Established in 2002 as the premier entrance scholarship at Mount Allison, the Bell Scholarship celebrates students who have demonstrated strong academic ability, leadership potential, volunteerism, extracurricular involvement, work experience, and good citizenship.  

Both Canadian and international students are welcome to apply for this scholarship. For information on applying for the Bell Scholarship, visit our prospective students scholarships page.

For more detailed information on the Bell Scholarship including eligibility and renewal criteria, please refer to section 5.1 of the Mount Allison Academic Calendar.

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Deferral of a Bell Scholarship
Students entering the first year of their degree program may be able to defer their admission and Bell Scholarship for an approved gap year. Students interested in pursuing this option should contact the financial aid and awards counsellor at

Upper year students are not eligible to defer their Bell Scholarship except in the case of extenuating circumstances.

The decision regarding the renewal of a Bell Scholarship can be appealed based on any of the following:

  • Fall and Winter term GPA is not accurate;
  • A medical or exceptional circumstance which had an impact on the student’s ability to retain his/her scholarship;
  • Fall and Winter term GPA changes due to a grade reevaluation.**

**If a student feels that a grade received in a specific course is not reflective of his/her performance, he/she should refer to Mount Allison University’s current Academic Calendar regarding the correct procedure for grade reevaluations.

If a student has justifiable grounds for appealing the scholarship decision, he/she must send the appeal in writing along with supporting documents to the Financial Aid and Awards Counsellor to for review. Students have a maximum of 30 calendar days from the date indicated on the scholarship status letter to appeal the decision.

Disbursement of a Bell Scholarship
The Bell Scholarship will be automatically applied to the recipient’s account in two equal instalments: the first in September with the remainder applied in January.