In-course scholarships are made to graduate students on the basis of coursework completed at Mount Saint Vincent University. To be considered, students must have completed 1.0 unit of graduate coursework and excelled academically.
Application forms for these scholarships are available from the Office of Graduate Studies or from your program area.
Applicants should note that not all scholarships may be available in a given year. Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at 902-457-6129 or view the website above for current availability.
Please note that the listing of scholarships is accurate at the time of publication, but that changes may occur.
Adah Ruth Spencer Memorial Scholarship in Graduate Education
Adah Ruth Spencer, a Mount alumna, was first and foremost a school teacher for many years in Wellington, Fall River and Waverly. This scholarship, established through a bequest from the Estate of Mrs. Spencer, is awarded to a student enrolled in a Master’s Degree in Education. Preference will be given to a mature student with teaching experience who is pursuing studies as a part-time student.
Beacon Securities Endowed Scholarship
In recognition of the University’s capital campaign, Building Tomorrow Together, Beacon Securities Limited established this scholarship to support the women in our community in their pursuit of higher education. Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Undergraduate Committee on Admissions and Scholarships and/or the GSSAAC to female students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program who have demonstrated outstanding academic excellence, with preference to female students from the Maritimes who are fluent in English and French.
Beth Manthorne Endowed Scholarship
Established by a bequest from the late Elizabeth Kathleen Manthorne, this scholarship is awarded annually to students planning to major in, do research in, or work with average or above-average I.Q. children who have visual and/or auditory perceptual learning problems.
Catherine Anne Godwin Memorial Endowed Graduate Scholarships in Applied Human Nutrition
Established through a bequest from the late Catherine Anne Godwin, BSc in Home Economics ‘61 in recognition of her love for the profession of dietetics. This Scholarship is provided to two full-time students enrolled in the Master of Science in Applied Human Nutrition with internship, who have demonstrated a commitment to the profession, independence in achieving learning outcomes and who show potential to contribute to practice-based research. To be eligible, students must hold good academic standing and maintain continuous registration as well as have completed a minimum of 1.5 units of coursework.
Child & Youth Study Graduate Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship, established by the Child & Youth Study faculty, is awarded to a student who has completed at least 3.0 units towards the MA(CYS). The scholarship is awarded annually to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence and whose thesis research promises to contribute to the development of the field. All proposals successfully defended in any given calendar year may be considered for the scholarship. Application forms may be obtained from the Department of Child & Youth Study.
Application Deadline: January 15
Douglas Hideo Shinyei Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established in loving memory of Douglas Hideo Shinyei by his wife, Martha Shinyei and his mother, Ann Shinyei, this scholarship is awarded annually to a mature male student currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts, combined major, minor or concentration in Gerontology or the Master of Arts in Family Studies and Gerontology, who has demonstrated a commitment (through volunteer or paid employment) to assisting the interests of the elderly. Mature students must submit a résumé detailing their previous academic achievements and educational goals in the field of gerontology. Please visit the Registrar’s Office to obtain further information. Recipients are chosen by the Undergraduate Committee on Admissions and Scholarships or the GSSAAC.
F. Marie Jones Scholarship
The F. Marie Jones Scholarship, established by the family of F. Marie (Martin) Jones, BA ’51, BEd ’55, in recognition of Marie’s life-long volunteer contributions to her alma mater, her community and more recently, her determined advocacy for residents of long-term care facilities.
This scholarship is awarded annually to a student enrolled in the thesis-based Master of Arts in Family Studies and Gerontology degree program with a focus on Gerontology. Preference will be for a student who is pursuing research on long-term care.
George Cheong and Sons Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established to commemorate the contribution of Dr. George S.C. Cheong to the graduate program in education and in memory of his sons, Philip and Patrick. The scholarship is awarded to a professional educator pursuing graduate studies in educational psychology at Mount Saint Vincent University.
John Ardenne Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Women
Established by Louise Ardenne (BA ’89), family and friends as requested by and in memory of Louise’s husband, John Ardenne. Awarded annually to a female graduate student, enrolled in the Women and Gender Studies program, who has demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to working on behalf of women. Commitment to women’s issues in the following areas may be considered: poverty, violence, education, health, work, the arts, race and class, the law and community activism. Applicants must submit a résumé and supporting materials which demonstrate their commitment to these issues. Recipients are chosen by the GSSAAC on the recommendation of the Graduate Women and Gender Studies Faculty.
Application Deadline: March 30
Lisa Whynott Alumnae Graduate Scholarship
Established by the Mount Saint Vincent Alumnae Association (MSVAA) in recognition of the contributions of Lisa Whynott, BOA ‘94, Past MSVAA President, an active member of the MSVAA from 2007 to 2017 who advocated for improved governance and charted a new memorandum of understanding between the Alumnae Association and University Advancement.
This scholarship is awarded annually to a Mount graduate student pursuing a graduate degree part-time who has completed an undergraduate degree from Mount Saint Vincent University. This scholarship is funded entirely through gifts from alumni and friends of the University.
The successful applicant will be selected on the basis of academic excellence, achievements to date in their chosen field, their communication skills, and their contribution to the life of the University community. Recipients will be expected to act as “ambassadors” for the University and to support alumni activities such as attending alumni events. Students may only receive this scholarship once.
M. Jane A. Egan Memorial Endowed Graduate Scholarship in Applied Human Nutrition
Established by a bequest from the late Dorothy H. Egan (class of 1935) in memory of her daughter, the late M. Jane A. Egan. This scholarship will be awarded annually, on the recommendation of the GSSAAC, to a full-time student enrolled in the Master of Applied Human Nutrition degree program who has demonstrated outstanding academic excellence.
Naomi L. Hersom Endowed Scholarship
Established by her many friends and colleagues to honour Dr. Hersom’s term as seventh president and vice-chancellor of Mount Saint Vincent University from 1986 to 1991. According to her wishes, this scholarship is designated to students enrolled in the Graduate Education program with first preference given to women intent on pursuing careers in the field of education.
Patricia S. Barnes Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established in recognition of Pat’s enormous contribution to literacy education in Nova Scotia, this scholarship is available to practicing teachers involved in the MEd or MA programs in literacy or elementary education (language arts specialization) who have demonstrated both a commitment to innovation in language arts and consistently high academic standards.
Royal Canadian Air Force (Women’s Division) Endowed Scholarship
Established to commemorate the 1983 reunion of the RCAF(WD) which was created on July 1, 1941 to perform non-combatant jobs allowing men to be released for flying during WW II. By their contribution to the Allied victory they also contributed to women’s fight towards equality and recognition in post-war society. The recipient of the RCAF(WD) award will be a female student over thirty years of age who has completed a minimum of 3.0 units in her program, who plans to return to the workforce upon graduation, and preferably who was born in Nova Scotia.
Shirley Forde Graduate Scholarship in Education
Established by Shirley (Aqui) Forde, BSc ’57, BEd ’62, MEd ’62. This scholarship is awarded annually to a female student pursuing full-time graduate studies in education. Preference will be given to a student enrolled in the Master of Arts in Education degree program.
Graduate Merit Scholarships
In-course awards are made to graduate students on the basis of coursework completed at Mount Saint Vincent University. To be considered, students must have completed 2.0 units of graduate coursework, maintained continuous registration in their year of application, excelled academically and demonstrated that they will make a significant contribution to their disciplines/fields. Graduate Merit Scholarships for full- and part-time students are available. Applications are available online, from departments and from the Office of Graduate Studies.
Application deadline: May 15