These scholarships are made possible by the generous donations of friends, alumnae, staff and faculty to both the University’s general scholarship endowment and the year-to-year scholarship operating funds.
Note: Some endowed scholarships are tenable by either full-time or part-time students. These awards are made on the recommendation of the particular academic department. Recommended students must, however, have an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher in their most recent coursework, including coursework outside of the nominating department, in order for the departmental recommendation to be ratified by the Committee on Admissions and Scholarships.
Full-Time In-Course & Merit Scholarships
Once enrolled in Mount coursework, students are considered at the conclusion of the September to April academic year (or if a co-op student on work term, at the conclusion of the September to August year) on the basis of having achieved an overall minimum GPA of 3.50 or better in three units, and having received faculty scholarship nomination. Students are reminded that meeting the minimum eligibility criteria does not guarantee receipt of a scholarship or renewal of a previous scholarship.
Part-Time In-Course & Merit Scholarships
Part-time students are eligible to apply for scholarships based on achievement in the most recent 3.0 units of work completed. They must also meet the minimum GPA of 3.50 in these 3.0 units and must receive faculty nomination. Due to the varying patterns of part-time study, part-time students must make application for consideration prior to May 15 in any given year. These scholarships are in the form of course tuition credit vouchers. Part-time merit scholarships are valid for use between September 1 of the year in which they are awarded through August 31 of the following year.
Download the Merit Scholarship Application Form for Part-Time Students (PDF)
Students are automatically considered for the following scholarships:
Please note that this listing is accurate, but that changes may occur.
Albertus Magnus Endowed Scholarship
In recognition of Sister Mary Albertus, president of the Mount 1974-78 and awarded to a student who has already completed at least 5.0 units at the Mount and is registered in the liberal arts or science degree programs. The student will be expected to have a high academic average, and be recommended by faculty for qualities such as motivation, class participation, integrity of character, concern for people and commitment to duty.
Alexa McDonough Scholarship
Established by the New Democratic Party of Canada in recognition of Alexa McDonough’s significant work in peace advocacy and a life-long commitment to progressive political change. This in-course scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in any program with preference to a student who is actively pursuing a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies.
Alice (Ruby) Carmichael During Memorial Endowed Scholarships
A bequest from the estate of alumna Margaret E. During (BA ’75; BPR ’81 with distinction) in memory of her mother, provides for two endowed scholarships in the areas of business administration and applied human nutrition or family studies and gerontology. Maggie During was a recipient of numerous scholarships and awards for academic excellence and leadership ability. She was twice elected president of the Mount Students’ Union (1971-73) and served as a member of the Board of Governors. The scholarships are awarded annually to students with high academic standing.
A. Business Administration – two scholarships to part-time students registered in a Mount business program who have completed (a) a minimum of 6.0 units, 4.0 of which are business units, and (b) a minimum of 12.0 units, 8.0 of which are business units, on the recommendation of the Business Department faculty.
B. Applied Human Nutrition – one scholarship to a student entering the final year (completing the final 5.0 units) in the applied human nutrition program who has demonstrated active involvement in the University or outside community, on the recommendation of the applied human nutrition faculty.
Anne Hinton Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Anne Wheten Hinton through a bequest in her will endowed this scholarship. As a Sister of Charity, she was a high school teacher both in Canada and the United States. She married later in life and returned to Halifax in her last years.
Assisium Endowed Scholarship
Presented by the Alumnae Association in honour of a former Dean and President, Sister Francis d’Assisi and the first business instructor, Sister Assisium.
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 Graduate Studies Committee 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.
Beta Sigma Phi Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1982 by the Halifax-Dartmouth City Council of Beta Sigma Phi, this Scholarship is awarded annually to a full or part-time student who is either an active Beta Sigma Phi member, or the child, grandchild or spouse of an active member. In the absence of such a candidate, a deserving student will be chosen by the University
CFUW Halifax Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually to a female student at Mount Saint Vincent University who demonstrates potential for academic achievement based on past study. Recipients may be full-time or part-time, undergraduate students who have completed one year of study or students pursuing studies at the graduate level. Recipients must have been out of school or university for at least five years prior to embarking on her present program of study and be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant who has been a resident of Canada for at least two years.
Dale and Gerry Godsoe Endowed Scholarship
Established by friends and colleagues to recognize Dale’s significant contribution to Mount Saint Vincent University during her years as a member and Chair of the Board of Governors, also in recognition of Gerry’s contribution as a Board member and Finance Chair to the Board of Governors during the 70’s and 80’s. Awarded annually to an adult female student.
