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Friesens Scholarship Program

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.

Ten scholarships valued at $1,750 each will be awarded to the top qualifying applicants, while $3,750 in additional scholarship funds may be distributed among any remaining qualifying applicants.

Are you an Eligible Applicant?

To be eligible for a post-secondary student scholarship, the applicant must meet the criteria for one of our two applications.

Family Application:

  • 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 applicant (child of staff member) must be age 23 or younger as of December 31st of said school year
  • Multiple children from the same family may apply, however, the scholarship funds would be divided equally if successful

Employee Application:

  • A post-secondary student that is working for Friesens in a seasonal term position at the time of application
• Must be working a minimum of 600 hours in a summer term position (May – August)
  • Accepted or Returning Full Time Student at 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.

Ineligible Applicants

  • Applications will not be considered if the applicant is the child of a Board Director (exception will be given to a child of a Board Staff Representative)
  • Applicants who have been awarded a Friesens Scholarship for the two previous consecutive years will not be considered (exception will be given to returning seasonal post-secondary staff)

Submission Criteria

  • Applications should be submitted in one complete submission to avoid disqualification.
  • The applicant is required to complete the application.
  • The application should not be completed by any person other than the applicant.  If the application is incomplete, it will not be considered.
  • The application process, paperwork, and deadlines are the sole responsibility of the applicant.
  • For support or help with the application process, please contact Justina Unger, People Development Leader, at 204-319-8223 or email

Submission Checklist

  • Completed application including all signatures.
  • Two-page essay (500 words, double spaced) on your academic or career goals.
  • Most recent four (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 the student name, student number, and educational institution for validation purposes.
  • Confirmation of enrollment (or official acknowledgement) from post-secondary institution.
  • Current resume including all work and volunteer experience and education to date.
  • Submit application in-person or via mail or email.

PLEASE NOTE: Should any components be submitted differently than indicated above, the application will not be considered in the adjudication process and the applicant will not be notified.

Selection Process

  • Preference will be given to applicants planning to study in the fields of Graphic Arts and/or other printing-related professions, Engineering, Computer Science, or Business Administration.
  • Emphasis will be placed on the academic standing of the applicant at the time of application.
  • High weighting will be placed on the applicant’s essay.
  • A panel will meet 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.
  • Winners will be announced on Pulse annually in late August.

Scholarship Payout

  • Each scholarship is awarded for a one-year period.  Applicants may apply annually, however will not be awarded a scholarship if they have received a scholarship for two (2) consecutive years.
  • 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.

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted to the receptionist on or before 4:30 PM on July 19, 2024.
No applications will be considered if they are received after the deadline.

Any uncomplete applications will not be considered.

Submit Applications To:


One Printers Way, Altona, MB

ATTN: People & Development Department
RE: Scholarship Application

By Mail

Friesens Corporation
ATTN: People & Development Department
RE: Scholarship Application

Box 720
One Printers Way
Altona, MB  R0G 0B0

By Email

Justina Unger

Ready to Apply?

Download the Friesens Scholarship Program Package now…and good luck!

For more information, please contact Justina Unger, People Development Leader at (204) 319-8223 or by emailing