Academics

Returning Awards

There are over 200 scholarships and bursaries that have been established by generous alumni, parents, corporations and other friends of the University. These are referred to as “Named Awards” because they usually have a specific name indicating their source or inspiration.

These awards have different amounts associated with them and different eligibility criteria such as community involvement, extracurricular activities, academic achievement, and/or financial need.

Returning students are encouraged to apply by May 1 for the awards each year. If you have questions about these awards you can contact Financial Aid & Awards by emailing finanical.aid@smu.ca

The Awards

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

1988 Campaign Scholarship for Disabled Students

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Open to disabled students in any faculty who are registered full-time in at least three full credit hours or the equivalent in half courses and working to the best of their ability. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Atlantic Centre for Students with Disabilities
  • Annual Value (Approx): $600
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Adam Hogg Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded annually on the basis of superior academic achievement (GPA 3.67+) to students entering their third or fourth years of Computer Science study at Saint Mary's University. Factors that may be considered in selection include exceptional computer science ability, performance in computer science courses and competitions, articles in school or other magazines and organization of computer science activities.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Science (Mathematics and Computing Science)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $700
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Achievement Scholarships

  • Application Required: No
  • Criteria / Description: Basis of Award: Students who qualify for the Dean’s List are considered each year as they progress satisfactorily toward a FIRST undergraduate degree. Please note that students who receive a Renewable Entrance Scholarship are not eligible to receive an Achievement Award. To be eligible for an Achievement Award, students must maintain a minimum 3.67 grade point average each year in the required number of credit hours. Students admitted in September must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours by April 30th. Returning students must have completed 30 credit hours in the preceding 12 Month Period of Study May 1 to April 30. . All courses are used within this time frame for GPA calculations. Successful recipients must be registered as full-time (9 credit hours per semester) at Saint Mary's University in the following academic year. No application is required. Students are responsible for notifying the Service Centre - Financial Aid and Awards of late course completions, grade changes and courses completed on Letter of Permission. These must reach the Service Centre - Financial Aid and Awards by August 1.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1000 - $3500
  • Number of Awards: unlimited
  • Renewable: Yes (See Criteria)

Allister and Josephine Cannon Memorial

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Award based on academic standing. Applicant must have completed at least one year of study at Saint Mary's University.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Arts (Irish Studies)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $600
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Alumni Association Mature Students' Award

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded to a mature student (male or female) who has completed 3-4 credits to date. Award based on academic standing and a mature student.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $500
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Alumni Christian Brothers of Ireland Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicants must be entering their third year of an honours program specializing in a field of the Social Science. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Arts (Social Sciences)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,400
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Alumni Jesuit Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicants must be entering their third or fourth year of study in any faculty and must demonstrate leadership abilities and a good Christian attitude. Award based on academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,100
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Alumni Leadership Award trust

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of one year of full-time study at Saint Mary's and must have participated in varsity athletics during the previous year. Candidates must be recommended by their coaches. Award based on Satisfactory academic standing, financial need, and leadership qualities.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Varsity Athletics
  • Annual Value (Approx): $2,000
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Alumni Scholarship trust

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicants must demonstrate their contribution to the University through involvement in non-academic endeavors which enhance the positive image of the University community. Applicants must have completed at least one year of study at Saint Mary's. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,100
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Andrea Peer Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded to a disabled student in the Faculty of Arts, based on the recommendation of the Director of Atlantic Centre. Preference given to a student concentrating on English who demonstrates a love of literature and an interest in creative writing. Award based on Academic standing and disabled student.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Atlantic Centre for Students with Disabilities
  • Annual Value (Approx): $600
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Ann M. Power Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded to a full-time student, not necessarily the student with the highest average, but one who demonstrates leadership and an interest in the community through volunteering with a recognized charity or youth group, or by contributing to student life at Saint Mary's through extracurricular and leadership activities. Applicants must have completed at least one year at Saint Mary's University and attained a "B" average or better. Open to all Canadian residents, with first preference to students originally from Newfoundland and Labrador. This scholarship will be awarded alternately to students in the faculties of Arts, Science and the Sobey School of Business.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $500
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Anthony Law Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicants must have completed at least one year of study at Saint Mary's University, be enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Arts and demonstrate an interest in the visual arts. Awarded based on academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Arts
  • Annual Value (Approx): $6,200
  • Number of Awards: 7
  • Renewable: No

Ashwood Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicants must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and involvement in University activities. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $700
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Austin E. Hayes Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Open to all full-time student who is a Nova Scotia resident in a Sobey School of Business program and involved in extracurricular activities. Preference will be given to an applicant also involved in a varsity athletic program. Award based on Sobey School of Business student with GPA of 3.50 or above.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Sobey School of Business
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,500
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

AVP/SMUSA International Mobility Award

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Open to all Saint Mary's University full time or part time students registered in an undergraduate or graduate program. Students need to have completed the equivalent of at least one full year of study at Saint Mary's (i.e., have at least ten 3 credit hours for undergraduates or equivalent for graduate students) at the time of planned departure; be in good standing (i.e., not on academic probation); and participate in an international program or activity approved by Saint Mary's University, as determined by the Office of International Activities in consultation with the Academic Vice President
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): TBD
  • Number of Awards: TBD
  • Renewable: No

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B.F. Calvin DeBaie Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded annually on the basis of academic achievement (QPA 3.00+) to a full-time, undergraduate student attending Saint Mary's University.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $600
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Barbara and Henry Reardon Scholarship trust 

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicants must have completed at least one year of study at Saint Mary's University. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $2,400
  • Number of Awards: 2
  • Renewable: No

Beaverbrook CDN Fdn Accessibility Scholarship Fund

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student wishing to continue studies at Saint Mary's University, diagnosed with a disability and verified through the Atlantic Centre for Student with Disabilities.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Atlantic Centre for Students with Disabilities
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,100
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Benoit Ouellette Cartography Prize

  • Application Required: No
  • Criteria / Description: The University will award the Prize to the top student in the Cartography course. Award given annually.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Arts (Geography )
  • Annual Value (Approx): $100
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Bernard "Bun" Mulcahy Memorial

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded to a student who continues to attain satisfactory academic achievement and displays involvement and performance in University athletics programs and extra-curricular volunteer activities. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $500
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Special consideration will be given to the applicants who are members or sons/daughters of members of Beta Sigma Phi. This scholarship is open to all first year students as well as senior students. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $100
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Birks Family Foundation Bursaries

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded annually to a full-time, undergraduate student who demonstrates financial need and is registered with the Atlantic Centre for Research, Access and Support for Students with Disabilities.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Atlantic Centre for Students with Disabilities
  • Annual Value (Approx): $2,000
  • Number of Awards: 2
  • Renewable: No

Bob Dauphinee Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description:The scholarship will be awarded to an individual with a permanent address in the Atlantic Provinces who has completed at least one year of studies at Saint Mary’s University and is enrolled in their second, third or fourth year of undergraduate studies at the University and who demonstrates academic and athletic excellence.  The recipient must have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or higher in the previous academic year; participate in university athletics; and be a member of a varsity team.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Varsity Athletics
  • Annual Value (Approx): $4,400
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Bob Hayes Football Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Open to all full-time student in any faculty who has completed at least one year at SMU, achieved at least a "B" average, is a key leader on the varsity football team, and a "role model" for younger varsity and high school athletes. Award based on Academic standing and leadership qualities demonstrated on the varsity football team.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Varsity Athletics
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,600
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Bob Thorpe Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicants must be competent, full-time students from Nova Scotia who are beginning their third year in the Sobey School of Business degree program. Evidence of academic improvement in previous years must be shown. Award based on Academic standing and an element of financial need.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Sobey School of Business
  • Annual Value (Approx): $900
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Bruce S Oland Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicants must be residents of Nova Scotia and have completed at least one year of study at Saint Mary's University. This scholarship is awarded alternately to students in the Faculty of Arts and Sobey School of Business. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Alternates between Faculty of Arts and Sobey School of Business
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,100
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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Campbell, Dr. John Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: To be awarded to a third year student, who despite existing or past physical, social, or emotional handicaps, demonstrates initiative and leadership in student affairs and has maintained an above average academic standing in the previous two years.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,600
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Carroll Estate, Dr James J

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Benefits available to worthy students of or entering Saint Mary's University; the allowance of scholarship or bursary need not depend exclusively on either need or high academic standing; The university may establish committees or otherwise to administer the funds and approve of awards
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $11,300
  • Number of Awards: TBD
  • Renewable: No

Charlie Sardo Memorial Award

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded annually to a full-time, undergraduate student who has completed at least one year of study at Saint Mary's University and who holds a position as Offensive Lineman on the Saint Mary's University Varsity Football team. The award is non-renewable although an individual may be selected to receive the award more than once. The recipient must be in compliance with the eligibility requirements of the appropriate athletic governing bodies in order to receive the award.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Varsity Athletics
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,200
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Chrysler Canada Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Open to all full time undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of study at Saint Mary's University in the Sobey School of Business or the Division of Engineering (preference will be given to engineering students who have expressed an interest in the automotive field). Awarded on the basis of strong academic achievement (GPA 3.3/B+ equivalent). Preference will be given to students who demonstrate leadership in community activities. The award is non-renewable and students will be limited to receiving the scholarship only once. Two awards presented annually: one to a student enrolled in the Sobey School of Business, one to a student enrolled in the Division of Engineering.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Sobey School of Business or Engineering
  • Annual Value (Approx): $2,100
  • Number of Awards: 2
  • Renewable: No

Cleary Family Scholarship Fund

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: To be awarded annually to a third or fourth year Canadian student in Chemistry, on the recommendation of the Chemistry Department. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Science (Chemistry)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $2,500
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Clinical Psychology Award

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicants must have completed ten full course credit hours at Saint Mary's University and be psychology majors. Consideration will be given to students who have achieved high grades in clinical psychology courses. Award based on Academic standing; minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Science (Psychology)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $300
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Colonel Sidney C Oland Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicant must display leadership in the community and University and must be a resident of Nova Scotia. Scholarship is awarded alternately to full-time students in the Faculty of Arts and Sobey School of Business. Award based on Academic standing and resident of Nova Scotia.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Arts or Sobey School of Business
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,100
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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Danai Spiropoulos Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicants must have completed at least one full year of study at Saint Mary's University. Award based on academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $100
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Daniel Fogarty Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: To be awarded to a student who shows interest in education and is judged to demonstrate the best potential to be an outstanding teacher. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $800
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

David White Memorial Award

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded to a married student in any faculty having achieved a minimum "B" average in his or her previous year at Saint Mary's University. Preference will be given to students who have displayed leadership qualities during high school or university. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $900
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Dick MacLean Leadership Award

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded annually to a full-time, undergraduate student who has completed at least one year of study at Saint Mary's University, is a member of the varsity football team, and demonstrates financial need and a record of leadership. The award is non-renewable, although an individual may be selected to receive the award more than once. The recipient must be in compliance with the eligibility requirements of the appropriate athletic governing bodies in order to receive the award.
  • Faculty / Discipline:Varsity Athletics
  • Annual Value (Approx): TBD
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Dr. Hermann F. Schwind Award

