By Due Date

Fall Term Bursary Listing

Applications for the fall 2023 Limited Bursary program are now closed.

Angus and Margaret (MacDougall) MacPherson Memorial Bursary 

This award will be paid to a full-time student in an undergraduate degree or diploma program at STFX. Applicants must demonstrate financial need in their application and be from the Port Hood or Judique areas of Nova Scotia. Award Value: up to $500 

Andy Gunn and Jean Gunn Bursary 

This bursary is available to current university students who are graduates of a high school in Pictou County, NS. Applicants must demonstrate financial need in their application and may be in any year of study in any academic degree or diploma program at StFX.  Award Value: up to $3000 

Anne McCaig Bursary 

This bursary will be awarded to a full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate program at StFX who has demonstrated financial need.  Award Value: up to $1000 

Anne McCaig Business Administration Bursary 

This bursary will be awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program at StFX who has demonstrated financial need. Award Value: up to $2000 

A.G. Hamilton Bursary 

This award will be paid to a full-time student. Applicant must demonstrate financial need. Award Value: up to $350 

Albert and Mary Sampson Bursary 

This award will be paid to a full-time senior student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need. Award Value: up to $450 

Alexander J. MacKinnon Bursary 

This award is in memoriam of Alexander Joseph MacKinnon (1935-2014) of Pictou, County. MacKinnon, the youngest of five children raised by a widowed school teacher, worked hard to lift himself out of poverty. He put himself through university (B.Comm, Class of ’58), then moved to Ontario, where he established a career at Revenue Canada’s taxation data centre, and raised a family. MacKinnon, who retired in 1990 as manager in the computer systems directorate, always had a soft spot for the underdog and believed in treating people fairly. This award is available to full-time students who can demonstrate financial need.   Students must have attained a minimum average of 70%.  Applicants must provide two reference letters that describe their character and commitment to their academic endeavor. Preference will be given to students from Pictou County, followed by those from Nova Scotia, then the Maritimes, and finally, all of Canada. This award will be applied directly to the student's account. This bursary may be renewed, provided the student reapplies and continues to meet the criteria. Award Value: up to $1000 

Please note: all reference letters are to be emailed directly to @email 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 references must be received by the bursary due date of October 15, 2020 for your application to be considered complete.  

Alex and Mary Kell Bursary 

This award will be paid to a full-time student in their final year at StFX who is intending to enter a seminary for the purpose of studying towards the Catholic Priesthood. In the event that in any given year there is no qualifying student the funds are to be distributed to any senior student in financial need. Award Value: up to $500 

Ambrose-Allen Bursary 

This bursary is available to full-time American students who are members of the StFX Varsity Football Team, demonstrate financial need, exhibit leadership qualities, and are involved in campus activities. They must be in good academic standing. This award will be applied directly to the student's account. Award Value: up to $1000 

Antigonish Superstore Grocery Card Bursary  

This bursary will provide a $100 Superstore grocery card per month for 8 months of study to a student facing food insecurity. Students in full or part time study who demonstrate financial need and do not have a Morrison Dining Hall meal plan through Sodexo are eligible to apply. Students who live on campus and have purchased a declining card balance only in lieu of a meal plan may apply. Note: the grocery cards can only be redeemed at the Antigonish Atlantic Superstore location and cannot be traded for cash value. Award Value: up to $800 

Angus F. and Jean A. Young Award 

This award is available to full-time Engineering students in their second year of study. Students must demonstrate financial need. Award Value: up to $400 

Angus R. MacDonald Bursary 

This award will be paid to full-time students at StFX from the parish of St. Margaret of Scotland, Arisaig, N.S. or members of the mission church of St. Mary's, Lismore. Preference will be given to those who express a desire to study for the priesthood and to students who are relatives of the late Angus Ronald MacDonald. This award is based on financial need and limited amounts are distributed each year. This award will be applied directly to the student's account. In the event that in any given year there are no qualifying applicants who meet these criteria, the funds will be used to support students demonstrating the greatest need. Award Value: up to $1000 

A. P. Beaton Scholastic Award 

This bursary is available to full-time students in third and fourth year enrolled in 30 credits or more in the Gerald Schwartz School of Business and Information Systems who demonstrate financial need. The recipient must be an outstanding student with a strong academic performance preferably named to the Dean's List. Preference will be given to those studying international business or business ethics. The recipient should have a record of leadership and participation in university and community service. Award Value: Junior Award up to $2000 / Senior Award up to $2500 

A. W. Chisholm Bursary 

This award will be paid to a full-time first degree student who is a resident of Heatherton or St. Andrews, Antigonish County, in good academic standing, and who has demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students studying mathematics. In the event there are no qualified applicants from Heatherton or St. Andrews, students from Antigonish and Guysborough counties will be considered. This award is renewable upon application. In the event that in any given year there are no qualifying applicants who meet these criteria, the funds will be used to support students demonstrating the greatest need. Award Value: up to $1000 

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. In the event that in any given year there are no qualifying applicants who meet these criteria, the funds will be used to support students demonstrating the greatest need. Award Value: up to $500 

Bauer Bursary 

This bursary is available to full-time students who demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to relatives of Fr. Bauer. This bursary may be renewable if the applicant continue to meets the criteria, but they must apply for it again each year. Award Value: up to $1000 

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 '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 

Class of 1968 Bursary 

This award is available to Canadian or International students studying full or part time in an undergraduate program at StFX. Applicants must demonstrate financial need in their application. Award Value: up to $1000 

