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. They are awarded to outstanding high school graduates who demonstrate strong academic ability, leadership capability, volunteer work, extracurricular activities, work experience, and good citizenship.

» Read profiles of previous Bell Scholars

Value: Bell Scholarships — $48,000 ($12,000 per year) plus $8,000 guaranteed internship; Bell Achievement Awards — $36,000 ($9,000 per year) plus $8,000 guaranteed internship
Quantity: Six Bell Scholarships and five Bell Achievement Awards
Renewable: Yes
Renewable criteria: Maintain a 3.5 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms, and community involvement
Combined with other scholarships: No
Separate application: No
Additional supporting documents: Yes — three reference letters and an essay (question e-mailed to you once application for admission is submitted)
Deadline: March 1


President's Scholarship 

Offered to all finalists of the Marjorie Young Bell Scholarship who are not selected.

Value: $20,000 ($5,000 per year)
Quantity: Variable
Renewable: Yes
Renewable criteria: Maintain a 3.7 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms
Combined with other scholarships: Yes
Separate application: No
Additional supporting documents: No
Deadline: March 1


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.

Value: Variable
Quantity: 1
Renewable: Yes
Renewable criteria: Maintain a 3.7 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms
Combined with other scholarships: No
Separate application: No
Additional supporting documents: No
Deadline: March 1


Leta G. Hill Scholarship



The Leta G. Hill Scholarship is awarded to a student:

  • from Nova Scotia, with preference to students in Colchester or East Hants counties
  • who has demonstrated financial need
  • who has declared their intent to study medicine

Value: $48,000 ($12,000 per year)
Quantity: 1
Renewable: Yes
Renewable criteria: Maintain a 3.0 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms
Combined with other scholarships: No
Separate application: No
Additional supporting documents: Yes — completed bursary application (available through your Connect@MtA account, provided at time of admission)
Deadline: March 1


Brenton Wood Scholarship

The Brenton Wood Scholarship is awarded to a student:

  • from the Maritime provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island)
  • who demonstrates significant need with exceptional academic potential while enrolled in a full-time academic program

Value: $40,000 ($10,000 per year)
Quantity: 1
Renewable: Yes
Renewable criteria: Maintain a 1.5 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms
Combined with other scholarships: May be combined with entrance bursaries but not with designated bursaries, and the Marjorie Young Bell, Leta G. Hill, and other designated scholarships
Separate application: No
Additional supporting documents: Yes — completed bursary application (available through your Connect@MtA account, provided at time of admission)
Deadline: March 1


Cape Breton Scholarship

Cape Breton Scholarships are awarded to students from Cape Breton who have demonstrated financial need.

Value: $3,000
Quantity: 7
Renewable: No
Renewable criteria: N/A
Combined with other scholarships: Yes
Separate application: No
Additional supporting documents: Yes — completed bursary application (available through your Connect@MtA account, provided at time of admission)
Deadline: March 1


Khaki Scholarship 

The Khaki Scholarship is awarded to a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces and their children.

Value: $500
Quantity: 1
Renewable: No
Renewable criteria: N/A
Combined with other scholarships: Yes
Separate application: No
Additional supporting documents: Yes — must provide proof of military affiliation
Deadline: March 1


L W McAnn Memorial Scholarship

L W McAnn Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a first-year student with an interest in pursuing veterinary science.

Value: $1,200
Quantity: 1
Renewable: Yes
Renewable criteria: Maintain a 3.7 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms
Combined with other scholarships: Yes
Separate application: No
Additional supporting documents: No
Deadline: March 1


Rob Robichaud-Vantage Airport Group Scholarship in Aviation

The Rob Robichaud-Vantage Airport Group Scholarship in Aviation is awarded to entering full-time international students successfully admitted to the Bachelor of Science (Aviation). Preference will go to eligible students from the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Caribbean, or other international students.

