Current Student Scholarships and Awards

St. Thomas offers a student awards program that includes scholarships for high academic achievement, bursaries for students who have demonstrated financial need, and other awards for students balancing academic performance with extra-curricular, volunteer, or community achievements.

Unless otherwise indicated, the deadline for scholarship and award applications is May 15. The Scholarship Application Form is available at the Office of the Registrar, or can be downloaded by clicking below. Note that some scholarships require additional application materials.

Upper-Year Scholarship Application Form

Applications can be sent to registrarsoffice@stu.ca 

Scholarships

ATV Media Scholarship

Value: $2,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student entering the third year of the Journalism Program who is a member of a designated group as defined in the Canada Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to a student who is a member of a visible minority or Indigenous peoples who demonstrates an interest in television journalism. If a candidate from one of the designated groups is not available, the University reserves the right to identify other deserving candidates.
Funding: Generously funded by ATV/CTV Television.

Bell Media Scholarship in Journalism

Value: $750
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded to an upper-year student in excellent academic standing, majoring in Journalism.
Funding: Generously funded by the Bell Media Scholarship in Journalism Endowment.

Bernard and Louis Bloomfield Scholarship

Value: $1,500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually on the basis of academic achievement.

Bertha L. Miller Memorial Scholarship

Value: $1,000
Number 1
Criteria: : Awarded annually to a graduating student who demonstrates academic merit and who has been accepted to postgraduate studies. Preference will be given to students who intend to pursue postgraduate studies in Library Science.
Funding: Generously funded by Bertha Miller and Family.

CFUW Fredericton Adult Learner Scholarship

Value: $2,000
Number: 1
Criteria: : Awarded annually in January to a female full-time student from New Brunswick who was admitted to the University as an adult learner and who has successfully completed the first year (a minimum of 30 credit hours) of the BA Program. Selection is based on academic achievement.
Funding: Generously funded by the Canadian Federation of University Women Fredericton.

CFUW Fredericton Scholarship

Value: $2,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually in January to a female full-time student from the province of New Brunswick in the second or third year of an undergraduate degree program. Selection will be on the basis of academic achievement (GPA).
Funding: Generously funded by the Canadian Federation of University Women Fredericton.

Chinese Cultural Association of New Brunswick Scholarship

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a returning full-time student with an annual GPA of 3.3 or higher who has demonstrated a commitment to, and involvement with, the Chinese community and multicultural activities. This scholarship is open to students in any department or program.
Funding: Generously funded by the Chinese Cultural Association of New Brunswick.

Commcorp Financial Services Inc. Scholarship

Value: $250
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to an undergraduate student in good academic standing and in need of financial assistance.
Funding: Generously funded by Commcorp Financial Services Inc.

Cornelius & Katherine Kingston Memorial Scholarship

Value: $1,000
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually to a third-year student majoring in English. Selection is based on academic achievement.
Funding: Generously funded by members of the Kingston family.

Cornelius E. and Annie Crowley Memorial Scholarship

Value: $2,000
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually to third or fourth-year students honouring or majoring in religious studies. Selection is based on academic achievement.
Funding: Generously funded by the late Elizabeth Ann Crowley in memory of her parents.

Craig J. Carleton QC Scholarship in Human Rights

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student entering third or fourth year, and majoring or honouring in Human Rights. Selection is based on academic achievement.
Funding: Generously funded by the Craig J. Carleton, QC Endowment Fund.

Dick and Judy Kennedy Scholarship in English

Value: $750
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student entering third or fourth year with a major or honours in English. Selection is based on academic achievement.
Funding: Generously funded by Dick and Judy Kennedy.

Dr. Abdul Qaiyum Lodhi Scholarship

Value: $500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student registered in the Criminology and Social Justice Program. Selection is based on academic achievement. The scholarship honours the memory of Dr. Abdul Q. Lodhi, a professor of sociology at St. Thomas University from 1984-91 and the founder and first director of the certificate program in criminology and social justice.
Funding: Generously funded by the family of Dr. Abdul Qaiyum Lodhi.

Dr. Marguerite Michaud Scholarship

Value: $500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually on the basis of academic achievement.
Funding: Generously funded by Dr. Marguerite Michaud.