  • Application Required: No
  • Criteria / Description: The recipient must be a full-time B. Comm. A graduate (HRM & IR major) who scored the highest GPA in year 3 and year 4 Sobey School of Business courses. The selection will be coordinated by the Financial aid Officer in consultation with the Dean of Sobey School of Business. The Dean will also provide an appropriate Certificate of Achievement to the recipient.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Sobey School of Business
  • Annual Value (Approx): $900
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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Edmund Morris Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Open to all full-time, undergraduate political science students on the basis of superior academic achievement (QPA 3.67+). The recipient must also demonstrate leadership in community activities. A student can be awarded the scholarship on more than one occasion.
  • Faculty / Discipline:Faculty of Arts (Political Science)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $5,000
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: Yes (See Criteria)

Edwin C. Harris Tax Prize

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled at Saint Mary's University who has completed the Taxation - Part I (ACCT 4453) and Taxation - Part II (ACCT 4454) courses during the most recently completed academic year.  The intent of the award is to recognize outstanding performance in these courses.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Sobey School of Business
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,000
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Eleanor M Florian Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicants must have completed at least one year of study at Saint Mary's University. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $400
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Enid R. Halley Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Two Awards. Students born in Maritime Provinces or to US citizens of parents born in Maritime Provinces. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $2,450
  • Number of Awards: 2
  • Renewable: No

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation Faculty of Commerce Minority Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student who was born in Atlantic Canada. The student must also be a member of a visible minority group, as defined by the Employment Equity Act. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of satisfactory academic achievement (QPA 3.00+) and active involvement within the university community.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Sobey School of Business
  • Annual Value (Approx): $900
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Everett Flemming Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicants must have completed at least one year of study at Saint Mary's University and be enrolled in a Sobey School of Business or Business Administration program with a distinction in Accounting. Award based on GPA of 3.50 or above, in addition to an element of financial need.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Sobey School of Business (Accounting)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $600
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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Father Belair, S.J. Scholarship for Part Time Students

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Scholarship awarded to the part-time student with the highest cumulative grade point average. In the event of a tie, the award will be granted to the student who has completed the most number of credit hours through part-time study. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $600
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Fr. J.J. Hennessey, S. J. Memorial trust

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: The applicant must be a senior student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in academic and athletic endeavors. The applicant should be a residence student. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $2,100
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Franco Gaudio Leadership (WRBCS) Award

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded annually to a full-time, undergraduate student who has completed at least one year of studies at Saint Mary's University, is a member of the varsity football team, and who maintains a C to B average. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and leadership qualities through involvement in extracurricular activities. The award is non-renewable although an individual may be selected to receive the award more than once.  The recipient must be in compliance with the eligibility requirements of the appropriate athletic governing bodies in order to receive the award.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Open
  • Annual Value (Approx): $2,500
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Frank & Louise Donahoe Family Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: An endowed scholarship to be awarded to a student with a learning disability who is attending Saint Mary's University
  • Faculty / Discipline: Atlantic Centre for Students with Disabilities
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,100
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Frank Baldwin Scholarship Fund

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Scholarships awarded to a full-time male and full-time female student, preferably Nova Scotians, with satisfactory academic performance, intercollegiate basketball participation, and community involvement. Award based on Academic standing and varsity basketball participation.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Varsity Athletics
  • Annual Value (Approx): $900
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Frank Bowes Memorial Award

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: To be awarded to a student who has struggled with personal difficulties and persisted in the search for knowledge and inner peace. Award based on Academic standing and financial need.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $100
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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Gareth Akerman Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Open to all full time students entering their third or fourth year of study at Saint Mary's University, majoring in Biology or Environmental Studies in the Faculty of Science. Students must demonstrate strong academic achievement (minimum GPA 3.3). Preference will be given to students who are enrolled in an Honours Degree.  The scholarship is not renewable but may be awarded to qualifying students more than once.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Science (Biology/Environmental Studies)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $2,500
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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H. Norman Stanbury Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicant must be entering his or her third or fourth year of an honours program and majoring in English. Award decision is made upon recommendation of the Dean of Arts. Award based on Academic standing and a declared major in English.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Arts (English)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $500
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Halifax Longshoremen's Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: To be awarded to a full-time or part-time student who is entering or continuing studies at Saint Mary's University. The recipient must be a member of Local 269 I.L.A. or of a member's immediate family. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $500
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Handyside Ethical & Social Responsibility Award

  • Application Required: No
  • Criteria / Description:  To be awarded to a deserving graduate or undergraduate, full or part-time student, or small group who participate in a paper, case or project.

    The focus of the paper, case or project must be on ethical and social responsibility in a non-profit or for-profit organization. It must address the “real” issues facing a business, charity or community group and the topic will have to be of benefit to the community or organization. 

    Papers may be submitted from previous or current Saint Mary’s courses and topics may include: cause-related marketing, sponsorship, social marketing, non-profit management, community development, non-profit/ corporate partnerships, venture philanthropy, environmental issues, donor/donation trend analysis and service learning projects.

    A panel determined by the Dean of the Sobey School of Business will judge entries. All applicants must agree to allow their paper/case or project to be made available as a resource to the public via the Saint Mary’s University website and library. 

