Limited Bursaries in Alphabetical Order by First Name

 
*For application deadlines please see the month by month listings
 
Aboriginal Student Bursary 
This bursary has been established by the StFX Students Union in recognition of aboriginal students attending post-secondary education at St. Francis Xavier University. It is available to a full-time student who has demonstrated financial need. Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time diploma or degree program at StFX and self-identify as an aboriginal student. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate leadership within the StFX community. All students enrolled in undergraduate, B Ed. or graduate studies at StFX who meet this criteria are eligible to apply. 
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 
 
A.G. Hamilton Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time student.  Applicant must demonstrate financial need. 
Award Value: up to $250
 
Albert and Mary Sampson Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time senior student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need.
Award Value: up to $450
 
Alexander J. MacKinnon Bursary
This award is in memoriam of Alexander Joseph MacKinnon (1935-2014) of Pictou, County. MacKinnon, the youngest of five children raised by a widowed school teacher, worked hard to lift himself out of poverty. He put himself through university (B.Comm, Class of ’58), then moved to Ontario, where he established a career at Revenue Canada’s taxation data centre, and raised a family. MacKinnon, who retired in 1990 as manager in the computer systems directorate, always had a soft spot for the underdog and believed in treating people fairly.  This award is available to full-time students who can demonstrate financial need.   Students must have attained a minimum average of 70%.  Applicants must provide two reference letters that describe their character and commitment to their academic endeavor.  Preference will be given to students from Pictou County, followed by those from Nova Scotia, then the Maritimes, and finally, all of Canada. This award will be applied directly to the student's account.  This bursary may be renewed, provided the student reapplies and continues to meet the criteria.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
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
Alex and Mary Kell Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time student in their final year at StFX who is intending to enter a seminary for the purpose of studying towards the Catholic Priesthood. In the event that in any given year there is no qualifying student the funds are to be distributed to any senior student in financial need.
Award Value: up to $500
 
Ambrose-Allen Bursary
This bursary is available to full-time American students who are members of the StFX Varsity Football Team, demonstrate financial need, exhibit leadership qualities, and are involved in campus activities. They must be in good academic standing. This award will be applied directly to the student's account.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
Angus F. and Jean A. Young Award
This award is available to full-time Engineering students in their second year of study. Students must demonstrate financial need.
Award Value: up to $350
 
Angus J. Kell Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time first year student of StFX who has been a resident of the town or county of Antigonish for at least five years. Applicants must submit letters of recommendation from their high school principal and two teachers to the Financial Aid Office on or before the due date to be considered for this award. Applicants must have combined a satisfactory academic record with leadership in cultural, athletic or community service. Preference will be given to sons and daughters of employees of Kell Enterprises, Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
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 limited amounts are distributed each year. This award will be applied directly to the student's account.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
Antigonish Diocesan CWL Bursary
This award will be paid to a female student who is a member of one of the Catholic parishes in the Diocese of Antigonish and who is a full-time student at StFX.
Award Value: up to $500
 
A. P. Beaton Scholastic Award
This bursary is available to full-time students in third and fourth year enrolled in 30 credits or more in the Gerald Schwartz School of Business and Information Systems who demonstrate financial need. The recipient must be an outstanding student with a strong academic performance preferably named to the Dean's List. Preference will be given to those studying international business or business ethics. The recipient should have a record of leadership and participation in university and community service. 
Award Value: Junior Award up to $2000 / Senior Award up to $2500
Arleen Power Corey Memorial Award
This award will be paid to a first year full-time female student from Newfoundland with preference given to students from Stephenville High School. In the event there is no qualified candidate from Stephenville High School, female students from anywhere in the greater Western Newfoundland region will be considered. The student must demonstrate a strong scholastic standing and have attained a grade average of 70% or higher.
Award Value: up to $500
 
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
 
A. W. Chisholm Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time first degree student who is a resident of Heatherton or St. Andrews, Antigonish County, in good academic standing, and who has demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students studying mathematics. This award is renewable upon application.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
Bauer Bursary
This bursary is available to full-time students who demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to relatives of Fr. Bauer. This bursary may be renewable if the applicant continue to meets the criteria, but they must apply for it again each year.
Award Value: up to $1000

Black Leaders Bursary
This award will be paid to a full or part time undergraduate student of StFX who has demonstratedfinancial need. The student must be a self-identified African Nova Scotian. Applicants must submit a 500 word essay describing how they demonstrated community leadership or intend to use their University degree to be a leader in their local community. Please submit your essay to the Financial Aid Office or Registrar’s Office. 

