Indigenous peoples

We are committed to supporting Indigenous students interested in a career with Manitoba Hydro.

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In 2019, we partnered with Indspire, an Indigenous-led national registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous peoples. The post-secondary scholarships and bursaries provide long-term benefits for students, their families and communities, and Canada. Each year Indspire distributes more than $10 million to First Nations, Inuit, and Metis students.

Our awards, bursaries, and scholarships cover a diverse range of disciplines including business, trades and technology, and engineering.

Apply online at the Indspire website. Application deadline is August 1.

We also provide other funding opportunities for Indigenous students. All applicants must self-declare as Indigenous descent and provide proof of Indigenous ancestry.

Submission information is listed on our applications.

High school awards

Northern Student award

We offer $300 awards to 3 Indigenous students.

  • Student must be in junior or senior high school, and living north of the 53rd parallel.
  • Academic performance, personal achievements, and other accomplishments are considered.

How to apply

Application deadline is July 15.

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Physics award

We offer a $200 award to 1 Indigenous student.

  • Student must be from Fox Lake, Nelson House, Split Lake, War Lake, or York Factory communities.
  • Student must be enrolled in Physics 30S or 40S.
  • Academic performance, community involvement, and career interests are considered.

How to apply

Application deadline is July 15.

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Trio award

We offer 3 awards to 3 Indigenous students.

  • Student must have academic performance or demonstrated improvement (by grade) in the completion of Mathematics (Applied or Pre-calculus), English, and required level of Science:
    • $200 award for Grade 10 (20S Math, English, and 20F Science);
    • $300 award for Grade 11 (30S Math, English, and Physics);
    • $500 award for Grade 12 (40S Math, English, and Physics).

How to apply

Application deadline is July 15.

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Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards

We offer $1,000 awards to 2 Indigenous students (a senior and a junior).

  • Student must be between the ages of 16 and 24.
  • Academic senior: a student who has achieved academic excellence in post-secondary education or training institutions.
  • Academic junior: a student who has achieved academic excellence in post-secondary education or training institutions.

How to apply

Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards (MAYAA) accepts nominations and selects students to receive awards. For more information and nomination forms (posted each September), visit the MAYAA website.

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Introduction to Trades award

We offer $500 awards to 6 Indigenous students.

  • Student must be enrolled in the Introduction to Trades program at Red River College.
  • 3 awards are for the February class.
  • 3 awards are for the September class.
  • Academic performance, home community, financial need, and community involvement are considered.

How to apply

Application deadlines: March 1 (February class), October 1 (September class).

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