St. Thomas University's scholarship program is one of the reasons it is able to maintain a community of exceptional scholars and dynamic leaders. More than half of first-year students hold an entrance scholarship, and one in eight holds a renewable scholarship ranging in value from $9,000 to $75,000. Here are four ways our scholarships work for you:
Entrance Scholarship Guarantee - Academic Excellence (Canadian)
Our entrance scholarship guarantee rewards first-year students who demonstrate academic excellence. If you are a Canadian applicant with a minimum admission average of 80 per cent, you automatically qualify for a scholarship. The higher your average, the greater the scholarship's value.
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Our guaranteed entrance scholarships are renewable in second, third, and fourth year if the student maintains a grade point average of 3.7.
Major Awards - Academic Excellence
Our major scholarships are our largest awards, honouring the best academic minds among incoming students. Applicants with a minimum admission average of 90 per cent (or the equivalent for international applicants) should complete and submit a scholarship application form in order to be considered for major awards. Renewable scholarship recipients are selected based on academics:
- admission average
- Grade 12 courses and level of difficulty
- rank in graduating class
- Grade 11 record
Other selection criteria include letters of academic reference, scores on standardized tests (optional) and, for some awards, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities, and financial need.
Student Leaders Scholarships - Leadership
A university needs leaders to thrive. That's why our Student Leader Scholarships are designed to attract high-impact student leaders who are a perfect fit for our vibrant community. These scholarships are valued at $2,000 annually and are renewable for three years to a total of $8,000. The selection criteria includes a combination of:
- leadership through extracurricular activities
- demonstrated commitment to the benefit of others
- minimum admission average of 80 per cent
Millennium Entrance Bursaries
St. Thomas University offers Millennium Bursaries to students in financial need entering university for the first time. Funded by donations from faculty, staff, and friends of St. Thomas University, bursaries are valued between $500 and $2000. Bursary candidates should submit a completed bursary application form with supplementary documents through their applicant portal.
Our entrance award program is competitive and open to students with high academic standing. Canadian and international candidates admitted on the basis of their high school records to the first year of full-time study on the St. Thomas campus are eligible to apply for entrance awards. Normally, applicants with previous university experience are ineligible for entrance scholarships.
In selecting entrance scholarship recipients, academic record is the primary criteria. The selection committee considers admission average, Grade 12 program (courses and level of difficulty) and rank in graduating class as well as program and performance in Grade 11. Other factors considered include letters of academic reference and scores on standardized tests including provincial achievement examinations, SATs, etc. In addition to the academic selection criteria, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and financial need are considered in awarding some scholarships.
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