Award Value: $1000
 
Christopher Amirault Memorial Award
This award is available to students in their second, third or forth 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 being given to a student named to the academic Dean's List.
Award Value: up to $1500
 
Clarence and Helen Chadwick Bursary
This award is available to full-time students who demonstrate financial need and are from Nova Scotia with preference to those from Antigonish. Recipients must be in good academic standing but not necessarily the top of their class.
Award Value: up to $500
 
Class of '55 Bursary
This award will be paid to a full or part-time student of 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 $750
 
Class of '62 Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time senior student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need.
Award Value: up to $500
 
Class of '63 Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need, is enrolled in second, third, or the final year full time (30 credits or more), and is academically a good student with an average of above 70% and below the minimum average required for an academic scholarship. The student must be involved in some non-academic activities.  
Award Value: up to $1000
 
Colin Russell Goodall Literature Award
This award is available to third and fourth year students completing a Bachelor of Arts degree at StFX with a major in English. The recipient must be an academically good student but not necessarily at the top of their class. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be involved in student activities or volunteer work in their home or school community.
Award Value: up to $500
 
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
 
NEW
David Palmer Advanced Geological Field School Bursary
This bursary is available to students who have completed the prerequisites for and are currently enrolled in the ESCI 476: Advanced Geological Field Methods course at StFX. Applicants must be enrolled in a Bachelor of Science program and demonstrate financial need in their application.
Award Value: will vary based on the expected costs of the ESCI 476 trip each year 
 
Development Studies Internship Bursary
This award is available to full-time students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled in Development Studies 412 having completed the introductory 200 level Development Studies course. The student must have a high academic standing. Preference will be given to students who are majoring in the Development Studies Program. 
Award Value: $500
 
Donald and Mary MacNeil Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need, and who is considering entering the priesthood or other theological employment.
Award Value: up to $750
 
Dougher-Levesque Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX in good academic standing.  Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
Award Value: up to $500
 
Douglas P. Furlott Award
This award is available to full-time students in second, third or fourth year of study. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, be in good academic standing, and show leadership ability. Preference will be given to those applicants studying in Geology.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
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
 
Dr. William S. Shaw Bursary in Earth Sciences
This award will be paid to a full-time student at StFX who has demonstrated financial need and is in the second, third, or fourth year of study in the BSc Earth Sciences program. The recipient must be in academic good standing and intending to pursue a career in the Earth Sciences field. Preference will be given to students from Cape Breton. Applicants should have a record of leadership and participation in university and community activities.  
Award Value: up to $1000 
 
Duncan Hugh and Millie MacLellan Bursary
This bursary was established by Hugh and Pat Maccagno in honour of Pat’s parents. Duncan Hugh and Millie MacLellan lived exemplary lives. Besides raising 8 children, they organized and participated in sports, community and church activities. They helped many in need, including preparing and serving suppers for society’s lost people. They had a love of Celtic music, especially as played at Cape Breton “Ceilidhs” by local musicians. This tradition and culture flowed from Duncan’s parents, Angus Y. and Maggie MacLellan.  Angus Y., during his spare time as Margaree Island lighthouse keeper, wrote wonderful poetry and songs in his ancestral Gaelic. Some of his songs have been recorded by celebrated Nova Scotia musicians. These awards are available to two full-time students per year who have earned a minimum average of 75. The students must demonstrate financial need. One bursary will be awarded to a 3rd year student majoring in Celtic Studies with the second award going to a first year Science student. These awards will be renewable if the applicants continue to meet the criteria. Preference will be given first to students from Nova Scotia, then Atlantic Canada. 
Award Value: up to $2500
Edward Patrick Delaney Endowment
This award is available to full-time students who demonstrate financial need and are from Nova Scotia. Preference will be given to those from Cape Breton.
Award Value: $1500
 
