Indigenous Student Bursary

The Manitoba Psychological Society 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 award will be available yearly starting in the fall of 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 your CV. Applications are due September 1st, 2021. They will be evaluated in September and the bursary will be announced in the fall of 2021. Applications can be sent to executived@mps.ca