Winter Term

Registered students may apply for consideration of the following bursaries by completing the online Limited Bursary Program Winter Application. This application will open in mid-December.

 

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

NEW: Atlantic Central Credit Union Dave MacLean Bursary
This bursary is available to full-time students registered in at least 24 credits and who demonstrate high financial need. Applicants must have graduated from a high school in Atlantic Canada and self-identify as Aboriginal Canadian or African Nova Scotian. Applicants must also be members of a Credit Union in Atlantic Canada and able to provide the name of their Credit Union in their application. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate leadership in their communities and are able to make a valuable contribution to student life at StFX.  
Award Value: up to $1000

Class of 2018 Refuge Student Bursary
This award is available full time students demonstrating financial need and studying in an undergraduate degree or diploma program at StFX. Applicants must have come to Canada as a refugee.
Award Value: up to $500
 
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

Alexander Moore Chisholm Bursary
This award is available to a full-time undergraduate student in their third year of study. Student must be majoring in mathematics.
Award Value: up to $1000

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 average of 70% or higher.
Award Value: up to $500
 
Arthur P. Tully Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time male student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need, and who is considering entering the priesthood or other theological employment.
Award Value: up to $1000

NEW: Bonnie (MacIsaac) Hale Memorial Bursary
This bursary has been established to encourage and support students who are returning to university to pursue a new career in the field of Nursing. This award is available to full-time students who demonstrate financial need and are studying in either the traditional 4-year or one of the accelerated option Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programs at StFX. Students must have enrolled after having some work experience in the paid labour force first, direct from high school entry students are not eligible to be considered for this bursary.
Award Value: up to $500

NEW: Canada Life Community Wellness and Leadership Bursary
This bursary will be awarded to a full-time student enrolled in their senior year of a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at StFX. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have an academic average of at least 75%. Preference will be to students who exhibit leadership qualities such as involvement in student activities and who actively volunteer in their community..  
Award Value: up to $1000

Christopher Amirault Memorial Award
This award is available to students in their second, third or forth year of study with preference given to students in their second year of study from Harrison Trimble High School, Moncton, NB, Moncton High School, or North Nova Education Centre (formerly New Glasgow High School) with demonstrated financial need, who are involved in extra-curricular activities, particularly intramural sports. Awarded to a student in good academic standing, with preference being given to a student named to the academic Dean's List.
Award Value: up to $1500
 
Clarence and Helen Chadwick Bursary
This award is available to full-time students who demonstrate financial need and are from Nova Scotia with preference to those from Antigonish. Recipients must be in good academic standing but not necessarily the top of their class.
Award Value: up to $500
 
Class of '55 Bursary
This award will be paid to a full or part-time student of 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 '62 Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time senior student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need.
Award Value: up to $1000

Colin Russell Goodall Literature Award
This award is available to third and fourth year students completing a Bachelor of Arts degree at StFX with a major in English. The recipient must be an academically good student but not necessarily at the top of their class. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be involved in student activities or volunteer work in their home or school community.
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
 

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

Douglas P. Furlott Award
This award is available to full-time students in second, third or fourth year of study. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, be in good academic standing, and show leadership ability. Preference will be given to those applicants studying in Geology.
Award Value: up to $1000

DSM Bright Futures Bursary
This bursary is available to Diploma of Engineering students at StFX. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in the second year of the program with a focus on Mechanical or Process/Chemical Engineering. Preference will be given to those from Antigonish County, Guysborough County and Cape Breton Island, after which those from Nova Scotia will be considered. In addition to demonstrating financial need through their online application, applicants must also submit a short essay on why they are interested in their field. Essays are to be submitted to the Financial Aid Office by email only at financialaid@stfx.ca. Essays must be submitted in a printable word or pdf format only. Both your online application and the essay must be received by the bursary due date for you to be considered for this award. Applicants must also agree to provide their contact information to DSM so future engineering opportunities can be shared.    
Award Value: up to $500

Edward Patrick Delaney Endowment
This award is available to full-time students who demonstrate financial need and are from Nova Scotia. Preference will be given to those from Cape Breton.
Award Value: up to $1500

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

Florida Alumni Bursary in Memory of Gerry Doucet '58
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 $1000
 
Fr. Edward Grant Bursary
This award will be paid to full-time students at StFX who have demonstrated financial need and are from the Halifax Regional Municipality, with preference given to students from Dartmouth and Bedford. Students should be involved in extracurricular activities and demonstrate that they are doing their best to put themselves through university.
Award Value: up to $500

Gerald P. Coleman, Q.C. Award
This award will be paid to a full-time student from Nova Scotia who has maintained an average of 65%, and who can demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to single parents or children of a one-parent home. The student must be involved in extra-curricular activities/sports, and be able to provide two written references that describe their character and leadership abilities.
Award Value: up to $1000

Glenneth M. Anderson Environmental Bursary
This award is available to full time third and fourth year students keenly interested in the environment. Eligible students are those pursuing a BSc degree in Environmental Sciences with a concentration in chemistry, biology, biochemistry or climate and water or a BSc degree in Earth Sciences with a concentration in geoscience or environmental science. This award is limited to those from the provinces of NS, NL and PE.  
Award Value: up to $1500

Harry and Martha Bradley Bursary
This award is available to students who demonstrate financial need and are from the town and county of Antigonish.
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
 
James and Marguerite (Murphy) Pistone Award
This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need, and is involved in extracurricular activities. The recipient must be an academically good student but not necessarily at the top of the class. Preference will be given to a Bachelor of Education student.
Award Value: up to $1000

Jeannine Deveau Aboriginal Students Bursary – Winter Term Award
This award is available to Aboriginal students enrolled in a diploma or degree program at the undergraduate or graduate level of study at StFX. Full and part time students are eligible to apply. Applicants must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students from Mi’kmaw and Wulastoyik communities.
Award Value: up to $500
 
