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Futures Forward Bursary

March 24, 2023
Futures Forward

**Tuition Wavier Applications for the 2023-2024 School Year Are Now Available. Due: March 31. CLICK HERE**

Are you a current or former youth-in-care with Child and Family Services?  If you answered YES, Futures Forward is accepting applications to waive your post-secondary tuition costs. 

This bursary will cover tuition of a certificate, diploma or undergraduate program at ten colleges and universities in Manitoba.  Also, Tuition Waiver students who are no longer in care are eligible to apply for Living Supports to cover books, supplies, transportation, rent, etc.

You must apply into the post-secondary institution first, participating schools are U of M, U of W, Booth College, Red River College, MITT, University of Saint-Boniface, Brandon University and University College of the North.  There are a limited number of waivers that are awarded each year, so if you plan on attending any of these schools this year, do not wait until the last minute to apply or you may miss your chance! You do not need to have your acceptance letter to apply for the bursary. I was told that U of M fills up fast and first, so consider an alternative institution.

As long as you maintain full-time status and a GPA of no less than 2.0, you should re-apply for each year you are in post-secondary, and there is a very high success rate of receiving this bursary every year you are in school.  There is also an Advancing Futures Bursary for these same students that are in full or part-time studies for an amount of $10,000!  You can apply for the $10,000 bursary each year as long as you meet the eligibility criteria and this money can be used for whatever you want!

To learn more about this you may speak with Karen Sevigny (, Career Advisor located in the Library, or with Guidance. Click HERE for a Tuition Waiver FAQ sheet.

We will be holding an information session at WAEC on December 6 @ Noon. Lunch will be provided. To register, please see Karen in the Student Lounge.

If you cannot attend that session, there will be additional information sessions on the following dates:

  • December 14, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Virtual)
  • January 18, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm (In person at Canadian Mennonite University - 2299 Grant Ave.)
  • February 22, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Virtual)

These info sessions will include previous/current Tuition Waiver recipients, sharing their experience. Register at and look out for an email from Tuition Waivers with the Zoom link.

Email or DM Samantha At Futures Forward Sam At Futures Forward Evan At Futures Forward if you have any further questions.

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