Class of '71 Bursary 

This bursary has been established by the Class of 1971 to support full time students studying in an undergraduate degree or diploma program at StFX. Applicants must be in good academic standing, demonstrate financial need in their application and be involved in student activities at the university. Award Value: up to $1500 

Daniel and Mary MacNeil 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 $1000 

Dolores Parent Memorial Bursary 

This bursary is available to full-time Indigenous students registered in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at StFX. Applicants must demonstrate financial need in their application. This bursary may be renewable in each subsequent year of the degree so long as the recipient maintains an average of at least 65%. Award Value: up to $2000 

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. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, have a minimum academic average of 70% and be enrolled as full time students 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. In the event that in any given year there are no qualifying applicants who meet these criteria, the funds will be used to support students demonstrating the greatest need. Award Value: up to $1500  

Donald B. MacKay ’57 Memorial Bursary 

This bursary has been established to honour Donald B. Mackay, StFX Class of ’57. Don was a proud member of the “X-Men of Note” and supported himself through school with his trusty saxophone. This bursary is available to support students studying full time in the Bachelor of Music program. Applicants must demonstrate financial need in their application. Award Value: up to $500  

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 

Dr. Dan Belliveau Bursary 

Dr. Dan Belliveau graduated from StFX with a Bachelor of Science with honours degree in 1988 and returned to the university in 2020 to serve as the Dean of Science. This award has been established in his memory to support science students. Applicants may be studying in any undergraduate science program at StFX, must be enrolled in at least 24 credits per academic year (September – April) and maintain a minimum average of 65%. Applicants must demonstrate financial need in their application, as well as a willingness to contribute to student life. This bursary may be renewable in each subsequent year of study so long as the recipient maintains an average of at least 65%, a renewal application will be required each year. Award Value: up to $2,000 

Dr. Louis Connolly Bursary 

This award will be paid to worthy and deserving students who have demonstrated financial need and who are members of the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes, Stellarton, N.S., and who are full-time students at StFX. Award Value: up to $1000 

Dr. William S. Shaw Bursary in Earth Sciences 

This award will be paid to a full-time student at StFX who has demonstrated financial need and is in the second, third, or fourth year of study in the BSc Earth Sciences program. The recipient must be in academic good standing and intending to pursue a career in the Earth Sciences field. Preference will be given to students from Cape Breton. Applicants should have a record of leadership and participation in university and community activities. Award Value: up to $1000 

Duncan Hugh and Millie MacLellan Bursary 

This bursary was established by Hugh and Pat Maccagno in honour of Pat’s parents. Duncan Hugh and Millie MacLellan lived exemplary lives. Besides raising 8 children, they organized and participated in sports, community and church activities. They helped many in need, including preparing and serving suppers for society’s lost people. They had a love of Celtic music, especially as played at Cape Breton “Ceilidhs” by local musicians. This tradition and culture flowed from Duncan’s parents, Angus Y. and Maggie MacLellan.  Angus Y., during his spare time as Margaree Island lighthouse keeper, wrote wonderful poetry and songs in his ancestral Gaelic. Some of his songs have been recorded by celebrated Nova Scotia musicians. These awards are available to two full-time students per year who have earned a minimum average of 75. The students must demonstrate financial need. One bursary will be awarded to a 3rd year student majoring in Celtic Studies with the second award going to a first year Science student. These awards will be renewable if the applicants continue to meet the criteria. Preference will be given first to students from Nova Scotia, then Atlantic Canada. In the event that in any given year there are no qualifying applicants who meet these criteria, the funds will be used to support students demonstrating the greatest need. Award Value: up to $2500 

Faculty Staff Scholastic Award Endowment Fund 

This award will be paid to a full-time student at StFX who has demonstrated financial need and is in his or her second, third or fourth year of study. The student must be involved in extra-curricular activity, on the Dean’s List, demonstrate leadership ability and be actively involved in student life. Previous recipients who still meet the criteria can reapply. 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 

General Motors of Canada Company Women in Science Bursary 

This award will be paid to a female student in science who has demonstrated financial need. Priority will be given to women in Engineering. The recipient should demonstrate leadership potential and be in good academic standing. This award will be applied directly to the student's account. Students studying in the Bachelor of Arts and Science Health program are not eligible for this award. Award Value: up to $5000 

General Romeo Dallaire African Leadership in Education Award 

This award is for international students from the continent of Africa who are enrolled full time (minimum of 24 credits or more) and in an undergraduate program leading to a degree. The student must be in good standing and have demonstrated financial need. While this bursary is equivalent to the differential tuition paid by international students the recipient is responsible for the normal StFX tuition and other expenses. This award will be applied directly to the student's account. Award Value: equivalent to the differential tuition paid by international students which for the 2022-23 year is $9,938. 

George D. Anderson Business Award 

This award is available to second, third, or fourth year students enrolled full-time in the business program at StFX. Students should exhibit leadership qualities, be a resident of Nova Scotia, be in good academic standing at the conclusion of their first year of study at StFX, and should demonstrate determination, varied interests and stand out as a person who will make a positive impact in the community through leadership. Students must demonstrate financial need and that they otherwise might not be able to attend university without this support. Award Value: up to $3000 

Gerard MacKinnon/Paul Dole Bursary for First Year Students 

This award will be paid to a first-year student at StFX demonstrating financial need. Preference will be given to students enrolled in 18 or more credits for the academic year. Applicants must be willing to make a commitment to give back to society in some form later in life and sign an acceptance commitment which states the following: 

I, (Bursary Recipient), as a member of the StFX community, continue to commit myself to the pursuit of excellence in our academic, social and spiritual lives. I shall exemplify the Xaverian spirit of honesty, respect in my treatment of others, and generosity in my contribution to the community. As a Xaverian, preparing myself for a life of thought and service, I shall strive to embody the words of St. Paul, and dedicate myself to the pursuit of “whatsoever things are true, noble, good, and worthy of praise.” Award Value: up to $2500 

