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This listing is a resource that gives students direct access to bursaries available only through St. Francis Xavier University. Application forms are available for immediate download (see menu at left).
The University has a modest bursary program which has been established in order to offer financial assistance to full-time undergraduate students in academic programs who find themselves in unanticipated financial difficulty and unable to meet their obligations. Awards are made to those who meet the qualifications established by the university, and, where applicable, by the individual donors. It is important to understand that applicants for St. FX bursaries are expected to have exhausted other financial resources. Bursaries are not intended to assist students with costs that are unrelated to attending university. Financial hardship caused by misuse of private funds will be considered the responsibility of the student.
- Only full-time undergraduate students in the September to April academic year, who are making satisfactory academic progress, are eligible to apply. For bursary purposes, full-time is defined as 18 or more credits unless stated otherwise in the bursary criteria. Applications from Co-op or Internships will not be accepted.
- No bursary applications will be accepted before the first day of classes of each academic year.
- Bursaries fall into one of two categories: Limited and General. Limited bursaries are available to students who meet particular requirements as stipulated in the terms of the bursary. General bursaries only require that applicants be full-time students who are making satisfactory academic progress and in need of financial assistance. Please review the list of Limited bursaries to determine your eligibility for any of these before making an application for a General bursary.
- Please review the criteria of each Limited bursary before applying. For example, if you are a male student from Cape Breton, please don’t apply for a bursary that can only be awarded to a female from Toronto.
- Please make sure that you indicate on your application how you qualify for a limited bursary. Are you from a particular region, related to a certain person, the member of a certain ethnic group, from a particular kind of family?
- Please don't put applications in envelopes. Staple applications and pass in to the Financial Aid Office.
- Please understand that the current balance of your account will be checked with the Business Office. All, or a portion, of any bursary award may be credited to cover outstanding balances. If the account is in good standing, a cheque may be issued to the student.
- Please note that you must reapply for any bursary each year even if it is stated as renewable.
- Please keep a master copy of your bursary application. Because of the large volume of applications students will not be provided with a copy once the application has been passed in.
- You are not required to meet with the Financial Aid Officer to apply for bursaries, but if you are submitting an application for the first time, consider making an appointment first to get advice and familiarize yourself with the process.
Note to International Students: Please contact the International Student Advisor, Brenda Berthiaume (firstname.lastname@example.org 867-3678) before contacting the Financial Aid Officer.
Note to Masters Students: Masters Students are not eligible for the bursary program. Please see external bursaries for possible funding sources.
Note to Part-Time Students: Part-time Study Awards are available at Continuing & Distance Education www.stfx.ca/academic/continuinged Up to ten awards of $500 will be granted each year to part-time students registered in undergraduate courses. Deadline for application is November 15 & February 15 of each academic year.
Note to grade 12 students: Apply to the Limited Bursary Program once you are on campus in September. We do not accept applications for Limited Bursaries before September.
Please be advised that bursary amounts and criteria can change from year to year. The Financial Aid Office will not be held responsible for any inconvenience this may cause. When the website and the Financial Aid Office have discrepancies as to the amount of award, the Financial Aid Office will take precedence in the decision.
For more information about Limited Bursaries, click here.
For more information about General Bursaries, click here.