Dr. Richard W. Costello Scholarship

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually on the basis of academic achievement to an anthropology student entering the fourth year of study.
Funding: Generously funded by the estate of Dr. Richard Costello.

FAUST Scholarship

Value: $3,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a full-time returning student on the basis of academic achievement.
Funding: Generously funded by the Faculty Association of the University of St. Thomas.

Fredericton Epsilon Y's Service Club Tommies Scholarship

Value: $1,500
Number: 1
Criteria: To be awarded annually to a student-athlete who has a minimum 3.5 G.P.A. (Academic All Canadian, National Scholar or Dean's List standing) entering second, third, or fourth year. The recipient will be selected on the basis of demonstrated perseverance and commitment to their studies, athletic pursuits, and community outreach.
Funding: Annually funded by the Fredericton Epsilon Y's Service Club.

General Motors Scholarship

Value: $1,250
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually with preference to a student enrolled in the Journalism Program.

Golden Jubilee Scholarship

Value: $5,000
Number: 1
Criteria: To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's coronation, the Province of New Brunswick established the Golden Jubilee Scholarship in 2002. The Province of New Brunswick provides a total of $20,000 annually distributed equally among the four public universities - University of New Brunswick, Universite de Moncton, St. Thomas University, and Mount Allison University. Each university annually offers one Golden Jubilee Scholarship valued at $5,000 to an eligible student. To be eligible, students must be: a New Brunswick resident based on Student Financial Services guidelines for provincial residency status at the time of receipt of scholarship; in third year going into fourth year of a four-year program or fourth year going into fifth year of a five-year program, and; enrolled full time in an undergraduate degree program in one of the four public universities in New Brunswick. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence (as defined by the institution) and financial need (as defined by Student Financial Services).
Funding: Generously funded by Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission.

Holy Cross Fathers Scholarship in Catholic Studies

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: : Awarded annually to students in third and fourth year who are majoring or minoring in Catholic Studies. Selection is based on academic achievement with an annual GPA of 3.0 or higher, as well as financial need. This scholarship honours the religious members of the Congregation of Holy Cross appointed to St. Thomas University in various capacities since 1964.
Funding: Generously funded by the Holy Cross Fathers.

J.D. Irving Limited Upper-Year Scholarship (non-renewable)

Value: $5,600
Number: Varies
Criteria: : Awarded to a full-time student from New Brunswick. 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.

Joan McFarland Scholarship in Political Economy

Value: $3,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student entering their fourth year who has achieved the highest GPA in Political Economy courses taken. Preference will be given to women, trans and non-binary students. Further preference will be given to students who are not already in receipt of a major scholarship.

Juergen Doerr History Scholarship

Value: $1,500
Number: 1
Criteria: : Awarded annually to a second, third or fourth-year student majoring in history. The recipient must have maintained an annual grade point average of 3.3 or higher. Selection will be based on academic achievement.
Funding: Generously funded by Uta Doerr.

McElroy Memorial Scholarship

Value: $1,000
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually to students on the basis of academic achievement.
Funding: Generously funded by the Estate of Mary Ann McElroy.

Milton Levine and Marion Brien Scholarship

Value: $250
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually on the basis of academic achievement and leadership. Preference will be given to a student from rural New Brunswick.
Funding: Generously funded by Milton Levine.

NB Power Leadership in Comm & Public Policy Scholarships

Value: $3,000
Number: 3
Criteria: Awarded to students entering their third or fourth year of study, and majoring in Communications & Public Policy. Selection is based on academic achievement. Preference will be given to students who have also demonstrated volunteer and leadership involvement in extra-curricular activities on campus and in the community. Further preference will be given to students who have not received a major scholarship from the University.
Funding: Generously funded annually by NB Power.

Paul Morrissy Memorial Scholarship

Value: $500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a third-year student majoring in Anthropology, on the basis of academic achievement. Preference will be given to a student from Miramichi.
Funding: Generously funded by family and friends of Paul Morrissy.

Rabbi David Spiro Scholarship

Value: $250
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student in good academic standing.

Reader's Digest Foundation of Canada Scholarship

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to students majoring in journalism on the basis of overall achievement in liberal arts and excellence in journalism.
Funding: Generously funded by the Reader's Digest Foundation of Canada.

