A scholarship of $3000 is offered annually by the University Women's Club of Winnipeg Scholarship Trust Fund to support outstanding students who have completed an undergraduate degree from either the University of Manitoba or the University of Winnipeg and have chosen to pursue studies in a Master's or Ph.D. program at any university recognized by Graduate Women International (formally called the International Federation of University Women). Each year, one scholarship will be offered to the student who:
(1) has either:
a) successfully completed any undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree at either the University of Manitoba or the University of Winnipeg within the previous academic year; or
b) successfully completed any undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Arts general or advanced degree and has successfully completed a pre-Master's program at either the University of Manitoba or the University of Winnipeg within the previous academic year in preparation for graduate-level study;
(2) has achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 based on the last 60 credit hours of completed university-level study (or equivalent);
(3) has been accepted to, and intends to pursue studies within the next twelve months in any graduate program which leads to a Master's or Doctoral degree at an institution that is recognized by Graduate Women International;
(4) has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and the ability to excel in their graduate program.
Applicants from both the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg will be required to submit an application to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba which demonstrates how they meet criteria (3) and (4).
In the event that the selected recipient does not register for the graduate program as indicated in their initial application, the scholarship will be provided to the next qualified candidate in order of merit, if any.
The Vice-Provost (Graduate Education) and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba (or designate) will name the selection committee for this award and will include the Registrar of the University of Winnipeg (or designate).