Funding and Financial Aid
Students attending programs at PACE are eligible for many funding possibilities such as bursaries, scholarships, government student aid, lines of credit, and sponsorship.
Financial Aid is administered by the Awards and Financial Aid Office, which supports the access and excellence mandate of The University of Winnipeg through a comprehensive program of scholarships, awards, prizes and bursaries.
For more information on how to apply, deadlines, and award eligibility please visit University of Winnipeg Awards and Financial Aid
Aid at The University of Winnipeg:
Below are some examples of bursaries and scholarships available at The University of Winnipeg. Applications are available at University of Winnipeg Awards and Financial Aid.
Curtis Nordman Bursary in Continuing Education: This bursary is awarded annually to an adult learner who demonstrates financial need and who has completed at least two courses in a PACE certificate or diploma program. Eligible students may receive up to $500.
Henry Rieff Stewart Memorial Scholarship for Adult Learners: This scholarship will be awarded to a PACE certificate or diploma student on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. Eligible students may receive up to $250.
Louis Riel Bursary: These bursaries are established by the Louis Riel Institute of the Manitoba Métis Federation. They will be awarded annually to full-time entering or returning students with financial need who are of Métis status. Eligible students may receive up to $2,500.
Opportunity Fund Fast-Track Bursary: Bursaries will be awarded to students who show academic promise and financial need, and who come from a population currently under-represented at The University of Winnipeg. Eligible students may receive up to $3,000 per year.
Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE) Staff Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to a PACE certificate or diploma student on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. Eligible students may receive up to $400.
Gwen Axworthy Bursary: This bursary is available to assist students who are 55 years and older and must be enrolled in PACE 55+ programming. Eligible students may receive up to $144.
Helen S. Maroy Memorial Bursary: This bursary is available to assist students who are 55 years and older and must be enrolled in PACE 55+ programming. Eligible students may receive up to $144.
PACE Student Awards:
Bookstore Gift Cards (no application required)
Number of available awards: 10
Value: $50 to $100
Awarded: September (Deadline August 15)
Criteria: based on Manitoba Student Aid Program amount, students should start the MSA application process in June and provide a copy of assessment to PACE Registration Office.
Connor, Clark and Lund Book Award (no application required)
Number of available awards: 1
Awarded: annually at the PACE Graduation Ceremony
Criteria: based on highest GPA in relation to determining factors. Award is based on several factors suchs as: lenght of program, level of program, difficulty of program.
Below are some examples of financial assistance students can access to assist with paying for school. These programs are offered by the government, private organizations and community partners. PACE students are eligible for many other external funding opportunities.
Harold Buchwald Bursary for Arts and Culture Management
Candidates must be admitted to the Arts and Cultural Management Certificate program, be employed in an arts and cultural organization and a member of the Arts and Cultural Industry Association (ACI Manitoba). Five awards are available yearly for up to $350.
Applications must be forwarded to ACI Manitoba.
The Regulated Annual Training Grant
For students enrolled/enrolling in the Advanced Diploma In Leadership In Early Childhood Care And Education Program ($350) is available through the Province of Manitoba.
The student must meet the following criteria in order to qualify for the Regulated Annual Training Grant:
1. Employed at a licensed non-profit child care centre
2. Classified as an ECE ll and eligible to receive an ECE lll upon completion of the ADLECCE Program
* Childcare Centre Directors must apply for this grant on behalf of the employee.
Educational Authority Sponsorship: If you are of First Nations heritage you may be eligible for sponsorship through your First Nation Community. Please contact your community Board of Education for more information on the process.
Government Student Aid: Loans and grants can be accessed by full-time and part-time students. UWinnipeg also offers sessions on guiding you through the forms and documentation required for a successful loan application.
Lifelong Learning Plan: The Lifelong Learning Plan allows students to withdraw amounts from RRSP to finance full-time programs.
Manitoba Education and Training: If you are currently receiving benefits or have been on Employment Insurance in the past five years you may be eligible for funding. For more information please visit your local Service Canada office.
Registered Education Savings: Upon enrolling in a qualifying educational program, a course of study that lasts at least three consecutive weeks, with a minimum of 10 hours of instruction or work per week, the child named in your plan will become eligible to receive payments from the RESP to help cover the costs of education after high school.
Canada-Manitoba Job Grant - The Canada-Manitoba Job Grant is an employer-driven approach to help Manitobans gain the skills they need to fill available jobs and to help employers develop the skills of their existing workers to meet the requirements of their present job, or to move into a better job.
Student Line of Credit: Nearly every bank or credit union offers students a line of credit in pursuing post-secondary education. To learn more please contact your banking institution.