Future Students

Entrance Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

St. Thomas offers a Entrance Award Program that includes scholarships for high academic achievement, bursaries for student who have a demonstrated financial need, and other awards for students balancing academic performance with extra-curricular, volunteer, or community achievements.

Except when otherwise specified, entrance awards 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.

Unless otherwise indicated, the deadline for entrance scholarship and award applications is March 1st. To apply, complete the Scholarship Application Form on your student portal at ConnectSTU. Note that some scholarships require additional application materials.

Unless otherwise indicated, the deadline for entrance bursary applications is March 1st. The Bursary Application Form is available at the Office of the Registrar, or can be downloaded by clicking here. Note that some bursaries require additional application materials.

Scholarships

Alma Joyce Memorial Scholarship
Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to an entering student enrolling full time who is a graduate of a New Brunswick high school program with an admission average of 80% or higher.
Funding: Generously funded by the Estate of Alma Joyce.

Bishop Barry Entrance Scholarship
Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher.
Funding: Generously funded by the priests of the Diocese of Saint John and other friends in memory of Bishop Thomas F. Barry, founder of St. Thomas University, Chatham NB, 1910.

Bishop Bray Entrance Scholarship
Value: $2,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a graduating high school student from the Diocese of Saint John. Selection is based upon academic achievement and leadership.
Funding: Generously funded by the Diocese of Saint John.

CFUW (Fredericton) Entrance Scholarship
Value: $1,500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a female student entering St. Thomas University directly from a Fredericton high school. Selection is based on academic achievement.
Funding: Generously funded by the Canadian Federation of University Women Fredericton.

Chancellor's International Scholarship
Value: Full International Tuition ($13,747 for 2016-2017)
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to top-ranking International students entering first year. Selection will be based on academic excellence, with attention given to leadership qualities. Students must maintain a minimum annual average of 3.7 on 30 credit hours.

Chancellor's Scholarship
Value: Full tuition and a single room and board (approximately $17,070 for 2016-2017). In order to receive the room and board portion of the scholarship, recipients must live in residence.
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student of outstanding academic ability and achievement entering first year. Students must maintain a minimum annual average of 3.7 on 30 credit hours. Selection will be based on academic excellence, with attention given to qualities of leadership and versatility.

Claire M. Elhatton Scholarship
Value: $1,750
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually to students enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher from the Miramichi-Bathurst area.

Dennis Cochrane Entrance Scholarship
Value: $2,000 (Minimum)
Number: 1 (Minimum)
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student enrolling full time with a minimum admission average of 80% who is a graduate of a New Brunswick high school. Preference will be given to students coming from Harrison Trimble High School in Moncton. Further preference will be given to students who have expressed intent to major in Political Science.
Funding: Generously funded by the Dennis Cochrane Entrance Scholarship Endowment.

Eugene T. McCarthy Memorial Leadership Scholarship
Value: $2,000 renewable
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student enrolling full time who is a graduate of a New Brunswick secondary school program with an admission average of 80% or higher. To be eligible for the renewable portion of the award, students must achieve a minimum annual GPA of 3.0 on a minimum of 30 credit hours. This scholarship is open to students who have taken leadership roles in their high schools and communities either through extracurricular activities, volunteerism or demonstrated commitment to the benefit of others.
Funding: Generously funded by Mrs. Verna McCarthy in memory of Eugene T. McCarthy.

Evelyn Sweezey Scholarship
Value: $4,500 per annum for a total value of $18,000 over four years
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to top-ranking students entering first year. Students must maintain a minimum annual average of 3.5 on 30 credit hours. Academic excellence will be the sole basis of selection.

Francis M. McLaughlin Scholarship
Value: Full tuition plus $500 book allowance ($6,776 for 2016-17).
Number: Varies
Criteria: Awarded annually to students of outstanding academic ability and achievement entering first year. Academic excellence will be the sole basis of selection. Students must maintain a minimum annual average of 3.7 on 30 credit hours.

