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SCHOLARSHIPS

Student scholarships, bursaries, and experiential internships are a significant and defining feature of the Public Policy and Governance program at StFX. The following provides an outline and summary of student funding opportunities that will be available to students in 2020–21.
 

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The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney Scholarships

2 PER YEAR
$60,000.00 | $15,000 renewable for 4 years
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All 1st-year, full-time undergraduate PGOV students enrolling from high school.

Minimum 90% average and demonstrated StFX qualities of leadership and service to community.  Open to Canadian residents.



Guy R. Savard Bursary

1 OVER 4 YEARS
$50,000.00 | $12,500/year, renewable for 4 years
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Open to students from rural Quebec enrolling directly from high school/CEGEP and taking courses associated with Public Policy and Governance Program. Must demonstrate financial need.



Sobeys Entrance Scholarship

2 PER YEAR
$40,000.00 | $10,000, renewable for 4 years
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All 1st-year, full-time undergraduate PGOV students enrolling from high school.

Minimum 80% average and demonstrated StFX qualities of leadership and service to community.  Open to Canadian residents.



Irving Family Scholarships

3 PER YEAR
$20,000.00 | $5,000, renewable for 4 years
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All 1st-year, full-time undergraduate PGOV students enrolling from high school.

Minimum 85% average and demonstrated StFX qualities of leadership and service to community.  Open to Canadian residents.



Scotiabank Entrance Scholarship

1 EACH YEAR
$16,000.00 | $4,000, renewable for 4 years
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All 1st-year, full-time undergraduate PGOV students enrolling from high school. 

Minimum 85% average and demonstrated StFX qualities of leadership and service to community.  Open to all nationalities.



Mila Mulroney Scholarship for African Nova Scotian Students

4 EACH YEAR
$15,000.00 | $3,000, renewable for up to 5 years
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All African Nova Scotian and Indigenous Canadian, 1st-year, full-time undergraduate PGOV students enrolling from high school.

Minimum 70% average and demonstrated StFX qualities of leadership and service to community. 



Dahdaleh Scholarship for Indigenous Students

4 EACH YEAR
$15,000.00 | $3,000/year, renewable up to 5 years
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All Indigenous Nova Scotian, 1st-year, full-time undergraduate PGOV students enrolling from high school.

Minimum 70% average and demonstrated StFX qualities of leadership and service to community.  Open to Indigenous Nova Scotian students.



David & Hildegarde Mahoney Scholarship

1 EACH YEAR
$10,000.00 | Awarded Over 4 Years
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This award is available to a student enrolling in the PGOV program directly from a US-based high school.



J. Armand Bombardier Student Internships

4 EACH YEAR
$10,000.00 |
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These awards will support students enrolled in the StFX Public Policy and Governance (PGOV) program to gain practical work experience in areas related to public policy and governance. Internships will be awarded to students enrolled in a BA with a major or minor in PGOV at StFX with preference given to 3rd year PGOV students who will be entering their 4th year of undergraduate study at the conclusion of the internship.



Michael Mulroney Scholarship

4 EACH YEAR
$7,000.00 | $1,750, renewable for 4 years
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All 1st-year, full-time undergraduate PGOV students enrolling from high school.

Minimum 90% average and demonstrated StFX qualities of leadership and service to community.

Open to all nationalities.



Sister Peggy Butts Bursary

4 EACH YEAR
$7,000.00 | Awarded Over 4 Years
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Available to students enrolling directly from high school.



Thomas O’Shea Scholarship

4 EACH YEAR
$7,000.00 | $1,750, renewable for 4 years
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All 1st-year, full-time undergraduate PGOV students enrolling from high school.

Minimum 90% average and demonstrated StFX qualities of leadership and service to community.

Open to all nationalities.



Bogdanka Pivnički Scholarship

4 EACH YEAR
$7,000.00 | $1,750, renewable for 4 years
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All 1st-year, full-time undergraduate PGOV students enrolling from high school.

Minimum 90% average and demonstrated StFX qualities of leadership and service to community.

Open to all nationalities.



RBC Foundation Research Internships

8 EACH YEAR
$6,250.00 | Awarded Over 4 Years
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This funding will support up to eight summer research internship awards valued at $6,250 each (which includes applicable benefits) for students enrolled in Bachelors programs at StFX. Students require a StFX faculty mentor from an appropriate area of expertise who is willing to supervise the student during the internship. Eligibility requires enrollment in full-time studies in a StFX Bachelor’s degree during the most recent complete academic term (prior to the application deadline) and intent to return to full-time studies at StFX in the term following the research internship.



The Weston Family Scholarship for International Exchange

6-8 EACH YEAR
$6,000.00 | Awarded Over 4 Years
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This award provides funding for student international exchanges. Awards would support one semester at an international partner university program offering courses equivalent to those at StFX and thus eligible for course credit at StFX. Awards are valued at up to $6,000 each for students enrolled in a BA with a major or minor in PGOV. Students may re-apply to receive the award in multiple years.



Eldee Foundation – UN Service Learning Bursary

4 EACH YEAR
$4,000.00 | Awarded Over 4 Years
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Available to students participating in the Model UN.



Joyce Family Bursaries

25 EACH YEAR
$4,000.00 | Awarded Over 4 Years
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Awards are based on student financial need and range from $1,000 to $4,000. First-year recipients must be enrolled in the PGOV program. Bursaries will be renewable in second, third, fourth years for students that have declared a major or minor in PGOV. Bursaries are also available to students already enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts program and taking courses in Public and Governance.



 

CONTACT THE SCHOLARSHIP OFFICE:

 

For more information on scholarships, please contact

1.902­.867­.4930
scholarships@stfx.ca

Registrar’s office – Admissions
St. Francis Xavier University
2329 Notre Dame Avenue
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Canada B2G 2W5

 

Visit Bursaries & Assistance for more information related to external bursaries, scholarships, and awards.