Gisela Keck Outstanding Achievement Award 

This award has been established to celebrate the life of Gisela Keck. Ms. Keck was a native of Germany, as well as an independent woman who exhibited resolution, thoughtfulness and courage. She was concerned about the treatment of women and their lack of opportunity in many societies. Gisela Keck died in an accident on July 27, 2008. This award will be granted in honor of recognizing the achievement(s) of female students at StFX. It is available to a full-time female student enrolled in an undergraduate program at StFX currently in her 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of study. The student must be completing all of their degree studies at this university and maintain a minimum average of 75%. The student must have entered StFX as an international student in their first year. She must have exhibited leadership skills and/or initiative, social awareness and concern, and creativity during high school or her studies thus far at university. This award will be applied directly to the student’s account. This bursary may be renewed, provided the student reapplies in each year of study and continues to meet all of the criteria. Award Value: up to $1500 

Glen Bursary 

This award will be paid to full-time students attending StFX at the undergraduate level and who are in good academic standing, in the following order of priority after demonstrating financial need: 

  1. students who are native or current residents of Glenville, Inverness County, Cape Breton 
  2. students whose parent or parents were once residents of Glenville 
  3. students who are members of Stella Maris Parish, Inverness, Cape Breton 
  4. students who are current residents of Inverness County, N.S. 

In the unlikely event that no undergraduate students fit into the categories listed above, students in the same categories who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Education program may be considered for the award. Award Value: up to $500 

Glenneth M. Anderson Environmental Bursary 

This award is available to full-time students in any year of study who are 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 

Heaslip/MacDonald Bursary 

This award will be paid to a full-time Canadian student at StFX who has demonstrated financial need. The award is renewable, on the condition that all years of study must be at StFX. If the student does not pass all of their courses, the award will be revoked. The student should meet the requirements of the University leadership awards. The award will not be made on the basis of academic merit alone, but the students should demonstrate determination, varied interests, and stand out as people who have made a positive impact on their community, either through athletics or community leadership. This award will be applied directly to the student's account. Award Value: up to $5000 

Helen and Cyril Ross Bursary 

The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a full-time female student from New Brunswick who is enrolled for 30 credits. The recipient must be in good academic standing, but not necessarily at the top of their class. The award may be renewed if the student reapplies and continues to meet the criteria. In the event that in any given year there are no qualifying applicants who meet these criteria, the funds will be used to support students demonstrating the greatest need. Award Value: up to $2500  

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. In the event that in any given year there are no qualifying applicants who meet these criteria, the funds will be used to support students demonstrating the greatest need. Award Value: up to $500 

Hugh and Celia Gillis Bursary 

This award is available to students enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at StFX, with preference for students majoring in Political Science. Applicants must have an entrance average of 75% and demonstrate financial need in their application. Preference will be given to students from Antigonish County. This bursary is renewable if the student reapplies and continues to meet the criteria in subsequent years of study, including maintaining an average of at least 75% in each year of study. Award Value: up to $2000 

Jack Madden Memorial Bursary 

This award is available to any student enrolled full-time (30 credits) in any of the undergraduate degree programs offered at StFX, including the Bachelor of Education program. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be in good academic standing, but not necessarily at the top of their class. This bursary may be renewable in subsequent years of study if the student reapplies and continues to meet all of the criteria. Award Value: up to $1000 

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. For students completing a degree with a double major, both majors must be from within these program areas. Applicants must show academic merit and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students from Newfoundland, all other things being equal, preference may be given to descendants 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. Award Value: up to $1500 

James Jarvis Stewart Bursary 

This award will be paid to a full-time student at StFX. Preference will be given to residents of Prince Edward Island and those who have demonstrated financial need, who are Christian, and who are enrolled in at least one religious studies course, or who actively participate in one of the campus ministry committees, or who are active in their own church as confirmed by their Minister or Priest. The student must demonstrate leadership abilities and must be in good academic standing with an average of at least 65%. The student must also be involved in extracurricular activity such as varsity athletics, student government, residence staff, community based charities, etc. All other things being equal, preference will be given to female basketball players. Award Value: up to $1000 

Jean E. Cooke Memorial Bursary 

This award is available to first year students who attended North Nova Education Centre (formerly New Glasgow High School) with demonstrated financial need, who have a minimum entrance average of 75%. The award is renewable each year if the student maintains an academic average of at least 70%. Award Value: up to $3000 

Jeannine Deveau Aboriginal Students Bursary – Fall 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 – Fall 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 

J.L. Campbell Bursary 

This award is available to students enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or masters program at StFX, with preference for students majoring or minoring in Celtic Studies. Applicants must have an entrance average of 75% from high school and demonstrate financial need in their application. This bursary is renewable if the student reapplies and continues to meet the criteria in subsequent years of study, including maintaining an average of at least 70% in each year of study. Award Value: up to $500 at the undergraduate level, up to $1000 at the masters level 

John V. MacNeil Bursary 

This award is available to full-time students with demonstrated financial need who is either from Christmas Island, Cape Breton or is considering entering the priesthood or other theological employment. Award Value: up to $500 

Joseph and Mary (MacNeil) MacLellan Bursary 

This award will be paid to any descendants of Mary (MacNeil) and Joseph MacLellan demonstrating financial need. If this criteria is not fulfilled other fulltime students with demonstrated financial need will be considered. This award is renewable, on the condition that the previous recipient continues to be the most qualified applicant. Fathers of recipients must be members of the Knights of Columbus, in good standing. Award Value: up to $2000 

