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.


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.

MFL Post-Secondary Scholarships


The MFL is proud to offer the Al and Alma Cerilli Scholarship to assist union members pursuing post-secondary education.

The application for this scholarship is available each spring. The deadline for 2023 applications was May 31, 2023.

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. 

Last year, the following scholarships (each providing a $2,500 award) were available:

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

The deadline for 2023 applications was Friday, July 7, 2023.

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