The following are Mount Allison University's top designated scholarships.  

You can apply for all scholarships in your MtA application account.

Refer to the scholarship application for a list of required supplemental documents/information for each scholarship. Successful candidates will be notified of their award by mail.

Reference letters – Some of the designated scholarships listed below require the submission of reference letters. Please see the 'supplemental items' section in your MtA application account to submit your letter(s).

Renewable scholarships may be renewed for a total of four years of continuous study.


Marjorie Young Bell Scholarship

Mount Allison’s Bell Scholarships are among the largest undergraduate awards in Canada. The University offers six Bell Scholarships valued at $48,000 ($12,000 per year) and five Bell Achievement Awards valued at $36,000 ($9,000 per year.) They are awarded to:

  • Outstanding high school graduates who demonstrate strong academic ability, leadership capability, volunteer work, extracurricular activities, work experience, and good citizenship
  • Renewable by maintain a 3.5 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms, and community involvement
  • Also required: three reference letters and an essay (question emailed to you once application for admission is submitted)

President's Scholarship – The University offers a $20,000 ($5,000 per year) scholarship to all finalists of the Marjorie Young Bell Scholarship who are not selected.

  • Renewable by maintaining a 3.7 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms

Cape Breton Scholarship

Valued at $3,000 (non-renewable), seven Cape Breton Scholarships are awarded annually to:

  • Students from Cape Breton who have demonstrated financial need
  • This award may be combined with all other Mount Allison awarded scholarships except for the Leta G. Hill and Marjorie Young Bell Scholarship
  • Also required: completed bursary application (available through your Connect@MtA account, provided at time of admission)

Dr. L. A. Goodridge Scholarship

These scholarships assist students who:

  • Intend to follow a course of study leading to a career in medicine and who have a genuine intention of becoming medical doctors
  • Renewable by maintaining a 3.7 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms

Leta G. Hill Scholarship



The Leta G. Hill Scholarship is valued at $40,000 ($10,000 per year), awarded to:

  • A student from Nova Scotia, with preference to students in Colchester or East Hants counties
  • Have demonstrated financial need
  • Declare the intent to study medicine
  • Renewable by maintaining a 3.0 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms
  • Also required: completed bursary application (available through your Connect@MtA account, provided at time of admission)

Khaki Scholarship

Valued at $500 (non-renewable), awarded to a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces and their children.

  • Must provide proof of military affiliation

L W McAnn Memorial Scholarship
Valued at $1,200 (renewable), awarded to:

  • A first-year student with an interest in pursing veterinary science
  • Renewable by maintaining a 3.7 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms

Herbert S. Sharp Scholarship

Valued at $8,000 ($2,000 per year), this scholarship was established by Herbert S. Sharp, Class of 1890 at Mount Allison, and is awarded to:

  • A student born in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island
  • Protestant
  • Non-smoker
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Preference given to members of the United Church of Canada and to applicants from Prince Edward Island
  • Renewable by maintaining a 3.3 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms
  • Also required: completed bursary application (available through your Connect@MtA account, provided at time of admission), and a letter of reference from a minister

TransAlta Aboriginal Scholarship

Valued at $1,000 (renewable), one TransAlta is awarded annually to:

  • Canadian aboriginal student
  • Renewable by maintaining a 3.7 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms
  • Also required: letter from band or copy of status card to verify aboriginal ancestry

Jean and Francis Chubb

Valued at $3,000 (renewable), five scholarships awarded to:

  • Students pursuing a BA major/honours in French, or BA major/honours in modern languages, literatures & culture in French
  • Renewable by maintaining a 3.7 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms

Clark Memorial Fund Scholarship

Valued at $2,500 (non-renewable), one scholarship awarded each year to:

  • A graduate of Saint John High School
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Renewable by maintaining a 3.5 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms

Cumming-Nolan Trust Scholarship

Valued at $3,000 (renewable), awarded to:

  • A first-year student from Nova Scotia
  • Studying science
  • Renewable by maintaining a 3.0 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms

William S.A. Daley Scholarship

Valued at $1,500 (renewable), one scholarship awarded each year to:

  • A graduate from Amherst High School
  • Separate application must be submitted at high school
  • Scholarship may be reinstated if lost up to four academic years
  • Renewable by maintaining a 3.0 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms

Ron Joyce Foundation Scholarship

Valued at $3,000 (renewable), awarded to:

  • A first-year student that demonstrates high need
  • Majoring in Commerce
  • Renewable by maintaining a 3.0 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms

Professor Allan MacBeth Scholarship

Valued at $1,800 (non-renewable), one scholarship awarded each year to:

  • A graduate from Saint John High School
  • Must demonstrate financial need

MacGillvray Hamilton Scholarship

Valued at $5,000 (renewable), awarded to:

  • A first-year student with good academic standing
  • From Mexico or Central America
  • If no qualified applicants, then a student from Latin America
  • Renewable by maintaining a 3.7 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms

External partner scholarships

The external scholarships below are available to entering Mount Allison students. A separate application is needed to apply. Recipients may also accept other scholarships, bursaries, and awards in addition to this scholarship.

The Federation of New Brunswick Faculty Association (FNBFA) Semeluk Scholarship
Valued at $5,000 (renewable):

  • Awarded to a New Brunswick resident enrolling in full-time undergraduate studies at a NB university
  • Awarded to one candidate in each academic year from the seven university campuses in NB
  • Mount Allison will nominate two candidates to be considered
  • Selection process factors financial need and academic ability

Harrison McCain Scholarship in memory of Marion McCain
Two scholarships valued at $16,000 ($4,000 renewable over four years), criteria:

  • 80% average for first term Grade 12, based on university preparatory courses
  • Financial need
  • A recognized initiative in funding their own education
  • Preference given to Canadian citizens and/or permanent residents
  • To apply, fill out this separate application form (pdf) by March 1