February

Bursaries Due in February 2019

February 14th

Aboriginal Student Bursary
This bursary has been established by the StFX Students Union in recognition of aboriginal students attending post-secondary education at St. Francis Xavier University. It is available to a full-time student who has demonstrated financial need. Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time diploma or degree program at StFX and self-identify as an aboriginal student. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate leadership within the StFX community. All students enrolled in undergraduate, B Ed. or graduate studies at StFX who meet this criteria are eligible to apply.
Award Value: up to $1000

Ada McNeil Wallace Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time female student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need.
Award Value: up to $1000 

Allard Tobin Travel Award
Allard Tobin graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in the early 1960’s and hailed from Bras D’Or, Cape Breton. Mr. Tobin had an interest in the performing arts and while at StFX sang in the choir and performed in plays. Right after he graduated, still not sure what he wanted to do with his life, he had an unexpected opportunity to travel to Europe. There he met like-minded individuals and embarked on a very successful career in theatre, film, dance and costume design. Mr. Tobin divided his time between the UK, France and Australia and became a true citizen of the world and a respected member of the international arts community. This fund has been established in his name to provide the same opportunity to a graduating student from Cape Breton to travel to Europe following their graduation from StFX. Applicants must be graduating with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music degree in May 2019 to be eligible. This bursary requires a special application, available directly from the Financial Aid Office by request. If you feel you meet the criteria to be considered for this award, please email financialaid@stfx.ca to book an appointment to discuss your candidacy
Award Value: up to $9000 

Arleen Power Corey Memorial Award
This award will be paid to a first year full-time female student from Newfoundland with preference given to students from Stephenville High School. In the event there is no qualified candidate from Stephenville High School, female students from anywhere in the greater Western Newfoundland region will be considered. The student must demonstrate a strong scholastic standing and have attained a grade point average of 70% or higher.
Award Value: up to $500 

NEW: Brian O’Brien and Florence O’Brien Bursary
This bursary is open to Christian students who have exhibited leadership ability, enthusiasm, goodwill and service to his or her fellows. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, be in their first year of study at StFX and be of Celtic heritage.  
Award Value: up to $2500 

Class of '55 Bursary
This award will be paid to a full or part-time student in their first year of study at StFX who has demonstrated financial need. Recipient must be in good academic standing but below the minimum level needed for a StFX academic scholarship.
Award Value: up to $900

Class of '63 Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need, is enrolled in second, third, or the final year full time (30 credits or more), and is academically a good student with an average of above 70% and below the minimum average required for an academic scholarship. The student must be involved in some non-academic activities.  
Award Value: up to $1000 

Colleen M. Kennedy Memorial Bursary
This bursary will be given to a full-time Education student who is in good academic standing and demonstrates financial need. Preference will be given to relatives to Colleen M. Kennedy. Secondary preference will be given to students from the Antigonish area.
Award Value: up to $500 

NEW: Dominic Joseph Campbell O’Halloran Bursary
This bursary will be paid to a Canadian citizen who graduated from a high school in Cape Breton. Preference will be given to students registered in the Bachelor of Arts program at StFX. The student must demonstrate financial need, have a minimum academic average of 70% and be enrolled as a full time student in 30 credits or more. This bursary may be renewed in subsequent years or study for recipients who continue to meet all of the required criteria.
Award Value: up to $1500 

NEW: Dorothy Doyle Bursary
This bursary will be paid to a Canadian citizen who graduated from a Canadian high school. Preference will be given to students registered in the Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition program at StFX. The student must demonstrate financial need, have a minimum academic average of 70% and be enrolled as a full time student in 30 credits or more. This bursary may be renewed in subsequent years or study provided the recipient continues to meet all of the required criteria.
Award Value: up to $3000 

Dougher-Levesque Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX in good academic standing.  Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
Award Value: up to $500 

NEW: Elmer and Pauline King Atlantic Canada Bursary
This bursary will be paid to a full-time student in the Bachelor of Business Administrative program who has demonstrated financial need.  Applicants must be from Atlantic Canada, with a preference for students from Cape Breton.
Award Value: up to $1600
 

Emerson Mascoll Scholarship Fund
This award will be paid to a full-time African Canadian student of StFX who is in academic good standing.
Award Value: up to $1000 

Fiset Bursary
Awards from this fund are given to the relatives of Father Fiset, upon identification and verification.
Award Value: up to $1000 

NEW: Gerald Schwartz School of Business Bursary
This bursary is available to students enrolled in full or part time studies in the Gerald Schwartz School of Business. Students may be in any year of study and must demonstrate financial need.
Award Value: up to $1000 

NEW: Gerald Schwartz School of Business Bursary: Harper Family Award
This award will be available to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need and is studying in the Gerald Schwartz School of Business.
Award Value: up to $500 

Florida Alumni Bursary in Memory of Fraser Muir, Class of ’48
This award will be paid to full-time students at St FX who have demonstrated financial need in good academic standing.
Award Value: up to $750 

Holly E Bartlett Memorial Bursary
This award is available to a full-time undergraduate female student enrolled in 30 credits or more. Student must be from Atlantic Canada and have a minimum average of 75. The student must also demonstrate financial need and a commitment to community service and student activities.
Award Value: up to $500 

International Student Bursary
This bursary has been established by the StFX Students Union in recognition of international students attending post-secondary education at St. Francis Xavier University. It is available to a full-time student who has demonstrated financial need. Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time diploma or degree program at StFX and identify as an international student. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate leadership within the StFX community. All students enrolled in undergraduate, B Ed. or graduate studies at StFX who meet this criteria are eligible to apply.
Award Value: up to $1000 