  • Faculty / Discipline: Open to all faculties and programs
  • Annual Value (Approx): $500
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Harold Beazley Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Open to all full-time third and fourth year students enrolled in a Sobey School of Business program with a declared major in Accounting. Recommendations will be made by the Chairperson of the Accounting Department. Award based on Academic standing and a declared major in Accounting.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Sobey School of Business (Accounting)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $4,300
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Harry and Lily Rutte Award for Spirituality and the Workplace

  • Application Required: No - projects should be dropped off toTracey Randem, Sobey Building 210a. Include a cover letter with your name, A# and contact information, and indicate you are applying for the Rutte Award.
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded to a deserving undergraduate student in any faculty at Saint Mary's University for the best paper, or action/research project, or any produced result in the field of spirituality and the workplace.  Papers or projects may be submitted from previous or current Saint Mary's courses.  The selection of the award recipient will be determined by the Spirituality and the Workplace Oversight Sub-Committee.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $900
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Harry Woods Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Award based on academic standing. Applicants must have completed at least one year of study at Saint Mary's University.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $100
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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Jack Ginsburg Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded to a chemistry student entering the honor's year at Saint Mary's University. The student with the highest combined grade point average in Chemistry, Physics, and Math. In case there are two students with the same highest combined G.P.A., the students will be interviewed by the Dean of Science who will then make the final selection. Whenever possible, a family member or the Dean of Science will present the award at the President's Annual Scholarship Tea and Ceremony.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Science (Chemistry)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,400
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

James E Donahue Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicants must have completed one year of study at Saint Mary's University and be enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Science (Engineering)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $100
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Jamil Karam Scholarship trust

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: All to students entering their second or subsequent year of University. Preference will be given to a Lebanese student (i.e. a visa student from Lebanon or a direct descendant of a Lebanese family now living in Canada). Award based on Academic standing and Lebanese descendant.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $600
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Jane Shaw Law Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: To be awarded to two deserving Faculty of Arts students, not necessarily the students with the highest average, who demonstrate an interest in the arts, for example, creative writing, music or visual arts. Applicants must have completed at least one year at SMU. Award based on Academic standing and enrolled in Faculty of Arts.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Arts
  • Annual Value (Approx): $6,200
  • Number of Awards: 7
  • Renewable: No

Jean Monahan Scholarship (SMUFWA)

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded to a part-time female student in a degree (or diploma) program beyond first year of study at SMU who has made a voluntary contribution to society. Applicant must also demonstrate an improvement in academic performance during the previous year. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $500
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

John & Pearl Pool Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded to a senior engineering student who will go on to DalTech for mechanical or electrical engineering. Award based on Academic standing and enrolled in Engineering Diploma Program.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Science (Engineering)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $800
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

John Glenister Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicants must have completed at least one year of studies at Saint Mary's University Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $700
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

John R Levins Memorial trust

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: To be awarded to a graduating Sobey School of Business student who has achieved academic excellence under conditions of adversity. Award decision will be made by the Dean of the Sobey School of Business in consultation with the Department chairpersons. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Sobey School of Business
  • Annual Value (Approx): $100
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Joseph Edmund Donahue Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicants must have completed at least one full year of study at Saint Mary's University. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $400
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Joyce Elizabeth Marshall Hsia Poetry Award

  • Application Required: No
  • Criteria / Description: An annual competition open to all students at Saint Mary's University. Information available from the English Department. Award based on Poetry writing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $300
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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Kathleen Shaw Hearing Impaired Student Endowment

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded annually to a hearing impaired student enrolled at Saint Mary's University. Priority will be given to student demonstrating financial need. The award is non-renewable, although an individual may be selected to receive the award more than once.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Atlantic Centre for Students with Disabilities
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,200
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Dr. Brij M . Kapoor Memorial Award

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded, upon graduation, to a student who achieves excellence within the field of Biology at Saint Mary's University. Selection will be based on the highest GPA calculated using only biology course grades. The recipient of the award must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 to receive this award. Students who graduate during fall convocation will be considered for the award during the following spring convocation.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Science (Biology)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,000
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Kenneth & Elizabeth Ozmon Family Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: To be awarded annually to a senior or honours student in Psychology on the recommendation of the Psychology Department. Applicants must have completed at least one year of study at Saint Mary's University. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Science (Psychology)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $2,200
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Kimberley-Clark Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: To be awarded to a deserving disabled student. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Atlantic Centre for Students with Disabilities
  • Annual Value (Approx): $600
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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L'Ainee Duncan Egyptoplogical Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Open to all students who have completed one full year of university studies and who have taken at least one full university course in the area of Egyptological Studies and Near Eastern Studies and intend to pursue this area of study. Award based on Academic standing and financial need (in the case of a tie).
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Arts (Modern Languages and Classics)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $500
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Larry Corrigan Athletic Endowment

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: The purpose of the award is to attract or retain varsity basketball players. Two awards will be presented annually; one to a male basketball player and one to a female basketball player. The form and conditions of the awards are at the discretion of the Athletic Director (or equivalent position in the Athletics Department) and may be changed by the Director from time to time.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Varsity Athletics
  • Annual Value (Approx): $500
  • Number of Awards: 2
  • Renewable: No

Leonard T. Rambeau Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded to a full-time student having successfully completed at least one full year at Saint Mary's University. The candidate will have attained academic standing of at least 3.50 QPA and have been involved in extra-curricular activities. Award based on Academic standing and an element of financial need.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $2,400
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Linguistics Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded to a full-time, undergraduate student from Nova Scotia who is majoring in Linguistics and is enrolled in the second, third or fourth year of the Linguistics Program at Saint Mary's University. Applicants should be able to demonstrate commitment to advancing global understanding through language, and/or a career in the development of advanced literacy and written communication. The Scholarship(s) will be awarded based on satisfactory academic achievement (minimum GPA 3.0) and continued full-time enrolment. Consideration given to students who demonstrate financial need.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Arts (Modern Languages and Classics)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,100
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Lori Mahen Scholarship Fund

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Recipient must be a full-time student having completed at least one year of study at Saint Mary's University, be an English major and have attained above average academic standing in the previous year of study. Award based on Academic standing and a declared major in English.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Arts (English)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $300
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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Margo Marshall Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate black female student from Nova Scotia who has completed her first year of studies at Saint Mary’s University and demonstrates financial need.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $600
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Marguerite Hinman Scholarship & Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicants must have completed at least one full year of study at Saint Mary's University. Award based on academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $900
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Marguerite, Joseph & Charles Hinman Memorial Award