Joyce Foundation Bursary for Public Policy and Governance 

This bursary is available to full time students with a sincere interest in completing a bachelor’s degree at StFX with a major or minor in Public Policy and Governance. Applicants must be Canadian citizens and demonstrate financial need. It is expected that they will have completed or be completing all of the following courses: Economic 101/102, Political Science 101/102 and Public Policy and Governance 101/102. 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 is required each year.  Award Value: up to $3000 

Joyce Foundation Student Bursary

This bursary is available to full time students with a sincere interest in completing a bachelor’s degree at StFX in any field of study. Applicants must be Canadian citizens and demonstrate financial need in their applciation. Students who have already been awarded a Joyce Foundation Bursary for Public Policy and Governance cannot be considered for this funding as well. Award Value: up to $3000 

Kathie Wdowiak Bursary 

This award will be paid to a Canadian full-time (30 credits or more) student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need. Recipients must have an academic average of at least 65% with preference going to those who are actively practicing Christians, Jews or Muslims. The recipients should also be volunteering with caring organizations such as L'Arche, X-Project, nursing homes or other such institutions. This bursary is renewable provided the recipients reapply and continue to meet the criteria. Award Value: up to $3000 

Kennedy and Wendy MacLean Bursary 

This award is available to a first year student who has entered StFX with at least a 75% high school average. The recipient must demonstrate financial need in their application; preference will be given to full time students who reside in Antigonish County, excluding the Town of Antigonish. This bursary is renewable in second year provided the recipient reapplies and continues to meet the criteria, including maintaining at least a 75% average in their first year of study at StFX. Award Value: up to $1000 

Killam American Fund 

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

Laurence Streete Athletics Bursary 

This bursary has been established by the daughters of Mr. Laurence Streete to honour the legacy of their father. Mr. Streete was a proud member of the StFX class of ’55 and a proud Nova Scotian from Sydney, Cape Breton. During his time at StFX, he played on the Rugby and Football teams, and was the first Black student to play football at the university. This bursary is available to support African Nova Scotia students studying full time in an undergraduate program at StFX, maintaining an academic average of 80% or above. Applicants must be members of the Varsity Football, Varsity Rugby, or Men’s Rugby Club teams and demonstrate financial need in their application. Award Value: up to $1,000 

Leo D. Kirwan Memorial Bursary 

This award is available to second year students enrolled full time in a Bachelor of Science degree, completing Earth Sciences courses. Applicants must show academic merit with at least a 70% average and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students from Nova Scotia. This bursary is renewable in years three and four of the degree, so long as recipients maintain full time enrollment and continue to meet the criteria of the bursary, including maintaining at least a 70% average. A new application is required each year.  In the event that in any given year there are no qualifying applicants who meet these criteria, the funds will be used to support students demonstrating the greatest need. Award Value: up to $4000 

Livingstone/Topshee Bursary 

This award will be paid to a full-time undergraduate student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need, and who had participated in either athletics or a leadership activity during their high school education. Education students are not eligible for this award. All other things being equal, preferences will be given to descendants of the Livingstone or Topshee families. Applicants should be active participants in campus activities. This award will be applied directly to the student's account. This award will be renewable if the applicant continues to meet the criteria, a new application must be submitted for consideration each year. Award Value: up to $2500 

Madeleine Cantin-Parslow Bursary 

This bursary is available to students in their third or fourth year of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at StFX. Applicants must be from Cape Breton or of Acadian Nova Scotia ancestry and must demonstrate financial need in their application. In the event that in any given year there are no qualifying applicants who meet these criteria, the funds will be used to support students demonstrating the greatest need. Award Value: up to $7400 

Margaret McLean Bursary 

This bursary is available to full-time students registered in at least 24 credits in an academic degree or diploma program and who demonstrate financial need. Applicants must have entered StFX with a high school leaving average of at least 80% and be committed to contributing to student life during their studies at StFX. This bursary may be renewable in up to an additional three years of study if the recipient maintains an average of at least 65% and continues to make a valuable contribution to student life. Award Value: up to $2000  

Melissa Jane Landry Memorial Bursary 

This award is available to Canadian students enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics Program.  Applicants must have a minimum academic average of 80%, with preference for students who attended Dr. John Hugh Gillis High School, Antigonish.  The recipient must be involved in youth community development and demonstrate extracurricular interests such as sport, performing arts, volunteer, etc. Financial need must be demonstrated through the student’s application. Award Value: up to $500 

Mercedes O'Reilly Bursary

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. This award may be renewable in subsequent years of study, so long as the recipient continues to meet all criteria of the bursary.

Award Value: up to $7500.

Michael Fowlie Memorial Bursary 

This award will be paid to a Canadian student of StFX studying full-time in the Bachelor of Business Administration program. Preference will be given to students in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of study who plan on entering into a program of study outside of Canada for a semester or year during their time at StFX. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and should be involved in youth and/or senior sport, either through participation, coaching or officiating. Award Value: up to $500 

Paul & Sara McFarland Bursary 

This award will be paid to a full-time student from the United States who has demonstrated financial need.  Recipients must be in second, third or fourth year of any undergraduate program who are in good academic standing.  Preference will be given to applicants with prior military service in the United States.  Preference will also be given to varsity athletes.  This bursary may be renewable if the student reapplies and continues to meet the criteria.  In the event that there are no qualified U.S. citizens who apply the award may be granted to a Canadian applicant who meets the criteria. In the event that in any given year there are no qualifying applicants who meet these criteria, the funds will be used to support students demonstrating the greatest need. Award Value: up to $3000 