Dorothy Hartley Neath Endowed Scholarship
A scholarship awarded annually to a woman over thirty years of age who is enrolled full-time or part-time in a degree program, and who meets the usual scholarship criteria.
Dr. Bob Scholarship
Established in memory of Dr. Robert McDonald, by his spouse Wendy, sons Chris and Andrew as well as many friends and colleagues. A Professor of Organic Chemistry for over 30 years at Mount Saint Vincent University, Dr. Bob was ever the scientist – always teaching, researching or seeking answers. This scholarship is awarded annually to a promising fourth-year chemistry student enrolled at Mount Saint Vincent University. Preference to a BSc. honours student majoring in Chemistry and/or a BSc focusing on Organic Chemistry.
Dr. Elizabeth Weber Endowed Scholarship
The Dr. Elizabeth Weber Scholarship was established by colleagues, friends and former students in honour of Dr. Elizabeth Weber, an alumna, long-time faculty member and former Chair of the Department of Business Administration. Preference will be given to students entering their third or fourth year of full-time studies in the Business Administration degree program.
Dr. Kellie Davis Scholarship
Established by Mount alumna Kellie Davis, (BSc ’04), MD, FRCPC, a medical geneticist, in appreciation and recognition of her educational experience and faculty mentors at the Mount (Dr. Amalie Frohlich, Sister Sheilagh Martin, Dr. Ron MacKay, Dr. Nick Hill, Prof. Earl Martin, Dr. Susan Boyd, Dr. Tina Harriott). This scholarship is awarded annually to a third or fourth year student pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree at Mount Saint Vincent University. First preference will be to a student who has an interest in genetics. Second preference to a student with an interest in medical science.
Elizabeth Parr-Johnston Endowed Scholarship
Established by her friends in the Mount’s corporate and local communities to honour and recognize the leadership and contribution of Elizabeth Parr-Johnston as the eighth President and Vice-Chancellor of the Mount (1991-96). This scholarship is awarded annually to an entering or in-course full-time female student in an undergraduate degree program who shows leadership promise.
Floyd Campbell Memorial Endowed Scholarship in French
Either one or two awards annually. Established in memory of this former French major and awarded to those majoring in French who achieve outstanding results in French courses at the 2000 level or above, upon the recommendation of the French faculty in the Department of Modern Languages.
Geoffrey Ettridge Paris Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established by Terrence Paris in memory of his father, Geoffrey Paris, in recognition of his public life of three decades as a writer and editor of business publications at the Winnipeg Industrial Development Board and at the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, and a private life dedicated to developing his skills as a creative writer. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who has completed a minimum of 10.0 units of study and is pursuing a Bachelor of Public Relations Degree.
Gordon-Sanders Endowed Scholarship
Established by Mount faculty member, Dr. Jane Gordon, to recognize the life-long commitment to education and social equality of her mother, Reba Gordon. This scholarship celebrates four generations of Gordon/Sanders women. Awarded to women pursuing studies in the liberal arts and sciences who have completed at least 5.0 units of study.
Jean Isabel Soper Estate Endowed Scholarship
Established by the Estate of Jean Isabel Soper. Intended to support a female applicant enrolled in a technological or physical science program with specialization in chemistry, physics, or an applied science. Preference will be given to those students who are intending to obtain a future degree in engineering. This scholarship may be awarded for successive years if the recipient has made satisfactory progress toward her degree in the opinion of the Committee on Admissions and Scholarships.
John (Dewey) Squires Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Made possible by Shelley Adamson-Squires, in memory of John (Dewey) Squires, a former president of the student Business Society. This award will be made to a student who has already completed at least 5.0 units of business credits at Mount Saint Vincent University and is registered in the Bachelor of Business Administration program. The student will be expected to have a minimum 80 percent academic average and be recommended by the Business Department faculty for qualities such as motivation, participation in student activities, and overall leadership.
Kathleen Taylor Scholarship in Tourism and Hospitality Management
Established by The Harris-Taylor Family Foundation in honour of Kathleen Taylor, DHumL ’15. Kathleen Taylor is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Taylor held a number of senior leadership roles in her 24-year career with Four Seasons and was instrumental in establishing the company’s global portfolio of luxury properties, which, under her leadership, grew to 90 hotels and resorts in 38 countries. She was the first woman to be named Corporate Hotelier of the Year by HOTELS Magazine in 2011.
This scholarship is awarded annually to a female student pursuing a degree in Tourism & Hospitality Management or a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Tourism and Hospitality Management. Preference will be given to a student in the second year of their degree program.
