Each year, over $5 million in scholarships, awards, bursaries and prizes is distributed through the Registrar’s Office to promising Dalhousie students at every stage of their academic life.
Dalhousie University Scholarships are available for:
- High School applicants
- Current undergraduate students (not including Faculty of Agriculture students)
- Faculty of Agriculture students
- Graduate and professional students
In this article we’ll review scholarships for High School applicants and undergraduate scholarship opportunities in Dal.
Dalhousie University General Entrance Award Program
Deadline: March 1
The Entrance Award application for 2018-2019 will be available in mid-December.
In addition to submitting their General Entrance Award application, students must also, by March 1:
- apply for admission to Dalhousie directly from high school (gap years are acceptable if the applicant has not attended another post-secondary institution)
- submit a transcript of their Grade 12 first-semester finals (or up-to-date official transcript if the applicant’s high school is not semestered) to the Registrar’s Office. Please note: If you have already submitted your transcript to the Registrar’s office as part of your Admissions application, you do not need to submit another copy for awards purposes
- submit all supporting documentation as required by optional sections within the General Entrance Award application (e.g., Notices of Assessment, medical documentation, etc.)
Eligibility: 80% admission average or 26 predicted/anticipated IB Diploma points. The admission average is calculated based upon the five required courses for the program to which the student has applied.
Dalhousie awards more than 2,000 entrance awards to our first year class including:
– One time entrance scholarships and bursaries
– Renewable entrance scholarships and bursaries
– Awards based on specific criteria (ie high school attended, program, home province, extra curricular activities, etc.)
Dalhousie University General Entrance Award Program for International Applicants
International students are eligible for entrance awards and should submit the General Entrance Award application by March 1. By submitting this application you will be considered for a wide range of entrance awards, including the following awards available specifically for international students:
Slaight Family Foundation Scholarship – 1 available
Value: $100,000 – $25,000 renewable for 4 years
Open to: Students from Africa entering their first undergraduate degree, who demonstrate good academic standing, community involvement, and financial need.
Richard and Melda Murray Jamaican Engineering Scholarship – 2 available
Value: $88,000 – $22,000 renewable for 4 years
Open to: Students from Jamaica entering the Bachelor of Engineering program, who demonstrate good academic standing and financial need.
CorpFinance International Limited (Kevin Andrews) Indian Bursary – 1 available
Value: $60,000 – $15,000 renewable for 4 years
Open to: Students from India who demonstrate good academic standing and financial need and are entering the Bachelor of Commerce program.
Dalhousie University Scholarships for Current Undergraduate Students
Renewable and In-Course Scholarships
Renewable Scholarships: Students currently attending Dalhousie and who were offered a renewable scholarship upon admission are automatically assessed for renewal of their scholarship.
In-Course Scholarships: range in value from $500 – $2,000. You’ll be notified of an in-course scholarship by Dalhousie email in June/July. Mature and transfer students are considered for in-course scholarships following one year of study at Dalhousie. Students holding renewable scholarships are not eligible to receive in-course scholarships.
For renewable and in-course scholarships, you must complete at least 30 credit hours of for-credit coursework over two academic terms in the previous academic year (excluding transfer credits) and achieve a minimum SGPA of 3.70 over the two terms being assessed. The academic year runs from September 1 – August 31.
Aramark Leadership Awards
The Aramark Leadership Award fund provides scholarships for returning Dalhousie undergraduate students registered in the Faculty of Architecture & Planning, Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Health Professions, Management, Science, or the Dental Hygiene program, who show leadership in the community. Several awards valued at $4,000 each will be awarded. Apply through DalOnline. The application for the 2017/2018 academic year closes on October 27 at 11:59pm.
Eligibility: Applicants must be registered full-time (at least 9 credit hours per term or a co-op work-term) Dalhousie undergraduate student during the previous academic year (min. two terms), and be currently registered as a full-time Dalhousie undergraduate student for the upcoming academic year (or on a co-op work-term), and be in good academic standing. Applicants must demonstrate a significant level of involvement and dedication to the Dalhousie community through the areas of leadership, citizenship, and/or sportsmanship.
W. Andrew MacKay Alumni Scholarships
The W. Andrew MacKay Alumni Scholarship fund provides several awards annually to undergraduate Dalhousie students who have demonstrated a significant level of involvement in and dedication to the Dalhousie community through the areas of leadership, citizenship, and/or sportsmanship. Award values change annually but typically range from $1,500 – $3,000.
Students must be nominated by their appropriate Department Head (under which their major falls), Dean or Director of their school. Each Department, College, and School is able to nominate one student per year for a MacKay Scholarship. Each Department, College, and School is responsible for establishing an internal procedure to select their nominee. A call for nominations for the W. Andrew MacKay Alumni Scholarships will take place in November 2017. The deadline to submit applications is January 11th, 2017.
Eligibility: Applicants must have been a registered full-time (9 credit hours per term) Dalhousie student during the previous academic year (min. two terms), have a 3.30 CGPA or better, and currently be registered as a full-time Dalhousie student during the term of application. Students registered at the University of King’s College and the Faculty of Agriculture are not eligible.