Project 2017 Bursary 

This bursary if funded by the StFX Class of 2017 and will be awarded to a successful candidate in their graduating year of a degree or diploma program at StFX. In addition to demonstrating financial need through their online application, applicants must also submit a short essay on how they have lived the “Ultimate X-Perience” while studying at the university. Qualities to mention in the essay could include going to StFX events (sports, homecoming, etc.), high involvement, connected and respected by faculty, have formed friendships with people from across the country and around the world, spirited and welcoming (be “annoyingly” from X!), in a program you love, have made a contribution to something larger than StFX – made a positive and lasting change, avid volunteer, exemplifies leadership characteristics and/or supports tradition and carries on a legacy. Essays are to be submitted to the Financial Aid Office by email only at @email. Essays must be submitted in a printable format, please do not submit as screen shots or pictures. Both your online application and the essay must be received by the bursary due date for you to be considered for this award. Award Value: up to $400 

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 Donald Belland Bursary 

This bursary is available to full-time students who demonstrate financial need and are children of StFX maintenance staff employees. Award Value: up to $250 

Rev. J. D. MacLeod Bursary 

This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need, and is a member of St. John the Baptist Parish, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Awards will also be given to members of the Rev. J.D. MacLeod's brother's family. Preference will be given to students who show signs of a religious vocation. Award Value: up to $1000 

Rev. John V. Campbell Bursary 

This award will be paid to a student, of the Roman Catholic faith, attending StFX, from St. Joseph's Parish in South West Margaree, Inverness County, Nova Scotia. Award Value: up to $1000 

Rev. R. K. MacIntyre Bras d'Or Scholarship 

This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need from the Bras d'Or Parish. Award Value: up to $500 

Rod and Betty Bilodeau Bursary 

This award will be paid to a full-time student at StFX who has demonstrated financial need and is in good academic standing but not necessarily at the top of the class. The bursary may be renewed if the student reapplies and continues to meet the established criteria. Award Value: up to $2500 

Rudy Pace Memorial Jazz Bursary 

This award is available to full-time students from the Jazz Studies Program who attended high school in Cape Breton and who demonstrate financial need. The student must be academically strong but not necessarily at the top of their class. A separate interview and audition will take place with the Dept. of Music to demonstrate musical ability. Preference will be given to students who have not yet received this award. This award can be renewed provided the recipient meets the criteria, reapplies, and that no other applicant can be found. In the event there are no qualified applicants from Cape Breton, students from other geographical locations who meet the criteria will be considered.  Award Value: up to $1500 

Single Parents/Married Students Bursary 

This award is available to full-time students with demonstrated need who are single parents. If that criteria cannot be filled, then married students will be considered. Award Value: up to $500 

Sisters of St. Martha - Parkland Antigonish Bursary 

This bursary is available to students enrolled in an academic degree or diploma program at StFX in any year of study. Applicants must demonstrate financial need in their application and must be employed at Parkland Antigonish. Award Value: up to $2500 

StFX Association of University Teachers Bursary 

This award is available to undergraduate students. The amount of the bursary will be equal to the cost of one 3-credit course. Recipients will be chosen based on their demonstration of financial need, as outlined in their application essay (financial background section of the online application). Award Value: up to the tuition cost of a 3-credit course, $1050 in the 2022-23 academic year 

StFX Students' Union Fall Term Day Care Bursary

This award is available to part-time and full-time students who have a child (children) enrolled in a day care program during the fall term to help support their childcare costs while in study. Applicants must demonstrate financial need in their application. The bursary will be provided directly to recipients to manage as payment to their childcare provider. Award Value: up to $500 

St. John’s Alumni Chapter Bursary 

This bursary is available to students enrolled in a full time undergraduate program at StFX, with preference to those in their first year of study. Applicants must be involved in student activities and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must be from Newfoundland and Labrador, with preference given to those who are from St. John’s. In the event that in any given year there are no qualifying applicants who meet these criteria, the funds will be used to support students demonstrating the greatest need. Award Value: up to $500 

St. Martha’s Bursary for Single Mothers 

This award is available to full-time students who are single mothers. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be studying in either the traditional 4-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program or one of the accelerated option Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programs at StFX. Award Value: up to $2500 

St. Martha's Hospital School of Nursing Alumni and Sisters of St. Martha Bursary

This bursary is available to full-time students who demonstrate financial need. The recipient must be a hard working student who is registered in the BSC in Nursing program (4-year or accelerated) at StFX entering their second, third or fourth year and have achieved a minimum average of 70% during his or her previous year of study. Award Value: up to $1000 

TD Bank Scholarship in Jazz Studies 

This award will be paid to a full-time Canadian student in Jazz Studies who has demonstrated financial need. This award is available for full or part-time students and is renewable provided the student reapplies and terms continue to be met. Award Value: up to $1500 

The Honorable Hugh J MacDonnell Memorial Bursary 

This award is available to a full-time undergraduate student in their second year of study. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, be in good academic standing, maintaining an average at the Dean’s list standard, and be involved in student activities. This award will be renewable if the student reapplies and continues to meet the criteria. In the event that in any given year there are no qualifying applicants who meet these criteria, the funds will be used to support students demonstrating the greatest need. Award Value: up to $1800 

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 if the student reapplies. Award Value: up to $3000 

Wade Smith Community Leader Award

This award has been created in memory of Wade Smith. Mr. Smith was a beloved husband, father, brother, son, friend, educator, coach, and mentor. He was an inspirational leader to all. He gave of himself every day helping people develop a thirst for education. Wade believed in the power of education and the doors it could open. And he also believed giving back is not a choice but an obligation. It is with this in mind this award will be given to StFX students who exemplify the “Each One, Teach One” philosophy, a philosophy embodied by Wade every day of his life. This award is open to all part-time and full-time students studying at StFX in an academic program of study. Applicants must identify as African Nova Scotian and be graduates of a Nova Scotia High School. Although financial need must exist, the successful recipient will be selected based on their character as demonstrated through this application. Specifically, applicants must be involved with a community led program within any of the 52 historic black communities, this may be volunteer or paid involvement. This award may be renewable in subsequent years of study, so long as the recipient continues to meet all criteria of the bursary and can provide an update as to how they have continued with their community involvement in the past year. 

