Entrance Scholarships and Awards

By submitting one complete application for scholarships and bursaries, candidates will be considered for all of the awards listed below. For the awards that require a separate application, please see Additional Scholarship Applications. 

Scholarships

Alma Joyce Memorial Scholarship

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to an entering student enrolling full time who is a graduate of a New Brunswick high school program and has an admission average of 80% or higher.
Funding: Generously funded by the Estate of Alma Joyce.

Bishop Barry Entrance Scholarship

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher.
Funding: Generously funded by the priests of the Diocese of Saint John and other friends in memory of Bishop Thomas F. Barry, founder of St. Thomas University, Chatham NB, 1910.

Bishop Bray Entrance Scholarship

Value: $2,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a graduating high school student from the Diocese of Saint John. Selection is based upon academic achievement and leadership.
Funding: Generously funded by the Diocese of Saint John.

CFUW (Fredericton) Entrance Scholarship

Value: $2,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a graduating high school student from the Diocese of Saint John. Selection is based upon academic achievement and leadership.
Funding: Generously funded by the Canadian Federation of University Women Fredericton.

Chancellor's International Scholarship

Value: Full International Tuition
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to top-ranking International students entering first year. Selection will be based on academic excellence, with attention given to leadership qualities. Students must maintain a minimum annual average of 3.7. For further information on renewal criteria, see Section 4. Renewal Criteria.

Chancellor's Scholarship

Value: Full tuition and a single room and board. In order to receive the room and board portion of the scholarship, recipients must live in residence.
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student of outstanding academic ability and achievement entering first year. Selection will be based on academic excellence, with attention given to qualities of leadership and versatility. Students must maintain a minimum annual average of 3.7. For further information on renewal criteria, see Section 4. Renewal Criteria.

Claire M. Elhatton Scholarship

Value: $1,750
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually to students from the Miramichi-Bathurst area enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher.

Dawn Russell Scholarship

Value: Full tuition. Renewable over four years
Number: Varies
Criteria: : Awarded annually to top-ranking students entering first year. Students must maintain a minimum annual grade point average of 3.7 Academic excellence will be on the sole basis of selection. For further information on renewal criteria, see Section 4. Renewal Criteria
Funding: Generously funded by John Bragg in honour of Dawn Russell, an alumna of St. Thomas who became President of the University in 2011.

Dennis Cochrane Entrance Scholarship

Value: $2,000 (Minimum)
Number: 1 (Minimum)
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student enrolling full time with a minimum admission average of 80% who is a graduate of a New Brunswick high school. Preference will be given to students coming from Harrison Trimble High School in Moncton. Further preference will be given to students who have expressed intent to major in Political Science.
Funding: Generously funded by the Dennis Cochrane Entrance Scholarship Endowment.

Eugene T. McCarthy Memorial Leadership Scholarship

Value: $2,000 renewable
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student enrolling full time who is a graduate of a New Brunswick secondary school program with an admission average of 80% or higher. This scholarship is open to students who have taken leadership roles in their high schools and communities either through extracurricular activities, volunteerism or demonstrated commitment to the benefit of others. To be eligible for the renewable portion of the award, students must achieve a minimum annual grade point average of 3.3. For further information on renewal criteria, see Section 4. Renewal Criteria.
Funding: Generously funded by Mrs. Verna McCarthy in memory of Eugene T. McCarthy.

Evelyn Sweezey Scholarship

Value: $4,500 renewable
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to top-ranking students entering first year. Academic excellence will be the sole basis of selection. Students must maintain a minimum annual average of 3.5. For further information on renewal criteria, see Section 4. Renewal Criteria.

Francis M. McLaughlin Scholarship

Value: Full tuition plus $500 book allowance.
Number: Varies
Criteria: Awarded annually to students of outstanding academic ability and achievement entering first year. Academic excellence will be the sole basis of selection. Students must maintain a minimum annual average of 3.7. For further information on renewal criteria, see Section 4. Renewal Criteria.

Frank McKenna Scholarship

Value: Full tuition and renewable
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to top-ranking students entering first year. Academic excellence will be the sole basis of selection. Students must maintain a minimum annual average of 3.5 for renewal. For further information on renewal criteria, see Section 4. Renewal Criteria.

Gene Hayes Scholarship

Value: $2,000
Number: 5
Criteria: Awarded annually to students enrolling full time with an entering admission average of 80% or higher.

Grogan-Pace Scholarship

Value: $2,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher. Preference will be given to students from the Diocese of Saint John.
Funding: Generously funded by Rev. A. L. McFadden.

Irene Mulroney Entrance Scholarship

Value: $1,500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher. This scholarship honours the memory of Irene Mulroney, the mother of the former Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney.
Funding: Generously funded by Brian Mulroney and friends of the Mulroney family.

J.D. Irving Limited Entrance Scholarship (non-renewable)

Value: $5,600(Minimum)
Number: Varies
Criteria: Awarded to students graduating from a New Brunswick high school. Selection is based on academic excellence with a preference given to students who indicate an interest in Journalism. This is a one-time award.
Funding: Generously funded by Brunswick News Inc.

