Two, $1000 Manitoba Women’s Institute Scholarships are awarded to rural applicants taking a Manitoba recognized academic or vocational course.


  • Rural Manitoba resident
  • Student enrolled in a recognized Manitoba academic or vocational course to gain knowledge and skills that would enable them to acquire professional or technical status.

Applications must contain:

  • Name, address, Manitoba city/town, province, postal code, telephone number, email.
  • Proof of current enrolment in a program related to enhancing or sustaining rural life.
  • Letters of reference/recommendation from at least two people (teacher, employer, community leader)
  • A resumé, including education, employment and volunteer, community and school activities
  • Outline in a 500-750 word essay how you feel the experiences and education you have had so far or the training or education you are planning to embark on will help you to empower women, families or communities in your future.

The scholarship Funds are administered through the Red River Exhibition Foundation.

2018 Recipients

Heidi Doelger-  Beausejour, Manitoba

Heidi can be counted on for doing any job no matter what…even pressure washing the calf barn. Known for her exceptional work ethic, Heidi is keen to remain a part of the Manitoba beef industry, something she has been involved with most of her life. Being an integral part of her family’s Simmental cow/calf operation has allowed her to learn both at home and through 4-H bee projects. She has enjoyed many volunteer pursuits including 4-H events, church activities and Folklorama. After she obtains her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, she looks to return to rural Manitoba to be a large animal vet. Congratulations Heidi!


Robyn Foxton- Brandon, Manitoba

Empowerment drives Robyn’s passion for helping others. She looks to further her education in order to become a lawyer, empower others to fight for themselves and help those who need it. Robyn enjoys volunteering as a science fair judge, 4-H leader and at church activities. Taking an extra year of high school to ensure she felt ready for university is just one example of Robyn’s maturity and desire to excel. She is friendly, outgoing and works to ensure everyone in her care feels comfortable and accepted. Congratulations Robyn!

2017 Recipients


Kate Le Texier – Fisher Branch, Manitoba

Kate graduated from Fisher Branch Collegiate in June 2017. Kate will be attending the University of Manitoba in the faculty of Human Nutritional Sciences. She plans to become a dietitian following her University education. Volunteering in her community and school’s Social Justice committee have been very important to Kate. Congratulations Kate!



Hayley McCaskill – Gladstone, Manitoba

Haley graduated from William Morton Collegiate in June 2017. Hayley is enrolled at Brandon University in the Bachelor of Education program. Excelling in academics, sports and music Hayley is looking forward to a teaching career. Congratulations, Haley!


2016 Recipients

Sarah Holtmann

Sarah Holtmann – Rosser, Manitoba

Being a successful woman in business is a strong example to set for other young women.  This is something that Sarah hopes to achieve as she embarks on her own career in business by obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba.  Gaining new skills and developing her knowledge in this field, combined with her creativity and leadership qualities, will help her to further empower other young women in her community. She looks forward to gaining experience off the farm but ultimately expects to return to her family’s farm to take that business to new levels.

Laura Wallace

Laura Wallace – Oak Lake, Manitoba

Laura is looking forward to pursuing her dream of a  While doing so, she hopes she can be a role model to girls in her community looking to plan something similar for their future. Laura’s family has always told her she can do anything she puts her mind to.  She, too, believes that if she works hard enough, anything is possible.  Laura tells a funny story about her dad who, when Laura suggested she would be the first female lineman in Western Manitoba to stick with that role in a very male-dominated field, her dad said, “Go for it…I’d love to see those boys try to keep you down.”