Rev. A. L. McFadden Scholarships

Value: $1,000
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually on the basis of academic achievement.
Funding: The Father A. L. McFadden Scholarship Fund initiated by former students of Father McFadden.

Rev. Edmund J. Casey Memorial Scholarship

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: : Awarded annually to a third-year student who has a GPA of above 3.5 and demonstrates high character and leadership within the St. Thomas Community.
Funding: Generously funded in memory of Rev. Edmund J. Casey.

Rev. Richard O'Brien Waugh C.S.C. Scholarship

Value: Varies
Number: 1
Criteria: : Awarded annually on the basis of academic achievement to returning students enrolled in Arts and Social Work. This scholarship honours the memory of Father Waugh, a member of the Holy Cross Fathers who taught Philosophy at St. Thomas University from 1964-1986.
Funding: Generously funded by the Holy Cross Fathers.

Rev. Thomas J. Daley Memorial Scholarship

Value: $500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a third or fourth-year student who is actively involved in extra-curricular life at St. Thomas University and who demonstrates academic achievement with considerations for financial need.
Funding: Generously funded by the St. Thomas University Alumni Association in honour of the late Thomas J. Daley, BA'59, and Director of Alumni from 1982-1987.

Richard Dean Brown Memorial Scholarship

Value: $700
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to an undergraduate student on the basis of academic merit, with an interest in the study of human rights.

Senator Donald A. McLean Memorial Scholarship

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to returning full-time students on the basis of academic achievement. Preference will be given to students who have graduated from a New Brunswick high school.
Funding: Generously funded by the late Catherine Mary McLean in memory of her late husband, Senator Donald A. McLean, LLD (STU 1972).

St. Thomas Intercollegiate Athletics Awards

Value: Varies to a maximum of full-tuition and compulsory fees.
Number: Varies
Criteria: Awarded annually to full-time students who have completed two successful semesters and are involved in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) athletics. Student athletes must have maintained satisfactory grades during their last session as a full-time student.

The Ethnographer Scholarship

Value: $500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student majoring or honouring in Anthropology who has achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Funding: Generously funded by St. Thomas Alumnus Nathaniel Hunt.

Awards

Alessi and Giddens Rugby Award

Value: $500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded to a third, fourth or fifth-year female student who has demonstrated athletic and leadership abilities in the sport of Rugby. The student must also have a minimum annual GPA of 3.3. Consideration will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students from outside of New Brunswick.

Brad Naugler & Stephanie Kohlruss Award

Value: $500
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a returning student enrolled as a major in English, Philosophy or Religious Studies. The student must be in good academic standing. Preference given to a student who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to volunteerism and/or philanthropy in their community.

Brian Carty Memorial Award

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: : Awarded annually to a Social Work student with high academic achievement having completed their first year. The student must embody the values of the Social Work Program, values Brian demonstrated throughout his life: openness, respect, collegiality, mutuality, accountability and reconciliation. Priority will be given to a student from New Brunswick.
Funding:Generously funded by the friends, colleagues and family of Brian Carty.
Application Process:Students are to complete and submit a Scholarship Application form to the Registrar's Office by May 15.

Dwight Dickinson Basketball Award

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing who has demonstrated athletic and leadership abilities in the sport of basketball.
Funding: Generously funded by an endowment established by friends and alumni of STU Basketball in honour of Coach Dwight Dickinson's 22 years of service.

Fielden & Constance Lambert Gerontology Leadership Award

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: : Awarded annually to a third or fourth-year student from New Brunswick majoring in Gerontology with a GPA of 3.3 or higher. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated a commitment to the well-being of older adults through employment, volunteer or community involvement.
Funding:Generously funded by Margaret-Anne Ashfield '72 and Dale Ashfield in memory of Margaret-Anne's loving parents, Fielden Lambert and Constance Lambert..

Francis Farrington Memorial Basketball Award

Value: $200
Number: 2 (one male and one female recipient)
Criteria: : Awarded to students in satisfactory academic standing who have demonstrated athletic and leadership abilities in the sport of basketball, and a commitment to community and volunteer service.
Funding: Generously funded by teammates, friends, and coaches of Francis Farrington.

Kay Robinson Award

Value: $1,000
Number: 4
Criteria: Awarded annually to a full-time student in their third or fourth year or in the B.Ed. program, who is a single parent. Selection is based on academic achievement.
Funding: Generously funded in honour of Kay Robinson.

