In response to the U of M's inadequate scholarship and bursary program, the UMSU Council, in 1996, passed a resolution creating a new student fee of $30 per student. Distribution works as follows: 30% for scholarships, 40% for bursaries, and 30% for the Endowment Fund. Scholarships are distributed to the top 4% of all students by Faculty and are based on academic merit. Bursaries are awarded, on a capita basis, to all students based on financial need.
As members of UMSU, students are eligible for over $1,000,000 in scholarships and bursaries, awarded on an annual basis. While most of the awards are distributed automatically through Financial Aid and Awards, there are a few scholarships given out through UMSU (in second semester only - check back in the spring for these application forms).
To be considered for a bursary, please fill out a General Bursary Application Form (available at the Financial Aid and Awards Office on the 4th floor of University Centre or online). Applications must be submitted to the Financial Aid & Awards Office by October 1st of each year.
To download the other bursary applications, please visit the U of M Financial Aid & Awards website.
In 2013-2014, a total of 2179 UMSU Scholarships and Bursaries were distributed.