In 1999, an endowment fund was started between the Manitoba Métis Federation and participating Manitoba universities in order to create available funds for issuing scholarships and bursaries to Manitoba Métis students. The awards come from the interest on the capital contributions to the fund, creating a legacy for future generations.
Manitoba Métis Federation - Vickar Community Chevrolet Métis Student Award
This award originated with the desire of Mr. Larry Vickar to make a generous donation towards Métis education in the automobile industry. An endowment fund was established partnering Vickar Community Chevrolet's donation with matching funds from the Manitoba Métis Federation and Red River College's Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative (MSBI).
The award is now available to Métis students attending Red River College enrolled in an automotive course.
The Mary Guilbault Métis Bursary was named in honour of Mrs. Mary Guilbault, a respected Elder in the Métis community and a pivotal player in the creation of the Manitoba Métis Federation. Mary has been actively involved in the development and establishment of organizations for Aboriginal people as well as advocating for Aboriginal students throughout her life.
The Audreen Hourie Indigenous Governance Graduate Fellowship will be awarded annually for University of Winnipeg Métis students pursuing a Master's Degree in Indigenous Governance.
The funds for this award were established by an endowment from the Manitoba Métis Federation that was matched by the University of Winnipeg.
All applicants are required to provide proof of their Métis heritage by providing a copy of their genealogy or their membership in a Métis nation.
Application Deadline: September 14th annually
Value of award: $5,000
Preference is given to full-time students