Jackson Wright Memorial Scholarship

Value: $500 (Minimum)
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to an entering student enrolling full time, with an admission average of 80% or higher. Preference will be given to applicants who have a commitment to school spirit and engagement.
Funding: Generously funded by an endowment set up by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and friends and family of Jackson Wright, a young boy who loved to cheer for the Tommies, and who died tragically at the age of eight.

JD Irving Limited Scholarship

Value: $5,600 renewable
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually to students graduating from a New Brunswick high school. Selection is based on academic excellence with a preference given to students who indicate an interest in Journalism. Students must maintain a 3.7 GPA on 24 credit hours in subsequent years in order maintain this renewable scholarship.
Funding: Generously funded by New Brunswick News Inc.

John & Viola Fleming Scholarship

Value: $400
Number: 1
Criteria: : Awarded annually to a student enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher, preferably from the Diocese of Saint John.
Funding: Generously funded by St. Gertrude's Church Parish Council.

Judge J. Thomas Troy Memorial Scholarship

Value: $2,500
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher.
Funding: Generously funded by an anonymous donor.

Katherine L. Roderick Scholarship

Value: $1,500
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually to female students enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher.
Funding: Generously funded by the estate of M. Grace Roderick in memory of her daughter, Katherine Louise Roderick, a student at St. Thomas University from 1966-70.

Knights of Columbus Scholarship

Value: $2,500
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually to students enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher, from any diocese of the Province of New Brunswick. Selection will also be based on the potential for contribution to the mission of St. Thomas University.
Funding: Generously funded by the Knights of Columbus.

Marguerite Bourgeoys Entrance Scholarship

Value: $1,500
Number: 4
Criteria: Awarded annually to female students with a minimum admission average of 80% or higher who can demonstrate involvement and leadership in their church community.
Funding: Generously funded by the Congregation of Notre Dame, Sisters of St. Martha, and other friends of St. Thomas University.

Mary T. Morris Entrance Scholarship

Value: $1,500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a female student with a minimum admission average of 80% or higher. Selection is based on academic achievement. Selection is based on academic achievement.
Funding: Generously funded by the family of Mrs. Mary T. Morris, a 36-year resident of Fredericton noted for her many community volunteering activities. She is remembered as a loving mother and grandmother by her husband, son, and daughter (STU'00).

Monsignor Donald C. Duffie Memorial Scholarship

Value: $2,500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher. Selection criteria will also be based on character and contribution to student life.
Funding: Generously funded by the Duffie Endowment Fund established, May 1989 in memory of Monsignor Donald C. Duffie, president of the University, 1961-75.

Mrs. P. M. McMahon Scholarship

Value: $2,500
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually with a preference to Moncton area students enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher.
Funding: Generously funded by Mrs. P. M. McMahon.

Msgr. George W. Martin Scholarship

Value: Full tuition and a double room and board. In order to receive the room and board portion of the scholarship, recipients must live in residence.
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually to students of outstanding academic ability and achievement entering first year. Selection will be based on academic excellence with attention given to qualities of leadership and versatility. This award honours Monsignor George W. Martin, an alumnus who served the University with distinction for 41 years and was president from 1975-1990. Students must maintain a minimum annual average of 3.7. For further information on renewal criteria, see Section 4. Renewal Criteria.

President's International Scholarship

Value: Varies up to a maximum of full tuition and renewable for three additional years.
Number: Varies
Criteria: Awarded annually to top-ranking international students entering first year. Academic excellence is the sole selection criterion. To be eligible for the renewable portion of the award, students must achieve a minimum annual average of 3.7. For further information on renewal criteria, see Section 4. Renewal Criteria.

President's Scholarship

Value: Full tuition and renewable
Number: Varies
Criteria: Awarded annually to top-ranking students entering first year. Students must maintain a minimum annual average of 3.7 for renewal. For further information on renewal criteria, see Section 4. Renewal Criteria.

Ray and Lorain Irving Scholarship

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student graduating from James M. Hill Memorial High School with an admissions average of 80% or higher.
Generously funded by Greg Irving, the son of Lorain and Ray Irving.

Rev. Raymond Hawkes Scholarship

Value: $1,000 per annum and renewable
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student enrolling full time from one of the Miramichi-area high schools with an admission average of 80% or higher. Selection criteria will also include character and leadership skills. Students must maintain a minimum annual average of 3.3 for renewal. This scholarship is named for the first diocesan rector of St. Thomas.

Rev. T.A. MacDonald Scholarship

Value: $1,500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher. Preference will be given to students from the Miramichi area. This scholarship honours the memory of Rev. Thomas A. MacDonald, C.S.B., native of Auburnville, N.B., and long-time Basillian priest and educator.

Sherman Donovan Scholarship

Value: $2,500
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher. Preference is given to applicants from Northumberland County, but limited to graduates of the schools included in School District 16: Blackville High School, James M. Hill Memorial High School, Miramichi Valley High School, and North and South Esk Regional High School.
Funding: Generously funded by Sherman Donovan to honour the memory of his parents, Robert and Mary, and brother, Raymond Donovan.

