Students at the University of Manitoba are getting a boost with a $1.025-million donation from the Royal Bank of Canada, with the bulk of that earmarked for mood disorder services and travel programs for medical and dental students.

The RBC Foundation Manitoba Online Overcoming Depression (MOOD) program is getting $500,000 to help improve access to mental health services for students.

Another $500,000 will be used to fund on-the-job training in northern communities for medical and dental students.

An additional $25,000 is being set aside for aboriginal business education partners scholarships, the U of M said in a statement Monday.