Academics

Award Program Details


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On this page you will find the program details for the four scholarship programs offered by Saint Mary's University and the Registration Criteria & Disbursement Information.

1)    Renewable Entrance Scholarships

Saint Mary's University guarantees a minimum total scholarship offer to any high school graduate with an Admission Average of 80% or higher.

Renewal Requirements:

  • 1st year students admitted in September must achieve a 3.67 GPA or above in a minimum of 24 credit hours between September and April 30th. All courses taken within this time frame are used for GPA calculations.

  • Returning and transfer students must achieve a 3.67 GPA or above in a minimum of 30 credit hours between May 1 and April 30. All courses taken within this time frame are used for GPA calculations.

  • Students must be registered as full-time (9 credit hours per semester) at Saint Mary's University in the following fall and winter semesters to receive the entire award on their student account.

  • Notify Financial Aid & Awards of late course completions, grade changes and courses completed on Letter of Permission by June 1.

  • If not renewed, due to not meeting the outlined eligibility criteria, the award cannot be reinstated at a future date.

2)   Named Entrance Awards

Saint Mary's University offers a number of prestigious Named Entrance awards. These awards are open to potential high school graduates. The deadline for the Named Entrance Award is March 1. Registration Criteria & Disbursement Information on all awards can be found below.

3)   Academic Achievement Scholarships

Students who qualify for the Dean’s List are considered for an Academic Achievement Scholarship each year as they progress satisfactorily toward their first undergraduate degree.

Requirements:

  • 1st year students admitted in September must achieve a 3.67 GPA or above in a minimum of 24 credit hours between September and April 30th. All courses taken within this time frame are used for GPA calculations.

  • Returning and transfer students must achieve a 3.67 GPA or above in a minimum of 30 credit hours between May 1 and April 30. All courses taken within this time frame are used for GPA calculations.

  • Not be a recipeient of the Renewable Entrance Scholarship program.

  • Be registered as full-time (9 credit hours per semester) at Saint Mary's University in the following fall and winter semesters to receive the entire award on their student account. Awards are disbursed in two equal disbursements at the beginning of the fall and winter semesters.

  • Notify Financial Aid & Awards of late course completions, grade changes and courses completed on Letter of Permission by June 1.

4)   Named Undergraduate Awards

A growing number of University administered scholarships and bursaries are available to qualifying students at Saint Mary’s University. Many of these awards have been established by generous Alumni, parents of Alumni, corporations and friends of the University.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be registered in an undergraduate degree program at Saint Mary's University.

  • Apply online between mid-February and the deadline of May 1.

  • Apply separately for Alumni Leadership Awards, Alumni Golf Tournament Bursary, Halifax Longshoremen’s Association local 269 I.L.A. and the Faculty Union Scholarships.

  • Notify Financial Aid & Awards of late course completions, grade changes and courses completed on Letter of Permission by June 1.

If you are successful, students should understand:

  • Each award is granted for one academic year only.

  • The scholarship or bursary amount is split between fall and winter semesters (50% each) and is described below in more detail. 

  • If the award exceeds the total semester’s charges, refunds will be given by the Service Centre, Enrolment Services, after mid-October for the fall semester and after mid-February for the winter semester.

5)   Registration Criteria & Disbursement Information

  • Award funding will be credited to the student’s student account at the University in two equal installments. The first installment will be credited in the fall semester and the second installment in the winter semester.
  • Students must be registered as a full-time student in the fall and winter semesters in accordance with the criteria of the award (minimum of 9.00 credit hours per semester).
  • Students who are full-time in one semester, but a) part-time, b) withdraw or c) complete their studies after one semester will only receive one half of their scholarship.

6) Awards Refund Policy

  •  A student who has had their entire term balance paid by scholarship or bursary and has a credit on their account, can request a refund after the last day to withdraw from courses with a tuition refund. Please visit Course Withdrawal Schedules. Questions about refund eligibility can be directed to the Service Centre.

 

Questions regarding scholarships, awards and bursaries should be directed to Financial Aid & Awards at financial.aid@smu.ca.