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded to a student who is enrolled with the Atlantic Centre. Award based on Satisfactory academic standing and an element of financial need.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Atlantic Centre for Students with Disabilities
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,500
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Marjorie Hayes Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Preference will be given to a female student from Nova Scotia studying part-time in a degree program. Award based on Academic standing and a part-time student.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,100
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Mary Ann and Edward J McBride Law Prize

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded to a graduating student majoring in Political Science, History, English or Philosophy at Saint Mary's University who has been accepted for entry into the Schtrich School of Law at Dalhousie University, or University of New Brunswick Law School.  The prize will be awarded to the quantifying applicant with the highest academic standing.  Award selection will be determined by the Registrar's Office in consultation with the Senate Scholarship Committee.  The Registrar's Office will send a letter inviting applications for the prize to students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who are registered to graduate and who are majoring in Political Science, History, English, or Philosophy.  Included with the letter will be a copy of the terms of reference and an application form.  The deadline for applications will be April 30th.  To be eligible, students must submit with their application a letter of acceptance from one of the above named law schools.  The prize will be awarded at the Spring convocation.  Payment will be made once the recipient submits his/her transcript and confirmation of registration from the appropriate law school.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Arts: (Political Science, History, English or Philosophy)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $2,000
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Mary C Daley Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicants must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement as well as involvement in the University community. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $300
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Mildred Harrington Scholarship (SMUFWA)

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicants must demonstrate improvement in their academic performance during the previous year. Preference will be given to a female student who has made a voluntary contribution to society. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,000
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Monsignor Richard Murphy Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Available to Faculty of Science and Engineering students. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Science (Engineering)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,300
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Montreal Women's Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: This award, a tribute to the memory of the fourteen female engineering students who died violently at the École Polytechnique de Montreal on December 10,1989, is available to female Faculty of Science and Engineering students. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Science (Engineering)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $200
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Murray Pritchard Memorial Award for Halifax Navy League Branch

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded annually to a full-time student (undergraduate or graduate) who has completed at least one year of study at Saint Mary's University and has been a member of the Navy League Cadets Corps Mic Mac (with two years of active service) and a former Cadet of a Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (with four years of active service) and submit a written essay on Maritime Affairs that will be assessed by the Financial Aid Office. The onus is on the applicant who must provide proof of active service. If no applicant meet these criteria a full-time student who has completed at least one year of study at Saint Mary's University and has been an active member of the Halifax Branch of the Navy League of Canada in assisting in the pursuit of the League's purposes and objectives (as authorized by Supplementary Letters Patent on 21 October 1971) with three or more years of service will be considered. All applicants must also demonstrate satisfactory academic achievement (GPA 2.0+) and community involvement. The award is non-renewable although an individual may be selected to receive the award more than once.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $3,300
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

MT&T Computing Science & Business Administration Scholarship

  • Application Required:  
  • Criteria / Description: Open to students in Business Administration and Computer Science. Award based on Academic standing. 
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Science/Business Administration & Computing Science Program
  • Annual Value (Approx): $6,100
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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Nelly Beveridge Gray Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: To support the studies of Ethnography or Archaeology.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Arts (Anthropology)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $800
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Nick Walsh Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: All to all full-time students who have achieved a minimum of 3.7 GPA in their previous year of studies at Saint Mary's University.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $300
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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OPTAMUS Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Award available to members of the OPTAMUS Society; eligible members are those part-time or mature students who were members of OPTAMUS during the semester in which applications were presented and are registered members of OPTAMUS and Saint Mary's University for the following academic fall semester.  The minimum number of courses (half credit) that the applicant must have completed is one.  The minimum number of courses (half credit) in which the returning student must be registered is one.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $200
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Owen J Hayes & Mary C Hayes Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicants must have completed at least one year of study at Saint Mary's University. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $700
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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Patrick Power Scholarship in Memory of Terence R.B. Donahoe

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: To be awarded to a full-time, undergraduate student(s) enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts Program and majoring in Political Science who has a permanent address in the Halifax Regional Municipality. The recipient must demonstrate academic excellence (+3.5 GPA) and show evidence of financial need. The award is non-renewable, although an individual may be selected to receive it more than once.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Arts (Political Science)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $4,500
  • Number of Awards: 3
  • Renewable: No

Perrier Family Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Open to all students studying in the area of Criminology, part-time of full-time. Applicants must have completed one year of the Criminology Program. Award based on Academic standing and studying Criminology.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Arts (Sociology and Criminology)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $900
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Peter O'Connor Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: To award a $500 (maximum $5,000) scholarship to a full-time student on the basis of satisfactory academic achievement and financial need.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,000
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Prince John Loewenstein Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: All to majors (including honours students) in anthropology at Saint Mary's University. An original essay by the student on any topic of anthropological relevance may be submitted to the departmental chairperson prior to May 31. Award based on Excellence in anthropological writing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Arts (Anthropology)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $600
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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Regis College Prize

  • Application Required: No
  • Criteria / Description: Award is given to the student, normally a major, who has done outstanding work in Religious Studies courses. Award based on Academic standing and enrolled in Religious Studies courses.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Arts (Religious Studies)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $100
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Rev. Michael O'Donnell Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicants must have completed at least one full year of study at Saint Mary's University. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $100
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Robert George Hayes Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Open to all full-time sophomores, juniors, and seniors having demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for creative writing. Award decision is made on the recommendation of the Chairperson of the English Department. Award based on Academic standing and a declared major in English.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Arts (English)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $2,500
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Ronald A. Lewis Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded annually to part-time undergraduate students who have completed at least one academic course at Saint Mary's University, and who have demonstrated financial need and strong academic achievement (B+ average or GPA equivalent). The award is non-renewable, although an individual may be selected to receive the scholarship more than once.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,000
  • Number of Awards: 2
  • Renewable: No

