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Manitoba Housing logoThe BUILDINGFoundations Bursary Program

A chance to learn.

A chance to grow.

Graphic announcing the bursary's 10th anniversay

Manitoba Housing's bursary fund provides $1,000 bursaries to post-secondary students living in subsidized rental housing in Manitoba or receiving a rental subsidy funded by Manitoba Housing.

To be eligible, you must be living in subsidized rental housing or receive a rental subsidy funded by Manitoba Housing, including those living in:

  • direct-managed housing
  • sponsor-managed housing
  • non-profit housing
  • co-op housing
  • urban native housing

Bursaries are awarded based on academic achievement and community participation.

Apply today for a BUILDINGFoundations Bursary.

Applications are accepted until September 30th each year.

Open a fillable PDF version of the BuldingFoundations Bursary application. Once the application is open please fill it out, print it and sign the declarations. You can then scan the completed form and e-mail it back to us as an attachment or mail your application to:


BUILDINGFoundations Bursary
2nd Floor – 352 Donald Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2H8.


Bursary for Post-Secondary Students:

Annually $1,000 busaries are available to eight post-secondary students studying in a Manitoba university or college post-secondary program that is at least one academic year long.

Bursary for Graduate Students:

A $1000 bursary is available for a graduate student studying at a Manitoba university. The graduate student may also be offered a summer internship with Manitoba Housing where a position suitable to the applicant's field of study exists.



BUILDINGFoundations Bursary poster _ English

BuildingFoundations Bursary information poster (PDF)


Graphic of 10th anniversary notice

BuildingFoundations Bursary Anniversary insert (PDF)


BUILDINGFoundations Bursary brochure - in English

BUILDINGFoundations Bursary information brochure


Opening Doors

Read these stories about how the BUILDINGFoundations Bursary is helping students.
Yi Yan’s Story” and “Claude’s Story" are featured in the Spring 2012 Edition of WORKING TOGETHER - A Magazine of The Winnipeg Foundation. (PDF)

Making a Donation

You can help students like Yi Yan and Claude pursue their education goals and future dreams. To make a gift to the BUILDINGFoundations Bursary Fund, visit The Winnipeg Foundation or call the Foundation at 204.944.9474 (toll-free 1.877.974.3631).

Student Success through your donation - The BUILDINGFoundations Bursary Fund donation form (PDF)


Who received the bursary in the past?

Image of 2016 BUILDINGFoundations Bursary Recipients:

November 25, 2016
BUILDINGFoundations Bursaries Given to Nine Manitoba Students (PDF)

2015 BUILDINGFoundations Bursary Recipients:

November 12, 2015
BUILDINGFoundations Bursaries Given to Nine Manitoba Students (PDF)

2014 BUILDINGFoundations Bursary Recipients: Ali Almaleki, Amber Chartrand, Abseret Hailu, Joseph Lee, Sabrina Anger-Fawley, Jessica Pennock and Nicole Thaddeus.

November 27, 2014
BUILDINGFoundations Bursaries Given to Nine Manitoba Students (PDF)

2013 BUILDINGFoundations Bursary Recipients: Pedrina Antoine, Alexis Campbell, Benito Capili, Bailey Chipman, Beverley Fredborg, Candace Horseman, Michele Longbottom, Bindu Shijo, Kailee Tibbs

December 6, 2013
BUILDINGFoundations Bursaries Given to Nine Manitoba Students

2012 Recipients

December 14, 2012
BUILDINGFoundations Bursaries Given to Nine Manitoba Students

BUILDINGFoundations 2011 recipients

December 9, 2011
BUILDINGFoundations Bursaries Given to Nine Manitoba Students

Manitoba Housing has awarded a special $1000 bursary for a post-secondary student enrolled in a co-operative education program in Manitoba in 2011/12. This special bursary was awarded to celebrate 2012 as the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives.

2010 Recipients December 10, 2010
BUILDINGFoundations Bursaries Given to Nine Manitoba Students
2009 Recipients November 27, 2009
BUILDINGFoundations Bursaries Support Students Building A Better Future For Themselves: Irvin-Ross
2008 Recipients December 18, 2008
BUILDINGFoundations Bursaries Help Students Build Brighter Futures: Mackintosh


Where can I get more information about the BUILDINGFoundations Bursary?

Bursary Contact us at:

Manitoba Housing
2nd Floor - 352 Donald Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2H8
Phone: 204-945-4755
Toll free: 1-800-661-4663
Fax: 204-945-5710







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