Jeannine Deveau African Nova Scotian Student Bursary – Winter Term Award
This bursary is available to African Nova Scotian students enrolled in a diploma or degree program at the undergraduate or graduate level of study at StFX. Full and part time students are eligible to apply. Applicants must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to those students from African Nova Scotian communities.
Award Value: up to $500

John Beaton Fellowship Bursary
This bursary is available to a full-time student who has demonstrated financial need.  Preference will be given to single parents, mature students, and to students in their X-Ring year of eligibility.  All StFX undergraduate and B Ed. students who meet the above criteria are eligible to apply.
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: all reference letters are to be emailed directly to financialaid@stfx.ca by your referees in a printable word or PDF format and must include their contact information. Letters must reference the bursary name, your full name and your StFX students ID number. Both your online application and reference must be received by the bursary due date for your application to be considered complete. 

John H. MacDougall Bursary
This award is available to students who can demonstrate financial need and are enrolled full time in the Engineering program. The applicant should be a resident of the Antigonish area. However, if the bursary quota cannot be filled from Antigonish, then residents of all other areas of Nova Scotia will be considered.
Award Value: up to $1500

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
 
Joseph and Tessie Gillis Bursary
This award will be paid to full-time students at StFX who have demonstrated financial need and are in their third or fourth year of pre-med.
Award Value: up to $250
 
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
 
Ken Reashor Bursary
The recipient of this award must be a full-time student in the Engineering program from Nova Scotia. Students must have a minimum academic average of 70%, be involved in volunteer activities and demonstrate financial need.
Award Value: up to $1000

NEW: Kevin Fraser Memorial Bursary
This bursary has been established in memory of Kevin Fraser by Sodexo Canada, Kevin was General Manager with Sodexo for many years and passed away suddenly in 2018. He loved his time at StFX and contributed behind the scenes to many students’ success at the university. This bursary is available to first and second year students enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition degree program at StFX. Applicants must be from Nova Scotia and demonstrate financial need in their application.
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
 
Linda MacDonald Humanitarian Bursary

This bursary is available to a full-time student who has demonstrated financial need.  Preference will be given to students with disabilities, mature students, and to students in their X-Ring year of eligibility.  All StFX undergraduate and B Ed. students who meet the above criteria are eligible to apply.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
Martin J. Walsh Bursary

This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need.
Award Value: up to $500
 
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
 
Mary Jane Graham Bursary

This award will be paid to full-time students at StFX who have demonstrated financial need and are studying Human Nutrition.
Award Value: up to $500
 
Mary McNair MacIsaac Bursary

This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need, who is in good academic standing, and who is a student in the faculty of Education.
Award Value: up to $1500
 
Michelle Birks Memorial Award

This award is available to a full-time female student who demonstrates financial need and is entering her second, third or fourth year at StFX. The recipient must be a member of the StFX Women’s Rugby Team. Preference will be given to students registered in the Human Kinetics program. The recipient must have a record of leadership and participation in community activity. Preference will also be given to students who have a strong academic performance and who are placed on the Dean’s List.
Award Value: up to $1000

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

Minnie MacIsaac Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need, and who is considering entering the priesthood or other theological employment.
Award Value: up to $250
 
Moncton Student Fund
This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need, and who is from the Moncton, New Brunswick area.
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

Myles Mills Class of '59 Leadership Award
This award is available to full-time students in their senior year who have an academic average of at least 65%. Applicants must demonstrate leadership qualities and financial need. Not open to Education Students. This award will be applied directly to the student's account.
Award Value: up to $2500

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 one course.
Award Value: up to $1000

Nasha Murphy Award
This award is available to a mature or returning female student, enrolled full-time (minimum 3 courses at StFX), from Nova Scotia, who is in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need.
Award Value: up to $500

Noreen Manthorne Bursary
This award is available to full-time students in the Nursing program who are involved in student activities and are academically good students but not necessarily at the top of the class.  Student must demonstrate financial need.
Award Value: up to $500  
 
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. Charles MacIsaac Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need, and who are children of the support staff at StFX, as defined by members of the Physical Plant, Security Department, food services staff, office secretarial, and clerical secretarial.
Award Value: up to $500
 
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
 
Rev. Gerald J. Power Bursary
This award is available to full-time students from Louisburg, Cape Breton, who demonstrates financial need. If no applicants meet these criteria, applicants from the surrounding area will be considered.
Award Value: up to $500
 
Rev. John F. Toomey Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time student who has demonstrated financial need and is in good academic standing.
Award Value: up to $500
 
Rev. John W. Chisholm Bursary
This award will be paid to a student from the Antigonish County area, in good academic standing, who has demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to first year students.
Award Value: up to $350
 
Roderick D. MacLean Award
This award is available to full-time students who are maintaining a minimum grade average of 75% and from Moncton, New Brunswick. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, be involved in extra-curricular activities and demonstrate leadership ability.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
Rosemary Landry Clark Memorial Award
This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need, is an outstanding student and has been named to the Dean's List. The recipient should have a record of leadership and participation in university and community activities.
Award Value: up to $2500
 
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

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

Senator John MacCormick Scholarship
This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need
Award Value: up to $250
 
Shirley Martinello Grinnell Bursary
The Shirley Martinello Grinnell Bursary honoring Ann and Louis Martinello will be paid to a full-time student who is enrolled in 30 credits in any program of study. Applicants must be from Cape Breton, demonstrate financial need and have excellent academic achievement. The candidate must also be a practicing Christian.
Award Value: up to $700

Students’ Union Bursary
This award is available to full-time students with demonstrated financial need who are participating in volunteer work. Preference will be given to those participating in volunteer work with the Student Union.
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. Student 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