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Indigenous Business Student Bursaries

Every year, ACU awards four bursaries of $2,000 each to students of Indigenous ancestry who are enrolled in a post-secondary business-related program and a minimum of three courses or already studying in a business-related program at a post-secondary institution in Manitoba.

When can I apply for a bursary?

Applications are accepted every year, from September 30 to January 31. Applications submitted outside of this window will not be considered.

Who can apply?

We invite students who meet the following criteria to apply:
  • Indigenous ancestry
  • Enrolled in a post-secondary business program in Manitoba
  • Taking a minimum of three courses
  • Good academic performance
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Involved in the community

When are successful applicants notified?

Bursaries are awarded every spring.

How to Apply

Complete the application and include a cover letter, resume, proof of Indigenous ancestry and transcript with your application.

Submit your completed application:

  • By email: peoplesolutions@acu.ca
  • By fax: 204.478.5525
  • By mail:
    Assiniboine Credit Union — People Solutions: Bursary Program
    6th floor, 200 Main Street, Box 2, Station Main
    Winnipeg, MB  R3C 2G1

Why does ACU award bursaries to Indigenous Students?

Assiniboine Credit Union (ACU) values Diversity and Inclusion and seeks to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve.

We are committed to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s calls to action and to our commitments as an original signatory to the Winnipeg Indigenous Accord. In responding to Call to Action #92, ACU works to ensure that Indigenous Peoples have equitable access to jobs, training and education opportunities in our organization and the broader corporate sector.


Please email: peoplesolutions@acu.ca
or contact: 204.958.8588

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