Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

Newfoundland & Labrador

National Entrance Scholarship Program

StFX is founded on the values of academic excellence, leadership, and service to others. The StFX National Entrance Scholarship Program reflects these qualities by recognizing students’ achievements and assisting them financially in their efforts to obtain a quality education.

Scholarship Value Eligibility Details
Entrance Scholarship $5,000 85.0% - 89.9% average* Guaranteed to all applicants with an average of 85% or higher, based on Grade 12 December exams or first semester Grade 12 marks. Renewable for four years at $1,250 per year. 
Entrance Scholarship $7,000 90.0% - 93.9% average* Guaranteed to all applicants with an average of 90% or higher, based on Grade 12 December exams or first semester Grade 12 marks. Renewable for four years at $1,750 per year.
Merit Scholarship $12,000 94.0% and higher* For outstanding students across all programs in Arts, Science, and the Gerald Schwartz School of Business and Information Systems. Based on academic achievement. Renewable for four years at $3,000 per year.

*Scholarship eligibility in February is determined based on three grade 12 university preparatory level courses final marks. Final scholarship eligibility in June is determined following completion of the grade 12 year based on five grade 12 university preparatory level courses final marks.

Major Scholarships

To be eligible for the scholarships listed below, you must apply to StFX and submit a first semester grade 12 transcript before the March 1st deadline. Only students who have completed the scholarship profile on the StFX University Scholarship Site are eligibile for the awards below.

Scholarship Value Details
President’s Scholarships $32,000 Recognizing those students who have achieved outstanding academic success. Renewable for four years at $8,000 per year. All students enrolling directly from high school who demonstrate the qualities and values honoured by StFX – notably leadership and dedication in service to others as well as academic achievement – are eligible.
International Baccalaureate Scholarships $28,000 Recognizing those students who have achieved outstanding academic success within the IB program. Renewable for four years at $7,000 per year.
Canadian Scholarships $24,000 Awarded based on academic achievement and the student’s province of origin. Renewable for four years at $6,000 per year.
Phillip W. Oland and J.P. McCarthy Scholarships $24,000 Awarded based on a nomination from the applicant’s high school. Renewable for four years at $6,000 per year. Applicants must have a demonstrated history of leadership ability. Guidance Counsellors can find the P.W. Oland and J.P. McCarthy Scholarship Nomination Forms here.
Harrison McCain Scholarship $16,000 Awarded to any high school student in Canada, with a recognized initiative to funding their own education, who possess strong leadership abilities. and in financial need. Renewable for four years at $4,000 per year. 
StFX Alumni Association Scholarship $2,000 Awarded to a first year student accepted for full-time study in an undergraduate degree program. This award is based on academic achievement, community involvement, involvement in extracurricular activities and personal attributes. 

*Scholarship eligibility in February is determined based on three grade 12 university preparatory level courses final marks.

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