The University of St. Thomas Undergraduate Scholarships in Canada fully-funded
The Bachelor of Arts is the heart of our academic community, with more than 30 programs offered in the humanities and social sciences. For more than 100 years, our small, supportive community has been bonded by a shared commitment to the liberal arts and social justice.
Our 1,800 Bachelor of Arts students engage in a broad and rigorous education through exceptional offerings in traditional disciplines such as Psychology, English, Political Science, and Fine Arts, and more unique programs that offer increased value to our world today—Communications and Public Policy, Criminology, Gerontology, Human Rights and Journalism. Our students participate in experiential learning opportunities—service learning, fieldwork, internships and practicums,travel-study, lab work—that allow them to use their education in practical settings and experience the value of a liberal arts education to society.
We believe the liberal arts are the best preparation for a life as a leader, a professional, and a global citizen. Our alumni are our proof.
- Host University: the University of St. Thomas
- Course Level: Bachelor’s degree
- Funding: The scholarship will cover the full tuition fee
- Nationality: International students
- Place of study: Canada
- Application deadline: March 1, 2021
Eligibility Criteria :
Eligible Countries: Students from Canada and all over the world
Acceptable Course or Subjects: Bachelor’s degree program in any major offered by the university.
Admissible Criteria: To be eligible for this scholarship, students must achieve an annual average of at least 3.7.
St. Thomas offers a wide variety of entrance scholarships that range in value between $500 – $65,000.
Except when otherwise specified, entrance awards are open to candidates for full-time admission to the first year of the Bachelor of Arts program who are applying on the basis of their high school records. Candidates with a minimum admission average of 80 percent (or the equivalent for international applicants), who submit a completed scholarship application, will be considered for entrance scholarships.
In selecting entrance scholarship recipients, the primary criterion considered by the Entrance Scholarship Selection Committee is the academic record. The Committee reviews the admission average, grade 12 program courses and levels, rank in graduating class, and program and performance in grade 11. In addition to the academic selection criteria, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities, and financial status may also be considered in awarding some entrance scholarships.
St. Thomas offers bursaries to students in financial need. Bursaries are valued between $500 – $3,000 and are funded by donations from faculty, staff, and friends of St. Thomas University. Bursaries are open to candidates for full-time admission to the first year of the Bachelor of Arts program who are applying on the basis of their high school records or as an adult learner.
Preparing your Scholarship Application
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.
After this information has been prepared, and you are ready to submit your scholarship application, please log-in to your applicant portal to find the scholarship application under the “Next Steps” tab. Note: only students who have received an offer of admission are eligible to apply for scholarships.
Preparing your Bursary Application
You will be required to provide the following information on your bursary application.
1) Financial information relating to your parent/guardian(s), including occupations, income, and the number of dependents supported.
2) A letter (maximum 500 words) in which you explain the reasons why you feel you would qualify for a bursary. Following are suggestions of areas you may want to address in your letter:
—capacity of your family to contribute financially
—your employment situation (i.e., currently working,
planning to work during the summer months,
inability to work)
—any special needs or requirements
After this information has been prepared, and you are ready to submit your bursary application, please log in to your applicant portal to find the bursary application under the “Next Steps” tab. Note: only students who have received an offer of admission are eligible to apply for bursaries.