Scholarships & Bursaries


  • Dr. Stan Heaps Memorial Scholarships: Awarded to students entering their thrid year of our Computer Science program



  • James and Mary Whelan Scholastic Award:This award is available to undergraduate full-time students enrolled in the Department of Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or Physics in the Bachelor of Science program at StFX. Applicants must show academic merit and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students from Newfoundland, and with things being equal, preference may be given to descendents of the James Joseph and Mary Angela (Tobin) Whelan families. This is a renewable award provided the successful applicants continue to meet the criteria each year.
    Application Due Date: October 7
    Award Value: up to $1000
  • Thomas J. and Lieselot Scales Bursary:
    This award is available to full-time students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program studying biology, chemistry, earth science, engineering, mathematics and computer science, nursing or physics. Students must be graduates of Sydney Academy.
    Application Due Date: January 13
    Award Value: $500

  • A. W. Chisholm Bursary:
    This award will be paid to a full-time first degree student who is a resident of Heatherton or St. Andrew's, Antigonish County, in good academic standing, and who has demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students studying mathematics. This award is renewable upon application.
    Application Due Date: January 6
    Award Value: minimum of $1000

  • The James M. and Evelyn MacDonald Bursary (formerly called the MacDonald in Memory Bursary):
    This award is available to full-time students from Cape Breton, with preference for those whose normal residence is in Sydney or the immediate surrounding area. Applicants should be studying either: Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Biology, Business Administration or Information Systems or in the Health Sciences field. The award is not available to education students. Applicants must be in an academic program that is leading towards a first degree and must be studying in a wealth creating field. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and a sincere effort and commitment to their academic endeavor. This award is renewable.
    Application Due Date: January 27
    Award Value: up to $3000