Future Students

Scholarship and Bursaries Available to New Students

There are a number of programs that reward students for academic strength or help those in financial need.


Entrance Scholarships

Saint Mary’s University rewards academic excellence with over $5 million in student scholarships and awards annually.

Students with an admissions average of 80% and above, (or an International Baccalaureate result of 28 and above) who submit their applications before March 15, will automatically be considered for renewable entrance scholarships ranging from $3,500 to $14,000 over four years.

Average IB Result Scholarship
95%+ 36+ $14,000 total value ($3,500 per year)
90-94.99% 33 - 35 $8,000 ($2,000 per year)
85 - 89.99% 30 - 32 $4,000 ($1,000 per year)
80 - 84.99% 28 - 29 $3,500 ($500 per year, $1000 per year afterwards)

Named Entrance Awards

In addition to the regular entrance scholarships described above, Saint Mary's offers a number of named scholarship/bursary awards. These awards all have different eligibility criteria, such as community involvement, extra curricular activities, academic achievement, or financial need. Complete the Named Entrance Award ‌form to be considered for all of them.

Requirements

  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at Saint Mary’s University.

Application Process

Students apply for all of these awards at once by filling out and submitting this form:

See the list of scholarships for which you are applying by filling out this form.

Decisions

If you are awarded one of these scholarships we will inform you of the amount and other considerations.


Presidential/Presidential InternationalBaccalaureate/Santamarian Scholarships

Domestic and international high school students with an admissions average of 95% or higher, or an IB result of 36+, should apply for the following:

  • The Presidential Scholarship and the Presidential International Baccalaureate Scholarship are valued at $9000 per year and are tenable over four years for a total of $36,000 (CAD).
  • The Santamarian scholarship is valued at $5000 (CAD) per annum and is tenable over four years for a total of $20,000 (CAD).

Application

  • PIBS Scholarship Application
  • 750-word essay based on your community involvement, contribution to school life and plans for the future
  • A resume which should comment on such things as involvement in community service, participation in student government, athletic achievement, extra curricular activities and volunteer and /or paid work.
  • Letter of recommendation from high school Principal, Guidance Counsellor or Teacher

Decisions

If you are awarded one of these scholarships we will inform you of the amount and other considerations.

Renewal

In your first year a grade point average of 3.67 in a minimum of 24 credit hours between September and April is required for renewal of the scholarship.

In your second and third year a grade point average of 3.67 in 30 credit hours is required between May and April for renewal.