Entrance Bursaries for the 2017-18 Academic Year

Entrance bursaries are available to students entering StFX directly from completion of high school who require financial assistance and meet the criteria of the particular bursary for which the student is applying. Applications for these bursaries will be made available to senior high school students at applicable secondary institutions by their Guidance Offices in the spring of each year. Each bursary will have its own deadline and funds will be applied to the recipient’s student account in the fall of their freshman year at St. Francis Xavier University.

Available Entrance Bursaries
 
CIBC Scholastic Award
This bursary was established by CIBC as part of their commitment to making a difference in communities through sponsorships with strategic focus on youth and education. This bursary is open to all Canadian citizens from any province or territory in Canada. Applicants must be planning to enroll as a full-time student (30 credits) in a degree program at StFX during the fall term following high school graduation. This bursary will be awarded to a student demonstrating financial need and also leadership achievements in community and high school as reflected by their extracurricular activities. Two letters of reference are required, at least one of which must be from the applicant’s high school guidance counsellor or a high school teacher. This bursary requires a minimum high school average of 80% to be considered for the award. The CIBC Scholastic Award has the potential to be renewable provided the recipient reapplies each year and continues to meet the criteria. All applicants for renewal must have a minimum grade point average of 65% during their previous year of study at St Francis Xavier University.  
Award Value: up to $4000
*Application form available from your high school Guidance Office or by request to finacialaid@stfx.ca.
Deadline to submit completed applications is Friday, June 23, 2017. 
 
Class of ‘54 Bursary Endowment Fund
This bursary was established in 2004 in celebration of the 50 year anniversary of the Class of 1954. Applicants must be graduating from a Nova Scotia public high school and entering StFX as a full time student in the fall academic term of the same year. This bursary will be awarded to a student demonstrating financial need, whom might otherwise not be able to attend university due to financial barriers. Applicants who have been awarded an entrance scholarship to attend StFX will not be considered for this bursary.
Award Value: up to $6000
Nomination will be made by your high school Guidance Office. Please contact them to discuss your eligibility. 
Deadline for your high school to submit a completed nomination form on your behalf is Friday, June 23, 2017. 
 
 
Dr. Abraham Risk Bursary
This award will be paid to a full-time student of StFX who has demonstrated financial need, and who is a graduate from Sydney Academy High School. Students should have been involved in student activities during high school, and have demonstrated leadership abilities.  
Award Value: up to $500 
*Application form available from the Sydney Academy Guidance Office or by request to finacialaid@stfx.ca.
Deadline to submit completed applications is Wednesday, June 21, 2017.