Mark Adams Great Books Memorial Award

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded to a full-time third or fourth-year student with an annual GPA of 3.3 or higher who is majoring or honouring in the Great Books Program. Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate financial need.
Funding: Generously funded by Nathan McAllister in memory of his friend and classmate.

Paul and Casey Lordon Award

Value: $5000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a returning student who aspires to contribute to their community and to Canada, but must surmount hardship, including, but not limited to, physical, mental or socio-economic hardship. The student must provide the community goals they hope to achieve.
Funding: Generously funded by Donna Lordon, family and friends of Casey and Paul Lordon.

Scoudouc River Cont. Ed. Award: Part-time Students

Value: minimum $100 to a maximum of $300 per course
Number: Varies
Criteria: Field of study unrestricted, tenable only at post-secondary institutions in New Brunswick. These awards are intended for part-time students and are open to persons residing in New Brunswick who were not engaged in full-time study during the twelve-month period preceding the date of application. No one may receive more than one of these awards in any calendar year.
Application Process: Application forms can be obtained from the Registrar's Office, St. Thomas University. The completed forms should be returned to that office. Awards are made in the middle of the months of October, February, May and July; applications should be made respectively before September 15, January 15, April 15 and June 15. Applications will be considered by the Scoudouc River Continuing Education Awards Selection Committee.
Funding: Generously funded by the late Dr. William L. Webster.

Scoudouc River University Awards

Value: Minimum of $1,000; maximum $4,500
Number: Varies
Criteria: Awarded annually but may be renewed upon re-nomination at the pleasure of the awarding committee. These awards are intended for full-time students and are open to St. Thomas University students. Awards are open to those who have signal promise but are especially needy or handicapped in any way; or to those with unusual direction or promise, or to those of distinct interest not qualified for other regularly established scholarships and awards selectively or competitively available. Nominees must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program. At the time of nomination, the nominee must be domiciled in the province of New Brunswick. Candidates taking up a Scoudouc River University Award may not hold, during the tenure of that award, other major financial awards. Apply: President's Office, St. Thomas University.
Funding: Generously funded by the late Dr. William L. Webster.

Special Project Fund - Political Science

Value: $300
Number: 1
Criteria: This fund is available to students undertaking extracurricular activities that further their education and experience in areas related to Political Science such as community activism, attendance at educational conferences, or development of projects related to their education. Students must apply in writing to the Chair of the Political Science Department stating what they are applying to fund, how much support they are asking for, and other sources of funding they have applied to or received. The application must also include a statement of how the proposed project will further their education in Political Science or how it is connected to Political Science.
Funding: Generously funded by Kevin Malone.

Ted Daigle Memorial Drama Award

Value: $750
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually to a full-time student in their second, third, or fourth year or in the B.Ed. program. Selection is based on academic achievement.
Funding: Generously funded by friends and family in memory of Ted Daigle.

Ted Daigle Memorial French Award

Value: $750
Number: 2
Criteria: Awarded annually to a full-time student in their second, third, or fourth year majoring in French. Selection is based on academic achievement.
Funding: Generously funded by friends and family in memory of Ted Daigle.

Terry W. Gulliver Perseverance Award

Value: $2,000
Number: 1
Criteria: To be awarded annually to a returning student who has obtained the status of Academic All-Canadian (USport) or National Scholar (CCAA) in the prior year. Further preference is given to students from the Saint John area and/or those who have demonstrated an ability to overcome adversity.
Funding: Funded anonymously.

The Brian Bawn Memorial Award

Value: $1,000
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to a female basketball student in good academic standing in 3rd,4th or 5th year. The student must embody the values of a well-rounded team player who encourages her teammates with a positive attitude. She has demonstrated leadership qualities and is an asset to her team.
Funding: Generously funded by the friends and family of Brian Bawn.
Application Process:Students are to complete and submit a Scholarship Application form to the Registrar's Office by October 31.

Thomas Stephen McCann Memorial Award

Value: Varies
Number: 1
Criteria: Awarded annually to the recipient of the Thomas Stephen McCann Memorial trophy. Selection is made on the basis of the graduating student who best exemplifies the spirit of St. Thomas University through character, academic achievement and leadership.