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RRC accepting award applications from inner-city scholars

July 21, 2021

Students entering business programs at Red River College have the opportunity for their education to be covered thanks to the generosity of community leader Gary Coleman.

The Gary Coleman Award for Inner-City Scholars helps students build successful careers on their own and removes barriers to post-secondary education, from enrollment to graduation.

The award is available to graduates of eight inner-city schools in Winnipeg who have been accepted into RRC’s Business Administration, Business Information Technology, or Business Technology Management programs. Recipients are free from the worry of financial barriers as the award covers the cost of tuition, program fees, books, and supplies.

With the help of this award, young students can hone their skills in three of RRC’s business-based programs, receiving the high-quality learning they need to become leaders in their careers.

How to Apply

See RRC’s Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships and scroll down to the “Gary Coleman Award for Inner-City Scholars” heading for more information.

Eligible students are encouraged to complete the application form and send it to The application deadline for the upcoming Fall term is Friday, August 13, 2021.

NOTE: The application for the Winter 2022 term is October 1, 2021.

Eligibility Requirements

The Gary Coleman Award for Inner-City Scholars will support two students who:

  • Graduated in the previous 24 months from one of the following high schools:
    • Argyle Alternative High School
    • Children of the Earth High School
    • Daniel McIntyre Collegiate
    • Gordon Bell High School
    • B. Russell Vocational High School
    • Sisler High School
    • St. John’s High School
    • Technical Vocational High School
  • Have already been accepted into one of the following RRC programs:
    • Business Administration
    • Business Information Technology
    • Business Technology Management

Gary Coleman is a Mentor with North Forge Technology Exchange, the President of Garibaldi Investments Ltd., and former President and CEO of Winnipeg-based Big Freight Systems Inc. Coleman is also a proud alumni of RRC with a diploma in business. Through this scholarship, Coleman aims to help students who have the desire and ambition to pursue post-secondary education by providing the necessary financial resources to do so.