MGEU - Manitoba Government and General Employees Union

Scholarships & Bursaries

MGEU Post-Secondary Scholarships and Bursaries 

MGEU Scholarship and Bursary applications are made available by the end of February and are due May 15 each year.

AREA BURSARIES - ($1,500 each)

The Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union awards sixteen bursaries annually based on financial need.

Two bursaries will be available in each of the MGEU’s eight geographically-defined Areas: one $1,500 bursary for an MGEU member; and one $1,500 bursary for a family-member of an MGEU member.

MGEU Area Bursary Application

Demande de bourse de zone du SEGM


The Ken Hildahl Memorial Award is awarded annually to enable an active member (dues paying, in good standing with a signed membership application as of May 15th of the current year) to attend a seminar, course or conference in order to further their knowledge in worker pension governance issues.


The Peter Olfert Scholarship is available to an individual studying in a field that potentially impacts public policy (i.e. legislation, programs and services) including, but not restricted to, workplace safety and health, the environment, human rights, community economic development and the role of government and the public sector. Any registered, dues-paying member, or spouse of a member, or child or ward of a member, is eligible.


The MGEU has established this bursary in honour of Joseph Grenier, a past member of the Health Care Support Services (HCSS) Component. The bursary is available to a member of the MGEU's HCSS Component or their spouse/common-law partner or child (or minor under their care). Eligible applicants must be pursuing a healthcare-related profession. Selection is based on financial need.

Joseph Grenier Bursary Application

Joseph Grenier Demande de Bourse

MFL Post-Secondary Scholarships


The Al and Alma Cerilli Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship presented by the Manitoba Federation of Labour to a student who
is a member of an MFL affiliated union (MGEU is an MFL affiliate), to be used towards their continuing education or post-secondary program at a recognized institution.

The application for this scholarship is available each spring. The deadline for 2024 applications is May 31, 2024.

NUPGE Post-Secondary Scholarships

Every spring, the National Union of Public and General Employees offers a number of scholarships available to NUPGE member families throughout the country. As an affiliate, all MGEU members are members of NUPGE. 

The following scholarships (each providing a $2,500 award) are available:

  • Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship
  • Scholarship for 2SLGBTQIA+ Students
  • Scholarship for Black Students
  • Scholarship for Indigenous Students
  • Students of Colour Scholarship
  • Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship
  • Tommy Douglas Scholarship
  • Young Worker Scholarship

The deadline for 2024 applications is June 30, 2024.

For more information, or to apply, visit

Brandon and District Labour Council Colleen Seymour Scholarship

The Brandon and District Labour Council’s Colleen Seymour Scholarship is open to all MGEU Members within Area 3 (Brandon and surrounding area) or a member of their immediate family.

The $500 scholarship created in honour of long-time labour activist and leader Colleen Seymour, is awarded to someone taking education that will either lead to employment in a unionized job or related to organizing in the labour movement.

The deadline for 2024 applications is June 3, 2024.

Click here for the Colleen Seymour Scholarship application