Kenneth Butler Endowed Scholarship
Available to a full-time student in the public relations degree program entering the final year of study who meets all regular scholarship criteria and receives the recommendation of the public relations faculty based on the following factors: has taken courses in business administration, has a working knowledge of both official languages, and has been involved in extra-curricular community service, sports, cultural activities or part-time work.
Lawrence Hayes Endowed Scholarship
Established by Lawrence Hayes, Q.C., Chair of MSVU’s Board of Governors from 1983-1986, in memory of his mother, Marjorie Hayes, who, as a widow commenced university studies at age 65 on a part-time basis graduating from Saint Mary’s University at the age of 75 with a Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude. This scholarship is awarded to a single parent who is pursuing studies on a part-time basis. Part-time applicants must submit a request in writing to the Registrar’s Office by May 15th to be considered for part-time scholarships.
Lawrence Hayes Endowed Scholarship Application Form (PDF)
Please contact Financial Aid, 207 Evaristus Hall.
Application Deadline: May 15
Lily On-Ping Wong Chan Scholarship
Established by Lily O.P. Wong Chan, BA ’61, this scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time, third or fourth year, female student planning to pursue a career in social work or teaching, with outstanding academic achievement in a Bachelor of Arts degree program. (This may also include BA Child & Youth Study).
Linda Oland Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Colonel Sidney Oland in memory of his wife, Linda in 1966. The Oland family association with Mount Saint Vincent goes back to the very first day the school opened its doors in 1873.
Margaret Flemming Endowed Scholarship
Established to honour Margaret Flemming, who was a student in the early dietetics program at Mount Saint Vincent University, by her family which includes four Mount alumni. This scholarship is awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Applied Human Nutrition (Dietetics) degree program who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.
Margaret Mary Toomey Endowed Scholarship
A bequest from the Estate of Father John F. Toomey in memory of his sister Margaret Mary Toomey, a resident of Kentville, NS, who passed away in 1994. Margaret was an alumna of the Mount Saint Vincent Academy; she graduated in 1930 with a Secretarial Science degree. As Margaret had a special interest in the field of business, this scholarship will be awarded annually to a business administration student in good academic standing.
Marial Mosher Canadian Studies Scholarship
For over 25 years, Dr. Marial Mosher was an integral part of the Canadian Studies program which she initiated at the Mount. Dr. Mosher taught in the program, was an annual guest lecturer and was an active honorary member of the Canadian Studies Society. This scholarship, established by Dr. Mosher in her will, provides financial assistance for students enrolled in the Canadian Studies program. Awarded on the recommendation of the Department of Political and Canadian Studies, first preference is to students majoring in Canadian Studies with subsequent preferences to Canadian Studies concentration, Canadian Studies minor or a minimum of 2.0 units of courses with a CANA designation. Courses with CANA designation are: CANA/POLS 1001, 1002, 1101, 1102, 2201, 2202, 3301, 4002, 4401, CANA/HIST 1121, 1122, CANA/CULS 2211 and former courses CANA 3305 , CANA/POLS 1100, 1101.
Marial Mosher Endowed Scholarship
The Marial Mosher Scholarship was established in 1984 to honour the contribution of Marial Mosher, long-time member of the Sociology/Anthropology Department and enthusiastic supporter of Canadian Studies and continuing education. This scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding student whose major and minor work includes Canadian Studies, and sociology/anthropology. The scholarship is awarded annually upon the recommendation of the Sociology/Anthropology Department, normally to a student who has completed 2 full years (or 10.0 units) of study.
Martha E. Westwater Endowed Scholarship in English
This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student who has officially declared English as her/his major, and has completed at least the first year of studies at Mount Saint Vincent University.
Mary L. Morley Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a student who has completed the first or second year (or 5.0 or 10.0 units) of a Bachelor of Arts, combined major in family studies or gerontology with scholarship standing and upon the recommendation of a faculty member in the department. Established by the alumni and friends of Dr. Morley in recognition of her contribution as chairperson of the Home Economics Department from 1966 to 1978.
Montebello Conference Endowed Scholarship
An in-course scholarship established to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Montebello Conference and awarded annually to a student in the public relations degree program. The student will have a strong academic record and show leadership qualities in communications.
MSVU Pension Members’ Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established by the University and members of the University’s pension plan. This scholarship is to be awarded as entrance or in-course scholarships to students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in accordance with the criteria set out in the Endowment Scholarship Agreement.