James A. Martin Award
This award will be paid to a full-time Canadian First Nations student who has worked for peace and the welfare of his or her neighbors as well as excelled academically. This award will be applied directly to the student's account.
Award Value: up to $1000 

John Young Endowment Fund
This award is available to full-time students with demonstrated financial need. Special consideration will be given to: scholastic standing and other achievements, demonstrated leadership qualities, participation in extracurricular activities or community involvement.
Award Value: up to $1000 

John C. MacIsaac Memorial Bursary
This award is available to full-time students studying towards a first degree. The bursaries are to be directed firstly to the applicants whose normal residence is on Cape Breton Island, however, if the bursary quota cannot be filled from Cape Breton residents, then residents of other areas of Nova Scotia will be considered. Applicants must have demonstrated sincere effort and commitment to their academic endeavor and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from someone who is personally familiar with their qualifications. Applications without letters will not be considered.
Award value: up to $1500  
Please note: letters are to be dropped off at the main Office of the Registrar (Lane Hall, Rm. B14) during regular business hours. Both your online application and letter must be received by the bursary due date for your application to be considered complete. Letters should be current (dated within the past 4 months), signed by the reference and include their contact information 

Julie-Anne Award
This award is available to full-time students enrolled in either the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Science or the Gerald Schwartz School of Business and Information Systems. Applicants must be from the Maritime provinces and Canadian born within the last 20 years. Applicants cannot have a history of drug or alcohol abuse, and they must demonstrate financial need, leadership potential and be in good academic standing.
Award Value: up to $1500 

Katherine Tully Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need.
Award Value: up to $1000 

LGBTTIQQ2SAA Student Bursary
This bursary has been established by the StFX Students Union in recognition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgendered, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, Two-spirit, Asexual, and Ally students attending post-secondary education at St. Francis Xavier University. It is available to a full-time student who has demonstrated financial need. Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time diploma or degree program at StFX and have shown leadership or made a positive impact in the LGBTTIQQ2SAA community. All students enrolled in undergraduate, B Ed. or graduate studies at StFX who meet this criteria are eligible to apply.
Award Value: up to $1000 

Martin Luther King Junior Award for Academic Achievement
This award will be paid to a full-time African Canadian student of StFX from Nova Scotia who has demonstrated excellence academically.
Award Value: up to $1000 

NEW: Mike and Murdena Kolanko Bursary
This bursary is available to any student, studying part of full time in a degree or diploma program, in good academic standing. Recipients must demonstrate financial need in their application, as well as some indication of leadership qualities in their communities and be able to make a valuable contribution to student life at StFX.
Award Value: up to $250 

Morrissey Sisters Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need and is from Prince Edward Island. If no qualified applicants from PEI are found then students from Antigonish will be considered. Preference will be given to students studying in the Department of Human Nutrition. The recipient must be able to demonstrate leadership ability.
Award Value: up to $1000 

NEW: Neil and Marianne Joy MacLean Memorial Gaelic Teacher Bursary
This bursary is available to students enrolled in the StFX Faculty of Education who are working to achieve accreditation as a Gaelic language teacher in Nova Scotia and are involved in student activities related to Gaelic language and culture. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, as well as be academically good students but not necessarily be at the top of their class.     
Award Value: up to $1000 

Noah Russell "Return-To-University" Bursary
This bursary has been established in memory of Noah Russell, who attended StFX University from 2007-2010.  While at StFX, Noah played on the men’s rugby team and was a member of the event staff.  When he left StFX to pursue job opportunities, it was his goal to one day return to the university to complete his Human Kinetics and Psychology degree.  Noah died tragically in a motor vehicle accident in 2014 before this could be achieved.  Noah was fond of the quote by Stacy Allison, the first American woman to climb Mt. Everest: “I’ve always had those little goals that I’ve worked toward – they add up.” It is hoped that this bursary will help students for whom returning to university is one of those little or big goals. The recipient of this award may be a part-time or full-time student returning to university following an absence of at least one year away from their studies at a post-secondary institution.  Applicants should outline their academic goals in the bursary criteria section of the application and explain how the bursary will facilitate achieving those goals.  All “returning-to-university’ students are encouraged to apply, although preference will be given to students enrolled in more than once course.
Award Value: up to $1000 

Paul & Miki Norris Bursary
This award is available to full-time students who demonstrate financial need, are involved in student activities and are academically good students but not necessarily at the top of the class. Students must have come to StFX directly from high school to apply.
Award Value: up to $1000 

Rev. Cornelius J. Connolly Bursary
This award is intended for full-time students with demonstrated financial need and good academic performance.
Award Value: up to $500 

Students of African Descent Bursary
This bursary has been established by the StFX Students Union in recognition of students of African descent attending post-secondary education at St. Francis Xavier University. It is available to a full-time student who has demonstrated financial need. Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time diploma or degree program at StFX and self-identify as a student of African descent. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate leadership within the StFX community. All students enrolled in undergraduate, B Ed. or graduate studies at StFX who meet this criteria are eligible to apply.
Award Value: up to $1000 

Toronto Alumni Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need, is from the Toronto area, is involved in extracurricular activities and demonstrates leadership. Must be in good academic standing. Preference will be given to first year students.
Award Value: up to $1000

Yancy Meyer Memorial Bursary
This award is available to full-time students registered in 30 credits in their second, third or fourth year with demonstrated financial need. The student must demonstrate commitment to working against the conditions that foster violence in their school or community, primarily through community service. They must be currently or have had recent part-time employment and an academic average of at least 75% from the previous year.  This award is open to all undergraduates and students in the Bachelor of Education and Master of Education programs.  
Award Value: up to $1000