Emerson Mascoll Scholarship Fund
This award will be paid to a full-time African Canadian student of StFX who is in academic good standing.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
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: $1000
 
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
 
Fr. Edward Grant Bursary
This award will be paid to full-time students at StFX who have demonstrated financial need and are from the Halifax Regional Municipality, with preference given to students from Dartmouth and Bedford. Students should be involved in extracurricular activities and demonstrate that they are doing their best to put themselves through university.
Award Value: up to $500
 
General Motors of Canada Ltd. Women in Science Bursary
This award will be paid to a female student in science who has demonstrated financial need. Priority will be given to women in Engineering. The recipient should demonstrate leadership potential and be in good academic standing. This award will be applied directly to the student's account. Students studying in the Bachelor of Arts and Science Health program are not eligible for this award.
Award Value: up to $3000
 
General Romeo Dallaire African Leadership in Education Award
This award is for African students who are full time (minimum of 24 credits or more) and in an undergraduate program leading to a degree. The student must be in good standing and have demonstrated financial need. While this bursary is equivalent to the differential tuition paid by international students the recipient is responsible for the normal StFX tuition and other expenses. This award will be applied directly to the student's account.
Award Value: equivalent to the differential tuition paid by international students which for the 2017-18 year is $8084.
 
George D. Anderson Business Award
This award is available to second, third, or fourth year students enrolled full-time in the business program at StFX. Students should exhibit leadership qualities, be a resident of Nova Scotia, be in good academic standing at the conclusion of their first year of study at StFX, and should demonstrate determination, varied interests and stand out as a person who will make a positive impact in the community through leadership. Students must demonstrate financial need and that they otherwise might not be able to attend university without this support.
Award Value: up to $3000
 
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
 
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 the first year of study. 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
 
Glen Bursary
This award will be paid to full-time students attending StFX at the undergraduate level and who are in good academic standing, in the following order of priority after demonstrating financial need:
i) students who are native or current residents of Glenville, Inverness County, CapeBreton
ii) students whose parent or parents were once residents of Glenville
iii) students who are members of Stella Maris Parish, Inverness, Cape Breton
iv) students who are current residents of Inverness County, N.S.
In the unlikely event that no undergraduate students fit into the categories listed above, students in the same categories who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Education program may be considered for the award.
Award Value: up to $500
 
Glenneth M. Anderson Environmental Bursary
This award is available to full time third and fourth year students keenly interested in the environment. Eligible students are those pursuing a BSc degree in Environmental Sciences with a concentration in chemistry, biology, biochemistry or climate and water or a BSc degree in Earth Sciences with a concentration in geoscience or environmental science. This award is limited to those from the provinces of NS, NL and PE.  
Award Value: up to $1500
 
Heaslip/MacDonald Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time Canadian student at StFX who has demonstrated financial need. The award is renewable, on the condition that all years of study must be at StFX. If the student does not pass all of their courses, the award will be revoked. The student should meet the requirements of the University leadership awards. The award will not be made on the basis of academic merit alone, but the students should demonstrate determination, varied interests, and stand out as people who have made a positive impact on their community, either through athletics or community leadership. This award will be applied directly to the student's account.
Award Value: up to $4400 
 
Harry and Martha Bradley Bursary
This award is available to students who demonstrate financial need and are from the town and county of Antigonish.
Award Value: up to $500
 
Helen and Cyril Ross Bursary
The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a full-time female student from New Brunswick who is enrolled for 30 credits. The recipient must be in good academic standing, but not necessarily at the top of their class. The award may be renewed if the student reapplies and continues to meet the criteria.
Award Value: up to $2500
 
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.
Award Value: up to $500
 
Honourable Angus MacIsaac Democracy 250 Veterans Memorial Leadership Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time student (30 credits or more) in any undergraduate program or the Bachelor of Education program who is a resident of Antigonish County, Nova Scotia and demonstrates financial need. The student should exhibit leadership, participate in community and/or student activities and must be in good academic standing with an average of at least 65%.  This award will be applied directly to the student's account.
Award Value: up to $500
 