St. Thomas Renewable Achievement Scholarship

Value: : $500 or $1,000
Number: Varies
Criteria: Awarded annually to applicants with a first-semester or final admission average between 80% and 89% (applicants with admission averages of 80% to 84.4% will receive $500; applicants with admission averages of 84.5% to 89.4% will receive $1,000) and renewable for three additional years with a minimum annual grade point average of 3.7. For further information on renewal criteria, see Section 4. Renewal Criteria.

St. Thomas Renewable Scholars Scholarship

Value: $2,000
Number: Varies
Criteria: Awarded annually to applicants with a first-semester or final admission average of 90% or higher. This award is renewable for three additional years at $1,000 per year with a minimum annual grade point average of 3.7. For further information on renewal criteria, see Section 4. Renewal Criteria.

St. Thomas Student Leader Scholarship

Value: $3,000 in the first year for students with admission averages of 80-89%, and renewable at $2,000 in each subsequent year (to a total of $9,000). Valued at $4,000 in the first year for students with admission averages of 90% or higher, and renewable at $2,000 in each subsequent year (to a total of $10,000).
Number: Varies
Criteria: This scholarship is open to students with a minimum admission average of 80% who have taken leadership roles in their high schools and communities either through extracurricular activities, volunteerism, or demonstrated commitment to the benefit of others. To be eligible for the renewable portion of the award, students must achieve a minimum annual grade point average of 3.3. For further information on renewal criteria, see Section 4. Renewal Criteria.

York Funeral Home Scholarship

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student enrolling full time with an admission average of 80% or higher who is a graduate of Leo Hayes High School. Selection criteria will also include student leadership.
Funding: Generously funded by the MacLeod Family.

Awards

Aboriginal Community Involvement Entrance Award

Value: $1,000
Number: 3
Criteria: Awarded annually to entering aboriginal students who have been involved in their high schools or communities through extracurricular activities, volunteerism or demonstrated commitment to the benefit of others.
Funding: Generously funded by the Aboriginal Education Initiative at St. Thomas University.

Anne-Marie Eagles Memorial Award

Value: $2,000 (amount may vary)
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded to a student with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher who is entering the Bachelor of Education program. As part of the student's application, a letter emphasizing the student's volunteer and community work, how they have overcome adversity, their reasons for pursuing a Bachelor of Education degree, and their commitment to the well-being of others must be included. Preference will be given to a student from a greater Fredericton, NB-area high school.
Funding: Generously funded by family and friends of Anne-Marie Eagles.

Lawrence Durling Athletic Award

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to an entering student who will be an AUS or ACAA athlete, based on an admission average of 80% or higher and financial need. The scholarship honours Lawrence Durling, a former Vice-President (Finance and Administration) of St. Thomas University, and a supporter of varsity athletics.
Funding: Generously funded by Lawrence Durling and friends.

LeRoy Washburn Memorial Award

Value: $500 (amount may vary)
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student graduating from a New Brunswick high school with an admission average of 80% or higher and who will be an AUS or ACAA athlete. This scholarship honours LeRoy Washburn, who served as Athletics Director at St. Thomas University from 1969 to 1999. LeRoy, was an advocate for sports and its role in youth development.
Funding: Generously funded by family and friends of the late LeRoy Washburn.

Michael Eagles Academic & Athletic Excellence Award

Value: $500 (amount may vary)
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a full-time entering student who is a graduate of Sussex Regional High School, who has demonstrated high academic achievement (as determined by the Admissions Office), and who will become a member of a varsity athletic team at St. Thomas. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to volunteerism and/or philanthropy in their community.
Funding: Generously funded by Michael Eagles.

Msgr. Joseph D. Woods Memorial Award

Value: $1,000
Number: 3
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student who has achieved a minimum admission average of 80%, with demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students from the Miramichi, New Brunswick area.
Funding: Generously funded by Msgr. Joseph D. Woods.

St. Thomas Entrance Award for Outstanding Scholar Athlete

Value: $10,000 ($5,000 renewable over two years)
Number: 1
Criteria: To be awarded to a full-time entering student who is a graduate of an Atlantic Canadian secondary school program, who has demonstrated high academic achievement (as determined by the Office of Admissions), and who will become a member of a varsity athletic team at St. Thomas.
Funding: Generously funded by the Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation.

Taylor Printing Group Women's Basketball Entrance Award

Value: $500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded to an entering female student who has demonstrated athletic and leadership abilities in the sport of basketball.
Funding: Generously funded annually by Taylor Printing Group Inc.

Additional Scholarship Applications

Harrison McCain Scholars Bursary

Value: $4,000 renewable
Number: up to 3
Criteria: Awarded annually to Canadian high school graduates, with selection criteria including admission average of 80% or higher, financial need, leadership qualities, and a recognized initiative in funding university education. To qualify for annual renewal, recipients must maintain have a minimum annual GPA of 2.0 after first year, 3.0 after second year, and 3.3 after third year.

Funding: Generously funded by the Harrison McCain Foundation.
The application for the Harrison McCain Scholarship/Bursary can be found here.