Scholarships and Bursaries

Paving the Way to Post-Secondary Education

Our youth development professionals help teen members complete applications for scholarships and bursaries for post-secondary studies.

These scholarships/bursaries play a significant role in helping young people, who otherwise lack the opportunity, to attend college or university.

Helping provide access to post-secondary education is a valuable way BGC Winnipeg helps young people realize their potential.​

We are pleased to offer scholarships to Club members pursuing post-secondary education. These scholarships are made possible by generous support from our corporate and private supporters.

2023 BGC Winnipeg
Bursary Application
Application Deadline: April 30th, 2023

BGC Winnipeg is pleased to offer post-secondary bursaries to current and former members attending a post-secondary and/or vocational training program for the 2023-2024 academic year. Applicants must be enrolled in a program at an accredited post-secondary educational institution beginning in September 2023.

Recipients will be notified in writing no later than June 24th, 2023. Funds must be used by December 31st, 2023.

To be eligible to apply for a bursary, minimally you must meet the following requirements:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a current or former BGC member for a minimum of one year
  • Be registered at a post-secondary program for the 2023-24 school year

Completed Applications must include the following:

  • Fully completed application form with legal release signed
  • If in University or vocational training program, please provide a copy of your most recent school transcript detailing all classes taken since the start of your post-secondary and/or vocational training program. If in Grade 12, please provide your school transcripts for as far back as Grade 9.
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • One Club Nomination Form

Interested applicants must return the completed application package, including all supporting materials, in a sealed envelope OR by email to either:

The Club Manager at applicant’s local BGCW Club
Kate Cove, Manager of Education Programs,
BGC Winnipeg
300-61 Juno Street, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1T1
(204) 982-4940

Applications are due: April 30th, 2023

Application Form


BGC Winnipeg Bursary
Multiple bursaries valued at up to $3000 each

BGC Winnipeg offers multiple bursaries to BGC members who are pursuing post-secondary education and have demonstrated financial need. Applicants can be in any year of a program and must be enrolled in at least 15 credit hours. Financial need, past and present club involvement, and past and present community involvement are factors in the selection process. Applicants can be up to 24 years of age (as of December 31, 2023).

Pay-It-Forward Bursary
At least 1 bursary valued at up to $2000 each

The Pay-It-Forward Bursary is awarded to a BGC Winnipeg member who is enrolled in any year of a post-secondary program offered by one of the Province of Manitoba’s universities or community colleges. The successful applicant must be enrolled in at least 18 credit hours for the 2023-2024 school year. Financial need, past and present club involvement, and past and present community involvement are factors in the selection process. Applicants can be up to 24 years of age (as of December 31, 2023).

The recipient of the Pay-It-Forward Bursary is expected to make the moral commitment that they, when financially able, will financially assist others in achieving their post-secondary education. The Pay-It-Forward Bursary is funded by a former BGC Winnipeg Board member and spouse.

Eric and Carol Johnson BGCW Bursary
1 bursary valued at $32,000

The Eric and Carol Johnson BGC Winnipeg bursary will be awarded annually to a BGC Winnipeg member who is entering the first year of a four-year undergraduate program at an accredited post-secondary institution within Manitoba. The bursary will cover tuition costs for each year of the undergraduate program until graduation as well as some educational expenses. Once the bursary is claimed, the recipient must continue and successfully complete each year of the program, or the remaining amount of the award will be forfeited.

Friends of Winnipeg Youth Awards
At least 1 bursary valued at up to $1000 each

The Friends of Winnipeg Youth Awards are awarded to youth from BGC Winnipeg involved in Youth in Philanthropy (YiP). Indigenous and newcomer students will be given preference, but not exclusivity.

The Friends of Winnipeg Youth Awards are funded by The CanWest Peter M. Liba Memorial Fund, The Ilene Meder Fund, and The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

Applicants must be involved with YiP and BGC Winnipeg; demonstrate involvement in leadership, citizenship, or volunteering; and meet the criteria below regarding attendance, effort, and engagement.

All Friends of Winnipeg Youth Awards applicants must:
  • Be currently enrolled in grade 12
  • Be involved with YiP and be a member of BGC Winnipeg
  • Have shown academic improvement in their school performance
  • Have an 80% average attendance rate or an increase of 25% compared to their previous year
  • Demonstrate hard work and persistent effort
  • Have completed their 30-credit hour requirement to graduate
  • Achieve a minimum of 60% in English Language Arts and Math credits
  • Demonstrate involvement in areas of participation, leadership, citizenship, and volunteering
  • Be actively involved in and take responsibility for their education
  • Be enrolled full-time in a post-secondary institution

Storwell Foster Children Bursary Program

Along with providing accessible and affordable storage units, Storwell is also devoted to helping out the local community through various charitable causes and social initiatives. For over a decade, Storwell has been running a bursary program for students who were part of the foster care system to help them attend post-secondary school.

According to the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada, right now there are approximately 63,000 Canadian children living in permanent care with foster families, extended family, or in group homes. Across the country, 235,000 children and youth have been identified as having experienced or being at risk of experiencing abuse and neglect. These children and youths often experience difficulties gaining access to adequate education opportunities, especially when it comes to post-secondary education. For every 1,000 youths in Canadian foster care, only eight go on to graduate with a post-secondary education.

In response to the growing number of foster children and youth in care that struggle to afford post-secondary studies, Storwell has developed the Storwell Foster Children Bursary Program. Storwell’s bursary program has helped numerous students across Canada achieve their educational goals. The aim of the Storwell Foster Children Bursary Program is to provide foster children with resources and opportunities that might be otherwise unavailable to them. With the proper tools, these students can work towards building a better life for themselves through the pursuit of higher education.

Eligibility requirements and access to the application form can be found at:


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