Scholarship Opportunities

Learn about how you can join the Sobey Scholars Network Community!

We are pleased to share the following list of Sobey Family & Sobeys-funded Entrance, Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship opportunities at the Sobey School of Business and Saint Mary’s University. Students are encouraged to apply each year (see below for links to applications).

Sobey National Innovator Scholarships (Sobey Innovators) for Bachelor of Commerce Students

Application Required: Yes, please refer to the application process here.

Description: We are pleased to offer 10 renewable entrance awards valued at $50,000 over 4 years awarded annually. These scholarships will be presented to exceptional students from across Canada in recognition of their accomplishments, and as encouragement and support for their success in the Sobey School of Business.

This scholarship is renewable if the student recipient achieves the university academic requirement for scholarship renewal as it may change from time to time.

Criteria:

  • Must be accepted into the Bachelor of Commerce program (September intake), entering first year as a full-time student
  • Must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents recently graduated from high school.
  • Must have (normally) a minimum of 90% average, or an IB Diploma score of 36, out of high school and demonstrate leadership in extra-curricular activities.
  • Scholarship is not deferrable

Faculty / Discipline: Sobey School of Business

Value: The initial scholarship in academic year 1 is $20,000. The renewal value in academic years 2-4 is $10,000 per year. The total value of the scholarship over four years is $50,000.

Number of Awards: 10

Renewable: Yes (See Criteria, above)

To find out more on how to apply, visit the Sobey National Innovator Scholarships page.



Sobey MBA Scolarships (Sobey MBA Scholars)

Application Required: Yes, please visit the Sobey MBA Scholarships page.

Description: We are pleased to offer five entrance awards, valued at $30,000 each, annually starting in September 2020. These scholarships will be presented to exceptional students from across Canada in recognition of their accomplishments, and as encouragement and support for their success in the Sobey School of Business.

Criteria:

  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents entering the MBA program in the Sobey School of Business as full-time students.
  • Demonstrate excellent academic achievement, normally a GPA of 3.5 out of 4.3 or higher, and/or a GMAT score of 650 or higher.
  • Demonstrate interest or involvement in such areas as responsible leadership, entrepreneurial mindset, or innovative thinking.
  • Must be commencing studies in the year the scholarship is awarded. Candidates who have already begun their studies are not eligible.
  • Candidates cannot defer their award.

Faculty / Discipline: Sobey School of Business

Value: $30,000

Number of Awards: 5

Contact info.sobeygrad@smu.ca for more information.



Sobeys Scholar Award

Application Required: Yes, using the Named Entrance Award application form

Criteria / Description: Awarded to a graduating high school student from Canada enrolled as a full-time undergraduate in the Sobey School of Business, recipients demonstrate superior academic achievement and leadership in community service. Recipients who maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 and remain at the Sobey School of Business may apply to work as summer interns for Sobeys Inc. during the three summers of their undergraduate degrees. The Sobeys Scholar Award gives $25,000 to a first-year student to cover all fees related to enrolment as a full-time commerce student living in residence. Recipients qualify for renewed scholarships from Saint Mary’s for $4,000 for each of their second, third, and fourth years of their degrees.

Faculty / Discipline: Sobey School of Business

Value: $25,000 first year, $7,000 for following three years*

Number of Awards: 1

Renewable: Yes (See Criteria, above)



Sobeys Leadership Awards 

Application Required: Yes, using the Named Entrance Award application form

Criteria / Description: Five new renewable awards of $4,000 each are distributed annually. If all returning students meet the award criteria, this could result in 20 awards of $4000, or $80,000, distributed in a single year. These awards recognize community service, leadership, academic achievement, and financial need, and are given to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Sobey School of Business who demonstrate community service leadership, financial need, and satisfactory academic achievement.

Faculty / Discipline: Sobey School of Business

Annual Value (Approx): $4,000

Number of Awards: 5

Renewable: Yes (See Criteria, above)



Frank H. Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies 

Application Required: Yes, please refer to the application process on the Frank H. Sobey Awards website.

Description: The Frank H. Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies is a scholarship program administered by The Sobey Foundation in which Saint Mary's University has the opportunity to endorse one applicant from the Sobey School of Business each year. This scholarship is open to all business students in Atlantic Canada. 

The Sobey School of Business is proud to have had 26 of their students claim these prizes since 1989. 

Faculty / Discipline: Business students in Atlantic Canada

Value: $30,000

Number of Awards: 8

To learn more about Saint Mary's process and how to apply, contact the Dean's office. 

 

For a list of other scholarships available at Saint Mary's, please click here.

 

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