About the 2002 NAIG Legacy Scholarships

The MASRC was named as one of the benefactors of the 2002 North American Indigenous Games, Knowledge, Equipment, and Financial Award Legacies. Legacy funds were established through the successful hosting of the North American Indigenous Games held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, July 2002.

The 2002 NAIG Legacy Committee was formed to oversee the distribution of financial legacies left from the Games. In the 2002 NAIG Legacy Plan, consideration was made for the development and implementation of a Scholarship Awards Program for Manitoba's Aboriginal athletes and coaches, to be administered by the MASRC for the life of the fund.

The athlete scholarship is awarded to deserving male and female athletes from Manitoba who demonstrated their athletic skills and abilities in high school academics with evidence of continuing their education at a recognized post secondary institute.

The coach scholarship recognizes one male and one female coach in Manitoba who have demonstrated dedication and skill at coaching in their chosen sport, with evidence of plans for continued development in coaching.

Each recipient receives a recognition certificate and a $600 award from the 2002 NAIG Legacy Fund.

2024-2025 Scholarship Applications

Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year will open on April 1st, 2024.

Applications close June 1st, 2024 at 4:00PM CDT. Late applications will not be considered.

Please continue below for the eligibility requirements and how to apply.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify, applicants must be:

  1. Indigenous athletes graduating high school in 2024 OR
  2. Indigenous coaches in any year of post-secondary studies;
  3. Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, Inuit);
  4. Permanent residents of Manitoba;
  5. Enrolled into an accredited post-secondary institution for the 2024/2025 academic year.

To Apply

1. Complete one of the following application forms:

2. Please submit your application forms using one of the following methods:

  1. Email: Send your forms to
  2. Fax: Transmit them to 204-925-5716, Attention: Rhonda Bernabe, Finance Manager.
  3. Mail or In-Person (Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM excluding holidays):
    Address to: Rhonda Bernabe, Finance Manager
    Manitoba Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Council Inc.
    105-145 Pacific Ave Winnipeg MB R3B 2Z6


For questions or more information, please contact Rhonda Bernabe, Finance Manager, at 204-925-5622 or at

2002 NAIG Legacy Scholarship Recipients

Click on the links below to see past recipients dating back since 2008.

2008-Present Scholarship Recipients

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