Roy Clements Varsity Soccer Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Open to all members of the varsity soccer team who are in their final year of studies, have achieved a minimum QPA of 3.50 in the previous year, and demonstrate exceptional leadership skills on the team. Award based on Academic standing and varsity soccer participation.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Varsity Athletics
  • Annual Value (Approx): $450
  • Number of Awards: 2
  • Renewable: No

Dr. James Ryan Engineering Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded annually to a Canadian undergraduate student enrolled in the Faculty of Science Diploma in Engineering Program at Saint Mary's University who has achieved satisfactory academic standing and demonstrates financial need.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Science (Engineering)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $900
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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S.M.U.S.U. Scholarship Fund

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Available to either 1) a son or daughter of a member of SMU Staff Union, 2) a part-time student who is also a full-time SMU Staff Union member, 3) a Disabled student, or 4) an International Student. Applicant must have completed one year of study at SMU. Award based on GPA of 3.00 or better.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $500
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Saint Mary's Faculty Womens' Assoc. (SMUFWA) Book Award

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: To be awarded to a deserving full-time student in any faculty. The recipient will not necessarily be the student with the highest average. The award will consist of a gift certificate for the purchase of textbooks. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $400
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Samuel H. Jopling Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Intended to provide financial assistance to one or more final year Accounting students who have overcome significant personal adversity or hardship in order to compete their degree. The awards will not only recognize the student's personal achievement, but will help to defray the additional expenses frequently encountered by such students. Recipients will be selected annually by a committee composed of members of the Department.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Sobey School of Business (Accounting)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $800
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

SNC & Lavalin Engineering Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicants must have completed at least one year of study at Saint Mary's University and be enrolled in the Engineering Program. Award based on Academic standing and enrolled in Engineering Program.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Science (Engineering)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $200
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Student Services Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded annually to a full-time, undergraduate student who combines scholarship and extracurricular activities at Saint Mary's University, and who has a CGPA of 3.0 or above. The successful applicant must also demonstrate financial need. Preference to be given to international students.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $800
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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Thomas J. Keleher Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Any full-time Saint Mary's student from the Maritime Provinces who attains a B+ or better average in her/his previous year of study at Saint Mary's University. Award based on Academic standing and financial need.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,400
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Thomas L. Trainor Memorial

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Recipients must be full-time students in any faculty who demonstrate evidence of past or present community involvement or employment experience that shows a special entrepreneurial talent. Award based on QPA of 3.50 or better.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,500
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Timothy I. Miller Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Recipient must be a full-time continuing student who has successfully completed at least one year of study at Saint Mary's University and has attained a "B" average or better. Award based on Academic standing and financial need.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,500
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Turning Points in Leadership Award

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded annually to full-time, undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need and satisfactory academic achievement (GPA 3.0).
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $2,175
  • Number of Awards: 4
  • Renewable: No

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Veronica Aloyse Corbett Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicants must have completed at least one full year of study at Saint Mary's University. Award based on academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $300
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Vern Creighton Award

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Cash award to be presented annually to the individual winning the Manager of the Year award at the Athletic Banquet.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Varsity Athletics
  • Annual Value (Approx): $200
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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William Chisholm Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicants must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement as well as involvement in the University community. Award based on Academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $200
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

William J Dalton Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Award decision is made upon the recommendation of the Chairperson of Political Faculty of Science based on the decision of the Political Faculty of Science Department. Award based on Academic standing and a declared major in Political Faculty of Science.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Arts (Political Science)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,700
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

William N Duggan Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Available to all full-time students in any Faculty.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $200
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Women's Studies Program

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Scholarships & bursaries for the women's studies program
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Arts (Women Studies Program)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $100
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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Returning Awards - Bursaries

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Barbara Flanders Goldberg Memorial Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: To be awarded to a deserving full-time student in the Sobey School of Business, who has expressed an interest in pursuing a career in public administration. Award based on Financial need and satisfactory academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Sobey School of Business
  • Annual Value (Approx): $400
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Bernard Zwicker Memorial Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: To be awarded in alternate years to a "needy" student in the Sobey School of Business Faculty. Award based on Financial need and satisfactory academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Sobey School of Business
  • Annual Value (Approx): $100
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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Carol and Colin Dodds Family Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Awarded annually to a full-time, undergraduate student who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and who has completed at least five credits at Saint Mary's University. The recipient must be a student varsity athlete, have a record of community service and demonstrate financial need.
  • Criteria / Description: Alternates between Faculty of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sobey School of Business
  • Faculty / Discipline: $800
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Coy Family Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded annually to a full-time, undergraduate student(s) who has demonstrated financial need
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $4,000
  • Number of Awards: TBD
  • Renewable: No

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Deraldlyn Yeazel Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded to a full-time, undergraduate student who has completed at least one year of study at Saint Mary's University and demonstrates financial need.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $240
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Donnie Jackson Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded to a deserving full-time undergraduate student who has completed at least one year of study at Saint Mary's University, with preference given to students who have declared a major or minor in any of the following areas: Modern Languages, Asian Studies, or Linguistics. The student must have a minimum GPA of 2.00 and demonstrate an interest in the community through the participation in volunteer roles.  Open to all Canadian students with a preference given to students from Atlantic Canada. The student must have demonstrated financial need.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Arts (Modern Languages, Asian Studies, Linguistics)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $300
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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Elaine Leventhal Memorial Bursaries