Award Value: up to $2000.

Walker Wood Foundation Bursary for Bachelor of Arts Students 

This award is available to full-time Bachelor of Arts students attending StFX. Applicants must be Canadian citizens who attended high school in Cape Breton and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must have an entrance average of 85 and maintain an average of 70 to be eligible to receive the bursary in second, third and fourth years. Preference will be given to students involved with extra-curricular activities (i.e. community participation, leadership programs). Award Value: up to $4000 

Walker Wood Foundation Bursary for Bachelor of Arts and Science in Health Students 

This award is available to full-time Bachelor of Arts and Science in Health students attending StFX. Applicants must be Canadian citizens who attended high school in Cape Breton and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must have an entrance average of 85 and maintain an average of 70 to be eligible to receive the bursary in second, third and fourth years. Preference will be given to students involved with extra-curricular activities (i.e. community participation, leadership programs). Award Value: up to $6000

Walker Wood Foundation Bursary for Bachelor of Nursing Students 

This award is available to full-time Bachelor of Science in Nursing students attending StFX. Applicants must be Canadian citizens who attended high school in Cape Breton and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must have an entrance average of 85 and maintain an average of 70 to be eligible to receive the bursary in second, third and fourth years. Preference will be given to students involved with extra-curricular activities (i.e. community participation, leadership programs). Award Value: up to $6000 

Walker Wood Foundation Bursary for Bachelor of Science Students 

This award is available to full-time Bachelor of Science students attending StFX. Applicants must be Canadian citizens who attended high school in Cape Breton and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must have an entrance average of 85 and maintain an average of 70 to be eligible to receive the bursary in second, third and fourth years. Preference will be given to students involved with extra-curricular activities (i.e. community participation, leadership programs). Award Value: up to $6000 

Women for Women Bursary 

Established in June 2020, this endowed bursary fund – Women for Women – was created by a group of nine women who met at StFX and formed a deep friendship that has lasted over two decades. It was at StFX and the Coady International Institute where this circle of female friends gained a deeper understanding of global inequities. Through their unique journeys since their graduation from StFX in the late 90’s, each of the women has found ways to challenge the status quo and use their education and privilege in the fight for social justice, women’s rights, and anti-racism. They understand that access to secondary education - especially for women - is fundamental to positive societal change: personally, familially, communally, and globally. It is their hope that they can help foster such growth through the creation of this bursary. Recognizing the intersectionality of gender and race, this endowment provides a renewable bursary to a first year student who has graduated from a high school in Nova Scotia who identifies as a woman and as either African Nova Scotian or from Mi’kmaw or Wulastoyik communities. Acceptance to StFX, and maintaining program requirements, are the sole academic requirements. Applicants will be asked to share their financial need and their interest in making a positive difference in their community.  Award Value: up to $2000 

NEW: X-Women Rugby Endowed Bursary 

This bursary is available to current members of the StFX X-Women Varsity Rugby team. Note: players who are injured but still on the team roster are eligible to apply. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an academic diploma or degree program at StFX. Students in any year of study may be considered, so long as they are maintaining a minimum average of 65% in their studies. Financial need must be demonstrated through the application.  Award Value: up to $2000 

NEW: X-Women Rugby Flow-Through Bursary 

This bursary is available to current members of the StFX X-Women Varsity Rugby team. Note: players who are injured but still on the team roster are eligible to apply. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an academic diploma or degree program at StFX. Students in any year of study may be considered, so long as they are maintaining a minimum average of 65% in their studies. Financial need must be demonstrated through the application. Award Value: up to $2500 

Winter Term Bursary Listing

Applications for the winter 2024 Limited Bursary program are now closed.

2SLGBTQIA+ Student Bursary 

This bursary has been established by the StFX Students Union in recognition of 2SLGBTQIA+ 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 2SLGBTQIA+ community. All students enrolled in undergraduate, B Ed. or graduate studies at StFX who meet these criteria are eligible to apply. Award Value: up to $1000 

Indigenous Student Bursary 

This bursary has been established by the StFX Students Union in recognition of indigenous 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 indigenous 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 these criteria are eligible to apply. Award Value: up to $1000 

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 

Ada MacNeil 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. Preference will be given to those who are considering entering the priesthood or other theological employment. Award Value: up to $1000 

Cecilia Brennan Bursary 

This award will be paid to a part-time or full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need Award Value: up to $500 

Christopher Amirault Memorial Award 

This award is available to students in their second, third or fourth 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. In the event that in any given year there are no qualifying applicants who meet these criteria, the funds will be used to support students demonstrating the greatest need. 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 $1000 

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 

Class of 2007 Bursary 

This bursary has been established by the Class of 2007 to support students studying full or part time in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing 4-year or accelerated option degree programs or in the Bachelor of Arts and Science in Health degree program. Applicants must identify as African or Indigenous descent from any region and demonstrate financial need in their application. In the event there are no African or Indigenous descent applicants who meet these criteria, any students otherwise meeting the criteria may be considered. Award Value: up to $500 

