WINNIPEG – The application period for the Mayor’s Scholarship for Community Leadership is now open and grade twelve students across Winnipeg are encouraged to apply, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

“It’s great to continue offering this scholarship this year,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. “Since it was established, this scholarship has been recognizing high school students who have demonstrated a commitment to improving and strengthening our community, and it’s important to recognize their efforts because too often it goes unrecognized. I encourage all those eligible to apply to get their applications in!”

The Mayor’s Scholarship for Community Leadership, established in 2016, awards five, $1,000 scholarships to students who have demonstrated consistent and outstanding dedication to solving a community problem or making their community a better place to live. The Mayor’s Scholarship rewards the achievements of Winnipeg’s future leaders and supports them on the path towards their educational and career goals.

Applicants can demonstrate community leadership through activities that promote racial and social inclusion, drive reconciliation, encourage environmental stewardship, and support or empower Winnipeg’s less fortunate.

The Winnipeg Foundation manages the fund for the Mayor’s Scholarship including issuing scholarship cheques and tax receipts, as required. The Mayor’s Office manages application intake, and award recipients are selected by an independent selection panel.

Scholarship applicants must complete and submit an application form. The application form as well as additional application information can be found on the Mayor’s website. Only application forms completed in full will be considered. 

Applications must be received by May 17, 2019. For more information on the Mayor’s Scholarship, visit: