Your Impact: Empowering Student Success

Bursaries and other donation-driven funding empowers students to realize their full potential and make a difference in their communities. Below are statements from students discussing the tangible impact that your generosity has had on their lives. For more information on student scholarship/bursary donations, visit this page.

Photo of Julianna Drake

My name is Julianna Drake, a third-year student pursuing a joint Honours Degree in Business and Economics at StFX. I strive to balance academic excellence with community service and hold the position of Vice President of Finance and Operations for the Students’ Union, advocating for affordability and enhancing campus services. Being a bursary recipient eases financial burdens and allows me focus on my studies, leadership roles, and overall well-being. Thanks to the donors of my bursary, I feel a sense of encouragement, empowering me to pay it forward in the future. 

 Julianna Drake

Photo of Ainsley MacNeil

The generous support from my scholarship enables me to dedicate myself fully to my studies and extracurricular activities, knowing that my immediate needs are met. Additionally, this award serves as a cornerstone for my post-graduation endeavors, covering the expenses that come with being a self-supporting student. My scholarship empowers me to invest in my professional development, including obtaining professional attire and valuable resources, while further allowing me to build my savings for post-graduation opportunities. Being a scholarship recipient has ignited a sense of security, hope, and determination for both the present and the future. This support is instrumental to my academic and personal growth.

Ainsley MacNeil

Photo of Madison Swinamer

My name is Madison Swinamer, I am in my 4th year at StFX in the Nursing program. I aim to achieve my goal of working in pediatrics at the IWK Health Centre, nurturing the health and well-being of children. As a bursary recipient, I've been able to fully engage in my studies and extracurricular commitments, serving as an executive member of the Orientation Committee and contributing to events like Shinerama. Donors supporting bursaries like mine are paving the way for my future impact in healthcare.

Madison Swinamer

What We Can Accomplish Together

No matter what avenue you choose to support, whether it's scholarships and bursaries, academic programming, or the funding of important facility upgrades and construction, the impact of your donations will be felt across campus and throughout our shared community. Below are just a few examples of what your generosity has made possible for StFX and its students.

Amelia Saputo Centre for Healthy Living

Exterior of the Amelia Saputo Centre


Thanks to the gracious $10 million donation from Amelia & Lino Saputo, numerous other private donors, and a significant commitment from StFX students, our athletic and recreation spaces are undergoing a multi-phased facility renewal project.

So far, the centre has seen the renovation of the main gymnasium, new stadium bleachers and seats, and an overhaul of the varsity locker rooms.

Xaverian Scholarship & Bursary Fund

The Xaverian Scholarship and Bursary Endowment Fund assists more than 1000 students with tuition, general living expenses, and access to various support services and experiences.

Students studying



4545 Alumni Crescent
Antigonish NS B2G 2W5