Class of 2018 Refugee 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 

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. In the event that in any given year there are no qualifying applicants who meet these criteria, the funds will be used to support students demonstrating the greatest need. 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 

Dennis MacKay Memorial Bursary 

This award will be paid to a part-tome or full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need and is in good academic standing. Award Value: up to $250 

Development Studies Internship Bursary 

This award is available to full-time students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled in Development Studies 412 having completed the introductory 200 level Development Studies course. The student must have a high academic standing. Preference will be given to students who are majoring in the Development Studies Program. Award Value: $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 

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 

Ellen Costello Women in Business Bursaries 

Established by StFX alumna Ellen Costello ’76, the Ellen Costello Women in Business Bursaries have been created to support female students studying business at St. Francis Xavier University. Ms. Costello, who has had a remarkable 40-year career in business, established these bursaries to support the next generation of women business leaders. Two bursaries will be awarded annually and are open to female students in any year or study, enrolled full or part time in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at STFX. One of the two bursaries is specifically for a student who identifies as either African Nova Scotia, Mi’kmaw or Wulastoyik. Should there be no qualified applicants from these communities, then this bursary will be awarded to a student who identifies as Black or Indigenous from anywhere across Canada. The second bursary may be awarded to a Canadian or International student. All applicants are required to demonstrate financial need in their application. Award Value: up to $3,500 

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 $1700  

Emerson Mascoll Bursary 

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 

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 

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 

Hugh A. Fraser Bursary 

This award will be paid to full-time students at StFX who have demonstrated financial need and are from the Havre Boucher area. Award Value: up to $500 

Hugh MacKinnon Bursary 

This award is available to full-time students with demonstrated financial need who are of the Catholic faith. 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 these criteria are eligible to apply. Award Value: up to $1000 

J.B. MacSween Bursary 

This award will be paid to a full-time senior student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need, and who has excelled in journalism while on campus. The work in journalism must be completed on this campus.  Award Value: up to $250 

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 $1500 

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 $1500 

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 

Joady Anne Robertson, P.Eng Bursary 

This bursary has been created for female students studying full time in the Diploma in Engineering Program at StFX. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be in good academic standing but not necessarily at the top of their class. They should also be interested in improving their communities through the addition of new or upgraded infrastructure, increased reliability of existing systems or creating technological advances that will improve the lives of all those around them. Applicants should be virtuous individuals who are perhaps overlooked because they are mild mannered, lack social status or are not athletically inclined. However, they know they will make a real difference if they are given the chance and this bursary seeks to help support them in doing so. Preference will be given first to students entering StFX from a high school in Pictou County, NS. If there are no applicants who meet this preference, then students from NS and then other parts of Canada will be considered. Award Value: up to $750 

Joan (MacDonald) and Fraser Muir Bursary 

This award is available to full-time students enrolled in their second year of an undergraduate degree program at StFX. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be involved in student activities. In the event that in any given year there are no qualifying applicants who meet these criteria, the funds will be used to support students demonstrating the greatest need. Award Value: up to $450 

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. In the event that in any given year there are no qualifying applicants who meet these criteria, the funds will be used to support students demonstrating the greatest need. Award Value: up to $1500 

Please note: all reference letters are to be emailed directly to @email 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 $2000 

John L.K. Gravett Memorial Bursary 

This bursary has been established to honour John L.K. Gravett who was a proud alumnus of the StFX Class of 1956. Mr. Gravett was an avid athlete, loving soccer, rugby and hockey in his early years, and golf and bowling later in life. This bursary is available to support students in any year of a Bachelor of Science degree who are majoring in Chemistry. Applicants must demonstrate financial need in their application. Award Value: up to $350 

John H. Young Bursary

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. In the event that in any given year there are no qualifying applicants who meet these criteria, the funds will be used to support students demonstrating the greatest need. 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 $100 

Joyce Foundation Student Bursary

This bursary is available to full time students with a sincere interest in completing a bachelor’s degree at StFX in any field of study. Applicants must be Canadian citizens and demonstrate financial need in their applciation. Students who have already been awarded a Joyce Foundation Bursary for Public Policy and Governance cannot be considered for this funding as well. Award Value: up to $3000 

Justin Avery Memorial Bursary 

This award will be paid to a full-time student attending StFX at the undergraduate level and who is in good academic standing. The ideal recipient will meet the following preferences, as well as demonstrate financial need: i) preference to an indigenous or minority student; ii) preference to a student entering second, third or fourth year of study in the Bachelor of Music degree program; if no candidate meets this preference, then a student taking music courses; iii) preference to students from the Guysborough area or rural NS; iv) preference to students who demonstrate the qualities of leadership and community involvement, particularly those who share their musical talent. Award Value: up to $1000 

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 

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 students enrolled full-time in any year of study 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 

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 

Marion and Nelson MacDonald Bursary 

This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need and is in good academic standing. Award Value: up to $250 

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 

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 

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 

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 must be enrolled in in the Faculty of Arts or Science, completing degrees in Psychology or Human Kinetics. 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 $2000 

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. In the event that in any given year there are no qualifying applicants who meet these criteria, the funds will be used to support students demonstrating the greatest need. Award Value: up to $850   

Paul & Miki Norris Bursary 

This award is available to first year 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 

Pay-It-Forward Bursary 

This bursary has been established to recognize those who have overcome hardship to attend StFX. Recipients must have a positive character and life experiences which reflect the university’s values. Students in any program of study are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to students in their freshman year of study. This bursary may be renewable for up to three additional years of study. Award Value: up to $2000 

