This year, owing to the generosity of the Government and several private donors, the DRSA is pleased to be able to offer scholarships based entirely on merit.

Private Donor Scholarships

Students do not need to apply for these scholarships. All applicants will be considered for the private scholarships, based on merit.

Government Scholarships

These Scholarships are awarded based on marks, extra-curricular activities related to science, and particularly the recognition of ability in one of a number of national science contests (e.g. CAP physics contest, University of Waterloo mathematics contest, Avogadro chemistry competition and/or the National Science Fair etc.) Students who wish to be considered for Government scholarships should give details of high placement in a major mathematics or science competition or science fair.

Other Scholarships

Cameco provides two full scholarships to children of their employees in their Ontario and Manitoba plants.

Manitoba Hydro donates two full scholarships to Manitoba Aboriginal students, plus travel expenses.

The Winnipeg Foundation sponsors students from Winnipeg with $500 per student.

Inco sponsors students from Thompson, Manitoba with $500 per student.

Bruce Power will sponsor a $2,000 scholarship for high school students from Grey Bruce and Huron Counties.


Over 50% of our students receive bursaries from the Academy ranging from $500 to $2500. Bursaries are offered to ensure equal access to all eligible students, regardless of family income. The amount of bursary awarded is determined by the gross family income of the student and the number of dependents in their family. Students may apply for a bursary by completing the section of the DRSA application form labeled Financial Assistance, and we encourage them to do so.

Places on our program are awarded based on merit and are NOT related in any way to the amount of bursary a student is awarded. If a student is successful in their own fundraising efforts in their community, the amount of bursary which the Academy awards will not decrease to reflect student-generated funds. Students will receive notification of the amount of bursary which they have been awarded when they are offered a place at the Academy.

DRSA fundraises every year for their Bursary Fund. As this is an on-going activity we do not know until April precisely what bursary funds are available to allocate to students. It is also not known how many students will request and be eligible for bursary funding. Students will therefore be informed of their eligibility for bursary funding and the amount available when they are offered a place at the Academy, in April. They do not have to commit to accepting that place until the exact bursary amount they will receive has been communicated to them.