Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Scholarships at StFX


St. Francis Xavier University offers over $3 Million in merit-­based scholarships and financial aid to its new and current undergraduate students.

Students with an admissions average of 85%* are guaranteed an entrance scholarship worth at least $5,000** 

Consideration for scholarships at StFX begins with your application to the university.

(*Average is obtained from the requirements for the program to which a student has applied).

(** $1250 per year over fours years. Renewable based on obtaining a minimum average of 80% in each year of study)


Applying for Scholarships  **NEW**

  • Once accepted to StFX you will be provided with log-in information to our online Scholarship Application Site.
  • Your scholarship profile will match you to various awards for which you are eligible*.  It takes only a few minutes and then we do the rest.  

*Please note:  Only students who have completed a scholarship profile and applied to StFX, with appropriate transcripts, by March 1st will be eligible for scholarships.

Entrance Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for the guaranteed Entrance Scholarships students must:

  • Apply for admission direct from high school
  • Have submitted a complete application for admission before March 1 which includes first term/semester Grade 12 transcript

You should know:

  • Admissions applications that are submitted after the March 1st deadline or final first term Grade 12 transcripts that are received after the March 1st deadline, will not be assessed or reassessed for any scholarship offers
  • Admissions and scholarship averages are obtained from the required courses for the program to which you have applied
  • Reference letters and resumes are not required for the Entrance Scholarships
  • Conditions of maintaining a renewable Entrance Scholarship are that you are enrolled in 24 credit hours from September to April, and maintain a minimum overall average of 80%

Major Scholarships

To be eligible for the major scholarships you must apply to StFX and submit a first term/semester grade 12 transcript before the March 1st deadline.  

Only students who have created profiles and submitted applications through the Scholarship Application Site with a scholarship average of 96% or higher will be considered.

For information about major scholarships available, please see the details by location.

Guidance Counsellors can find the PW Oland and JP McCarthy Nomination Form here: 

In-Course Scholarships

In-­course scholarships are awarded to students who have completed at least one academic year of 24 credits in the fall and winter terms combined towards a first degree. They are awarded on the basis of academic performance at StFX University. A minimum average of 80% is required.

You should know:

  • Students are grouped by year of study and degree program
    Group A: B.A. and Music
    Group B: B.B.A.
    Group C: B.Sc. and Dip.Eng.
    Group D: B.Sc.N., B.Sc.H.N. and B.Sc./B.A. H.K.
  • Students eligible for more than one university funded scholarship (in course or renewable) will receive the largest to which the student is entitled
  • Students with an average of 80% or higher will qualify for $1,000
  • Students ranked in the top 5% of their group will qualify for $2,000
  • Students ranked first in their group will qualify for $5,000

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