Why apply for a major scholarship?
  • More than 40 different kinds of scholarships are available to incoming, first-year students.
  • $2 million in financial aid goes to our students every year.
  • 1 in 6 first-year students receives a major scholarship valued between $9,000 and $64,000.
  • 50 FULL TUITION scholarships are offered every year.
Are you hoping to earn a major scholarship to begin your Bachelor of Arts at St. Thomas University this fall? We’ve outlined some important information and helpful tips just for you.

Deadline

Our major scholarship deadline is March 1, 2017! You must have all your applications and supporting documents in to the Admissions Office by then.

How to reach us

The Admissions Office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. You are able to reach us a number of ways, listed below. The contact information below is also where we accept your application documents. Any questions, just ask!

Email: admissions@stu.ca (international students: international@stu.ca)

Phone: 506-452-0532 (toll-free: 1-877-788-4443)

In person: 51 Dineen Drive, Donald C. Duffie Hall (with the clock on the front), St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB

You can also connect with individual Admission Counsellors.

Checklist

Note: You may send your documents in individually. They do not need to come all together at one time. However, it is mandatory that all documents are received by the Admissions Office by March 1, 2017.

1. Scholarship Application Form
The Major Scholarship Application Form is available on your ConnectSTU.ca account or on page 7 of the paper application package.

2. First Semester Transcript
Arrange to have a copy of your official first-semester final transcript sent to us by email (admissions@stu.ca) or by fax: 506-452-0617

3. Scholarship Application Letter
A one to two page typed letter in which you explain what makes you a strong candidate for one of our awards.  

Your letter may include some of the following:
  • Your reasons for pursuing university studies and plans for the future
  • Your reasons for applying to St. Thomas
  • Activities that demonstrate your leadership qualities
  • Extracurricular, community, and volunteer activities
  • Hobbies and outside interests
4. Résumé
Your résumé should outline your activities since beginning high school, including any jobs you have held, honours or awards, etc.

5.  Reference Letter
A letter of reference from a teacher, guidance counsellor, or principal that outlines why they believe you are a strong candidate for a major scholarship from St. Thomas. The referee may wish to identify your skills, attitude, and growth, as well as your contributions to and performance within your school.

Reference letters may also be written by other community members such as coaches, mentors, or other people who have had an influence on your life.

Please note: Major scholarships are open to candidates for full-time admission to the first year of the Bachelor of Arts program who are applying on the basis of their high school records. Only applicants with an admission average of 80% or higher will be considered for a major scholarship.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!