Pay-It-Forward Bursary 

This bursary has been established to recognize those who have overcome hardship to attend StFX. Recipients must have a positive character and life experiences which reflect the university’s values. Students in any program of study are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to students in their freshman year of study. This bursary may be renewable for up to three additional years of study. Award Value: up to $2000 

Professor Dan Gillis Celtic Studies Bursary 

This bursary has been established in memory of Professor Dan Gillis by his loving family. Students studying part or full time in any program of study are eligible to apply, so long as their course work includes at least one Celtic Studies class. Applicants must demonstrate financial need in their application. Award Value: up to $1500 

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. In the event that in any given year there are no qualifying applicants who meet these criteria, the funds will be used to support students demonstrating the greatest need. Award Value: up to $500 

Rev. John Archie (J.A.) Chisholm 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 $1000 

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 

Rev. Leonard (Butch) MacLean Bursary 

This award is available to a part-time or full-time student who demonstrates financial need. Award Value: up to $500 

Rev. Leonard (Butch) MacLean Bursary 

This award is available to a part-time or full-time student who demonstrates financial need. Award Value: up to $500 

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 

Ruth Steinmetz Memorial Bursary 

This bursary is available to students studying in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing 4-year degree program at StFX. Applicants must demonstrate leadership ability and financial need to be considered. Award Value: up to $875 

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 $2000 

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 

Sherise Paul-Gould Memorial Award 

This award is available to Indigenous students from Mi’kmaw communities in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island or New Brunswick or Wulastoyik communities in New Brunswick. Full and part time students enrolled in a diploma or degree program at the undergraduate or graduate level of study are eligible to apply. Applicants must be enrolled in at least one Mi’kmaw language course during either the fall or winter term of study, as well as demonstrate financial need in their application. Award Value: up to $100  

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 $800 

St. Martha’s Bursary for Nursing Students 

This award is available to full-time students registered in either the traditional 4-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program or one of the accelerated option Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programs at StFX. Applicants must demonstrate financial need in their application. Award Value: up to $2500 

Stephen J MacNeil Memorial Bursary 

This bursary is available to students from Cape Breton, NS who are enrolled in part-time or full-time studies at StFX. Applicants must demonstrate financial need in their application. Preference will be given to students in second, third or fourth years of study who have children. Award Value: up to $500 

NEW: Stephen T. O’Farrell Memorial Bursary 

This bursary has been established to honour the memory of Stephen T. O’Farrell, a proud and loyal alumnus of the Class of 1957. Steve was a member of the football team during his years at StFX and later became an avid supporter of athletics. The Stephen T. O’Farrell Bursary will provide two bursaries annually, one for a member of the varsity X-Men Football team and one for a member for the Varsity X-Women Hockey Team. Eligibility criteria are as follows: applicants may be enrolled in any academic program at StFX, in any year of study, with enrollment in at least 9 credits per term during the fall and winter terms of study and maintaining an academic average of at least 65%. Financial need must be demonstrated through the application, as well as involvement in leadership and community service. The bursaries will be awarded to out-of-province students (i.e., not from Nova Scotia) and cannot be held in conjunction with a major StFX scholarship (more than $3,000 per year scholarship award) or a full Athletic Fund Award offer (equal to the full cost of tuition and mandatory fees). Award Value: up to $1000 

StFX Halifax Alumni Kehoe Bursary 

This award is available to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need and are from the Halifax Regional Municipality. Award Value: up to $1000 

StFX Students’ Union Winter Term Day Care Bursary

This award is available to part-time and full-time students who have a child (children) enrolled in a day care program during the winter term to help support their childcare costs while in study. Applicants must demonstrate financial need in their application. The bursary will be provided directly to recipients to manage as payment to their childcare provider. Award Value: up to $500 

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 these 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 

Vincent Nasso Bursary 

This award is available to African Nova Scotian, Mi’kmaw and Wulastoyik 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. Award Value: up to $500 

Wally MacDonald Nursing Bursary 

This award is available to African Nova Scotian, Mi’kmaw and Wulastoyik students enrolled full time in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing 4-year degree program at StFX. Applicants must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need. Award Value: up to $1500 

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. In the event that in any given year there are no qualifying applicants who meet these criteria, the funds will be used to support students demonstrating the greatest need. Award Value: up to $1000 

Select Bursaries with Special Applications and Due Dates

The following bursaries are available to apply for by special application.   

Please note these bursaries require a separate, special application form to be completed. Completing the online fall or winter application forms for the StFX Limited Bursary program will not qualify students for consideration as a candidate for any of these bursaries. 

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 2021 to be eligible.  Award Value: up to $9000

Application Process: This bursary requires a special application available directly from the Financial Aid Office by request during the winter term of study. If you feel you meet the criteria to be considered for this award, please email @email to book an appointment to discuss your candidacy.  

Black Student Leaders Bursary

This award will be paid to a full or part time undergraduate student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need. The student must be a self-identified African Nova Scotian. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay describing how they demonstrated community leadership or intend to use their university degree to be a leader in their local community.  Award Value: up to $1000 

Application Process:  The Black Student Leaders bursary deadline has been extended to noon on Monday, February 26th. Successful recipients will be notified by mid-March. Apply here

LIFT – Living Intentionally Fighting Tenaciously – Bursary

This award will be paid to a full time undergraduate student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need. The student must self-identify as African Canadian. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay outlining his/her/their involvement in the community and how they are making a difference. Award Value: up to $3000 

Application Process: Applications for the LIFT bursary are now closed and under review. Successful recipients will be notified by mid-March.

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