Five awards valued at $5000 each towards first-year tuition are available annually to students entering the Civil Engineering Technology or Construction Management program at Red River College. Preference will be given to students coming directly from a Manitoba high school. Criteria include having achieved an academic standing of a minimum 70% or "B" average for Grade 12 courses, and financial need. Applicants will also have displayed leadership qualities in the family, school and/or community. Applications should be accompanied by a high school transcript, a one-page essay indicating information regarding the applicant's financial need, and responses to the following questions: What impact will this bursary have on your career goals? What are some examples of how you have demonstrated leadership qualities? Will you be considering a career in the construction industry?. Also required are two letters of recommendation (one from a teacher or guidance counselor and the other from someone who knows you outside of school (not a relative). Applications should be submitted to the Student Service Centre. Application deadline is June 1 for students who are in Grade 12. Others may apply by the deadline date of September 15.