Frank McKenna Scholarship
Value: Full tuition ($6,276 for 2016-2017) Renewable over four years.
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to top-ranking students entering first year. Students must maintain a minimum annual average of 3.5 on 30 credit hours. Academic excellence will be the sole basis of selection.

Fredericton Community Foundation Leadership Scholarship
Value: $500
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually to students enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher who are residents of the City of Fredericton and who have demonstrated a commitment to community and other extra-curricular activities.
Funding: Generously funded annually by the Fredericton Community Foundation.

Gene Hayes Scholarship
Value: $2,000
Number: 5
Criteria: Awarded annually to students enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher.

Grogan-Pace Scholarship
Value: $2,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher. Preference will be given to students from the Diocese of Saint John.
Funding: Generously funded by Rev. A. L. McFadden.

Irene Mulroney Entrance Scholarship
Value: $1,500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher. This scholarship honours the memory of Irene Mulroney, the mother of the former Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney.
Funding: Generously funded by Brian Mulroney and friends of the Mulroney family.

Jackson Wright Memorial Scholarship
Value: $500 (Minimum)
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to an entering student enrolling full time, with an admission average of 80% or higher. Preference will be given to applicants who have a commitment to school spirit and engagement.
Funding: Generously funded by an endowment set up by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and friends and family of Jackson Wright, a young boy who loved to cheer for the Tommies, and who died tragically at the age of eight.

John & Viola Fleming Scholarship
Value: $400
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher preferably from the Diocese of Saint John.
Funding: Generously funded by St. Gertrude's Church Parish Council.

Judge J. Thomas Troy Memorial Scholarship
Value: $2,500
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher.
Funding: Generously funded by an anonymous donor.

Katherine L. Roderick Scholarship
Value: $1,500
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually to female students enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher.
Funding: Generously funded by the estate of M. Grace Roderick in memory of her daughter, Katherine Louise Roderick, a student at St. Thomas University from 1966-70.

Knights of Columbus Scholarship
Value: $2,500
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually to students enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher from any diocese of the Province of New Brunswick. Selection will also be based on the potential for contribution to the mission of St. Thomas University.
Funding: Generously funded by the Knights of Columbus.

Marguerite Bourgeoys Entrance Scholarship
Value: $1,500
Number: 4
Criteria: Awarded annually to female students with a minimum admission average of 80% or higher who can demonstrate involvement and leadership in their church community.
Funding: Generously funded by the Congregation of Notre Dame, Sisters of St. Martha, and other friends of St. Thomas University.

Mary T Morris Entrance Scholarship
Value: $1,500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a female student with a minimum admission average of 80% or higher. Selection is based on academic achievement.
Funding: Generously funded by the family of Mrs. Mary T Morris. She was a 36 year resident of Fredericton noted for her many community volunteering activities. She is remembered as a loving mother and grandmother by her husband, son, and daughter (STU'00).

Monsignor Donald C. Duffie Memorial Scholarship
Value: $2,500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher. Selection criteria will also be based on character and contribution to student life.
Funding: Generously funded by the Duffie Endowment Fund established, May 1989 in memory of Monsignor Donald C. Duffie, president of the University, 1961-75.

Mrs. P.M. McMahon Scholarship
Value: $2,500
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually with a preference to Moncton area students enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher.
Funding: Generously funded by Mrs. P.M. McMahon.

Msgr. George W. Martin Scholarship
Value: Full tuition and a double room and board (approximately $15,095 for 2016-2017). In order to receive the room and board portion of the scholarship, recipients must live in residence.
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually to students of outstanding academic ability and achievement entering first year. Students must maintain a minimum annual average of 3.7 on 30 credit hours. Selection will be based on academic excellence with attention given to qualities of leadership and versatility. This award honours Monsignor George W. Martin, an alumnus who served the University with distinction for 41 years, and was president from 1975-1990.

President's International Scholarship
Value: Varies up to a maximum of full tuition and differential fees and renewable for three additional years.
Number: Varies
Criteria: Awarded annually to top-ranking international students entering first year. Academic excellence is the sole selection criterion. To be eligible for the renewable portion of the award, students must achieve a minimum annual average of 3.5 on a minimum of 30 credit hours.