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Full-time Bursaries:  Bursaries are awarded based on demonstrated financial need, good academic standing and a record of leadership and University or community service, with preference given to single parents and/or students that are physically challenged.  Full-time status requires registration in at least 3.0 credit hours..  Part-Time Bursaries:Bursaries are awarded based on demonstrated financial need, good academic standing and a record of leadership and University or community service, with preference given to single parents and/or students that are physically challenged.  Part-time status requires registration in a minimum of 1.0 credits and a maximum of 2.5 credit hours.   Bursary is renewable if the recipient continues to meet the award criteria. They may be awarded to a recipient for a maximum of three consecutive academic years.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $2,000 Full-time and $750 Part-Time
  • Number of Awards: 6 Full Time and 6 Part Time Available
  • Renewable: Yes (See Criteria)

Elizabeth Dunsworth Durdle Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: All students in the Bachelor of Arts program at Saint Mary's University will be eligible to apply for this award. Award based on Financial need.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Arts
  • Annual Value (Approx): $300
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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Fr. Frederick J Lynch, S.J. Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Bursary applicants must have completed one year in Commerce at Saint Mary's University. Award decision will be based on the recommendation of the Dean of Commerce. Award based on Financial need and satisfactory academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Sobey School of Business
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,200
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Friends of Saint Mary's Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded annually to single parents from Nova Scotia who are full-time, undergraduate students at Saint Mary's University.  Students must demonstrate financial need and satisfactory academic achievement (70% out of high school or GPA 2.0 for renewable awards).  In the event that there are insufficient full-time applicants, part-time students will be considered, with the value of the award being half of the amount being offered to full-time recipients in that same academic year.  The intent when awarding part-time bursaries is to fully award the amount available for spending.  The bursary is renewable and may be awarded to a student for a maximum of four consecutive academic years permitted they meet the terms as outlined above.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $2,400 for Full-time and $1,200 for Part-time
  • Number of Awards: TBD
  • Renewable: Yes (See Criteria)

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Gary W. Richardson Memorial Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicants must have completed at least one year of study at Saint Mary's University, be from the Atlantic Provinces, and be enrolled in the Faculty of Commerce (Undergraduate or MBA program). Award based on Financial need and satisfactory academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Sobey School of Business (Alternates annually between Undergraduate and MBA Program)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $5,000
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Gerald P. Flavin Memorial Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded to students who demonstrate satisfactory academic achievement and an element of financial need. Award based on Satisfactory academic standing and financial need.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $500
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Gertrude Deveau Memorial Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded to a full-time, undergraduate student who is majoring in Small Business & Entrepreneurship and is enrolled in the second, third, or fourth year of the Commerce Program at Saint Mary's University.  Preference will be given to female students.  Applicants should be able to demonstrate leadership potential and through extracurricular and volunteer roles.  The Bursary will be awarded based on satisfactory academic achievement and continued full-time enrolment.  Consideration will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Sobey School of Business (Small Business & Entrepreneurship)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $2,000
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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Homburg International Mobility Awards

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded to students who have completed the equivalent of at least one year of study (normally 5.0 credits) at Saint Mary's University, be a Canadian citizen who has been a resident of the Atlantic Provinces for at least 5 years and otherwise prevented by financial need from participating in the approved international program.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $12,500
  • Number of Awards: 8
  • Renewable: No

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J.W. Gillis Memorial Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Recipients must be Commerce students involved in varsity athletics. Award based on Academic standing and participation in varsity athletics.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Sobey School of Business
  • Annual Value (Approx): $200
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

John R. (Bud) Walker Memorial Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Full or part-time student enrolled in the Faculty of Commerce or in business related courses. Award based on Financial need and satisfactory academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Sobey School of Business
  • Annual Value (Approx): $100
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Joseph & Charles Hinman Memorial Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Applicants must be Nova Scotia residents majoring in Chemistry and have completed a full year of study at Saint Mary's University. Award decision will be based on recommendations by the Chemistry Department. Award based on Academic standing and a declared major in Chemistry.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Science (Chemistry)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,100
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Joy Estate trust Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Award based on Financial need and satisfactory academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,700
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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Margaret M. & James E. Britten Memorial Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: To be awarded to a deserving student from any faculty, in any year, studying full-time. Preference will be given to a resident of Atlantic Canada. Award based on Financial need and satisfactory academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,300
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Maria Nahrebeckey Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded annually to single parents from Nova Scotia, who are full-time, undergraduate students at Saint Mary's University.  Students must demonstrate financial need and satisfactory academic achievement (70% out of high school or QPA 2.0 for renewable awards).  In the event that there are insufficient full-time applicants, part-time students will be considered, with the value of the award being half of the amount being offered to full-time recipients in that same academic year.  The intent when awarding part-time bursaries is to fully award the amount available for spending.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,600
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Maritime Broadcasting System Awards

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded to full-time students at Saint Mary's University who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled in the Faculty of Arts majoring in Asian Studies, Atlantic Canada Studies, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology & Criminology, International Development Studies, English, or Modern Languages. The selected students will show involvement in internationally focused programs, international language courses, or study abroad programs, and preference will be given to the following four designated groups; aboriginal students, female students, students with disabilities or visible minorities. Preference may be given to students with a Diploma from the Radio/Television program of the Nova Scotia Community College. Preference may also be given to students who have participated with Model UN or Model Parliament.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Arts
  • Annual Value (Approx): $2,500
  • Number of Awards: 6
  • Renewable: No

