External Awards

While Saint Mary's has a large number of awards for new and returning students, all students should be aware of other sources of financial aid. Here are some good places to start:

  • Canadian Services Division, Nova Scotia Department of Education 
    Scholarship program for African Nova Scotian Students.
  • The PREP Academy
    Scholarship database for African Nova Scotian Students.
  • Halifax Community Investment Fund
    A bursary program for new students whose permanent residence is on the streets or in the area of Halifax bounded by Cogswell, North Park/Agricola, North and Barrington Streets.
  • BBPA National Scholarship Program
    The Black Business and Professional Association is designed to support Black Canadian students pursuing post-secondary education. This annual scholarship program is open to Black Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program at a Canadian college or university.
  • Lebanese Chamber of Commerce in Nova Scotia  
    Scholarship program for college or university students studying within Nova Scotia and of Lebanese descent.
  • Scholarships Canada
    Database of scholarships, student awards, bursaries and grants.
  • Yconic
    Database of scholarships, bursaries, fellowships, grants and other financial awards available to Canadian students.
  • Loretta Saunders Community Scholarship Fund
    The Scholarship Fund aims to support Indigenous women in their chosen field of study who are attending a post-secondary institution in Mi’kma’ki, Nunatsiavut, or Atlantic Canada and who have completed the equivalent of one year of post-secondary education in the previous two years. The deadline for applications is July 30.
  • McCall MacBain Scholarships
    Leadership-driven scholarships for master’s and professional degree students. Current students and recent graduates of Canadian public universities must earn the endorsement of their institution.