President's Scholarship
Value: Full tuition ($6,276 for 2016-2017)Renewable over four years.
Number: Varies
Criteria: Awarded annually to top-ranking students entering first year. Students must maintain a minimum annual average of 3.5 on 30 credit hours. Academic excellence will be the sole basis of selection.

Rev. Raymond Hawkes Scholarship
Value: $1,000 per annum and renewable for three more years
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher from one of the various Miramichi area high schools. Selection criteria will also include character and leadership skills. Students must maintain a minimum annual average of 3.3 on 30 credit hours. This scholarship is named for the first diocesan rector of St. Thomas.

Rev. T.A. MacDonald Scholarship
Value: $1,500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher. Preference will be given to students from the Miramichi area. This scholarship honours the memory of Rev. Thomas A. MacDonald, C.S.B., native of Auburnville, N.B., and long-time Basillian priest and educator.

Sherman Donovan Scholarship
Value: $2,500
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher. Preference is given to applicants from Northumberland County, but limited to graduates of the schools included in School District 16: Blackville High School, James M. Hill Memorial High School, Miramichi Valley High School, and North and South Esk Regional High School.
Funding: Generously funded by Sherman Donovan to honour the memory of parents, Robert and Mary, and brother Raymond Donovan.

St. Thomas Renewable Achievement Scholarship
Value: $1,000 minimum guaranteed
Number: Varies
Criteria: Awarded annually to applicants with a first-semester or final admission average between 80% and 89%, and renewable for three additional years with a minimum annual GPA of 3.5 on 30 credit hours.

St. Thomas Renewable Scholars Scholarship
Value: $2,000 minimum guaranteed
Number: Varies
Criteria: Awarded annually to applicants with a first-semester or final admission average of 90% or higher. This award is renewable for three additional years at $1,000 per year with a minimum annual GPA of 3.5 on 30 credit hours.

St. Thomas Student Leader Scholarship
Value: $3,000 in the first year for students with admission averages of 80-89%, and renewable at $2,000 in each subsequent year (to a total of $9,000). Valued at $4,000 in the first year for students with admission averages of 90% or higher, and renewable at $2,000 in each subsequent year (to a total of $10,000).
Number: Varies
Criteria: To be eligible for the renewable portion of the award, students must achieve a minimum annual GPA of 3.0 on a minimum of 30 credit hours. This scholarship is open to students with a minimum admission average of 80% and who have taken leadership roles in their high schools and communities either through extracurricular activities, volunteerism or demonstrated commitment to the benefit of others.

Vance Toner Hockey Scholarship
Value: Varies
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher, who intends to participate in the Women's Hockey Program.

York Funeral Home Scholarship
Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher who is a graduate of Leo Hayes High School. Selection criteria will also include student leadership.
Funding: Generously funded by the MacLeod Family.

Awards

Aboriginal Community Involvement Entrance Award
Value: $1,000
Number: 3
Criteria: Awarded annually to entering aboriginal students who have been involved in their high schools or communities through extracurricular activities, volunteerism or demonstrated commitment to the benefit of others.
Funding: Generously funded by the Aboriginal Education Initiative at St. Thomas University.

Barry Toole Memorial Award
Value: $500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded to an entering international student in good academic standing who has demonstrated financial need.
Funding: The bursary is generously funded by Janet Toole (Barry Toole's widow) and family and friends of Barry Toole. Barry was a professor of Political Science at St. Thomas University and a longtime public servant in the province. Barry also spent time in broadcast journalism, and was a longtime friend of the late Dalton Camp.

St. Thomas University Track & Field Entrance Award
Value: $10,000 ($5,000 renewable over two years)
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a full-time entering student who is a graduate of an Atlantic Canadian secondary school program with high academic achievement (as determined by the Office of Admissions) and intends to join the Track & Field/Cross Country Team.
Funding: Generously funded annually by the Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation.

Taylor Printing Group Women's Basketball Entrance Award
Value: $500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded to an entering female student who has demonstrated athletic and leadership abilities in the sport of basketball.
Funding: Generously funded annually by Taylor Printing Group Inc.

