Bursaries Due in February 2018

February 14th

NEW
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. 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 $1000
 
NEW
DSM Bright Futures Bursary
This bursary is available to Diploma of Engineering students at StFX. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in the second year of the program with a focus on Mechanical or Process/Chemical Engineering. Preference will be given to those from Antigonish County, Guysborough County and Cape Breton Island, after which those from Nova Scotia will be considered. In addition to demonstrating financial need through their online application, applicants must also submit a short essay on why they are interested in their field. Essays are to be submitted to the Financial Aid Office by email only at financialaid@stfx.ca. Essays must be submitted in a printable 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. Applicants must also agree to provide their contact information to DSM so future engineering opportunities can be shared.   
Award Value: up to $500
 
NEW
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 financialaid@stfx.ca. 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 $600
 
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 going to a student named to the Dean's List.
Award Value: up to $1500
 
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 $2000
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
 
Paul & Miki Norris Bursary
This award is available to full-time students who demonstrate financial need, are involved in student activities and are academically good students but not necessarily at the top of the class. Students must have come to StFX directly from high school to apply.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
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. Must be in good academic standing. Preference will be given to first year students.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
Arthur P. Tully Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time male student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need, and who is considering entering the priesthood or other theological employment.
Award Value: up to $1000
  
Yancy Meyer Memorial Bursary
This award is available to full-time students registered in 30 credits in their second, third or fourth year with demonstrated financial need. The student must demonstrate commitment to working against the conditions that foster violence in their school or community, primarily through community service. They must be currently or have had recent part-time employment and an academic average of at least 75% from the previous year.  This award is open to all undergraduates and students in the Bachelor of Education and Master of Education programs.  
Award Value: up to $1000
 
Sisters of Saint Martha Centennial Diocesan Bursary for Women
*Please note that this bursary requires a special application, which can be obtained from the Wellspring Centre or the Financial Aid Office.*
This award is for women in full-time studies at St. Francis Xavier University in the fields of Religious or Catholic Studies (minor, major or honours) requiring financial assistance. The student must have good academic standing and show potential in the areas of responsibility, leadership, and commitment to community by way of having a desire to make a positive contribution to society.  In keeping with the spirit of the Sisters of St. Martha, this student would exemplify commitment to be about the development of persons. Please provide a short explanation of your financial situation, including other bursaries or scholarships, courses of study, and aspirations for the future including a list of courses you plan to take next term, and a list of extracurricular activities. Summarize in a few paragraphs why you are a suitable candidate for this Bursary. Please include an academic transcript.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
Ada McNeil Wallace Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time female student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need. 
Award Value: up to $1000 
 
Katie 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 their Christian faith, but anyone of any faith will be considered for this bursary. 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
 
John Young Endowment Fund
This award is available to full-time students with demonstrated financial need. Special consideration will be given to: scholastic standing and other achievements, demonstrated leadership qualities, participation in extracurricular activities or community involvement.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
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 $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
 
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
 
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 activities.
Award Value: up to $500
 
Reopen for Application
Ted and Ann (MacDonald) Turcotte Bursary
This bursary is available to first year female students with preference being given to those who have graduated from a high school in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia or Lowell, Massachusetts.  Applicants must have a high school leaving average of at least 75% and now be enrolled in at least 24 credits in their first year of study at StFX. Applicants must demonstrate leadership qualities in their communities and be able to make a valuable contribution to student life at StFX. Preference will be given to students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (the STEM disciplines). This bursary will be renewable in subsequent years if study if the student maintains a minimum academic average of 70% and continues to meet all of the other criteria. A new application is required each year.
Award Value: up to $2500
 
Reopen for Application
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
Please note: reference letters are to be dropped off at the main Office of the Registrar (Nicholson Tower Rm. 312) during regular business hours. Both your online application and references must be received by the bursary due date for your application to be considered complete. Letters should be current (dated within the past 4 months), signed by the reference and include their contact information.

February 28th

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
 
Class of '55 Bursary
This award will be paid to a full or part-time student in their first year of study at StFX who has demonstrated financial need. Recipient must be in good academic standing but below the minimum level needed for a StFX academic scholarship.
Award Value: up to $900
 
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 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
 
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
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
 
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
 
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, Stellerton, N.S., and who are full-time students at StFX.
Award Value: up to $700
 
Fiset Bursary
Awards from this fund are given to the relatives of Father Fiset, upon identification and verification.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
Florida Alumni Bursary in Memory of Fraser Muir, Class of ’48
This award will be paid to full-time students at St FX who have demonstrated financial need in good academic standing.
Award Value: up to $750
 
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
 
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 persue job opportunities, it was his goal to one day return to the university to complete his Human Kinetics and Psychology degree.  Noah died tragically in a motor vehicle accident in 2014 before this could be achieved.  Noah was fond of the quote by Stacy Allison, the first American woman to climb Mt. Everest: “I’ve always had those little goals that I’ve worked toward – they add up.” It is hoped that this bursary will help students for whom returning to university is one of those little or big goals. The recipient of this award may be a part-time or full-time student returning to university following an absence of at least one year away from their studies at a post-secondary institution.  Applicants should outline their academic goals in the bursary criteria section of the application and explain how the bursary will facilitate achieving those goals.  All “returning-to-university’ students are encouraged to apply, although preference will be given to students enrolled in more than once course.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
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 2018 to be eligible. This bursary requires a special application, available directly from the Financial Aid Office by request. If you feel you meet the criteria to be considered for this award, please email financialaid@stfx.ca to book an appointment to discuss your candidacy
Award Value: up to $9000
 
Reopen for Application
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 a limited number are distributed each year. This award will be applied directly to the student's account..
Award Value: up to $1000
 
Reopen for Application
Dr. Vernon and Mrs. Ann MacDonald Bursary
This bursary is available to full time first year students who have entered StFX directly from a high school in Nova Scotia. Preference will be given to those who are of African Nova Scotian descent. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, as well as leadership qualities and a sincere commitment to making a valuable contribution to student life at StFX. This bursary may be renewable in subsequent years of study, so long as recipients maintain full time enrollment of at least 24 credits per year and continue to meet the criteria of the bursary. A new application is required each year.    
Award Value: up to $2000