Providing scholarships to deserving Manitoba students

The Red River Exhibition Foundation was established in 1997 with a $100,000 contribution from the Red River Exhibition Association. This amount continues to grow as a portion of our event proceeds are donated to the Foundation every year.

The Foundation’s mandate is to provide scholarships and bursaries to deserving Manitobans in keeping with the Association’s mandate to promote industry, commerce, tourism and agriculture. The Foundation now awards over twenty scholarships annually for students to further their studies in:

Three bursaries are also presented on behalf of the Kinsmen Club of Winnipeg for students pursuing a career in trades, community leaders, or students enrolling in the Creative Communications program at Red River College Polytechnic.

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees, with support from the CEO and staff. The Red River Exhibition Foundation administration costs are paid by the Red River Exhibition Association and volunteer fundraisers. Through this volunteer commitment, the Foundation can guarantee that 100 percent of industry donations go directly to fund the scholarships.

Thank you to all our founding donors for their contributions to the Foundation and its continued support of Manitoba students pursuing post-secondary education in a range of industries.

Scholarship recipients share their stories

“The Red River Ex Foundation scholarships were super easy to apply to and there were many options available for many different university courses/career choices”

– Shaelyn Beswitherick
(Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame scholarship recipient)

“Applying for this scholarship gave me the opportunity to illustrate my community involvement as a rural student, as well as my altruistic beliefs, in great detail – not often do you see a scholarship intended solely for rural students, or for those who intend on empowering others in society. Having been a successful recipient of this scholarship, I could focus on my studies in agroecology without financial worry, which has undoubtedly aided in my academic success.”

– Emily Robb
(Manitoba Women’s Institute scholarship recipient.)