Bursaries

Bernie McCann Memorial Bursary
Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to an entering student enrolled full time, who is a graduate of Harvey High School, and who has demonstrated involvement in the school and wider community.
Funding: Generously funded, on an annual basis, by the family of Bernie McCann. Bernie was a proud St. Thomas alumnus and was very active in the Harvey Community.

Dan and Valerie O'Brien Bursary
Value: $500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to students entering university for the first time with selection based on financial information provided by the Canada Student Loan Assessment or its equivalent. Entering students who wish to be considered for this Bursary must submit a letter to the Admissions Office which outlines why they qualify.
Funding: Generously funded by donations from alumni, faculty, staff and friends of St. Thomas University.

Geoffrey W. Vail Bursary
Value: $1,750
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student entering university under the mature student admissions policy. Among the selection criteria are financial need and the potential for contributing to the quality of student life or activities.

Harrison McCain Scholars Bursary
Value: $4,000 per annum for a total value of $16,000 over four years
Number: up to 4
Criteria: Awarded annually to Canadian high school graduates, with selection criteria including admission average of 80% or higher, financial need, leadership qualities, and a recognized initiative in funding university education. To qualify for annual renewal, recipients must maintain minimum annual grade point averages as determined by the Foundation. The required application form may be found at stu.ca/mccain.
Funding: Generously funded by the Harrison McCain Foundation.

Hazel Lahey Memorial Bursary
Value: $500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a female student from the Province of New Brunswick on the basis of financial need.

James Alvin Keenan Memorial Bursary
Value: $3,500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student entering the Bachelor of Education Program at St. Thomas University on the basis of financial need. To be eligible, students must demonstrate leadership, a passion for teaching and a strong record of community involvement. Preference will be given to students from York and Carleton Counties.
Funding: Generously funded by the Keenan Family.

John McKendy Memorial Bursary
Value: $500
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually on the basis of financial need to New Brunswick students with a history of volunteer and/or community involvement and an awareness of issues of social justice.

Maria McMahon Memorial Bursary
Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually on the basis of financial need to a New Brunswick student entering St. Thomas University.

Marion Rockcliffe Hunt Bursary
Value: $1,000
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually to an entering student, preferably female student athlete, based on financial need. The bursary honours Marion Rockcliffe Hunt, the first female valedictorian of St. Thomas University and a generous benefactor.
Funding: Generously funded by the Estate of Marion Rockcliffe Hunt and friends.

Millennium Entrance Bursary
Value: Varies
Number: Varies
Criteria: Awarded annually to students entering university for the first time with selection based on financial information provided by the Canada Student Loan Assessment or its equivalent. Entering students who wish to be considered for a Millennium Entrance Bursary must submit a letter to the Admissions Office which outlines why they qualify.
Funding: Generously funded by donations from alumni, faculty, staff and friends of St. Thomas University.

Milton and Patricia Bassen Bursary
Value: $500 (Minimum)
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student from a school in the Greater Saint John area entering the first year of studies at St. Thomas, who has demonstrated financial need.
Funding: Generously funded annually by The Greater Saint John Community Foundation through a bequest from the Estate of Patricia A. Bassen.

Msgr. George W. Martin Bursary
Value: Varies
Number: Varies
Criteria: Awarded annually to entering students from New Brunswick on the basis of financial need.
Funding: Funded by the estate of Msgr. George W. Martin

President Dawn Russell Entrance Bursary
Value: $1,000
Number: up to 8
Criteria: Awarded annually to entering students from New Brunswick on the basis of financial need.
Funding: Generously funded by John Bragg in honour of Dawn Russell, an alumna of St. Thomas who became President of the University in 2011.

Vance Toner Memorial Bursary
Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to an incoming full-time student in good academic standing, graduating from Anglophone-East School District in the Moncton area. Selection based on financial need.
Funding: Generously funded by St. Thomas alumni and friends residing in the Moncton area.

Last Published: Thu Sep 28 01:00:00 2017