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Mount Allison is interested in attracting the most well-rounded and involved student citizens from across Canada and abroad every year and is fortunate in being endowed with funds to financially reward and assist them in their studies. Every student has the opportunity to earn a scholarship, regardless of the degree program or the year of study. Mount Allison attempts to make scholarship funds available on an equitable basis across the entire student population.
The University awards scholarships to entering students for academic achievement and extracurricular involvement. Students need not apply for these scholarships, as consideration for scholarship eligibility is automatic and part of the Admissions process. All entering students who indicate the intention to pursue a course of study leading to a career as a medical doctor will automatically be considered for the Goodridge Scholarship. The deadline for application is March 15.
Scholarships awarded to entering students are tenable as long as the student is carrying a full course load of 30.0 credits over the Fall and Winter terms, and all other conditions of the award are fulfilled. Entrance scholarships range from $500 to $5,000 and most are fully renewable as stated in the scholarship offer letter.
Established in 2002 as the premier entrance scholarship at Mount Allison, the Bell Scholarship celebrates students who have demonstrated strong academic ability, leadership potential, volunteer work, extracurricular activities, work experience, and good citizenship. To be considered for this prestigious scholarship, applicants must ensure that the required documentation is submitted to the university along with the application for admission by the application deadline of March 15th. Six awards are offered with a value of $48,000 and five awards are offered with a value of $32,000. Visit the Bell Scholarship web site for detailed information on how to apply. <www.mta.ca> or contact <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Mount Allison Confederation Scholarships, available to students from each Canadian province, recognize students who not only have high academic records, but who also display a commitment to good citizenship and community outreach.
The Mount Allison Confederation Scholarships are full-tuition entrance scholarships available to new students across Canada and are renewable at $5,000 annually for three years. All students applying to Mount Allison by March 15 will be automatically considered for the Confederation Scholarship in their respective home provinces. One student from each province and one from the three territories will be selected. One full-tuition (domestic) scholarship, also renewable for three years at $5,000 annually, is being offered to International Baccalaureate program graduates and International Students.
All students who attend Mount Allison will be considered for scholarships after their first year of study. The University Scholarships will be awarded annually to students, not holding an entrance scholarship, enrolled in a full course load and who achieve a GPA of 3.7.
The Mount Allison bursary program provides assistance to full-time and part-time students who demonstrate financial need and who have exhausted all other avenues of support. Prior to applying for a Mount Allison bursary, applicants should apply to their province or country of residence for financial aid. Bursaries are awarded on the basis of financial need to students who have made satisfactory academic progress. Students needing assistance are encouraged to obtain an application form at the start of each term. Application forms are found on the Registrar's Office web page.
Mount Allison's Entrance Bursary Program has been established to offer assistance to students who have financial need in order to provide access to post-secondary education and to help them successfully complete their studies within a reasonable time period. Bursaries “are determined based on financial need and are intended to supplement, but not replace, the student's own resources and the resources of the applicant's immediate family.” Financial need is established when a student can demonstrate that his/her expenses exceed his/her resources. This financial aid component was designed to help entering students with exceptional financial need who show academic promise. Students must first be accepted for admission at Mount Allison before the Entrance Bursary application is processed. Completed Entrance Bursary applications must be received by the deadline date each year, as noted on the application, in order to be considered. Students starting in January are not eligible for this award. To maintain their eligibility, students must also apply to their province for a student loan.
The International Student Bursary Fund is administered by the President's Advisory Committee on International Students - Financial (PACIS-F) and offers a limited number of renewable International Student Entrance Bursaries to qualified applicants. In addition to financial need, applicants will be considered on a variety of factors such as academic standing and extracurricular involvement. In order to be considered for one of these awards, applicants must provide an outline of extracurricular activities and letters of reference that will support your application.
Various forms of financial assistance are available to students at Mount Allison who intend to study theology and enter some form of Christian Ministry.
The Mount Allison Theological Fund is administered by the Pre-Theological student advisor and is used in a variety of ways for the benefit of pre-theological students. Monies from the fund are available to students in the form of loans and bursaries. Various denominations provide assistance to students in Arts who intend to study for some form of Christian ministry. Information can be obtained from the Pre-Theological student advisor. In addition, some theological schools offer scholarships and bursaries to students in Arts who undertake to study theology at the theological school concerned. Pine Hill Divinity Hall (the United Church component of the Atlantic School of Theology) offers grants to students preparing for the ministry in the United Church. Students must commit themselves to taking full courses in Theology at the Atlantic School of Theology and plan to work for at least two years thereafter for the United Church of Canada. Students who do not fulfill these conditions are expected to arrange for repayment of monies received.
Advanced applications are not necessary for Pre-Theological bursaries, but students who wish to apply should contact the Pre-Theological student advisor at the beginning of the academic year.
Through the generosity of donors over the years, the following endowed funds are available:
Mount Allison students may apply for a Summer Research Scholarship which allows students to work closely with faculty by assisting in active research projects. This is an opportunity to better understand research methods and actively engage in research in areas of special interest.
Donald A. Cameron served this University as Registrar from 1959 to 1986, following a term as Assistant Professor of Education. He obtained a B.Sc. in 1950 from Mount Allison University. In 1952-53, he held a Lord Beaverbrook Overseas Scholarship and received a Diploma in English Educational Thought and Practice from the University of London in 1953. Upon his retirement as Registrar in 1986, and in recognition of his long and distinguished service, the University established the Donald A. Cameron Student Loan Fund from which students with financial need and good academic standing might be able to obtain assistance. Interested students may apply to the Financial Aid and Awards Counsellor.
Note:?See Academic Calendar Section 5.1.6 for the Scholarship Index, and Section 5.2.3 for the Bursaires Index
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