Hugh A. Fraser Bursary
This award will be paid to full-time students at St FX who have demonstrated financial need and are from the Havre Boucher area.
Award Value: up to $500
 
Hugh and Celia Gillis Bursary
This award is available to students enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at StFX, with preference for students majoring in Political Science. Applicants must have an entrance average of 75% and demonstrate financial need in their application. Preference will be given to students from Antigonish County. This bursary is renewable if the student reapplies and continues to meet the criteria in subsequent years of study, including maintaining an average of at least 75% in each year of study.
Award Value: up to $2000
 
International Student Bursary 
This bursary has been established by the StFX Students Union in recognition of international students attending post-secondary education at St. Francis Xavier University. It is available to a full-time student who has demonstrated financial need. Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time diploma or degree program at StFX and identify as an international student. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate leadership within the StFX community. All students enrolled in undergraduate, B Ed. or graduate studies at StFX who meet this criteria are eligible to apply. 
Award Value: up to $1000
 
Jack Madden Memorial Bursary
This award is available to any student enrolled full-time (30 credits) in any of the undergraduate degree programs offered at StFX, including the Bachelor of Education program. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be in good academic standing, but not necessarily at the top of their class. This bursary may be renewable in subsequent years of study if the student reapplies and continues to meet all of the criteria.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
James A. Martin Award
This award will be paid to a full-time Canadian First Nations student who has worked for peace and the welfare of his or her neighbors as well as excelled academically. This award will be applied directly to the student's account.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
James Fugard Memorial Bursary
This award will be paid to a returning StFX men’s rugby player who is studying full-time.  Applicant must demonstrate financial need. 
Award Value:  up to $500
 
James and Marguerite (Murphy) Pistone Award
This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need, and is involved in extracurricular activities. The recipient must be an academically good student but not necessarily at the top of the class. Preference will be given to a Bachelor of Education student. 
Award Value: up to $1000

James and Mary Whelan Scholastic Award
This award is available to undergraduate full-time students enrolled in the Department of Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics in the Bachelor of Science program at StFX. For students completing a degree with a double major, both majors must be from within these program areas. Applicants must show academic merit and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students from Newfoundland, all other things being equal, preference may be given to descendents of the James Joseph and Mary Angela (Tobin) Whelan families. This is a renewable award provided the successful applicants continue to meet the criteria each year.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
James Jarvis Stewart Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time student at StFX. Preference will be given to residents of Prince Edward Island and those who have demonstrated financial need, who are Christian, and who are enrolled in at least one religious studies course, or who actively participate in one of the campus ministry committees, or who are active in their own church as confirmed by their Minister or Priest. The student must demonstrate leadership abilities and must be in good academic standing with an average of at least 65%. The student must also be involved in extracurricular activity such as varsity athletics, student government, residence staff, community based charities, etc. All other things being equal, preference will be given to female basketball players.
Award Value: up to $700
 
J.B. MacSween Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time senior student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need, and who has excelled in journalism while on campus. The work in journalism must be completed on this campus.
Award Value: up to $250
 
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
 
 
Jeannine Deveau Aboriginal Students Bursary – Fall and Winter Term Awards
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 – Fall and Winter Term Awards
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
 
J.L. Campbell Bursary
This award is available to students enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or masters program at StFX, with preference for students majoring or minoring in Celtic Studies. Applicants must have an entrance average of 75% from high school and demonstrate financial need in their application. This bursary is renewable if the student reapplies and continues to meet the criteria in subsequent years of study, including maintaining an average of at least 70% in each year of study. 
Award Value: up to $500 at the undergraduate level, up to $1000 at the masters level
 
John Beaton Fellowship Bursary
This bursary is available to a full-time student who has demonstrated financial need.  Preference will be given to single parents, mature students, and to students in their X-Ring year of eligibility.  All StFX undergraduate and B Ed. students who meet the above criteria are eligible to apply.
Award Value: up to $1000
 

