Financial Aid and Scholarships

CME Bursary

Support from the co-operative sector, the Sisters of Saint Martha and individual donors, we have three bursary funds available to assist candidates enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Co-operative Management and the Master of Management, Co-operatives and Credit Unions:

  • Dr. Sidney Pobihushchy Bursary: Awarded to students enrolled in either program and demonstrating financial need. 
  • Leadership in Co-operative Management Education Bursary: Awarded to students enrolled in either program and demonstrating financial need. Preference will be given to students from developing countries or co-operative organizations that might not otherwise be able to afford the program costs. 
  • Sisters of Saint Martha Bursary: Awarded to female students enrolled in either program and demonstrating financial need.

Application deadline is May 31st. Apply now by completing the CME Bursary Application Form.

Saint Mary's University

Saint Mary's University offers the Financial Aid Bursary to students who are experiencing financial hardship. Students must re-apply each term during the academic year. For more details, visit the Financial Need-Based Bursary website. 

Alberta Central Scholarship

The Alberta Central Scholarship supports Alberta-based credit union employees enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Co-operative Management or Master of Management, Co-operatives and Credit Unions. The scholarship supports up to two employees per year by funding $6,500 per student in tuition costs. The scholarship will be awarded to successful applicants based on the merit of materials received. Applications may be submitted to Alberta Central prior to acceptance in the program. Application deadline is June 30th. Apply now by completing the Alberta Central Scholarship Application Form.

Atlantic Central and League Savings & Mortgage (ACLSM) Bursary

The Atlantic Central and League Savings & Mortgage bursary supports Atlantic Canada-based credit union employees enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Co-operative Management or Master of Management, Co-operatives and Credit Unions. The bursary supports one employee per year by funding $5,000 in tuition costs for year 1 of the program and $2,500 for each subsequent year in the program. Program application deadline is May 31. Bursary application deadline is June 30th. Apply now by completing the Atlantic Central and League Savings & Mortgage Bursary Application Form.

Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) Scholarship

The Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation offers four opportunities for financial aid: Alexander Fraser Laidlaw Fellowship, Amy and Tim Dauphinee Scholarship, Lemaire Co-operative Studies Award, and The Norm Bromberger Research Bursary. For more details, visit the CASC website. 

Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHFC) Scholarship

The Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada awards five scholarships each year to members, directors or employees of a CHF Canada member. Students must be enrolled in a program that is relevant to improving the business skills of co-op housing managers from a recognized Canadian post secondary institution. Application deadline is March 1st. For more details, please visit the CHFC website. 

Elroy Webster Coop Studies Fund

The Elroy Webster Coop Studies Fund offers financial aid to students enrolled in a business program. Students must be legal residents of the United States, but the university can be located in the United States or Canada. Application deadline is early August. For more details, please visit the Elroy Webster Coop Studies website

Handyside Ethical and Social Responsibility Award

The Handyside Ethical and Social Responsibility Award is presented annually to a graduate or undergraduate who participates in a paper, case or project. The focus must be on ethical and social responsibility in an organization. Application deadline is early April. For more details, please visit The Handyside Ethical and Social Responsibility Award website. 

NBTA Credit Union

NBTA Credit Union presents a number of education awards and scholarships each year for residents of the Province of New Brunswick in Canada. For more details, please visit the NBTA Credit Union website.

Organization of American States Scholarships

The Organization of American States and Saint Mary's University have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement under which students awarded an OAS Scholarship may apply for entry into the Graduate Diploma in Co-operative Management or Master of Management, Co-operatives and Credit Unions. Qualified students accepted into these programs and in receipt of an OAS Scholarship are also eligible for a bursary under the Dr. Sidney Pobihushchy Bursary Fund listed above. For more details vist the OAS website. 

Ralph K. Morris Foundation

The Ralph K. Morris Cooperative Leadership Fund has been established by the Ralph K. Morris Foundation to support the development of future co-operative leaders. For more details, please visit the Ralph K. Morris Cooperative Leadership Fund website. 

Zonta International

Zonta International has established the Jane M. Klausman scholarship to help women pursue a master's education in business management. For more details, visit the Zonta International website. 

Please note that the awards and scholarships listed above are intended to support studies about co-operative business and organizations. They are not intended to support co-op work/study programs in other fields of study.