2023-24 St. Thomas University Undergraduate Major Awards (Canada Based)

Scholarship Awarding University: 

Type of degree: 
Bachelor’s 

Scholarship Deadline: 
Applications for this scholarship will end on the 1st of March, 2023.

Scholarship Summary: 
The St. Thomas major scholarships are our largest awards, honoring the best academic minds among incoming students (Canadian and international). Applicants with a minimum admissions average of 80 per cent (or equivalent for international applicants) should complete and submit a scholarship application in order to be considered for major awards.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria:
 Eligibility for this scholarship is based on the following criteria:
i. Minimum admission average of 80% (or equivalent for international applicants)
ii. Grade 12 courses and level of difficulty
iii. Rank in graduating class
iv. 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.

Value of Scholarship: 
The St. Thomas Major scholarships range in value between CAD$500 - CAD$65,000.  

Scholarship Application Guide: 
i. Complete an admission application into St. Thomas

ii. Complete a Scholarship Application Form after receiving an offer of admission from St. Thomas through your online applicant portal. The scholarship application can be found under the “Next Steps” tab. Note: only students who have received an offer of admission are eligible to apply for scholarships

iii. You will be required to provide the following information on your scholarship application:

1)  A letter (maximum 2,000 words) in which you explain what makes you a strong candidate for a scholarship. Following are suggestions of areas you may wish to address in your letter:

— your reasons for pursuing university studies and plans for the future 
— your reasons for applying to St. Thomas 
— activities demonstrating your leadership qualities
— extracurricular, community, and volunteer activities 
— hobbies and outside interests

2)  A resume, which lists any extracurricular activities that you have participated in within the past four years.

3)  A letter of reference from a teacher, guidance counsellor, or principal describing why you are a strong scholarship candidate. The referee may wish to identify your skills, attitude, and growth, as well as your contributions to and performance within your school. You will upload this letter into your scholarship application.

4)  International Students Only—Proof of ability to finance a university education.

Scholarship Website: 
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the St. Thomas University Undergraduate Scholarship Page.