About | Friesens Scholarship Program

The Friesens Scholarship Program focuses on providing financial support to high school graduates and university/college students. Friesens desires to help students accomplish their educational goals while encouraging personal growth and development. It is believed that financial assistance will enable scholarship recipients to make the most of opportunities.


To be eligible to apply for a post-secondary student scholarship, the applicant must meet the following qualifications:

  • An unmarried child of a permanent part-time or full-time Friesens staff member:
  • Parent (staff member) must have passed probation at the time of application.
  • The candidate (child of staff member) must be age 23 or younger as of December 31st of said school year.


  • A post-secondary student that is working for Friesens in a seasonal term position at the time of application
  • Applicant must be working a minimum of 600 hours in a summer term position (May – August).
  • Registered to attend an accredited college or university.
  • An accredited institution is one that awards certificates, diplomas, or degrees recognized by the Department of Education and one in which course credits are transferable to other education institutions.
  • A full-time post-secondary student.
  • Not a child of any Friesens Board of Directors
  • Exception will be given to a child of a Board Staff Representative
  • Not been awarded a Friesens Scholarship for the previous two consecutive years.
  • This does not apply for returning seasonal post-secondary staff.

Scholarship Allocation Structure:

  • 10 Scholarships valued at $1,750 each will be awarded to the top qualifying applicants.
  • $3,750 in additional scholarship funds may be distributed among remaining qualifying applicants.

Applicant Submission Criteria

  • The applicant is required to complete the application.
  • The application is not to be completed or submitted by anyone other than the applicant.
  • The application process, paperwork, and deadlines are the responsibility of the applicant.
  • Applications should be submitted in ONE COMPLETE submission to avoid disqualification.
  • For support around questions or help with the application or the process, please note the contact information at the bottom of the form:

Scholarship Submission Checklist

  • Completed application including all signatures.
  • Two-page essay on choice of study, work, volunteer experience or any scholarships received for the coming school year.
  • Most recent 4 years of school transcripts
  • Official transcripts where possible.
  • Web transcripts are acceptable but ensure that all information is captured and easy to read. If they are unclear, official transcripts will be requested and must be supplied for adjudication of the scholarship application.
  • The transcripts must include student name, student number, educational institution for validation purposes.
  • Confirmation of enrollment from post-secondary institution.
  • Submit Application via Mail or Email
  • Reference Forms must be submitted independently of the application and directly to Friesens by the Teacher, Instructor/Professor or Educational Advisor as per the instructions on the form.

Should any components be submitted differently than indicated above, the application will be disqualified from adjudication.

Scholarship Selection Process:

  • Preference will be given to applicants planning to study in the fields of Graphic Arts and other printing related professions, Engineering, Computer Science, and Business Administration.
  • Emphasis will be placed on the academic standing of students at the time of application.
  • High weighting will be placed on the applicants written paper (choice of study/work and volunteer experience/scholarships received).
  • A panel meets to consider applications according to the selection guidelines.
  • The panel may request personal interviews with applicants if more information is required.
  • Recommendations for scholarship awards will be made to Friesens CEO.
  • Scholarship winners are announced annually in late August.

Scholarship Payout:

  • Each scholarship is awarded for a one-year period. Applicants may apply annually.
  • If the staff member (parent) of the qualifying applicant ends their employment with Friesens or the applicant decides not to attend an accredited college or university before payment is made, the scholarship may not be paid.
  • Scholarship monies will be sent directly to the student at the mailing address listed on the application.

Scholarship Application Deadline

  • Applications must be in the possession of the People Development Leader on or before 4:30 PM on July 14, 2023.
  • No applications will be considered if they are received after the deadline.
  • Any incomplete applications will be disqualified.

Click to fill out the online Scholarship Package

2023 Scholarship Reference Form


Justina Unger, People Development Leader justinau@friesens.com

(204) 319-8223

Submit Applications to:

By Mail: Friesens Corporation

Attn: P&C Department/Scholarship Applications

Box 720

One Printers Way

Altona, Manitoba

R0G 0B0

By Email: justinau@friesens.com