McCurdy Printing Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the Faculty of Commerce having successfully completed one semester of study at Saint Mary's. Award based on Financial need and a "B" average or better.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Sobey School of Business
  • Annual Value (Approx): $500
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Michael Kelly Memorial Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student who has completed at least one year of study at Saint Mary's University, is involved with a competitive hockey league and demonstrates community involvement. Preference will be given to a student from Atlantic Canada. This award is non-renewable, although a student may be selected to receive the award more than once. The recipient must be in compliance with the eligibility requirements of the appropriate athletic governing bodies in order to receive the award.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $600
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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Pur Lin Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Open to to all full-time Saint Mary's students in any faculty or year who shows a desire to succeed, determination, and a good attitude. Recipient must be a resident of Nova Scotia. Award based on Financial need and satisfactory academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $500
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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Robert James Macpherson Memorial Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student who has completed at least one year of study at Saint Mary's University, is a member of the varsity football team and demonstrates financial need and a record of leadership. Applicants must also demonstrate satisfactory academic achievement (GPA 2.5+). Not renewable although a student may be selected to receive the award more than once. The recipient must be in compliance with the eligibility requirements of the appropriate athletic governing bodies in order to receive the award.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Varsity Athletics
  • Annual Value (Approx): $500
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Rebecca Cohn Memorial Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: To be awarded to a full-time student who demonstrates satisfactory academic standing as well as an element of financial need. Award based on Financial need and satisfactory academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $100
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Resolutes Amateur Athletic Club Bursary

  • Application Required:  
  • Criteria / Description: The recipient must be a graduate from the Halifax metro school system, who excels in leadership both on and off the playing field.  Award based on financial need, satisfactory academic standing and leadership quantities
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $200
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Reverend Edward Grant Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: To be awarded to a minimum of two full-time undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need, who are currently working full or part-time to finance their education, who contribute to University and/or local community and who live in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). The bursaries are non-renewable although an individual may be selected to receive the award more than once.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $500
  • Number of Awards: 2
  • Renewable: No

Reuben & Helen Hornstein Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Bursaries shall be awarded to students entering second, third, or fourth year of Honours Anthropology, Geography, or Physics or the Master's program in Astronomy. Award based on Financial need and academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Arts/Faculty of Science
  • Annual Value (Approx): $425
  • Number of Awards: up to 4
  • Renewable: No

Dr. Richard Homburg Bursary in Entrepreneurship

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Recipients must be full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's University, with a declared major in Small Business & Entrepreneurship Global Business Management or Finance. The recipients must have completed a minimum of one year of full-time study at Saint Mary's University. The recipients must be from Atlantic Canada and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate commitment to advancing global understanding through the knowledge of a second language. Consideration will be given to students who are working part-time to finance their education.The bursary will be awarded based on satisfactory academic standing and continued full-time enrolment. This award is renewable and may be awarded to a student for a maximum of three consecutive years if the recipient meets the terms outlined above.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Sobey School of Business
  • Annual Value (Approx): TBD
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: Yes (See Criteria)

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Saint Mary's High School Alumni Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded to students from any faculty who are involved in extra-curricular activities and contribute to community campus life. Available to first year students in the second semester and to students from subsequent years in any semester. Award based on Satisfactory academic standing of 2.50 QPA or better and financial need.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $1,300
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Samuel and Mary Butler Memorial Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: To be awarded to a full-time student majoring in Commerce who demonstrates satisfactory academic standing as well as an element of financial need. Award based on Academic standing, financial need, and a declared major in Commerce.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Sobey School of Business
  • Annual Value (Approx): $700
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Stephen Telfer Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded to a member of the Varsity football team who is a full-time student and has completed at least one academic year at Saint Mary's University. Award decision is based on recommendation of football head coach and Director of Athletics. Award based on Financial need and satisfactory academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Varsity Athletics
  • Annual Value (Approx): $700
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Dr. Sastry Vankamamidi Family Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: To be awarded to a full-time undergraduate Engineering student enrolled at Saint Mary's University.  Preference will be given to an international student who demonstrates financial need and satisfactory academic achievement (GPA 3.0). Preferably the student will be in his or her second year of studies.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Science (Engineering)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $500
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Suseela Vankamamidi Family Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: To be awarded to a full-time, undergraduate Engineering student enrolled at Saint Mary's University. Preference to be given to an international student, who has demonstrated financial need and satisfactory academic achievement (GPA 3.0). Preferably the student will be in his/her second year of studies.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Faculty of Science (Engineering)
  • Annual Value (Approx): $500
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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TD Bank Financial Group Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Award quantification should be based solely on financial need. Students may qualify for support for any number of consecutive terms at the sole discretion of Saint Mary's University, provided that they meet the terms set out.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $2,300
  • Number of Awards: 7
  • Renewable: No

TD Meloche Monnex Bursary for Students with Disabilities

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded annually to a full-time, undergraduate student who demonstrates financial need and is registered with the Atlantic Centre of Research, Access and Support for Students with Disabilities.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Atlantic Centre for Students with Disabilities
  • Annual Value (Approx): $2,500
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

Timothy P. Hines Memorial Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded to a student pursuing a B.Comm. degree, preferably majoring in Accounting, who has demonstrated improved academic performance over the prior year. Preference will be given to a resident of the Eastern Shore Region of Nova Scotia. Award based on Financial need and satisfactory academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Sobey School of Business
  • Annual Value (Approx): $100
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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VII Pan American Wheelchair Games Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Awarded to a disabled student who has demonstrated satisfactory academic standing. Award based on Financial need and satisfactory academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: Atlantic Centre for Students with Disabilities
  • Annual Value (Approx): $200
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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Wayne Myers Memorial Bursary

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Criteria / Description: Award based on Financial need and satisfactory academic standing.
  • Faculty / Discipline: All
  • Annual Value (Approx): $600
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Renewable: No

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