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in a Menno Simons College program, based on academic merit. Dr. Isaac was a founding member of the Menno Simons College Board and a well-known Winnipeg surgeon.
Elizabeth Buckland Memorial Scholarship
$1,000 • Available until February 28
This scholarship is for students returning to Menno Simons College. It was established in honour and memory of Elizabeth Buckland, who recognized the particular challenges faced by Indigenous People and newcomer Canadians and saw the potential of education to overcome this challenge.
Gisela Saborowski Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for students returning to Menno Simons College and was established in memory of Gisela Saborowski. It has been established to support students who have overcome challenges in the pursuit of their education.
Isaac & Margaret Redekop Scholarship
Up to $300 • Available until February 28
The Isaac & Margaret Redekop Scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in a Menno Simons College program, based on academic merit and leadership skills. Margaret Redekop was a long-time member of the Menno Simons College Board and a teacher in the River East School Division.
Ivan Esau Leadership Scholarships
The Ivan Esau Leadership Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in a Menno Simons College program, based on exceptional academic record and proven leadership qualities. This scholarship was founded by Mr. Paul Esau in honour of his father, Ivan Yakovlevich Esau. To honour the intention of the donor to develop leaders in the Mennonite community, at least one scholarship will be awarded to an active member of a Mennonite church (however, all students are encouraged to apply).
Margarita Esau Achievement Scholarships
Up to $700 per year • Available until February 28
The Margarita Esau Achievement Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in a Menno Simons College program, based on strong academic record and proven leadership qualities. This scholarship was founded by Mr. Paul Esau in honour of his mother, Margarita Yakovlevna Esau.
Menno Simons College Student Association Scholarship
Up to $500
The Menno Simons College Student Association (MSCSA) Scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in a minimum of two Conflict Resolution Studies or International Development Studies courses in the academic year. The recipient will be active in pursuing the values of the MSCSA, including principles of peace, justice, equality, social action, and community.
Dr. Bernie & Marge Wiebe Scholarship
The Dr. Bernie & Marge Wiebe Scholarship is awarded to a returning Menno Simons College student who demonstrates both academic achievement and leadership in addressing conflict, inequality, and poverty and entering the second, third, or fourth year in a Menno Simons College program. Dr. Wiebe was the founding professor and curriculum developer of the Conflict Resolution Studies Program at Menno Simons College.
*Note: The amount or the number of scholarships available may vary based on the total amount of the scholarship fund.
John & Nel Derksen Scholarship
The John & Nel Derksen Scholarship was established to honour the work of John Derksen, who taught Conflict Resolution Studies at Menno Simons College from 2000–2020, and the work of Nel Derksen with Indigenous and newcomer women at the West Central Women's Resource Centre from 2006–2014. This scholarship is awarded to a returning Menno Simons College student who is of Indigenous identity, a newcomer Canadian, or an international student from a developing country who has proven leadership qualities and academic abilities.
Suzanne St. Yves Amani Peace Prize
Up to $425 per year
This prize will be given to a student who has completed at least 30 credit hours and has a declared major in Conflict Resolution Studies. The recipient will have a demonstrated commitment to peacebuilding, either locally or internationally. Preference will be given to adult learners, Indigenous students, students with disabilities, newcomers to Canada, people from war-affected regions, refugees, or students from inner-city neighbourhoods in Winnipeg. Applicants must provide a list of activities, training, and/or volunteerism that demonstrates peacebuilding experiences as well as one reference letter from a professor/instructor at Menno Simons College.