John C. MacIsaac Memorial Bursary
This award is available to full-time students studying towards a first degree. The bursaries are to be directed firstly to the applicants whose normal residence is on Cape Breton Island, however, if the bursary quota cannot be filled from Cape Breton residents, then residents of other areas of Nova Scotia will be considered. Applicants must have demonstrated sincere effort and commitment to their academic endeavor and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from someone who is personally familiar with their qualifications. Applications without letters will not be considered.
Award Value: up to $1500
 
John H. MacDougall Bursary
This award is available to students who can demonstrate financial need and are enrolled full time in the Engineering program. The applicant should be a resident of the Antigonish area. However, if the bursary quota cannot be filled from Antigonish, then residents of all other areas of Nova Scotia will be considered.
Award Value: up to $15
00
 
John V. MacNeil Bursary
This award is available to full-time students with demonstrated financial need who is either from Christmas Island, Cape Breton or is considering entering the priesthood or other theological employment.
Award Value: up to $500
 
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
 
Joseph and Mary (MacNeil) MacLellan Bursary
This award will be paid to any descendants of Mary (MacNeil) and Joseph MacLellan demonstrating financial need. If this criteria is not fulfilled other fulltime students with demonstrated financial need will be considered. This award is renewable, on the condition that the previous recipient continues to be the most qualified applicant. Fathers of recipients must be members of the Knights of Columbus, in good standing.
Award Value: up to $2000
 
Joseph and Tessie Gillis Bursary
This award will be paid to full-time students at StFX who have demonstrated financial need and are in their third or fourth year of pre-med.
Award Value: up to $250
 
Julie-Anne Award
This award is available to full-time students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Science or the Gerald Schwartz School of Business and Information Systems. Applicants must be from the Maritime Provinces and Canadian born within the last 20 years. Applicants cannot have a history of drug or alcohol abuse, and they must demonstrate financial need, leadership potential and be in good academic standing.
Award Value: up to $1500
 
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
 
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 Christians, Jews or Muslims. 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
 
Ken Reashor Bursary 
The recipient of this award must be a full-time student in the Engineering program from Nova Scotia. Students must have a minimum academic average of 70%, be involved in volunteer activities and demonstrate financial need. 
Award Value: up to $1000 
 
Killam American Fund
This award will be paid to a full-time American undergraduate student of StFX who has de
monstrated financial need.
Award Value: up to $1000 
 
LGBTTIQQ2SAA Student Bursary 
This bursary has been established by the StFX Students Union in recognition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgendered, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, Two-spirit, Asexual, and Ally students attending post-secondary education at St. Francis Xavier University. It is available to a full-time student who has demonstrated financial need. Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time diploma or degree program at StFX and have shown leadership or made a positive impact in the LGBTTIQQ2SAA community. All students enrolled in undergraduate, B Ed. or graduate studies at StFX who meet this criteria are eligible to apply..
Award Value: up to $1000
 
Linda MacDonald Humanitarian Bursary
This bursary is available to a full-time student who has demonstrated financial need.  Preference will be given to students with disabilities, mature students, and to students in their X-Ring year of eligibility.  All StFX undergraduate and B Ed. students who meet the above criteria are eligible to apply.
Award Value: up to $1000

 
Livingstone/Topshee Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time undergraduate student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need, and who had participated in either athletics or a leadership activity during their high school education. Education students are not eligible for this award. All other things being equal, preferences will be given to descendants of the Livingstone or Topshee families. Applicants should be active participants in campus activities. This award will be applied directly to the student's account. Beginning in 2016-17, this award will be renewable if the applicant continues to meet the criteria. A new application must be submitted for consideration each year.
Award Value: up to $2500
 
Loretta Saunders Bursary
This bursary is available to a full-time undergraduate student who demonstrates financial need.  The recipient must be of Aboriginal descent or have academic interest or community involvement in Aboriginal rights and justice.
Award Value: up to $500
 
Martin J. Walsh Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need.
Award Value: up to $500
 
Martin Luther King Junior Award for Academic Achievement
This award will be paid to a full-time African Canadian student of StFX from Nova Scotia who has demonstrated excellence academically.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
Mary Jane Graham Bursary
This award will be paid to full-time students at StFX who have demonstrated financial need and are studying Human Nutrition.
Award Value: up to $500
 
Mary McNair MacIsaac Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need, who is in good academic standing, and who is a student in the faculty of Education.
Award Value: up to $1500
 
Melissa Jane Landry Memorial Bursary
This award is available to Canadian students enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics Program.  Applicants must have a minimum academic average of 80%, with preference for students who attended Dr. John Hugh Gillis High School, Antigonish.  The recipient must be involved in youth community development and demonstrate extracurricular interests such as sport, performing arts, volunteer, etc. Financial need must be demonstrated through the student’s application. 
Award Value: up to $500
 
Michael Fowlie Memorial Bursary
This award will be paid to a Canadian student of StFX studying full-time in the Bachelor of Business Administration program. Preference will be given to students in their 2nd, 3rd or 4thyear of study who plan on entering into a program of study outside of Canada for a semester or year during their time at StFX. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and should be involved in youth and/or senior sport, either through participation, coaching or officiating.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
Michelle Birks Memorial Award
This award is available to a full-time female student who demonstrates financial need and is entering her second, third or fourth year at StFX. The recipient must be a member of the StFX Women’s Rugby Team. Preference will be given to students registered in the Human Kinetics program. The recipient must have a record of leadership and participation in community activity. Preference will also be given to students who have a strong academic performance and who are placed on the Dean’s List.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
Minnie MacIsaac Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need, and who is considering entering the priesthood or other theological employment.
Award Value: up to $250
 
Moncton Student Fund
This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need, and who is from the Moncton, New Brunswick area.
Award Value: up to $250
 
Morrissey Sisters Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need and is from Prince Edward Island. If no qualified applicants from PEI are found then students from Antigonish will be considered.  Preference will be given to students studying in the Department of Human Nutrition. The recipient must be able to demonstrate leadership ability.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
Myles Mills Class of '59 Leadership Award
This award is available to full-time students in their senior year who have an academic average of at least 65%. Applicants must demonstrate leadership qualities and financial need. Not open to Education Students. This award will be applied directly to the student's account.
Award Value: up to $2500
 
Nasha Murphy Award
This award is available to a mature or returning female student, enrolled full-time (minimum 3 courses at StFX), from Nova Scotia, who is in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need.
Award Value: up to $500
 
Noah Russell "Return-To-Univeristy"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
 
Noreen Manthorne Bursary
This award is available to full-time students in the Nursing program who are involved in student activities and are academically good students but not necessarily at the top of the class.  Student must demonstrate financial need. 
Award Value: up to $500  
 
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
 
Paul & Sara McFarland Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time student from the United States who has demonstrated financial need.  Recipients must be in second, third or fourth year of any undergraduate program who are in good academic standing.  Preference will be given to applicants with prior military service in the United States.  Preference will also be given to varsity athletes.  This bursary may be renewable if the student reapplies and continues to meet the criteria.  In the event that there are no qualified U.S. citizens who apply the award may be granted to a Canadian applicant who meets the criteria.
Award Value: up to $3000
 
Paul Dole Memorial Bursary
This award will be paid to a first year student at StFX demonstrating financial need. Preference will be given to students enrolled in 18 or more credits for the academic year. Applicants must be willing to make a commitment to give back to society in some form later in life and sign an acceptance commitment which states the following:
I, (Bursary Recipient), as a member of the StFX community, continue to commit myself to the pursuit of excellence in our academic, social and spiritual lives. I shall exemplify the Xaverian spirit of honesty, respect in my treatment of others, and generosity in my contribution to the community. As a Xaverian, preparing myself for a life of thought and service, I shall strive to embody the words of St. Paul, and dedicate myself to the pursuit of  “whatsoever things are true, noble, good, and worthy of praise.”  
Award Value: up to $2000
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Rev. Gerald J. Power Bursary
This award is available to full-time students from Louisbourg, Cape Breton, who demonstrates financial need. If no applicants meet these criteria, applicants from the surrounding area will be considered.
Award Value: up to $500
 