Value: $4,500
Quantity: 2
Renewable: No
Renewable criteria: N/A
Combined with other scholarships: Yes
Separate application: No
Additional supporting documents: No
Deadline: March 1


Herbert S. Sharp Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Herbert S. Sharp, Class of 1890, and is awarded to a student:

  • born in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island
  • who is Protestant
  • who is a non-smoker
  • who has demonstrated financial need

Preference given to members of the United Church of Canada and to applicants from Prince Edward Island.

Value: $8,000 ($2,000 per year)
Quantity: 1
Renewable: Yes
Renewable criteria: Maintain a 3.3 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms
Combined with other scholarships: Yes
Separate application: No
Additional supporting documents: Yes — completed bursary application (available through your Connect@MtA account, provided at time of admission), and a letter of reference from a minister
Deadline: March 1


TransAlta Aboriginal Scholarship 

The TransAlta Aboriginal Scholarship is awarded annually to a Canadian aboriginal student.

Value: $1,000
Quantity: 1
Renewable: Yes
Renewable criteria: Maintain a 3.7 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms
Combined with other scholarships: Yes
Separate application: No
Additional supporting documents: Yes — letter from band or copy of status card to verify aboriginal ancestry
Deadline: March 1


Jean and Francis Chubb

The Jean and Francis Chubb Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing a BA major/honours in French, or BA major/honours in modern languages, literatures & culture in French.

Value: $3,000
Quantity: 5
Renewable: Yes
Renewable criteria: Maintain a 3.7 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms
Combined with other scholarships: Yes
Separate application: No
Additional supporting documents: No
Deadline: March 1


Clark Memorial Fund Scholarship 

The Clark Memorial Fund Scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Saint John High School with demonstrated financial need.

Value: $2,500
Quantity: 1
Renewable: Yes
Renewable criteria: Maintain a 3.5 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms
Combined with other scholarships: Yes
Separate application: No
Additional supporting documents: No
Deadline: March 1


Cumming-Nolan Trust Scholarship 

The Cumming-Nolan Trust Scholarship is awarded to a first-year student from Nova Scotia who is studying science.

Value: $3,000
Quantity: Variable
Renewable: Yes
Renewable criteria: Maintain a 3.0 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms
Combined with other scholarships: Yes
Separate application: No
Additional supporting documents: No
Deadline: March 1


William S.A. Daley Scholarship

The William S.A. Daley Scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Amherst High School.

Value: $1,500
Quantity: 1
Renewable: Yes
Renewable criteria: Maintain a 3.0 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms; scholarship may be reinstated if lost up to four academic years
Combined with other scholarships: Yes
Separate application: Yes — separate application must be submitted at high school
Additional supporting documents: No
Deadline: March 1


Ron Joyce Foundation Scholarship

The Ron Joyce Foundation Scholarship is awarded to a first-year student majoring in Commerce who demonstrates high financial need.

Value: $3,000
Quantity: Variable
Renewable: Yes
Renewable criteria: Maintain a 3.0 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms
Combined with other scholarships: Yes
Separate application: No
Additional supporting documents: No
Deadline: March 1


Professor Allan MacBeth Scholarship 

The Professor Allan MacBeth Scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Saint John High School with demonstrated financial need.

Value: $1,800
Quantity: 1
Renewable: No
Renewable criteria: N/A
Combined with other scholarships: Yes
Separate application: No
Additional supporting documents: No
Deadline: March 1


MacGillvray Hamilton Scholarship 

The MacGillvray Hamilton Scholarship is awarded to a first-year student with good academic standing from Mexico or Central America or, if there are no qualified applicants, then a student from Latin America.

Value: $5,000
Quantity: 1
Renewable: Yes
Renewable criteria: Maintain a 3.7 (sessional) GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms
Combined with other scholarships: Yes
Separate application: No
Additional supporting documents: No
Deadline: March 1


SHAD Fellow Exclusive Scholarship

Valued at $2,500 each (non-renewable), two awarded to:

  • Outstanding students who have participated in the SHAD program
  • Are entering first year in any Mount Allison program directly from high school
  • This award is based on both academic excellence and extracurricular achievement
  • Learn more about SHAD Program, and the SHAD summer youth program at Mount Allison