Sport Manitoba Scholarship Intake 2020

Scholarship Intake 2020

Manitoba, its partners, as well as local and national philanthropists offer a number of scholarships annually, with the shared goal of highlighting athletic success and providing opportunities for those involved in sport to continue growing within their chosen discipline.

The scholarship intake for 2020 is now open! Applications are due by May 15, 2020.


CCC’s Ski-At-School Program, Powered by AltaGas – deadline September 15th

Ski-at-School Program, Powered by AltaGas!

 Grants are currently available for program start-ups! 

Ski-at-School is a CCC program, sponsored by AltaGas, which aims to bring cross-country skiing to schools across Canada. The Ski-at-School program will knit together communities of teachers, students, and local ski clubs, Cross Country Canada, AltaGas, coaches, equipment suppliers and volunteers to support this initiative and make it into a success.

The main driver behind the Ski-at-School program is to allow students to experience the sport of cross-country skiing, because it is a life sport. Cross-country skiing can be enjoyed at many levels of skill and it involves all major muscle groups, balance, endurance and strength. Cross-country skiing builds self-esteem, confidence as well as health and well-being, and cross- country skiing can be done in a group or individually.

Grants are currently available for program start-ups! 

The deadline for this year’s grant application is September 15th, 2018.

Should you have any questions, email: Ilona Gyapay:

Scholarships & Bursaries – Deadline May 6th, 2016

Sport Manitoba is currently accepting applications for its Manitoba Foundation for Sports Scholarships, Coaching Manitoba Bursaries and Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarship.

Applications are available for all 2016/2017 academic year scholarships with a submission deadline of Friday May 6, 2016.

Manitoba Foundation for Sports Scholarships

The Manitoba Foundation for Sports (MFFS) scholarship program administrated by Sport Manitoba was established to support young athletes of Sport Manitoba partners, who continue to participate in amateur sport while pursuing a post-secondary education on a full time basis. The scholarships are awarded to graduating high school students entering a post-secondary institution and to students in their second or subsequent year in a post-secondary institution.

The program’s emphasis is placed on athletes who have competed at the provincial level or higher during 2015/2016, and who have maintained a high level of academic standing, while showing a commitment to amateur sport through their involvement in coaching, officiating and volunteer activities. Preference will be given to athletes attending university or college in Manitoba and enrolled in a related field, pursuing a career in sport. The number and amount of scholarships awarded annually will vary, based on the number of applicants and the funds available for distribution.

Milt Stegall Scholarship

In recognition of Milt Stegall, the retired Winnipeg Blue Bomber receiver’s contributions to the community and athletic achievements, scholarships are awarded in the name of Stegall, who is the Canadian Football League’s all-time leader for touchdowns. The top applicant, open to all sports, in both the high school and university category will be awarded the MFFS Milt Stegall Scholarship. The Milt Stegall Scholarship provided by The Province of Manitoba, Sport Manitoba and the MFFS has a scholarship value of $1,000 to a graduating high school student entering a post-secondary institution and $2,000 to a student in their second or subsequent year in a post-secondary institution. These scholarships are subject to confirmation of Sport Manitoba’s funding from the Province of Manitoba.

Bud Tinsley Sport Leadership Scholarship

The Bud Tinsley Sport Leadership Scholarship was created in memory of Robert (Bud) Tinsley by his family and friends to recognize a Manitoba student athlete who demonstrates similar leadership traits that were attributable to Bud. Bud was introduced to organized football in high school and his athletic career and contributions persisted from there. Bud had a reputation as a fearsome tackler and played that position for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1950-1960, serving as the perennial team captain and played in Grey Cup championships in 1958 and 1959. His numerous awards included: induction into the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Hall of Fame, the CFL Hall of Fame and four time inductee into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. In addition to his outstanding athlete results, Bud gave tirelessly of himself as active volunteer leader with the Shriners, community groups and the sport community throughout his life. The recipient of this $500 scholarship will be selected from among the successful MFFS Scholarship recipients.

The 2016/2017 Manitoba Foundation for Sports Application form is due May 6, 2016. Completion of the MFFS application will automatically place all applicants into consideration for the Milt Stegall and Bud Tinsley scholarships no additional form is required!

2016/2017 Manitoba Foundation for Sports Scholarship Reference Letter

2016/2017 Manitoba Foundation for Sports Application Form

Coaching Manitoba Bursary

Coaching Manitoba annually presents bursaries to four students who have demonstrated a commitment to coaching in Manitoba. Our goal is to encourage students to continue coaching while attending a post-secondary institution. Students who are, or will be, enrolled in the upcoming school term in post-secondary education and currently coaching for a school, club or community centre are invited to submit an application. One male and one female student coach from the Winnipeg region and one male and one female student from rural Manitoba will be selected to each receive a bursary of $500 to be used toward their tuition.

The 2016/2017 Coaching Manitoba Bursary Application form is due Friday May 6, 2016.

2016/2017 Coaching Manitoba Bursary Reference Form

2016/2017 Coaching Manitoba Bursary Application

Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarship

The Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarship Endowment Fund provides financial support for Manitoba’s high performance athletes in their pursuit of excellence at the national and international levels of competition while serving as a tribute to commemorate the Manitoba visit of Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal in 1999. The Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarship awards two (2) scholarships per year valued up to $3,000 each to one male and one female high performance athlete enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Manitoba.

The 2016/2017 Princess Royal Pan Application form is due Friday May 6, 2016.

2016/2017 Princess Royal Pan Application


More funding sources:

National Winter Sports Association Request for Proposals

News from Cross Country Canada


The “National Winter Sports Association” (NWSA) was established through the foresight and donation of the Disbrow family to assist cross-country ski clubs with proven ability to develop competitive skiers and coaches based on long-term development planning. The NWSA has a Board of Directors which decides on the direction and allocation of the NWSA grants. Cross Country Canada manages and administrates the annual funding allocations of the NWSA Board.

The Association’s order of priorities for funding assistance includes:

  1. The hiring of full time professional coaches to lead year round athlete development programs. The coach is required to adapt an inclusive approach to Cross Country Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Guide, “Cross-Country Skiing – A Sport for Life.”
  2. Advancing the education of professional coaches and cross-country ski racers who want to become professional coaches; this may include assisting them in their education at the National Coaching Institute (NCI) or other career enhancing opportunities.
  3. Funding assistance for athletes who have the skill and desire to compete, first for their club and provincial team and then at the National Ski Team level.


There will be a limited amount of money available for disbursement by NWSA in the 2013-14 season. The allocation of funds to clubs will be based on NWSA’s priorities in alignment with the following guidelines:

  • The quality of the club’s proposed program and the organizational support systems to deliver the program;
  • Funding assistance for career coaching development and education at the club and NDC level based on the coach development plans.
  • Funding assistance for individual athletes based on the published eligibility guidelines and consideration of the athlete’s long term goals and objectives leading towards international success.


Request for Club Proposals
Request for Athlete Proposals
Submit to: Thomas Holland, CCC Director of High Performance (

Closing Date: April 10th, 2013

Selection Process:

  • All applications will be reviewed by a Selection Committee designated by the NWSA.
  • The Selection Committee will determine a short list of candidates.
  • The Selection Committee will send the short list of candidates to the NWSA Board for final selection and approval.
  • Successful candidates will be notified by phone and e-mail.

Please contact:  James Cunningham, CCC High Performance Development Coordinator for questions or concerns.

Notification of selections: estimated to be May 15, 2013 (to be confirmed by the NWSA Board)

Electronic submissions required.