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Study in Canada: Presidential Scholarship at Saint Mary’s University in Canada 2021

The St. Mary’s University is providing the Presidential Scholarship award opportunity valued at $9,000 (CAD) each year to candidates who are willing to obtain a degree program at the university.

Saint Mary’s University was established in 1802 and is situated in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The academic institution possesses a long tradition of academic distinction in teaching and research. Their campus is home to over 7,000 scholars from more than 115 nations. Saint Mary’s University is renowned as possessing one of the most internationalized student populations in Canada.

Saint Mary’s University repays academic distinction with more than $7.69 million devoted to student scholarship awards, fellowships, and bursaries yearly. There are a number of programs that compensate incoming candidates for their academic strength or assist those with financial hardship.

Saint Mary’s provides a number of Named Scholarship awards, Bursaries and Grants. There are lots of scholarship awards that have been created with the backing of alumni, staff, community members, and businesses. These scholarship awards need a separate application and some supporting documents. You can only apply for Named Entrance Awards after you are approved for admission. These scholarship awards include the Presidential and Santamarian scholarship awards.

The Named Entrance Awards all possess various eligibility conditions, like community participation, extracurricular undertakings, academic accomplishment, or financial need. Fill out the Named Entrance Awards Application to be given consideration for all of them.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021

Eligible Countries: International

Type: Undergraduate

Value of Award: $9,000

Number of Awards: Not Known

Eligibility for Presidential Scholarship at Saint Mary’s University

To be eligible for the Presidential Scholarship at Saint Mary’s University, candidates must;

  • be local and foreign high school candidates with an admission average of 95% or more or an IB result of 36+
  • submit proof of English language ability: TOEFL, IELTS, or other admissible evidence. Please check the English Language Criteriasection for additional details.
  • have good academic records
  • Have to be seeking an undergraduate degree program at Saint Mary’s University.
  • Have to be admitted to Saint Mary’s University by March 1. 

Benefits of Presidential Scholarship at Saint Mary’s University

Local and foreign high school candidates with an admission average of 95% or greater, or an IB result of 36+, should put in for the following:

  • The Presidential Scholarship award and the Presidential International Baccalaureate Scholarship award are valued at $9,000 (CAD) each year and are renewable across four years for a total of $36,000 (CAD).
  • The Santamarian scholarship award is valued at $5,000 (CAD) per year and is renewable across four years for a total of $20,000 (CAD).

How to Apply for Presidential Scholarship at Saint Mary’s University

Candidates are required to secure admission first at the University. Subsequent to that, candidates have to apply online for the scholarship.

  • Fill out Parts 1 & 3 of the Named Entrance Awards Application.
  • Submit a 750-word essay focused on your community participation, contribution to school life and aspirations for the future.
  • Submit a resume which comprises details on participation in community service, involvement in student government, athletic accomplishment, extracurricular undertakings, and volunteer and /or paid work.
  • Submit a recommendation letter from secondary school Principal, Guidance Counsellor or Teacher


  • In your initial year, a grade point average of 3.67 in at least 24 credit hours between September and April is needed for renewal of the Presidential scholarship award.
  • In your second and third year, a grade point average (GPA) of 3.67 in 30 credit hours is needed between May and April for renewal.

Enquiries about becoming a Saint Mary’s scholar and putting in for entrance awards can be forwarded to the Recruitment Office by getting in touch with recruitment@smu.ca.

Enquiries about the Named Entrance Awards application or supporting credentials have to be forwarded directly to the Admissions Office by getting in touch with entranceawards@smu.ca.

For More InformationVisit The Scholarship Webpage

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Giselle astoveza basijan February 6, 2021 at 1:05 pm

I want to be a scholar member


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