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Indigenous Student Bursary:
Open to Student Members of the Manitoba Psychological Society

By July 13, 2022July 17th, 2023News

The Manitoba Psychological Society (MPS) has made a commitment, in honour of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Calls to Action, and upon reflection of the Canadian Psychological Association’s response to the TRC, to encourage and support Indigenous students who are interested in pursuing Graduate-level training in Psychology in Manitoba.  We will contribute one percent of our annual membership fees to form a student bursary (approximately $400). This bursary was first awarded in September 2021.   

Eligibility Criteria:

  • An Indigenous student who is starting or continuing a graduate program in Psychology in Manitoba
  • Has an interest in or a vision for research related to Indigenous peoples, even if not directly involved in that type of research currently
  • Has involvement in their Indigenous community
  • Is a student member of MPS
  • Has been involved in groups or committees that involve the advancement and practice of Psychology (student groups, committees etc.)
  • Is in Good Standing in their current academic program

Please send a one-page statement of interest describing how you meet the above criteria along with a copy of your CV.  An official letter confirming you are a current student in Good Standing is also required from your university program and can be sent to directly to MPS or be included in your application materials.  Applications are due September 1st, 2023. They will be evaluated in September and the bursary will be announced in the fall of 2023. Applications can be sent to executived@mps.ca