Rev. J. D. MacLeod Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need, and is a member of St. John the Baptist Parish, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Awards will also be given to members of the Rev. J.D. MacLeod's brother's family. Preference will be given to students who show signs of a religious vocation.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
Rev. John F. Toomey Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time student who has demonstrated financial need and is in good academic standing.
Award Value: up to $500
 
Rev. John V. Campbell Bursary
This award will be paid to a student, of the Roman Catholic faith, attending StFX, from St. Joseph's Parish in South West Margaree, Inverness County, Nova Scotia.
Award Value: up to $500
 
Rev. John W. Chisholm Bursary
This award will be paid to a student from the Antigonish County area, in good academic standing, who has demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to first year students.
Award Value: up to $350
 
Rev. R. K. MacIntyre Bras d'Or Scholarship
This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need from the Bras d'Or Parish.
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
 
Roderick D. MacLean Award
This award is available to full-time students who are maintaining a minimum grade average of 75% and from Moncton, New Brunswick. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, be involved in extra-curricular activities and demonstrate leadership ability.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
Rev. Roderick McInnis Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time male Catholic student who has demonstrated financial need and is in the Faculty of Arts. Preference will be given to those from the Diocese of Antigonish.
Award Value: up to $500
 
Rosemary Landry Clark Memorial Award
This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need, is an outstanding student and has been named to the Dean's List. The recipient should have a record of leadership and participation in university and community activities.
Award Value: up to $2500
 
Rudy Pace Memorial Jazz Bursary
This award is available to full-time students from the Jazz Studies Program who attended high school in Cape Breton and who demonstrate financial need. The student must be academically strong but not necessarily at the top of their class. A separate interview and audition will take place with the Dept. of Music to demonstrate musical ability. Preference will be given to students who have not yet received this award. This award can be renewed provided the recipient meets the criteria, reapplies, and that no other applicant can be found.
Award Value: $1500
 
Scots' College Fund of Canada
This award is available to full-time students of Catholic Highland Scottish descent who are preparing for the priesthood or who have been active in another form of ministry. Recipients are required to include courses in theology and/or philosophy in their program of studies. An application form is available from the Financial Aid Office. For more information contact StFX Chaplain Fr. Daniel MacLennan. *Please note this bursary requires a separate, special application form which may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
Senator John MacCormick Scholarship
This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need
Award Value: up to $250
 
Shirley Martinello Grinnell Bursary
The Shirley Martinello Grinnell Bursary honoring Ann and Louis Martinello will be paid to a full-time student who is enrolled in 30 credits in any program of study. Applicants must be from Cape Breton, demonstrate financial need and have excellent academic achievement. The candidate must also be a practicing Christian.

Award Value: up to $700

 
Single Parentss/Married Students Bursary
This award is available to full-time students with demonstrated need who are single parents. If that criteria cannot be filled, then married students will be considered.
Award Value: up to $500
  
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
 
StFX Association of University Teachers Bursary
This award is available to undergraduate students. The amount of the bursary will be equal to the cost of one 3-credit course. Recipients will be chosen based on their demonstration of financial need, as outlined in their application essay (financial background section of the online application).
Award Value: equal to the tuition cost of a 3-credit course, $854 in the 2017-18 academic year.
 
St. Martha's Hospital School of Nursing Alumni and Sisters of St. Martha Bursary
This bursary is available to full-time students who demonstrate financial need. The recipient must be a hard working student who is registered in the BSC in Nursing program (post-degree, 4-year or accelerated) at StFX entering their second, third or fourth year and have achieved a minimum average of 70% during his or her previous year of study.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
Students of African Descent Bursary 
This bursary has been established by the StFX Students Union in recognition of students of African descent attending post-secondary education at St. Francis Xavier University. It is available to a full-time student who has demonstrated financial need. Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time diploma or degree program at StFX and self-identify as a student of African descent. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate leadership within the StFX community. All students enrolled in undergraduate, B Ed. or graduate studies at StFX who meet this criteria are eligible to apply.  
Award Value: up to $1000
 