Murray-Pottie Scholarship in Science
Established by Janet (Pottie) Murray and Jock Murray in loving memory of their parents, George and Nonie (Wallace) Murray and Frank and Kathleen (Hyland) Pottie in celebration of their 50th anniversary. This scholarship is awarded annually to a student who has completed at least one year of a Bachelor of Science degree and who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and leadership abilities. Preference will be to students dedicated to establishing a career in the field of science communications. Students must submit a resume detailing their previous academic achievements, educational and career goals in science.
Nickle Family Foundation Endowed Scholarships
Two scholarship awards each made possible through the generosity of the Nickle Family Foundation.
Paul McIsaac Endowed Scholarship
Awarded in memory of Dr. Paul McIsaac, to an English major who has completed 10.0 units of study. The award is made on the recommendation of the English Department faculty.
Pauline A. Jones Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established by Pauline’s son Stephen, along with family, friends and colleagues. This scholarship is in memory of Dr. Pauline Jones, a former Vice-President, Academic and member of the Psychology Department, who was an advocate of research. Awarded annually, based on the recommendation from the psychology department, to a full-time student in the final year of an honours program in psychology.
Public Relations Alumnae Endowed Scholarship
Established by the class of ’81, the first graduating class in public relations. Awarded annually to a public relations student who has achieved outstanding academic achievement in a minimum of two 3000-level public relations courses.
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.
Sara Elizabeth Phillips Endowed Scholarship in Mathematics
Established by her daughter M. Jane Phillips, this scholarship is given in memory of a woman who, for 16 years before her marriage, was a teacher in North Carolina, Montana, and Cuba. The family, in the post Civil War of the Southern United States, were determined that their 11 daughters and sons acquired a post-secondary education and beyond. Sara Phillips believed that women had the ability to pursue interests in any field they choose. The in-course scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding student pursuing studies in science and who has demonstrated high marks in mathematics.
Schering-Plough Canada Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an outstanding female student in the Bachelor of Science degree program who has completed her first year of studies.
Sister Elizabeth Bellefontaine Religious Studies Endowed Scholarship
Established in memory of Sister Elizabeth Bellefontaine by her former colleagues in Religious Studies. Sister Elizabeth was a dedicated member of the Mount community as a member of the Board of Governors, serving on the Senate, and a past chair of the Department of Religious Studies. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage students with high academic standing to pursue studies in religious education. Awarded annually to a student who has taken at least 2.0 units in religious studies, and has been involved in extra-curricular church activities and/or community service.
Sister Katherine Meagher Endowed Scholarship
Established by friends, colleagues, and the Sisters of Charity in tribute to the distinguished career of Sister Katherine Meagher, S.C. and in recognition of her leadership to the Mount’s office administration program. This scholarship is awarded to a student who has declared a minor in Information Technology and has maintained high academic standing in the first 1.5 units of the minor.
Sister Lua Gavin Endowed Scholarship
Awarded annually upon the recommendation of the Biology Department to a biology major entering the second year (or having completed 5.0 units). The recipient should have a high academic average and have given evidence of vision, curiosity, original thinking and active extracurricular involvement.
Sisters of Charity Endowed Scholarship
Established in recognition of the contribution of the Sisters of Charity to Mount Saint Vincent University. In the Sisters’ tradition of helping others, this fund is designated to assist students who are both academically qualified and in need of financial encouragement.
The Thea Holland Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Leadership in and Dedication to Dietetics
This scholarship was established in memory of Thea Holland by her family to remember her love of dietetics, learning and professionalism. A graduate of Mount Saint Vincent University with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics (Nutrition), Thea was a warm, fair, and dedicated dietitian. She was best known and remembered for her thirst for learning and sharing her new knowledge, her professionalism, and her remarkable leadership skills.
This scholarship will be made annually to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Applied Human Nutrition (Dietetics) Internship Education Program at Mount Saint Vincent University who intends to become a dietitian. The recipient will have demonstrated a high degree of professionalism, leadership, and dedication to dietetics. Preference to students from the Atlantic Region.
Vidya Seth Endowed Scholarship
Established by Dr. Ram Seth, a former professor of Economics, in honour of his mother Vidya Seth, who was a great believer in higher education. Vidya not only persuaded but also inspired and encouraged her children, against all odds, to pursue a higher education. This scholarship is a fitting tribute to her memory.
This scholarship, funded by the family of Vidya Seth, as well as colleagues and former students of Dr. Ram Seth, will be awarded annually to an academically outstanding student whose major work included any one of the disciplines enumerated below in an order of preference;
Liberal Arts program
Physical Science program with specialization in Biology, Physics or an applied science.
In order to be eligible for this scholarship, a student must have completed 5.0 units of university work and must be enrolled as a full-time student in any of the above undergraduate programs.