Nominations now being accepted for the UMSU Award for Indigenous Community Leaders
Deadline to submit nominations is Dec. 1, 2018
Students, faculty and staff at the University of Manitoba, as well as members of the extended U of M community are encouraged to submit nominations for the UMSU Award for Indigenous Community Leaders. In 2018-2019, up to 25 awards will be offered to undergraduate students who meet the requirements, with each award valued at a minimum of $1,000.
Highlighting the University of Manitoba’s commitment to Indigenous achievement, these awards recognize Canadian Indigenous students who are leaders in their communities and who participate in community service activities and leadership initiatives. The awards are funded through the University of Manitoba Student Union’s $16.2 million commitment to support student success at the U of M through the Front and Centre campaign.
The awards are open to all Canadian First Nations, Métis or Inuit undergraduate students enrolled either full or part-time in any year of study at the University of Manitoba. Current U of M students must have a minimum 2.0 degree grade point average. Incoming students who are nominated must meet the minimum admission requirements for University 1 or any faculty, college or school at the U of M with a direct-entry option.
Nominations letters must be accompanied by a description and explanation of the candidate’s community service activities and demonstrated leadership qualities. Nominations are to be submitted in hard copy to Financial Aid & Awards (Room 422 UMSU University Centre) by 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2018 (or by 4:30 p.m. on the following business day).
For more information, visit the Financial Aid and Awards searchable awards database.
Creating Pathways to Indigenous Achievement is an institutional priority for the University of Manitoba, with a goal to celebrate achievements by Indigenous faculty, staff, students, alumni and community partners.
Indigenous Achievement is a pillar of Front and Centre — the campaign for the University of Manitoba, with $65 million directed toward this priority. By collaborating with Indigenous communities and stakeholders, the University of Manitoba is striving to be a welcoming place that translates into success for Indigenous students and their families.