Students’ Union Bursary
This award is available to full-time students with demonstrated financial need who are participating in volunteer work. Preference will be given to those participating in volunteer work with the Student Union.
Award Value: up to $500
 
Students’ Union Certificate of Organizational Leadership Bursary
This award is available to full-time students who demonstrate financial need and are participants in the StFX Certificate of Organizational Leadership Program. This award will be applied directly against the program cost incurred by the student.
Award Value: up to $425
 
Students’ Union On-Campus Day Care Bursary
This award is available to full-time students who have a child (children) enrolled in the On-Campus Day Care Program for the full academic year and have demonstrated financial need. The bursary will be awarded in two installments, once per term, and paid directly to the daycare. If full-time enrollment of the student or child ceases in the second term the student will forfeit their second installment.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
TD Bank Scholarship in Jazz Studies
This award will be paid to a full-time Canadian student in Jazz Studies who has demonstrated financial need. This award is available for full or part-time students and is renewable provided the student reapplies and terms continue to be met.
Award Value: $1500
 
New
Ted and Ann (MacDonald) Turcotte Bursary
This bursary is available to first year 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 female 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
 
The Bishop Bray Bursary
This award is made to High School graduates who are from one of the parishes in the Saint John diocese of New Bruswick, are full-time StFX students, and who have demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to first year students.
Award Value: up to $500
 
The Honorable Hugh J MacDonnell Memorial Bursary
This award is available to a full-time undergraduate student in their second year of study. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, be in good academic standing, maintaining an average at the Dean’s list standard, and be involved in student activities. This award will be renewable if the student reapplies and continues to meet the criteria. 
Award Value: up to $1000
 
The James M. and Evelyn MacDonald Bursary (formerly called the MacDonald in Memory Bursary)
This award is available to full-time students from Cape Breton, with preference for those whose normal residence is in Sydney or the immediate surrounding area. Applicants should be studying either: Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Biology, Business Administration or Information Systems or in the Health Sciences field. The award is not available to Education students. Applicants must be in an academic program that is leading towards a first degree and must be studying in a wealth creating field. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and a sincere effort and commitment to their academic endeavor. This award is renewable if the student reapplies.
Award Value: up to $3000
 
Thomas J. and Lieselot Scales Bursary
This award is available to full-time students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program studying Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Nursing, or Physics. Students must be graduates of Sydney Academy.
Award Value: up to $600
 
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. Student must be in good academic standing. Preference will be given to first year students.
Award Value: up to $1000
 
Walker Wood Foundation Bursary
This award is available to full-time students attending StFX. Applicants must be Canadian citizens and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must have an entrance average of 85 and maintain an average of 70 to be eligible to receive the bursary in second, third and fourth years. Preference will be given to students entering from a high school in Cape Breton and to students involved with extra-curricular activities (i.e. community participation, leadership programs).
Award Value: up to $2000
Walker Wood Foundation Bursary for Bachelor of Arts Students
This award is available to full-time Bachelor of Arts students attending StFX. Applicants must be Canadian citizens and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must have an entrance average of 85 and maintain an average of 70 to be eligible to receive the bursary in second, third and fourth years. Preference will be given to students entering from a high school in Cape Breton and to students involved with extra-curricular activities (i.e. community participation, leadership programs). 
Award Value: up to $4000 
 
Walker Wood Foundation Bursary for Bachelor of Nursing Students
This award is available to full-time Bachelor of Science in Nursing students attending StFX. Applicants must be Canadian citizens and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must have an entrance average of 85 and maintain an average of 70 to be eligible to receive the bursary in second, third and fourth years. Preference will be given to students entering from a high school in Cape Breton and to students involved with extra-curricular activities (i.e. community participation, leadership programs). 
Award Value: up to $2000  
 
Win Hackett Memorial Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time Canadian student who demonstrates financial need. The student must demonstrate the ability to improve the campus atmosphere by meaningful involvement in university life.  The student should also possess a strong commitment to academic achievement and extracurricular involvement. Preference will be given to students who entered StFX from a high school in the province of Quebec. 
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