Entrance Bursaries

Entrance Bursaries for the 2018-19 Academic Year

The Entrance Bursaries program is available to students entering into an academic program at St. Francis Xavier University directly from high school. Entrance bursary funding is limited. Eligibility to apply is based on financial need and meeting the specific criteria of each bursary as outlined below. An entrance bursary can be one among many important resources in a student’s financial plan to attend university and should not replace student loan funding. Successful applicants must demonstrate financial need in their application, including the intention to apply for and accept the maximum available government student aid for which they are eligible.

 

To apply:

Entrance Bursary applications are now closed for the 2018-19 academic year. If you are the successful recipient of a bursary, you will be notified via your StFX email account by June 8th and provided a deadline date to accept your award.

Funds will be applied to the recipient’s StFX student account in September following verification that all enrollment conditions are met. Acceptance of an entrance bursary may not be deferred to a future school year.

 

Deadline to apply: applications are now closed for the 2018-19 academic year.

 

Available Entrance Bursaries:

 

Angus J. Kell Bursary
This award is available to a student who will be entering full time, first year studies at StFX in a degree or diploma program in September 2018.  Applicants must have been a resident of the town or county of Antigonish for at least five years. Letters of recommendation from the candidate’s high school principal and two teachers of their choice are required. Applicants must have combined a satisfactory academic record with leadership in cultural, athletic or community service. Preference will be given to sons and daughters of employees of Kell Enterprises, Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
Award Value: up to $1000
Please note: reference letters are to be mailed to the attention of the StFX Financial Aid Office, PO Box 5000, Antigonish, NS, B2G 2W5 or emailed directly from the reference to financialaid@stfx.ca. Letters must include the name of the bursary applied for, be signed by the reference and include their contact information. Both your online application and references must be received by the bursary due date to be considered for this award.
 
 

CIBC Scholastic Award
This bursary was established by CIBC as part of their commitment to making a difference in communities through sponsorships with strategic focus on youth and education. This bursary is open to all Canadian citizens from any province or territory in Canada. Applicants must be planning to enroll as a full-time student (30 credits) in a degree program at StFX during the fall term following high school graduation. This bursary will be awarded to a student demonstrating financial need and also leadership achievements in community and high school as reflected by their extracurricular activities. Two letters of reference are required, at least one of which must be from the applicant’s high school guidance counsellor or a high school teacher. This bursary requires a minimum high school average of 80% to be considered for the award. The CIBC Scholastic Award has the potential to be renewable provided the recipient reapplies each year and continues to meet the criteria. All applicants for renewal must have a minimum grade point average of 65% during their previous year of study at St Francis Xavier University.  
Award Value: up to $4000
Please note: reference letters are to be mailed to the attention of the StFX Financial Aid Office, PO Box 5000, Antigonish, NS, B2G 2W5 or emailed directly from the reference to financialaid@stfx.ca. Letters must include the name of the bursary applied for, be signed by the reference and include their contact information. Both your online application and references must be received by the bursary due date to be considered for this award.

 

Class of ‘54 Bursary Endowment Fund
This bursary was established in 2004 in celebration of the 50 year anniversary of the Class of 1954. Applicants must be graduating from a Nova Scotia public high school and entering StFX as a full time student in the fall academic term of the same year. This bursary will be awarded to a student demonstrating financial need, whom might otherwise not be able to attend university due to financial barriers. Applicants who have been awarded an entrance scholarship of more than $1250/year to attend StFX will not be considered for this bursary.
Award Value: up to $6000
Please note:: This bursary requires a nomination from your high school guidance counselor or principal. Deadline for the nomination form to be received is May 17th.

 

Dr. Abraham Risk Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need, and who is a graduate from Sydney Academy High School. Students should have been involved in student activities during high school, and have demonstrated leadership abilities.  
Award Value: up to $500 

 

Dr. Vernon and Mrs. Ann MacDonald Bursary
This bursary is available to students of African Nova Scotian descent who will be entering full time, first year studies at StFX directly from a high school in Nova Scotia. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, as well as leadership qualities and a sincere commitment to making a valuable contribution to student life at StFX. This bursary may be renewable in subsequent years of study, so long as recipients maintain full time enrollment of at least 24 credits per year and continue to meet the criteria of the bursary. A new application is required each year.    
Award Value: up to $2000

 

Joyce Foundation Bursary for Public Policy and Governance
This bursary is available to first year students entering directly into the Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and Governance degree program at StFX in September 2018. Applicants must be Canadian citizens and demonstrate financial need. Applicants are expected to enroll in all of the following courses in year one of their studies: Economic 101/102, Political Science 101/102 and Public Policy and Governance 101 and must maintain full time status in their studies. This bursary may be renewable in subsequent years of study, so long as recipients continue to meet the criteria of the bursary; a new application will be required each year through the Limited Bursary program.
Award Value: up to $1000

 

Katherine MacGillivray Maloney Nursing Bursary
The Katherine MacGillivray Maloney Nursing bursary is available to grade 12 students entering into full-time studies in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at St. Francis Xavier University in September 2018. Applicants must be Canadian citizens, have an entrance average of at least 80% from high school and demonstrate financial need. All applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the values of Nursing including qualities of caring, kindness, respect for diversity, compassion and excellence in clinical practice. Students should speak to how they demonstrate social responsibility (i.e. volunteer work; school committees; etc.) in an accompanying essay to their application. Preference will be given to students entering from a high school in Antigonish Town or County or Guysborough County, including Guysborough and St. Mary’s Municipalities. This bursary has the potential to be renewed in second, third and fourth year of study if the recipient maintains an academic average of at least 65% each year and continues to meet all of the criteria of the award. A new application will be required each year through the Financial Aid Office.
Award Value: up to $4000
Please note: Essays are to be submitted by email only to financialaid@stfx.ca. Include "Katherine MacGillivray Maloney Nursing Bursary: Essay" in the subject line of your email and your full name and StFX student ID number in the body of your email. Essays must be submitted in a printable format, please do not submit as screen shots or pictures. Both your online application and essay must be received by May 17th to be considered for this award.

 

McGilly Bursary
This award is available to students who will be enrolling in at least 24 credits of a degree or diploma program at the undergraduate level at StFX in September 2018. Students should demonstrate leadership qualities in their communities and be able to make a valuable contribution to student life at StFX. This bursary seeks to assist students who might otherwise not be able to begin their studies due to extreme financial stress. Applicants should provide details in their application as to how they plan to finance their education for the length of their program. This bursary may be renewable in each year of study at the undergraduate level provided recipients reapply each year and continue to meet these criteria.
Award Value: up to $3000

 

Ted and Ann (MacDonald) Turcotte Bursary
This bursary is available to female students who are graduating from a high school in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia or Lowell, Massachusetts. Applicants must have a high school leaving average of at least 75% and plan to enroll in at least 24 credits in their first year of study at StFX. Applicants must demonstrate leadership qualities in their communities and be able to make a valuable contribution to student life at StFX. Preference will be given to students enrolling in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics programs (the STEM disciplines). This bursary will be renewable in subsequent years of study if the student maintains a minimum academic average of 70% and continues to meet all of the other criteria. A new application is required each year.
Award Value: up to $2500