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

You can apply for all scholarships in your MtA application account when applying for admission to Mount Allison.

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.

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


NEW! McCain Scholar Awards
New for 2021, a suite of distinctive scholarship awards for undergraduate students supported by the Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain and family. The McCain Scholar Awards, unique the Mount Allison, support not only emerging scholars, but emerging seekers, do-ers, inventors, activists, and leaders.

Value:  $40,000 ($10,000 a year)

Eligibility criteria:  

  • The awards seek to recognize personal attributes of students such as resilience, perseverance, reliability, responsibility, creativity, and leadership ­­­— in addition to academic achievements
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Additional info:

  • Quantity: 5
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Renewable criteria: Achieve a 3.0 GPA over fall and winter term with a minimum course load of 12 credits per term, and maintain a high level of involvement in non-academic activities  
  • Combined with other scholarships: No
  • Separate application: No
  • Deadline: March 1

NEW! McKenna School Renewable Scholarship
In September 2020, the Frank McKenna School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics was established at Mount Allison. This entrance scholarship is part of the new, prestigious McKenna Scholars program.

Value:  $10,000 for the first year, $5,000 for each remaining three years

Eligibility criteria:  

  • a high-achieving entering student who intends to study philosophy, politics, and economics

Additional info:

  • Quantity: 1
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Renewable criteria: maintain a GPA of 3.5 with a full course load and remaining within any of the PPE departments (philosophy, politics, and economics)
  • Separate application: No
  • Deadline: March 1

NEW! Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Scholarship
New for 2021, the $15,000 Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Scholarship will be available to an incoming Fine Arts student for the 2021-22 academic year. The scholarship is named in honour of the late Claudette MacKay-Lassonde, an accomplished engineer and advocate for opportunities for women in engineering, a trailblazer, a philanthropist, and painter with a passion for the arts.

Value:  $15,000

Eligibility criteria:  

  • The scholarship seeks to recognize a budding professional artist or arts professional with a promising fine arts portfolio
  • The recipient to be chosen by the Department of Fine Arts

Additional info:

  • Quantity: 1
  • Renewable: No
  • Separate application: No
  • Deadline: March 1

NEW! Gibbens Lassonde Scholarship
Named in honour of Julie Lassonde and Michael Gibbens ('92), two entrance scholarships will help support first-year Fine Arts students.

Value:  $7,000 and $5,000

Eligibility criteria:  

  • The scholarship seeks to recognize a promising fine arts portfolio
  • The recipient to be chosen by the Department of Fine Arts

Additional info:

  • Quantity: 2
  • Renewable: No
  • Separate application: No
  • Deadline: March 1

Marjorie Young Bell Scholarships and Bell Family Achievement Awards
Mount Allison's Bell Scholarships are among the largest undergraduate awards in Canada.

Value:  

  • Bell Scholarship: $48,000 ($12,000 per year) plus $8,000 guaranteed internship
  • Bell Achievement Award: $36,000 ($9,000 per year) plus $8,000 guaranteed internship

Eligibility criteria:

  • Outstanding high school graduates
  • Demonstrated strong academic ability, leadership capability, volunteer work, extracurricular activities, work experience, and good citizenship

Additional info:

  • Quantity: 6 Bell Scholarships, 5 Bell Achievement Awards
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Renewable criteria: Achieve a 3.5 GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms combined, community involvement, and yearly submission of an activities report
  • Combined with other scholarships: No
  • Separate application: No
  • Additional supporting documents: Yes — three reference letters and an essay (question emailed to you once application for admission is submitted); please see 'supplemental items' section in your MtA application account to submit your letters
  • Deadline: March 1

President's Scholarship 

Value: $20,000 ($5,000 per year)

Eligibility criteria:

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

Additional info:

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

Dr. L. A. Goodridge Scholarship 

Value: Variable

Eligibility criteria:

  • Student who intends to follow a course of study leading to a career in medicine
  • Genuine intention of becoming a medical doctor

Additional info:

  • Quantity: 1
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Renewable criteria: Achieve a 3.7 GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms combined
  • Combined with other scholarships: No
  • Separate application: No
  • Additional supporting documents: No
  • Deadline: March 1

Leta G. Hill Scholarship 

Value: $48,000 ($12,000 per year)

Eligibility criteria:

  • Student from Nova Scotia, with preference to students in Colchester or East Hants counties
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Declared intent to study medicine

Additional info:

  • Quantity: 1
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Renewable criteria: Achieve a 3.0 GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms combined and yearly verified proof of financial need by submitting a general bursary application
  • 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 

Value: $40,000 ($10,000 per year)

Eligibility criteria:

  • Student from the Maritime provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island)
  • Demonstrated significant need with exceptional academic potential
  • Enrolled in a full-time academic program

Additional info:

  • Quantity: 1
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Renewable criteria: Achieve a 1.5 GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms combined and yearly verified proof of financial need by submitting a general bursary application
  • 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

MacGillivray-Hamilton Scholarship

Value: $20,000 ($5,000 per year) 

Eligibility criteria:

  • First-year student with good academic standing
  • From Mexico or Central America
  • If no qualified applicants, then a student from Latin America

 Additional info:

  • Quantity: 1
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Renewable criteria: Achieve a 3.7 GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter term combined
  • Combined with other scholarships: Yes
  • Separate application: No
  • Additional supporting documents: No
  • Deadline: March 1

L W McAnn Memorial Scholarship 

Value: $4,800 ($1,200 per year) 

Eligibility criteria:

  • First-year student with an interest in pursuing veterinary science

Additional info:

  • Quantity: 1
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Renewable criteria: Achieve a 3.7 GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms combined
  • Combined with other scholarships: Yes
  • Separate application: No
  • Additional supporting documents: No
  • Deadline: March 1

Herbert S. Sharp Scholarship  

Value: $8,000 ($2,000 per year) 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Born in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island
  • A Protestant, with preference to members of the United Church of Canada
  • A non-smoker
  • Demonstrated financial need

Additional info:

  • Quantity: 1
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Renewable criteria: Achieve a 3.3 GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms combined and yearly verified proof of financial need by submitting a general bursary application  
  • 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  

Value: $4,000 ($1,000 per year) 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Canadian aboriginal student 

Additional info:

  • Quantity: 1
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Renewable criteria: Achieve a 3.7 GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms combined
  • 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  

Value: $12,000 ($3,000 per year) 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Student pursuing a BA major/honours in French, or BA major/honours in modern languages, literatures, & culture in French  

Additional info:

  • Quantity: 5
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Renewable criteria: Achieve a 3.7 GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms combined
  • Combined with other scholarships: Yes
  • Separate application: No
  • Additional supporting documents: No
  • Deadline: March 1

Clark Memorial Fund Scholarship

Value: $10,000 ($2,500 per year) 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Graduate of Saint John High School
  • Demonstrated financial need   

Additional info:

  • Quantity: 1
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Renewable criteria: Achieve a 3.5 GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms combined
  • Combined with other scholarships: Yes
  • Separate application: No
  • Additional supporting documents: No
  • Deadline: March 1

Cumming-Nolan Trust Scholarship

Value: $12,000 ($3,000 per year) 

Eligibility criteria:

  • First-year student from Nova Scotia
  • Studying Science   

Additional info:

  • Quantity: Variable
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Renewable criteria: Achieve a 3.0 GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms combined
  • Combined with other scholarships: Yes
  • Separate application: No
  • Deadline: March 1

William S.A. Daley Scholarship

Value: $6,000 ($1,500 per year) 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Graduate of Amherst High School   

Additional info:

  • Quantity: 1
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Renewable criteria: Achieve a 3.0 GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms combined; scholarships 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

Value: $12,000 ($3,000 per year) 

Eligibility criteria:

  • First-year student majoring in Commerce
  • Demonstrated high financial need   

Additional info:

  • Quantity: Variable
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Renewable criteria: Achieve a 3.0 GPA with a course load of 30 course credits between the fall and winter terms combined
  • Combined with other scholarships: Yes
  • Separate application: No
  • Additional supporting documents: No
  • Deadline: March 1

Cape Breton Scholarship 

Value: $3,000 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Students from Cape Breton
  • Demonstrated financial need

Additional info:

  • 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 

Value: $500 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces and their children

Additional info:

  • 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

Professor Allan MacBeth Scholarship

Value: $1,800

Eligibility criteria:

  • Graduate of Saint John High School
  • Demonstrated financial need     

Additional info:

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

SHAD Fellow Exclusive Scholarship

Value: $2,500

Eligibility criteria:

  • Outstanding students who have participated in the SHAD program
  • First-year student entering directly from high school
  • Academic excellence and extracurricular achievement

 Additional info:

  • Quantity: 2
  • Renewable: No
  • Renewable criteria: N/A
  • Combined with other scholarships: Yes
  • Separate application: No
  • Additional supporting documents: No
  • Deadline: March 1
  • Learn more about SHAD Program, and the SHAD summer youth program at Mount Allison

Class of '68 Entrance Scholarship

Value: full tuition

Eligibility criteria:

  • all-round student who has demonstrated leadership in community service and extracurricular activities
  • strong academic record
  • has financial need

Additional info: