Current Students Bursaries

Unless otherwise indicated, the deadline for bursary applications is October 31. The Bursary Application Form is available at the Office of the Registrar, or can be downloaded by clicking below. Note that some bursaries require additional application materials.

Download the Current Student Bursary Application Form

Applications can be sent to registrarsoffice@stu.ca

Alice Doyle Memorial Bursary

Value: $500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a mature student enrolled in second, third, or fourth year on the basis of initiative and financial need.
Funding: Generously funded by the family of Alice Doyle.

Barry Burgess Memorial Bursary

Value: $500
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded in the second semester to a full-time student from New Brunswick on the basis of financial need.

Brian Ouellette Bursary

Value: $500
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually to students in the Bachelor of Social Work Program on the basis of financial need.
Funding: Generously funded by the Family, colleagues and friends of Professor Brian Ouellette.

Carolyn Layden-Stevenson Memorial Bursary

Value: $500
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded to an upper-year female student from New Brunswick in good academic standing who has demonstrated financial need.
Funding: Established by Evelyn Layden, mother of Carolyn Layden-Stevenson.

Colter Family Bursaries

Value: $600
Number: 5
Criteria: Awarded annually to students in good academic standing on the basis of financial need. Preferred distribution of the bursaries is to full-time students in the following programs: criminology, education (one for a mature student), and social work (one for a mature student).
Funding: Generously funded by the Colter Family.

Darlene Ann Bigelow Memorial Bursaries

Value: $1,500
Number: 5
Criteria: Awarded annually to New Brunswick students entering the Bachelor of Social Work Program. Selection is based on financial need and good academic standing.
Funding: Generously funded in memory of Darlene Ann Bigelow who graduated from the Bachelor of Social Work Program in 2001 by husband, Michael Bernard, and the family of Darlene Bigelow.

Debbie Nason Bursary

Value: $500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student in the Bachelor of Social Work Program. Selection is based on financial need with preference given to students who have an interest in the field of health care, and are residents of the area served by the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital.
Funding: Generously funded by family, colleagues and friends of Debbie Nason.

Faculty Fund Bursaries

Value: Varies
Number: Varies
Criteria: Awarded annually to students in good academic standing, based on financial need, and for those who are enrolled either full time or part time in the BA, BSW, or BEd Programs at St. Thomas University. A number of bursaries will be awarded. Inquire: Registrar's Office. Apply: Chair, Faculty Fund Committee.
Funding: Generously funded by the faculty and administration of St. Thomas University.

Farrell & Edna McCarthy Bursary

Value: $750
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a full-time student who has demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students taking an Interdisciplinary Minor in Irish Studies.
Funding: Generously funded by Mr. Farrell McCarthy.

Fenton Burke Memorial Bursary

Value: $500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student who has completed third year (or a minimum of 90 credit hours), and is majoring in English. Preference will be given to students who do not already hold a scholarship or bursary. Selection is based on financial need with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Priority will be given to students from Cape Breton. This bursary is awarded in memory of Fenton Burke, who was a member of the Department of English from 1963 until his death in 2001, and who served as chair from 1990 until 2001.
Funding: Generously funded by friends and colleagues of Fenton Burke.

Florence (Flo) Brodie Memorial Bursary

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded to a mature student who is in good academic standing. Selection is based on demonstrated financial need.
Funding: Generously established by Dr. Sylvia Hale and other friends and family members of Flo in honour of her love of learning. Flo came to STU after retirement. She graduated with distinction in 2011.

Frank A. O'Donnell Bursary

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a St. Thomas student entering the Bachelor of Social Work program who has demonstrated financial need.
Funding: Generously funded through annual gifts by Mr. Frank A. O'Donnell.

Fredericton Community Foundation Bursary

Value: $4,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually, based on financial need, to a student in second, third, or fourth year who is a graduate of Harvey High School, Stanley High School, Oromocto High School, Fredericton High School, Leo Hayes High School, or Ecole Ste-Anne.
Funding: Generously funded by the Fredericton Community Foundation.

Gertrude Barton Memorial Bursary

Value: $500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student with demonstrated financial need who is entering the Social Work Program. Preference will be given to an applicant who has previous related work and life experience.
Funding: Generously funded by the family of Susan Scott and Jill Barton.

GRBK Bursary

Value: $500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded to a student majoring in Great Books who is in good academic standing and has demonstrated financial need.
Funding: Generously funded annually by faculty and alumni of the Great Books Program.

Harry & Bessie Brown Bursary

Valued: $500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded on the basis of financial need to a Fredericton resident entering the Bachelor of Social Work Program.
Funding: Generously funded by the estate of Harry Brown.

Hatchette-Nicholas Bursaries for Indigenous Students

Value: $500 (Minimum)
Number: Varies
Criteria: Criteria: Awarded annually to Indigenous students with demonstrated financial need.
Application Process: Students must complete and submit a Bursary Application form to the Registrar's Office by October 31.

Irish Canadian Cultural Association of NB Bursary

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a full-time returning student in good academic standing with an Interdisciplinary Minor (Irish Studies) who has demonstrated financial need. In the absence of an eligible applicant minoring in Irish Studies, students in good academic standing who have demonstrated financial need and who have completed at least two Irish Studies courses may be considered.
Funding: Generously funded annually by the Irish Canadian Cultural Prize Association of New Brunswick.

Jane Driscoll Bursary

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded to a returning student in good academic standing who has demonstrated financial need.
Funding: Generously funded annually by John Rocca and family.

Jillian Dunlop Bursary

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded to a returning student in good academic standing who has demonstrated financial need.
Funding: Generously funded annually by John Rocca and family.

Joyce Family Foundation Bursary (NB Students)

Value: $1,000
Number: Varies
Criteria: Awarded annually to a current full-time student from New Brunswick who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. The student must be in good academic standing and preference will be given to students who completed high school no more than eight years prior to their first year at St. Thomas University and who are attending university for the first time.
Funding: Generously funded by The Joyce Family Foundation.

Joyce Family Foundation Bursary

Value: $1,000
Number: Varies
Criteria: Awarded annually to a current full-time student from outside of New Brunswick who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. The student must be in good academic standing and preference will be given to students who completed high school no more than eight years prior to the first year of attendance at St. Thomas University and who are attending university for the first time.
Funding: Generously funded by The Joyce Family Foundation.

Judith Cox Bursary

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a full-time student in good academic standing based on financial need.

Kay Smith Memorial Bursary

Value: $500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student in third or fourth year who is majoring or honouring in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing.
Funding: Generously funded by friends of the late Saint John poet, Kay Smith.

Lillian Chippin Memorial Bursary

Value: $400
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student in the Social Work or Education program on the basis of financial need.

M. Monica Donoghue Bursary

Value: $500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a returning student in good academic standing who has demonstrated financial need.

Millennium Upper-Year Bursary

Value: Minimum of $500 to a maximum of $2,000
Number: Varies
Criteria: Awarded annually to students registered full time with selection based on financial information provided by the Canada Student Loan Assessment or its equivalent.
Funding: Generously funded by donations from alumni, faculty, staff and friends of St. Thomas University.

Monsignor O'Hanley Bursaries

Value: $750
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually on the basis of financial need.

Nancy McFarland Memorial Bursary

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student in the Social Work program with demonstrated financial need. The student will be highly motivated and have a strong commitment to the principles of structural social work practice. Preference will be given to a female student.
Funding: Generously funded by Dr. Barbara Waterfall.

Neva Batt Memorial Bursary

Value: $500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded to a returning student from New Brunswick who was admitted as an adult learner, who is in good academic standing, and who has demonstrated financial need. Preference will go to full time students. Funding: Generously funded by the family and friends of Neva Batt. Neva was a long-time supporter of those pursuing higher education, including her children and grandchildren who have attended St. Thomas University.

Paul W. Dawson Memorial Bursary

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually in second semester to a full-time student on the basis of financial need with preference given to students enrolled in either the Bachelor of Education Program or the Bachelor of Arts Program with an emphasis on political science. Preference will be given to students from Miramichi, New Brunswick.
Funding: Generously funded by the family and friends of Paul W. Dawson.

Professor Harry Rigby Bursary

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually on the basis of financial need with preference given to members of the Thomists, active participants in the musical life of St. Thomas University, or students who have demonstrated commitment and leadership in the residence community. This award is named for Prof. Harry Rigby, founder and director of the Thomists and former Dean of Men.
Funding: Generously funded by family, friends, and former colleagues of Harry Rigby.

R. Michael Bardsley Memorial Bursary

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a third- or fourth- year student with demonstrated financial need who is majoring in Economics.
Funding: Generously funded by Grit McCreath and friends of R. Michael Bardsley.

Rev. James Smith Bursary

Value: $2,500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a full-time student on the basis of financial need with preference given to students enrolled in the Catholic Studies Program.

Sherry Lynn Taylor Memorial Bursary

Value: $500
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually to students in the Bachelor of Social Work Program. Selection is based on financial need and a combination of: 1) an expressed interest in child and family well-being; 2) community services; 3) extracurricular activities.
Funding: Generously funded by family and friends of Sherry Lynn Taylor.

Sister Elizabeth Legere Emergency Fund

Value: Approximately (on average) $500, but amounts may vary depending on individual circumstances.
Number: Multiple
Criteria: These funds are available to all students who require emergency funding. The determination of an emergency and the awarding of funds will be decided by at least two members of the Sister Elizabeth Legere Emergency Fund Committee. Emergency funds will be granted for immediate requirements, in cases of demonstrated need, and which are of an urgent nature. Information on these funds may be obtained from Student Services, Registrar's Office, Financial Services, Wabanaki Centre, and/or Campus Ministry.
Funding: Generously funded by the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception

St. Thomas University International Student Assoc.Bursary

Value: $500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded to a returning international student in good academic standing who has demonstrated financial need.
Funding: Generously funded annually by the St. Thomas International Student Association

Thomas W. Donovan Memorial Bursary

Value: $500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student in the Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Education Programs who has demonstrated financial need and involvement in extracurricular activities (athletics and/or community). Preference will be given to an applicant from the Miramichi.
Funding: Generously funded by the friends and family of Tom Donovan.

Wanda J. Turcotte Memorial Bursary

Value: $500
Number: 1
Criteria: : Awarded annually to a student who has demonstrated financial need. Satisfactory academic performance will be an additional criterion.
Funding: Generously funded by Jason Beggs in honour of his mother.

William A. 'Doc' Spray Bursary

Value: $400
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a third-year full-time student on the basis of financial need.
Funding: Generously funded by Dr. Bill Spray, Professor Emeritus.

William J. Oxendale Memorial Bursary

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria:Awarded annually to a third or fourth-year student with a major in the Human Rights Program or a demonstrated interest in working in the field of human rights. The recipient must have maintained a grade point average equal to a B+ or higher and not be in receipt of any other University award.
Funding: Generously funded by Mackin and Eileen Oxendale.